Firm Profile > Jones Day > Los Angeles, United States

Jones Day
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LOS ANGELES, CA 90071
United States

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Testimonials

‘Strong team to lead antitrust strategy and analysis for potential M&A transactions.’

‘Tom York is wise and seasoned well beyond his years of practice. He maintains and calm and collected presence at all times.’

‘Bruce McDonald is the consummate pro: he has done it all and the fruits of his experience provide great benefits to his clients.’ 

Key clients

CBS Corporation

Marathon Petroleum

Premier Health Partners

Sutter Health

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Priding itself on its deep bench, Jones Day's appellate law practice is spread across 12 offices nationwide. About half of the group's partners are based in Washington DC, and among them is practice chair Beth Heifetz. The recent caseload is indicative of the team's regular involvement in some of the most widely publicized cases in the market, having presented 12 oral arguments in the US Supreme Court in the past three terms alone. In one instance during the US Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term, Michael Carvin won a judgment in favor of the American Legion in its high-profile dispute with the American Humanist Association questioning the constitutionality of a government-maintained Christian cross on public land. The group's Supreme Court work also highlights its strength in product liability cases; Shay Dvoretzky slated victories for the petitioners in Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v DeVries as well as in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Albrecht, the latter of which was decided 9-0. The team has also become a part of the US Supreme Court’s consistent trend of adopting a narrow interpretation of the federal fraud legislation in the context of corruption by public officials. Of particular note, Yaakov Roth led a team in a 9-0 victory for petitioner Bridget Kelly in the so-called Bridgegate case concerning federal property fraud arising out of realignments at the George Washington Bridge. On the courts of appeal side, Roth also teamed up with of counsel Glen Nager in representing the former deputy mayor of Philadelphia in the Third Circuit appeal of his bribery convictions. Jennifer Swize is a go-to name for patent appeals at the Federal Circuit. Also recommended is senior associate Jeffrey Johnson, who routinely appears as counsel of record in cases brought before the Sixth and the Seventh Circuits.

Practice head(s):

Beth Heifetz

Testimonials

They are simply the best.

Key clients

CBS Corporation

Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Sirius XM Radio

U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 1

Full-service firm Jones Day is known for its trial and appellate expertise, particularly mass tort. The firm represents clients in matters related to collegiate institutions, medical devices, consumer goods and tobacco, as well as being increasingly active in consumer fraud cases and pharmaceutical litigation. Practice head Stephanie Parker led for Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. in its unanimous win before the Supreme Court in a products-liability case involving Merck's prescription medicine Fosamax®. Also notable are of counsel Theodore Grossman, an experienced trial and appellate lawyer; and Frank Bayuk, who played a key role in the firm's recent work for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Practice head(s):

Stephanie Parker

Other key lawyers:

Frank Bayuk; Theodore Grossman; Paul Pohl; Leon DeJulius

Key clients

Goodman Global Corporation

Merck & Co.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 1

Jones Day acts in class action and multidistrict litigation across a range of sectors, notably construction, consumer fraud, toxic tort, and federal false claims defense. Of counsel Paul Pohl in Pittsburgh is active in this area and has extensive trial and appellate experience.

Other key lawyers:

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders Tier 1

Jones Day is well-regarded for its pre-litigation claims advocacy, and has experience pursuing insurance claims arising from sensitive matters such as data breaches, natural disasters, political campaigns, sexual misconduct claims, #metoo issues, and high profile financial losses. The practice also handles commercial insurance coverage in jurisdictions around the world. Practice head Tyrone Childress, who is based in Los Angeles, represented Los Angeles Unified School District in its pursuit of indemnity and defense coverage for hundreds of underlying sexual abuse claims. Craig Hirsch, also based in Los Angeles, assisted. From the San Francisco office, Richard DeNatale advised Sony Pictures Entertainment on coverage claims against ten insurers arising from a cyberattack. The team also has an office in New York.

