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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day’s full-service real estate practice covers lending and other finance matters, corporate and M&A, and real estate-related dispute resolution. Clients include a mix of funds in private equity investments, fund sponsors, Fortune 500 companies and high-profile lenders, and the team has been particularly active in the affordable housing and infrastructure sectors. In Chicago, practice co-head Brian Sedlak advised The Ohio State University on its energy management program, a scheme provided by Ohio State Energy Partners involving the lease and concession agreement for the university’s existing utility system. Other highlights for the team included acting for DDR Corp and an affiliate of Madison International Realty on the recapitalization of a joint venture with 52 shopping centers, and advising Digital Bridge Holdings on its acquisition and related financing of Vantage Data Centers, a data center solutions provider. Chicago-based Robert Lee is the other practice co-head, and the firm also has strong showings in Boston and Dallas, where the key figures are, respectively, Jeffrey Gaulin and Michelle Brown.

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

In 2017, Jones Day hired Marc Siegel to its San Francisco office from the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where he had worked for 30 years, operating at the forefront of criminal cartel enforcement and policy development. Also based in San Francisco are Craig Waldman and Margaret Ward. The highly regarded group (which spans various other offices in the US) also includes John Majoras and Los Angeles-based Eric Enson, who are leading a cross-border team in advising a client on cartel investigations by multiple competition authorities into an alleged cartel in the auto parts industry. Michael Knight and Geoffrey Oliver are representing a client in an FTC investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices concerning a drug used to treat opioid addiction. Chicago-based Erin Shencopp and recently promoted partner Aimee DeFilippo are also noted. David Wales departed the firm.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Civil litigation/class actions: defense - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s longstanding track record in complex and high-profile cases sees it act for clients such as Parker Hannifin, Indivior and Cardinal Health. Paula Render in Chicago and New York-based partners Henry Klehm and Tracy Schaffer are defending Deutsche Bank against a class action centered on alleged collusion among 12 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate the market for interest rate swaps. Washington DC-based practitioners Julia McEvoy and Rosanna McCalips are acting for Sanofi-Aventis US in a putative class action in which it is claimed that the client improperly filed certain patents in the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘Orange Book’ and engaged in patent litigation to delay competition for insulin product Lantus. John Majoras in Washington DC, Eric Enson, who divides his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Erin Shencopp in Chicago and Kate Wallace in Boston are among other key individuals. David Wales left the firm. Michael Gleason in Washington DC is also noted.

Leading lawyers

John Majoras - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Michael Gleason - Jones Day

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day, which is a major force in multibillion-dollar transactions, handles the entire ambit of antitrust issues for US and global companies. In 2017, a team led by Phillip Proger, John Majoras and San Francisco-based Margaret Ward acted as antitrust and trial counsel to Aetna in its $37bn acquisition of fellow health insurer Humana. Another matter saw Majoras, Julia McEvoy and others advise Parker Hannifin on a lawsuit filed by the DOJ challenging the client’s $4.3bn acquisition of Clarcor Inc; this matter represented the first DOJ challenge of a consummated merger under the Trump administration. Other practitioners are Michael Knight, recently promoted partner Aimee DeFilippo, Kenneth Field, Michael Gleason and Chicago-based Erin Shencopp. Named individuals are located in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated. David Wales departed the firm.

Next generation lawyers

Erin Shencopp - Jones Day

Kenneth Field - Jones Day

Michael Gleason - Jones Day

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate
Appellate: courts of appeals - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s ‘outstanding’ team of ‘seamlessly cooperating subject matter experts’ is ‘top-notch across the board with deep talent pool at every level’. In addition to its ‘impressive commitment to achieving outstanding results’, it combines ‘great care in considering business imperatives and strategic considerations to manage the most difficult and complex matters’. Shay Dvoretzky secured a 6-2 victory for the respondent in NLRB v SW General, the US Supreme Court case challenging the appointment system of temporary acting officials. In addition to his Supreme Court activity, at the Second Circuit, Dvoretzky represented Constellation Brands in a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s bargaining order. Meanwhile, Gregory Castanias argued for the petitioner in SAS Institute v Matal, challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to handling third-party patent claims under the 2011 America Invents Act. Glen Nager (‘one of the finest lawyers, brilliant, outstanding advocate, strategic thinker, creative problem-solver with a clear strategic vision’) and Evan Miller (‘highly experienced litigator, who communicates clearly and thinks strategically’) are also noted, alongside Christian Vergonis and Beth Heifetz. ‘An absolute rising star with calm, thoughtful demeanor’ Yaakov Roth produces ‘effective and efficient briefs’.

Leading lawyers

Glen Nager - Jones Day

Shay Dvoretzky - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Yaakov Roth - Jones Day

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has a reputation for ‘outstanding corporate representation’. The practice is led by Washington DC-based Hank Walther, who is ‘excellent, thorough, professional and intelligent’. In San Diego, Karen Hewitt acted as lead counsel to Chevron with respect to civil and criminal proceedings against the company and several of its executives relating to oil seeps that occurred off the Brazilian coast - the criminal charges were ultimately dismissed. Based in Irvine, Roman Darmer represented American Apparel with respect to an investigation by the SEC and Eastern District of New York US Attorney’s Office following the termination of the former CEO, Dov Charney, as a result of various criminal charges. Also recommended are Hank Asbill and Pete Romatowski in Washington DC, and Theodore Chung and Dan Reidy in Chicago.

