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Jones Day
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-2113
United States

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United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

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The highly specialized team of antitrust litigators at Jones Day has a key strength in defending clients from in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy and technology industries. Craig Waldman, who has a desk in both the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, is in charge of the illustrious bench of antitrust litigators. The Washington DC-based John Majoras co-leads the global litigation practice and is trusted by numerous multinationals to represent them in antitrust lawsuits. Paula Render operates out of Chicago and is well-versed in defending clients in multidistrict class actions and competitor cases. Clients turn to Julie McEvoy in Washington DC for defense of consumer protection and RICO claims. Jeffrey LeVee in Los Angeles is especially involved in antitrust litigation related to the healthcare sector. In August 2019, the Houston office added James Reeder from Vinson & Elkins LLP.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Jones Day draws on a massive bench of litigators, with the capability to match specialist attorneys to cases across the country regardless of the field of law. An area of recent development is pharmaceutical litigation. Team co-head Stephanie Parker (Atlanta office) and Shay Dvoretzky (DC office) secured a unanimous win for Merck, Sharp & Dohme before the Supreme Court in a product liability case involving Merck’s prescription medicine Fosamax®. The practice is very strong in product liability cases for a number of high-profile clients in various industries; it has also recently been involved in a high-profile tech dispute for a major player in the industry. In other high-value, mission-critical work, a cross-office team led by Karen Hewitt, team co-head John Majoras and Tina Tabacchi is representing Walmart in MDL opioid litigation. In Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Leon DeJulius, Jr won a bench trial on behalf of The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in a matter arising from a dispute about healthcare coverage. A noteworthy young lawyer in Chicago is Elizabeth Manning, whose practice includes contract, tax and false claims disputes.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

Closely interconnected with offices in Europe and Australia, Jones Day‘s US antitrust practice is often retained for cross-border investigations and follow-on civil work. Several team members who are active in the cartel investigation space rely on previous government agency experience thanks to years spent working at the DOJ or FTC. Department head Craig Waldman, who splits his time between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, has four aces up his sleeve when it comes to cartel investigations: Julie McEvoy in Washington DC applies her experience with conducting and resolving investigations to a number of industries such as vitamins and automobile. Stationed in the same office, John Majoras relies on his litigation expertise to advise on cases brought in light of government investigations. Located in San Francisco, Marc Siegel frequently advises clients on investigations into alleged price-fixing and the Los Angeles-based Eric Enson shines in government investigations of alleged collusion.