Jenner & Block LLP advises on general, professional, D&O and product liability, and also has a background in coverage claims involving fire, flood, aviation, windstorms, kidnapping and ransom, cyber risks, property damage, and business interruption. The practice is particularly well-regarded for its experience with complex insurance programs involving multiple insurers and risks. Joint practice heads John Mathias and David Kroeger in Chicago, together with Jan Larson in Washington DC, represented Mondelēz International in a dispute with Zurich American Insurance over coverage for more than $100m in losses caused by NotPetya computer malware. Washington DC-based Brian Scarbrough also jointly heads the practice, and has a niche in cyber and cryptocurrency liability.

Practice head(s):

Tyrone Childress

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Depth and breadth of experience is absolute top shelf’

Key clients

Astellas US Holding and Astellas Pharma US

Dell

Kleen Energy Systems

Los Angeles Unified School District

Madelaine Chocolate Novelties

MF Global Holdings

Motorola Solutions

Sherwin-Williams Company

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Practice head(s):

David Kroeger; John Mathias; Brian Scarbrough

Other key lawyers:

Jan Larson; David Greenwald; Joel Pelz

Testimonials

‘Jan Larson was smart, extremely focused on the issues, passionate about our project, and an expert in the field’

Key clients

Olin Corporation

Mondelēz International

The Partnership for Resilient Communities (TPRC)

Sam Zell

ArcelorMittal

Intellectual property > Patents: licensing Tier 1

The team at Jones Day fields a varied caseload that includes high-profile licensing agreements in the context of strategic alliances and cooperations, patent portfolio analysis and licensing agreement negotiations in the context of venture capital and other private equity transactions, and assistance with the transfer of IP rights in mergers and acquisitions. Joint research and development agreements are another area of strength. Matters often involve a cross-border element, allowing the group to leverage its wide geographical footprint. The practice stands out through its strength in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence-related work, but impresses across a wide sector range, including in matters pertaining to other technologies and the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as in consumer products and manufacturing. Silicon Valley's Joseph Melnik and Warren Nachlis, who splits his time between New York and Boston, are the co-chairs of the licensing and technology transactions group, a part of the firm's global IP practice under the lead of the San Diego-based Anthony InsognaAn Doan in Silicon Valley and Scott Lyne in New York made partner in January 2019 while John Wehrli joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in June 2019.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Melnik; Anthony Insogna

Other key lawyers:

Warren Nachlis; Thomas Briggs; Ka-on Li; Scott Lyne

Key clients

NVIDIA Corporation

Cylance

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma

Educational Testing Service

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 1

Jones Day remains a go-to firm for complex cross-border disputes. With its wide geographical footprint both in the US and across the world in addition to the practice's broad technology expertise, the team continues to attract high-profile cases from major players from diverse industries. Life sciences- and pharmaceuticals-related disputes are areas of particular strength, including gene therapy, immunotherapy and oncology cases, but the group also excels in litigation in the technology, software, electronics and telecommunications sectors. Active in all US litigation fora, i.e. district courts, the Federal Circuit, the PTAB and the ITC, the practice offers clients a one-stop shop for their patent litigation needs. Anthony Insogna in San Diego and Dave Maiorana in Cleveland are the heads of the team. The firm underwent a number of team changes since December 2018, starting with the retirements of Mark Paulson, William Smith and Louis Touton, continuing with the partner promotions of An Doan in Silicon Valley and Scott Lyne in New York, followed by the arrival of former Perkins Coie LLP practitioner Michael Oblon in Washington DC, the departures of Patrick Michael and Krista Schwartz to Hogan Lovells US LLP in San Francisco and the departure of Andrew Woodmansee to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC. The arrival of former Morrison & Foerster LLP litigator Nicole Smith in the Los Angeles office added more heft to the West Coast offering. Other important offices are in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Columbus, Dallas and Pittsburgh.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Insogna; Dave Maiorana

Other key lawyers:

William Devitt; Randall Kay; David Cochran; Thomas Vitt; Gregory Castanias; Sasha Mayergoyz; David Witcoff; Calvin Griffith; Christopher Harnett; Michael Hendershot

Key clients

Celgene Corporation

Google Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Merck & Co.