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Financial services litigation
Financial services litigation - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Led out of New York by Jay Tambe, Jones Day’s five-partner team provides a ‘high-quality service’ to financial institutions in many significant financial crisis-related disputes. Tambe and Laura Sawyer represent Lehman Brothers (Estate) in numerous matters and recently guided it to a settlement (after 17 days of trial) in the defense of litigation brought by hedge fund QVT arising from the termination of over 850 derivatives transactions following Lehman’s bankruptcy. Lauded for its ‘formidable understanding of industry practices and familiarity with market participants’, the team has developed an excellent reputation for its work advising bank trustees in RMBS-related trustee litigation. The firm represents several clients in this space including Wells Fargo, which it is defending in three putative class actions filed by institutional investors. Boston-based Matthew Martel has a ‘deep understanding and appreciation of trustee issues and is particularly adept in navigating highly complex issues which require an understanding of and ability to develop/manage relationships with relevant counterparties’.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s extensive office network gives the firm significant geographic reach nationally and internationally. With a large team of litigators, the firm has the breadth and depth to handle any potential commercial dispute; particularly busy areas in 2017 included antitrust, consumer fraud, False Claims Act (FCA) and pharmaceutical litigation. In an illustration of the team’s trial prowess, it won a patent infringement jury verdict on behalf of Merck subsidiary Idenix Pharmaceuticals against Gilead; Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker led the team, which also included Anthony Insogna in San Diego and Cleveland-based Calvin Griffith. John Majoras, who splits his time between Washington DC and Columbus, heads the department with Parker, which has seen notable growth through lateral hires and internal promotions. In a significant move, Matthew Papez joined in Washington DC from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Headline work at Jones Day included representing World Wide Minerals in treaty claims brought against the Republic of Kazakhstan, acting for Alhambra Resources in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning claims arising from a gold mining operation, and representing Visor Capital in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uzbekistan relating to investments made in the Uzbek cement industry. In Washington DC, Baiju Vasani, Melissa Gorsline, Andrew Ness and Gregory Shumaker are noted, while Steven Smith, Stephen O’Neal, and recently promoted partner Marcus Quintanilla are key names in San Francisco. Thomas Lynch is a key contact in New York.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco) - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day handles product liability lawsuits and mass torts in a multitude of areas, such as the tobacco, food and beverages industries. Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker heads the team and continues to represent R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in Engle progeny cases pending in the Florida state court and in federal court. In New York, Theodore Grossman continues to defend Daikin Industries and its subsidiary Goodman in purported class actions alleging premature failure of evaporator coils because of corrosion. In other ongoing work, Chicago-based Adam Wiers acts as lead defense counsel to Whirlpool in a nationwide putative class action, regarding defectively designed dryers. The firm’s client roster also includes Procter & Gamble and Sherwin-Williams. In Detroit, Stephen Cowen joined the firm in August 2017 from Boeing and the Washington DC office was bolstered with the July 2017 arrival of Matthew Papez from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the January 2017 promotion of Christopher Thatch to partner.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day’s business and tort litigation and product liability practice is headed by Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker and is regularly involved in high-profile lawsuits in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector. Led by José Isasi in Chicago, the team represents Abbott Laboratories in a personal injury action involving an allegedly defectively manufactured medical device. In other work, Cleveland-based David Alden defends Indivior against a wrongful death claim, in which plaintiffs allege lack of adequate warnings in Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for patients addicted to opioids. AbbVie, Merck and Takeda are also clients of the firm. Chicago-based Daniel Reidy is another key contact.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

The key contacts at Jones Day’s toxic tort litigation practice are Los Angeles-based David DiMeglio, Houston-based Nancy MacKimm and Sharyl Reisman in New York. The team handles both high-profile mass actions and single-plaintiff suits and has extensive trial experience. In one recent highlight, Reisman successfully defended GlobalFoundries against personal injury claims arising from alleged exposure to chemicals in the workplace. In Houston, Scott Cowan and Laurens Wilkes continue to defend Jacobs Engineering in a wrongful death case, related to the deaths of four workers at DuPont’s insecticide plant. Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker heads the wider business and tort department and Paul Pohl in Pittsburgh is another name to note.