Micron Technology, Inc.

NEC Corporation

NXP Semiconductors

Purdue Pharma L.P.

Qualcomm Incorporated

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 1

The team at Jones Day enjoys an excellent reputation for its labor and employment practice, which covers the full range of disputes arising in the field. It has a particularly strong track record in wage-and-hour class actions, age, race, and gender discrimination-related cases, and trade secrets disputes. Key clients of the group are McDonald's, Verizon and Kraft Heinz Company. Elizabeth McRee in Chicago and Matthew Lampe in New York jointly lead the team, and are both noted for having a broad practice. Michael Gray is highlighted for his strong track record in single plaintiff and class action law suits. Atlanta's Deborah Sudbury is a well versed contact in executive or Board-level investigations, while Wendy Butler in New York knows the FLSA well. Irvine-based Steven Zadravecz is experienced in civil litigation cases. Other names to note include Rick Bergstrom in San Diego, Alison Marshall in Washington DC, the Chicago-based Brent KnightMichael RossmanJonathan Linas and Efrat Schulman as well as in New York, Terri ChaseJacqueline Holmes in Washington DC and San Francisco-based associate Kelsey Israel-Trummel.

Practice head(s):

Elizabeth McRee; Matthew Lampe

Testimonials

Jones Day has a strong reputation among employment plaintiffs’ attorneys as tough and of the highest integrity. The team is extremely knowledgeable regarding trends in the law and resolutions as well as proactive in keeping clients ahead of the curve; it has a deep bench of strong associates.’

Jones Day’s Labor and Employment group deliver practical advice and unique litigation strategies without over billing or over litigating.

Matt Lampe, Kristina Yost and Jon Linas each possess superior legal drafting skills; convey incredible patience in describing regulations, statutes and case law; and offer practical solutions to very complicated problems. Each of them are calm, reasoned, and approachable.’

Deborah Sudbury and Jacqueline Holmes provide real-life advice and consistently deliver great results. They are true partners and understand the value of long-term relationships with a client.

Alison Marshall is a machine. The knowledge and recall she delivers is invaluable. She is consistently available in demanding situations.

Rick Bergstrom knows the law, his adversaries, and his clients. He provides practical advice that is tailored to his clients’ risk tolerance and guided by his depth of experience litigating and negotiating numerous high-profile, high-exposure disputes. He is of the highest integrity and treats everyone with respect.

Steven Zadravecz does a fantastic job representing his clients and is very accessible.’

Wendy Butler, Marti Schmelkin, Terri Chase and Jessica Kastin are some of the finest and most enjoyable attorneys to work with. They are true experts and really good people.’

Key clients

McDonald’s Corporation

CSX Corporation

Verizon

International Business Machines Corporation

Bloomberg L.P.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

The Kraft Heinz Company

Advocate Aurora Health

General Electric Co.

Reynolds American, Inc.

BNSF Railway Company

American Airlines Group

Flowers Foods, Inc.

Chevron Corporation

Stanford University

Blackstone/Revantage Corporate Services

FTD Companies, Inc.

Labor and employment > Labor-management relations Tier 1

Jones Day impresses with a broad coverage of the labor field, which includes experience in collective bargaining, disputes, labor strategies and labor integration issues in M&A transactions. The team is able to act in front of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as well as the National Mediation Board (NMB). Minneapolis' Brian Easley is a highly regarded traditional labor lawyer with a broad practice. Curt Kirschner in San Francisco is well versed in disputes, in particular in the health care sector. Transportation-specialist Donald MunroDouglas HallThomas Chiavetta and Patricia Dunn, who knows the media and eduction industries well, are highlighted practitioners in Washington DC. James Urban in Pittsburgh, New York's Jessica Kastin and Chicago-based Michael Rossman are also noted. After several leading figures retired in the previous years, more junior yet experienced and dedicated talent like David Birnbaum and senior associate Samantha Woo in Chicago as well as Houston's Joanne Bush are filling their shoes.

Practice head(s):

Brian Easley

Testimonials

The team stands out for its knowledge, passion and interest; it is ahead of the curve and provides cutting edge legal advice that leads to winning business solutions.’

Brian Easley is one of the best labor attorneys in the market.

Key clients

McDonald’s Corporation

CSX Corporation

Verizon

International Business Machines Corporation

Bloomberg L.P.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

The Kraft Heinz Company

Advocate Aurora Health

General Electric Co.

Reynolds American, Inc.

BNSF Railway Company

American Airlines Group

Flowers Foods, Inc.

Chevron Corporation

Stanford University

Saputo

Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association

WabTec

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 1

At Jones Day, the construction department has a global reach and extensive experience in project initiation and agreements. In addition to litigation, it also assists clients in the avoidance of court actions through arbitrations and regular high-level mediation. Washington DC-based Kevin O’Brien and Atlanta-based Joseph Finley also handle large-scale disputes including in the energy sector. Los Angeles-based Daniel McMillan has an international reputation among contractors, design professionals and public entities for both trial and transactional matters in various sectors including health and education. International disputes expert Roy Powell co-heads the practice out of the Dallas office, while arbitration specialist Tarek Abdalla joined the Pittsburgh team from Reed Smith LLP in February 2019. Stephen O’Neal joined King & Spalding LLP in February 2020.

Practice head(s):

Daniel McMillan; Roy Powell

Other key lawyers:

Rowan Mason; David Wallach; Kent Lindsay; Kevin O’Brien; Joseph Finley; Peter Laun; Tarek Abdalla

Key clients

Chevron Corporation

Southern California Edison

Golden State Warriors

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Los Angeles Unified School District

Transbay Joint Powers Authority

City of Hope National Medical Center

Kiewit Corporation

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 2

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.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2

Multijurisdictional transactions and bet-the-company mergers are the pillars of Jones Day's antitrust practice, all the while implementing its strong industry knowledge in pharmaceuticals, energy and technology. The team with a 'depth of knowledge regarding healthcare antitrust' acts in merger-related litigation as well as on antitrust issues on a global stage, with a specifically well-versed China practice. Craig Waldman, who fields deep knowledge of the technology sector and splits his time between San Francisco and Washington DC, presides over the practice. Operating out of the latter office, both Ryan Thomas and Michael Knight frequently take the antitrust lead on cross-border transactions and joint ventures. The group also benefits from a strong bench of  'exceptionally smart and responsive' next generation partners in Washington DC: Aimee DeFilippo, Kenneth Field and Michael Gleason are all active across the full board of antitrust law including merger work.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Testimonials

‘The depth of knowledge regarding healthcare antitrust distinguishes Jones Day from other firms with significant antitrust practices.’

‘Jones Day combines their antitrust group with a strong litigation team, and has successfully litigated challenged healthcare acquisitions in recent years.’ 

‘Ken Field, Michael Gleason, and Aimee DeFilippo are all younger partners who I see as rising stars (or established stars) among lawyers specializing in health care antitrust. They all have a broad range of experience across different segments of the healthcare industry (e.g., hospitals, insurers, pharma) and have worked on merger review, conduct cases, vertical consolidation, and civil litigation within health antitrust. In addition to being experienced, they’re all exceptionally smart, easy to work with, and responsive.’ 

Key clients

CBS Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation

Nutrien, Ltd. (formerly Potash Corporation Saskatchewan)

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

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.