Leading lawyers

Paul Pohl - Jones Day

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Securities litigation: defense
Securities litigation: defense - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Litigation powerhouse Jones Day is ‘incredibly responsive, skilled and creative’ and has more than 100 lawyers focused on securities litigation. The firm climbs the ranking and one client describes it as ‘very cost effective; it provides unsurpassed service and quality’. Scott Fletcher in Houston and Henry Klehm in New York lead the securities litigation and SEC enforcement practice, which has experienced lawyers in offices across the US. Fletcher advised Amedisys Inc on a securities fraud class action alleging that the company took advantage of the Medicare reimbursement system. In New York, Robert Micheletto and co-leader of the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice Jay Tambe are key partners. Charles Carberry and DC-based Peter Romatowski are former chiefs of the securities fraud unit in the US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York. Joan McKown in DC is a former chief counsel for the SEC’s enforcement division. Boston-based Traci Lovitt and the ‘pragmatic and creative’ Geoffrey Ritts in Cleveland are also recommended.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings
Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Truly superiorJones Day strikes the right note with clients for its ‘deep breadth of knowledge and expertise’ and ability to ‘efficiently respond to business needs’. Christopher Kelly, who splits his time between Cleveland and New York, heads a growing group, which was boosted by the arrival of two partners in 2017: Alan Seem joined in Palo Alto from Shearman & Sterling LLP and Emily Leitch joined in Houston from Bracewell LLP. In addition, Houston-based Kelly Turner made partner. Cleveland-based Kimberly Pustulka has ‘deep securities knowledge and is able to distill highly nuanced and complex subjects into simple language’; she advised FirstEnergy on a $3bn senior notes offering. In New York, Rory Hood acted for the representatives of the underwriters on a $4bn notes offering by PepsiCo. Cleveland’s Michael Solecki and Chicago’s Edward Winslow are also names to note.

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Capital markets: equity offerings
Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to managers - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

The ‘responsive, efficient and broad’ group at Jones Day is ‘virtually always available to provide service’ and is also prized for its ‘deep and experienced bench’. The team had a strong showing on the manager side during 2017, with US practice lead Christopher Kelly, who splits his time between New York and Cleveland, acting for the underwriters on KeyCorp’s $500m public offering. Recent issuer work includes Cleveland-based Michael Solecki assisting Cliffs Natural Resources with its $680m public offering. Atlanta capital markets head Mark Hanson had an active year, which saw him advise Modern Media Acquisition on its $207m IPO. The group also includes Cleveland-based Kimberly Pustulka, who is ‘an extremely intelligent and hardworking specialist’, as well as new hires Emily Leitch, who joined the Houston office from Bracewell LLP, and Alan Seem, who arrived in Palo Alto from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Truly superiorJones Day scores highly for its ‘deep breadth of knowledge and expertise’ and ‘deep bench strength’ ¬- the team’s ‘great value for money’ is also highlighted. Among the group’s highlights, Chicago-based Edward Winslow advised Peabody Energy on a $1bn notes offering as part of its reorganization plan. In Cleveland, key partner Michael Solecki assisted Cliffs Natural Resources with its $500m issuance of senior guaranteed notes and he also advised American Greetings Corporation on a $400m notes offering. Christopher Kelly, who splits his time between New York and Cleveland, nationally leads an issuer-focused practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Houston-based Emily Leitch from Bracewell LLP and Palo Alto-based Alan Seem from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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Commercial lending
Commercial lending: advice to borrowers - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Commercial lending: advice to lenders - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

The ‘practical, commercial, efficient’ team at Jones Dayhas a strong borrower-side practice that is excellent to work with’ and ‘doesn’t approach each deal or issue as a confrontation’. Equally, on the lender side, the ‘great team’ is ‘very user-friendly’ and has an ‘excellent knowledge of the markets’. The firm recently expanded its team in New York through the recruitment of Angela Batterson, who is highly experienced in direct lending work, from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and Kim Desmarais from Ashurst LLP. On the borrower side, the firm advised global paints manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company on a $2bn loan to finance its $11.3bn acquisition of the Valspar Corporation. The US practice also benefits from close links to the firm’s global network, as demonstrated through its advice to Diebold Nixdorf on an amendment to its multi-billion dollar credit agreement. A highlight on the lender side was advising KeyBank National Association on a $775m loan to GTT Communications to finance its acquisition of Hibernia NGS. Global finance co-head Brett Barragate is praised for his ‘market expertise’, and clients also rate Dallas-based Katherine Ettredge (‘practical and good to work with’), and Al LaFiandra (‘a great communicator with tremendous knowledge’), who divides his time between Atlanta and New York. Other key individuals include Chip Bensinger and Lewis Grimm.

Next generation lawyers

Lewis Grimm - Jones Day

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s breadth of experience in both company- and creditor-side representations gives the practice ‘the ability to provide workable solutions’ to complex restructuring issues. As debtor’s counsel in Peabody Energy Corporation’s Chapter 11 a team led by Heather Lennox, who works across both the Cleveland and New York offices, reduced the company’s debt by over $5.2bn and saw it emerge from bankruptcy in less than a year. Scott Greenberg, in the New York office, is advising M&G Chemicals on its Chapter 11 bankruptcy seeking to obtain $100m debtor-in-possession finance. On the creditor-side, the group was engaged by the official committee of second priority noteholders of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company; in this significant representation practice head Bruce Bennett - who splits his time between the New York and Los Angeles office - negotiated alongside New York-based Sidney Levinson and Los Angeles-based Joshua Mester to achieve a 65.5% recovery for the noteholder committee. In addition, the team is advising Nissan Motor Company, as creditor and customer, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of TK Holdings and in the Chapter 15 case of Takata Corporation. In the retail sector, the practice assisted a group of term loan lenders of rue21 and Wilmington Savings Fund Society and other lenders with J. Crew’s $1.5bn term loan.

Leading lawyers

Bruce Bennett - Jones Day

Heather Lennox - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Scott Greenberg - Jones Day

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day frequently advises on the largest and most complex municipal restructurings in the US and in the context of Puerto Rico’s current debt crisis, the team is assisting several lenders and noteholders with transactional as well as contentious matters. In recent highlights, Washington DC-based Kevyn Orr led a team advising the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on its operational and financial restructuring and the practice is also representing the joint owners of the Allen W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, which includes the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and the City of Dalton, Georgia in relation to a construction agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co, currently in Chapter 11 proceedings. Bruce Bennett heads the practice and splits his time between the Los Angeles and New York offices.

Leading lawyers

Bruce Bennett - Jones Day

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United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Energy regulatory: oil and gas - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day’s practice focuses on compliance, enforcement, rate and tariff matters before the FERC and CFTC. James Beh is representing Tampa Electric Company and Peoples Gas System in a proceeding to oppose Florida Gas Transmission Company’s FERC application to construct and operate the East-West Project. Notable clients include Antero Resources, Enable Midstream Partners and OGE Energy. The group welcomed the ‘excellent’ James Olson from Vinson & Elkins LLP and David Connelly from McGuireWoods LLP. Kevin McIntyre is now the Chairman of the FERC and William Schwind left for an in-house position at Saudi Aramco.

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Energy transactions: conventional power
Energy: transactions: conventional power - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

At Jones Day, Washington DC-based Gerald Farano and Danielle Varnell regularly handle generation asset purchases and sales for clients such as NRG Energy. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and OGE Energy are also clients. Houston-based Jeffrey Schlegel heads the team.

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Energy transactions: oil and gas
Energy transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has ‘a knowledgeable and effective’ offering for upstream and midstream M&A and regularly acts for energy majors such as Total. ‘Phenomenal’ practice head Jeff Schlegel and Omar Samji advised DTE Energy Company on its $1.3bn acquisition of 100% of Appalachia Gathering System and 55% of Stonewall Gas Gathering. Other key lawyers in Houston are Stephen Olson and James Olson.

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Energy: renewable/alternative
Energy: renewable/alternative - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

At Jones Day, Washington DC-based Gerald Farano and Danielle Varnell handled a number of M&A mandates for key clients NRG Energy and Invenergy; for example Varnell advised Invenergy on its build-transfer sale of the Beech Ridge II wind project in West Virginia. The team also handled tax equity investment work for Starbucks. Houston-based Jeff Schlegel heads the practice.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day is regularly involved in high-profile environmental issues, including climate change matters. The team represented Fluor Corporation in a CERCLA cost recovery and RCRA/CWA citizen suit, relating to alleged contamination at its former wood treatment plant in Windsor, California. Kevin Holewinski in Washington DC is environmental health and safety practice head. San Francisco’s Thomas Donnelly, John Rego in Cleveland, and Christine Morgan in Atlanta are other notable names.

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Healthcare: health insurers
Healthcare: health insurers - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day saw significant changes to its team roster in 2017, with Christopher Anderson joining the Chicago office, Adam Rogers joining the Miami team, and Claire Castles in Los Angeles being promoted to the partnership. James Dutro, Stephen Sozio and Kenneth Field are the team leaders, and are based in San Francisco, Cleveland and Washington DC respectively, also notable are Lisa Han in Columbus and San Francisco-based David Morris. Recent mandates include advising a leading university and its affiliated medical center on the development of an accountable care arrangement, assisting a non-profit health plan with its application for tax-exempt status, and handling the development of an accountable care arrangement for Spirit AeroSystems. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Aetna and Stanford Health Care are also clients. Soleil Teubner Boughton moved in-house at Google.

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Healthcare: life sciences
Healthcare: life sciences - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Knowledgeable, responsive and strategic’, Jones Day’s practice often advises clients on complex corporate and litigation matters with an international element. San Diego-based global IP practice head Anthony Insogna, Cleveland-based Calvin Griffith and Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker successfully assisted Idenix Pharmaceuticals with obtaining a jury verdict in a patent infringement case brought against Gilead Sciences regarding an ingredient in a number of Gilead’s drugs. Healthcare group co-head Maureen Bennett, who splits her time between Boston and San Francisco, and San Diego-based John Beeson advised Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma on its high-profile acquisition of Tolero Pharmaceuticals. Key names include co-head Stephen Sozio in Cleveland and Kevin Espinola in Irvine. The practice saw a number of movements with the arrivals of Ann Hollenbeck in Detroit from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and Adam Rogers in Miami from DLA Piper LLP (US). Patricia Campbell and Claire Castles were promoted to partner in the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, respectively.

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Healthcare: service providers
Healthcare: service providers - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day utilizes its extensive national footprint to excel in False Claims Act matters, transactions and regulatory work enhanced by ‘a client service, knowledge and expertise that is unmatched’. In a recent highlight, San Francisco-based department co-head James Dutro advised Dignity Health on its joint operating agreement with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The team also assisted Dignity Health with the $753m sale of its US HealthWorks subsidiary to Concentra Group Holdings, handled a False Claims Act dispute for Pediatric Services of America alleging unsupervised nursing care and regulatory violations, and advised Avizia on its acquisition of Seattle-based virtual care provider, Carena. Stanford Health Care, Yale New Haven Health System, PreMedica Health System and Cleveland Clinic Foundation are also clients. Practice co-heads Stephen Sozio and Kenneth Field are based in Cleveland and Washington DC respectively; Sozio handles litigation and Field is the key name for antitrust matters. Chicago-based tax specialist Gerald Griffith and digital health expert Alexis Gilroy in Washington DC are also recommended.

Leading lawyers

James Dutro - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Alexis Gilroy - Jones Day

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Insurance: advice to policyholders
Insurance: advice to policyholders - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day is ‘good at seeing the bigger picture’, ‘strives for efficiency’, has ‘solid knowledge and experience in various insurance matters’ and regularly handles complex insurance coverage mandates. San Francisco’s Richard DeNatale is ‘responsive and reliable’ and is representing Sony Pictures Entertainment in pursuing insurance coverage for cyber, property and liability claims for losses caused by a 2014 cyber attack. De Natale is also representing Staples in insurance strategy and claim recovery relating to a major data breach in 2015. Practice head Tyrone Childress in Los Angeles is a ‘terrific lawyer’ and is representing Corning in a coverage dispute regarding property loss due to a power outage at a Taiwan glass manufacturing facility. Union Pacific Railroad Company, MF Global and Kroger are also clients. Recommended attorneys include of counsels Craig Hirsch and David Steuber and counsel Donald Erlandson in Los Angeles, of counsel J.W. Montgomery, John Iole and Michael Ginsberg in Pittsburgh, Edward Joyce in New York, and Brian McDonald (who delivers ‘great client service’) in San Francisco.

Leading lawyers

David Steuber - Jones Day

Tyrone Childress - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Craig Hirsch - Jones Day

Jason Lissy - Jones Day

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Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation
Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s cross-office department has extensive experience of a variety of aviation disputes, including fatal crash litigation. It also handles a range of ADR matters. Pittsburgh-based practice head John Goetz recently represented Hainan Airlines in mediation arising from claims of negligence and breach of contract. Goetz is also representing Chinese Airlines in litigation arising from a mid-air collision at a flight academy. Based in Houston, Bruce McDonald co-led an international team that represented Air China in class action litigation concerning alleged conspiratorial imposition of fuel surcharges on air cargo shipments. Based in Irvine and Cleveland, respectively, John Vogt and Richard Bedell have experience of product liability claims.

Leading lawyers

John Goetz - Jones Day

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage
Patent litigation: full coverage - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day impresses with a steady list of bet-the-company mandates, ranging from work in the technological and pharmaceutical sectors to work in the medical device and consumer product industries. San Diego’s Anthony Insogna heads the practice that is comprised of key attorneys in Chicago, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC; noteworthy contacts include Federal Circuit team chair Gregory Castanias and PTAB expert David Cochran. The team achieved a major victory for Idenix Pharmaceuticals in a patent infringement suit against Gilead Sciences concerning a patent on a hepatitis C treatment, where it secured a record $2.54bn in damages. In a currently pending case before the Supreme Court, the group is representing SAS Institute in a case questioning the constitutionality of the USPTO’s partial-decision practice for third party challenges under the America Invents Act. And in a combination of IPR and Federal Circuit litigation, the team acted for Google in an infringement suit filed by Industrial Quick Search alleging infringement by Google search result patents. The client list also features Canon, Celgene and Qualcomm. Andrea Weiss Jeffries joined the Los Angeles office from WilmerHale while Emily Tait joined the Detroit team from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

Leading lawyers

Anthony Insogna - Jones Day

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Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)
Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings) - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day’s team of ‘legal and scientific experts’ stands out through its strong PTAB practice and services a number of high-profile clients from the life sciences and technology sectors, with particular expertise in organic, medicinal and biochemistry, immunology and biology on top of a strong electrical engineering track record. San Diego’s Tamera Weisser and New York’s Adriane Antler co-chair the prosecution group which also includes PTAB lead David Cochran in Cleveland. Notably, the group represented AbbVie in an IPR proceeding against Coherus Biosciences in relation to the antibody therapeutic Humira®. Clients include SAP, Genentech and BioMarin Pharmaceutical.

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Patents: licensing
Patents: licensing - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day acts for a broad range of clients including large multinationals, start-ups, venture capital firms and non-profit organisations. The team demonstrates strength across the pharmaceutical, bio- and information technology, semiconductor and industrial chemical sectors. Strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and venture and other private equity transactions form the largest part of the practice, though litigation settlement agreements and collaborative licence agreements are also evident in the caseload. The San Diego-based Thomas Briggs and the Boston-based Warren Nachlis head the practice that also includes John Wehrli from San Diego and Joseph Melnik in Silicon Valley. ScinoPharm Taiwan engaged the firm to advise on its strategic development, manufacturing and commercialisation alliance with Baxter International regarding injectable cancer drugs. A recent transactional highlight was advising Astellas Pharma on its acquisition of Ogeda. SAP, City of Hope and Celgene are long-standing clients.

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Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s team handles high-stakes disputes for plaintiffs as well as defendants, and assists corporates with the implementation of trade secret protection strategies. Co-chair Randy Kay in San Diego is representing the plaintiff in Micron Technology, Inc. v United Microelectronics Corporation, et al, brought under federal and California state legislation, and pertaining to trade secrets theft in DRAM technology. Dallas-based practice co-chair Robert Kantner, Steven Zadravecz in Irvine and Robert Ducatman in Cleveland are also recommended.

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s ‘excellent’ group represents high-profile clients across a wide range of sectors, including food and beverages, technology and retail. In Washington DC, co-head John Froemming led the representation of SharkNinja in litigation brought against Dyson regarding false advertising claims. Cleveland-based co-head Meredith Wilkes has been leading advice to McCain Foods in litigation brought against the client by Simplot regarding design issues arising from the client’s potato product. Susan Kayser in Washington DC assisted Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) with litigation brought against Western Rise arising from the use of A&F’s ‘MOOSE’ mark. The group was bolstered by the arrivals of Thomas Vitt from Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Emily Tait from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Jessica Bradley is also recommended in the firm’s Washington DC office.

Next generation lawyers

Jessica Bradley - Jones Day

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day is ‘knowledgeable’ across a wide range of trademark matters, including portfolio management and branding. In Cleveland, co-head Meredith Wilkes successfully advised Wendy’s on opposition and cancelation matters regarding its global portfolio. In Washington DC, co-head John Froemming and Susan Kayser led advice to Abercrombie & Fitch in various trademark, branding and copyright matters, including trademark prosecution and clearance. Houston-based Anna Raimer and Cleveland-based Carrie Kiedrowski are also names to note. Other clients include Procter & Gamble, BMW and AutoNation.

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United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation
ERISA litigation - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day’s ERISA litigation practice draws strength from its renowned appellate team and recently secured a win for GE in a nationwide putative class action arising from its changes to post-retirement medical benefits for union retirees. Stanley Weiner, based in Cleveland, also settled a class action regarding retiree medical benefits on behalf of Century Aluminum, and Atlanta-based Craig Friedman - who was recently promoted to partner - defended Flower Foods against allegations of unfair denial of long-term disability benefits. In Washington DC, Evan Miller represented The New York Times in its filing of a federal court complaint against a pension plan determination that the client owes over $25m in withdrawal liability.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

The team at Jones Dayis simply the best in the business’ and comprises ‘national experts in all areas’, according to one client. Known for their ‘great attention to detail’ and ‘great sense of humor’, the executive compensation lawyers are led by Daniel Hagen and Evan Miller from the New York and Washington DC offices, respectively. Recent highlights include advising Parker Hannifin on its acquisition of Clarcor and representing Reynolds American in the sale of its remaining shares to BAT. The practice recently welcomed Victor Chang to its Washington DC office from Ivins, Phillips & Barker and Laura Bader from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. Other notable contacts include Cleveland’s Tricia Eschbach-Hall, who led advice to Sherwin-Williams on its $11.3bn takeover of the Valspar Corporation.

Leading lawyers

Evan Miller - Jones Day

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Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s ‘knowledgeable, responsive and practical’ team comprises ‘problem solvers’. Michael Gray - who heads the team with New York-based Matthew Lampe - Elizabeth McRee, Brent Knight, Michael Rossman and San Diego-based of counsel Cindi Ritchey represented McDonald’s in a state-wide class and representative action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act. Willis Goldsmith and Doreen Davis in New York as well as Jonathan Linas, Michael Ferrell and Rossman are also representing McDonald's, which is being prosecuted by Region 2 of the NLRB in Manhattan as an alleged joint employer with its franchisees. Dallas-based Brian Jorgensen represented AirTouch Cellular dba Verizon Wireless in a store manager misclassification case, and David Birnbaum represented Kraft Heinz Foods in arbitration involving plant closure retiree medical benefits. Key contacts in the Washington DC office include Jacqueline Holmes, Eric Dreiband, Donald Munro and Patricia Dunn. Also recommended are the ‘outstanding’ Steven Zadravecz in Irvine, New York-based Terri Chase, who has ‘strong trial expertise’, Stanley Weiner in Cleveland, who is ‘excellent at assessing cases and defends aggressively’, Deborah Sudbury in Atlanta, who ‘inspires confidence’, the ‘brilliant’ of counsel Lawrence DiNardo, and Efrat Schulman. Atlanta-based Craig Friedman and Los Angeles-based Liat Yamini were recently promoted to the partnership. Recent hires include Amanda Sommerfeld in Los Angeles from Winston & Strawn LLP and Joseph Hammell in Minneapolis from Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Elizabeth Dougherty joined Business Roundtable in 2017. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

Leading lawyers

Lawrence DiNardo - Jones Day

Michael Gray - Jones Day

Willis Goldsmith - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Efrat Schulman - Jones Day

Jonathan Linas - Jones Day

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Labor-management relations
Labor-management relations - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

The ‘top-rated’ team at Jones Day is praised for its work in union-related issues. In Washington DC, Patricia Dunn ‘provides excellent advice and is always extremely responsive’; she recently acted as lead negotiator for a media company in contract renewal talks with a union which resulted in the complete overhaul of her client’s legacy labor contract. In Chicago, a team that included Brian Easley and David Birnbaum acted in a collective bargaining negotiation on behalf of Kraft Heinz. Meanwhile Michael Ferrell led the advice to Bulkmatic with regards to a union organising campaign. Willis Goldsmith and Doreen Davis are representing McDonald’s in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lawsuit alleging that franchise workers were retaliated against for participating in rallies that called for higher wages. Other names to note in New York are Daniel Hagen and Jessica Kastin. Houston-based Joanne Bush is also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Brian Easley - Jones Day

Doreen Davis - Jones Day

Willis Goldsmith - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

David Birnbaum - Jones Day

Joanne Bush - Jones Day

Patricia Dunn - Jones Day

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Workplace and employment counseling
Workplace and employment counseling - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day regularly counsels clients to minimize the risk and exposure of litigation, in addition to advising on matters such as compensation and benefits programs and agreements, terminations, reductions-in-force and plant closings, and investigations of sexual harassment and other misconduct, as well as compliance and policy developments. Verizon Communications, Reynolds American, Verizon Wireless and McDonald’s are on the firm’s client roster. In Chicago, Jonathan Linas, Elizabeth McRee, Michael Ferrell, David Birnbaum, E. Michael Rossman, of counsel Lawrence DiNardo, and department co-head Michael Gray are singled out for praise. Stanley Weiner, who is based across the Dallas and Cleveland offices, Brian Easley, who operates across the Minneapolis and Chicago offices, Joanne Bush in Houston, Deborah Sudbury in Atlanta, Columbus-based Tonya Blosser Braun, Brian Jorgensen in Dallas, and department co-head Matthew Lampe in New York are also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Joanne Bush - Jones Day

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance
Corporate governance - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day has ‘a team of talented and knowledgeable lawyers that, without fail, respond to clients’ needs with the same urgency they are experiencing themselves’. The firm handles a range of governance matters, including the warding off of leading activist hedge funds. Lizanne Thomas in Atlanta has an ‘extraordinary ability to manage boards through complex and unusual governance issues’ - she and Robert Profusek in New York represented Procter & Gamble in its proxy fight with Trian Fund Management. Thomas also advised comScore on its settlement with Starboard Value. In Cleveland, Peter Izanec and George Hunter advised Wayne Savings Bancshares on its successful defense against a campaign by Stilwell Activist Investments. Other clients include Reynolds American and Marathon Petroleum.

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M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
M&A: large deals ($1bn+) - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day’s geographic coverage across the US and overseas provides a virtually unrivalled platform for corporate client relationships and a high volume of deals. Detroit, Minneapolis and Miami are all relatively new domestic offices that have helped the firm expand its client portfolio still further. Its full-service approach is also a draw to many corporates, with its strong teams in intellectual property, labor law, government regulatory matters and many others contributing to the success of the M&A group. Clients regard the team as ‘outstanding’, ‘first rate in its responsiveness’, with one hailing it ‘the best’. Clients also highlight its ability to understand industry drivers and operate a ‘partnering’ approach, while knowing when to allow in-house teams to run the transaction or ‘assume the lead if warranted by the deal dynamics or subject matter’. The firm has impressed in real estate, life sciences and technology transactions, and continues to be at the forefront of financial institutions and chemical sector deals. Energy is another growing area for the team. In 2017, it continued to advise regular client Reynolds American on its $49bn sale to British American Tobacco and represented Linear Technology in its $14.8bn sale to Analog Devices. Moreover, the firm advised private equity firm Carlyle on its $4bn sale of Signode Industrial Group to Crown Holdings. Global chair of M&A Robert Profusek has immense experience and is frequently engaged on big-ticket deals. Cleveland’s Lyle Ganske is noted for takeovers and shareholder activism defense, while James Dougherty has fine record in real estate and chemicals deals and takeover defense work. Randi Lesnick has tremendous big-ticket deal experience in the consumer and retail and technology sectors, and Silicon Valley’s Daniel Mitz is a leader in tech deals. Houston partner Jeffrey Schlegel is ‘consistently outstanding’ in energy transactions and newly promoted partner Benjamin Stulberg is ‘outstanding’ in public M&A. Attorneys are New York based unless stated otherwise.

Next generation lawyers

Benjamin Stulberg - Jones Day

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Private equity buyouts
Private equity buyouts - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day remains at the forefront of mid-market private equity while also building its name in portfolio company transactions for large-cap private equity houses. The Riverside Company is an anchor client, but it is also often engaged by EagleTree Capital (formerly Wasserstein & Co), Cortec Group, Wellspring Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and One Equity Partners. PAG is a new client. The firm advised EagleTree on its $525m acquisition of Corsair from Francisco Partners. The team is ‘best in class’, ‘superb’, delivering ‘extreme responsiveness and unsurpassed attention to detail’ and paying ‘utmost attention to client needs and concerns’. Clients praise the firm’s ‘unique global reach’, ‘deep bench’ and ‘one-stop shop’ platform. In the US, much of the firm’s private equity capability is based in New York, Chicago and Cleveland. Cleveland’s Chuck Hardin is ‘world class’ and ‘an exceptional business lawyer’. Cleveland partner Denise Carkhuff leads a number of key client relationships and Dan Michaels is making an impression in Washington DC. Chicago-based Lisa Lathrop is also highly regarded, as is New York-based practice head Andrew Levine.

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Venture capital and emerging companies
Venture capital and emerging companies - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has an extensive team operating across multiple US locations. The firm is especially well plugged into the venture capital and emerging company scenes in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Irvine (California) and Chicago. The firm has developed an especially strong record in healthcare, medical technology and life sciences, and in the general tech space has extensive expertise in AI and cybersecurity. The firm advised regular client Adam Street Partners on its investment in Smule alongside several co-investors in a $54m investment round. It also advised KKR as a co-investor in an $88m Series D financing of ForgeRock. Chicago’s Michael Earley leads the team, which also includes the high-profile Timothy Curry in the Bay Area. San Diego’s Kenneth Polin has a fine record in biotech and John Saada is a key name in Cleveland.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Dayhas a strong team with extensive experience in handling cyber incidents with highly responsive, practical and solution-oriented advice that always puts the client’s needs front and center’. Los Angeles-based Daniel McLoon heads the department; he represented Experian Information Solutions in a class action alleging it violated the FCRA. New York-based Mauricio Paez and Atlanta-based Todd McClelland are also names to note; Paez recently advised Cardinal Health on the data elements of an acquisition and also handled its implementation of a global data protection compliance program, while McClelland assisted Micron Technology with a global privacy assessment. Clients also single out Lisa Ropple in Boston, who is ‘a brilliant strategist and is regularly at ground zero for clients experiencing cyber incidents’, and Irvine-based Richard Grabowski, who is ‘highly strategic and deals with the opposing side with great style’. Litigator Aaron Charfoos joined the Chicago office from Dykema Gossett PLLC.

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day’s main outsourcing partner Kevin Lyles retired at the end of 2017, but the firm retains significant expertise in technology, IP and outsourcing matters. Mauricio Paez in New York advises blue-chip companies on legal issues arising from digital transformation projects, data protection, cybersecurity, emerging technologies and outsourcing deals. Todd McClelland in Atlanta is also recommended.

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has strong capabilities in communications, with a particular emphasis on regulatory issues that impact wireline, network, spectrum and satellite services. Bruce Olcott is experienced in regulatory and transactional issues, with strong expertise in both wireline and wireless technology. He worked with 1-800 Contacts in rulemaking proceedings before the FCC involving its ability to control any telephone numbers that spell the word ‘contacts’ and assisted Boeing with rulemaking proceedings regarding the allocation of radio spectrum rights between terrestrial and satellite services in millimeter wave frequency bands. He also advised Eutelsat SA on FCC proceedings and negotiations with fellow satellite operators on maintaining its C-band for satellite communications services in the US, and advised Teledyne Technologies on an Earth-sensing platform that has now been installed on the International Space Station. Michael Hazzard is also an expert in regulatory issues, particularly regarding data use in technology products. Recent recruit Samir Jain previously held the position of senior director for cybersecurity policy within the National Security Council at The White House.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day provides a ‘very good, responsive and cost-effective’ service and is well known for its expertise in arbitration for large-scale construction disputes and for transactional assistance with some of the largest and most prominent infrastructure projects in the world. The team was active in the oil and gas sector in 2017, with San Francisco-based Stephen O’Neal notably representing the Chevron group in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Perth, Australia in a $1bn dispute regarding the construction of a jetty on Barrow Island, Australia. O’Neal also successfully defended a multinational oil and gas client against claims of over $200m in connection with a pipeline project off the coast of Africa. Andrew Ness splits his time between Saudi Arabia and Washington DC and has assisted Saudi Aramco with a variety of construction issues, including construction contracts and disputes. The firm works for owners and contractors, including global developers, and has a client list that includes AECOM, Yokohama and Transbay Joint Powers Authority.

Leading lawyers

Andrew Ness - Jones Day

Stephen O’Neal - Jones Day

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United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious
Leading lawyers

Kathryn Keneally - Jones Day

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day mainly covers tax advice in relation to M&A, joint ventures and spin-offs, as well as assisting with private equity fund, structured finance, bankruptcy and SALT matters. New York lawyer Edward Kennedy assisted Reynolds American with the acquisition of 57.8% of its common stock by British American Tobacco, and Joseph Goldman in Washington DC provides regular advice to Celgene Corporation, including in relation to its acquisition of Triphase Accelerator’s proteasome inhibitor assets. With his specialization in the pharma industry, Goldman also represented Ambry Genetics in its $1bn sale to a joint venture between Konica Minolta and Innovation Network. Long-term clients also include Marathon Petroleum and The Sherwin-Williams Company. Richard Nugent joined the New York office from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in February 2017, while former Reed Smith LLP partner Michael Wynne joined in Chicago three months later. New York-based Stephen Parrinello made partner at the beginning of 2017.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.
  • The Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations

    The Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals in the Framework of an Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations (“Regulations”) were brought into force through Subsidiary Legislation 217.21. These Regulations transpose EU Directive 2014/66/EU into Maltese law.
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    ​​​​​​The Tax Working Group has released its Interim Report on the Future of Tax. Amongst a number of other matters, the Interim Report describes two alternative methods for the implementation of a capital gains tax in New Zealand, which will be the subject of further consideration over the coming months. 
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    Plagiarism and counterfeit products cause immense economic damage within the European Union. This makes it all the more important for businesses to take consistent measures to protect their trade marks.
  • The Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations

    The Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals in the Framework of an Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations (“Regulations”) were brought into force through Subsidiary Legislation 217.21. These Regulations transpose EU Directive 2014/66/EU into Maltese law.
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    The transportation industry – aviation, shipping and rail – has been predominantly owned by government entities since India’s independence in 1947. Air India and Indian Airlines, both government-owned, rules the skies; the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), established in 1961 and owned by the government, owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage. All railway property is government owned.