Practice head(s):

John Majoras; Stephanie Parker

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Experian Information Solutions

International Business Machines

Merck & Co

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Walmart

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 2

'The team is incredibly responsive and very sensitive to business realities', says a client of Jones Day. The firm mainly acts for US corporates, though it also handles securities litigation for financial institutions. A key strength of the firm is its network of offices across the country, in many of which securities litigation is a core skill set. Scott Fletcher in Houston and Henry Klehm in New York lead the practice, in which Cleveland-based Geoffrey Ritts is a key partner. One peer remarks that Ritts is 'a fantastic securities lawyer, as smart a guy as I have ever worked with’, and he has handled cases across the US in jurisdictions such as New York, Ohio, Florida and Illinois. Mike McConnell in Atlanta is also recommended. Many lawyers in the practice have experience at the SEC, DOJ or CFTC, and their regulatory background complements the firm's skills in securities class actions and other private shareholder litigation.

Practice head(s):

Scott Fletcher; Henry Klehm

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team is incredibly responsive, especially in light of shifting requests. The team is also very sensitive to business realities and respectful of executives’ time.

John Tang is a phenomenal lawyer who translates complex legal concepts into practical legal and business guidance.

Geoff Ritts in Cleveland is a fantastic securities lawyer, as smart a guy as I have ever worked with.

Key clients

United States Steel Corp.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Conagra Brands, Inc.

KeyCorp

Diebold Nixdorf, Inc.

comScore, Inc.

Celgene Corp.

Newell Brands

Roper Technologies, Inc.

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal Tier 2

In Los Angeles, Jones Day houses a robust business restructuring and reorganization team which has achieved renown especially on the basis of its impressive work on the City of Detroit case. In this instance, the team was involved from the debtors' side, but they also act for creditors, committees, and equity holders and represent them in distressed asset sales, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy cases. Practice head Bruce Bennett covers different areas, including entertainment, energy, and automotive.

Practice head(s):

Bruce Bennett

Key clients

PG&E Shareholders

GUE Liquidation Companies (f/k/a FTD Companies)

iHeartCommunications Senior Creditors

FirstEnergy Corp

M&G Chemicals

Samuels Jewelers

Westmoreland Resource Partners

iHeartCommunications Lenders

Toys ‘R’ Us Creditors Committee

Puerto Rico ERS Bondholders

Vari-Form Holdings Group

Preferred Proppants Term Loan Lenders

NII Holdings and NIU Holdings

Hanson Permanente Cement / Kaiser Gypsum Company

General Motors Defense Group

Georgia Power Company

MF Global Reorganized Debtors

Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Shareholders

Verity Health System Creditors

Industry focus > Healthcare: advice to health insurers Tier 2

Jones Day’s health insurance transactional practice covers M&A transactions and joint ventures, fraud and abuse regulation, healthcare antitrust, digital health, cybersecurity, tax, and corporate governance. The team is also known for its handling of private equity and bankruptcy matters. San Francisco-based James Dutro, Cleveland-based Stephen Sozio and Washington DC-based Kenneth Field jointly head the practice. Other key names include Lisa Han, who is based in Columbus and has extensive experience in managed care and regulatory compliance, and David Morris in San Francisco, who focuses on complex transactions driven by healthcare payment reform.

Practice head(s):

James Dutro; Stephen Sozio; Kenneth Field

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Southeastern Health Partners

Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

Tufts Insurance Company

UPMC Health Plan

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Stanford Health Care

Centura Health

Loma Linda University Health

Cardinal Health

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The People’s Choice Hospital

Carolinas HealthCare System

Industry focus > Healthcare: advice to service providers Tier 2

Jones Day’s healthcare group handles litigation relating to healthcare fraud (including the False Claims Act and defending clients in internal investigations), M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions, reimbursement and payment reform, and IRS tax audits and state property tax disputes. The practice is co-chaired by James Dutro in San Francisco, Stephen Sozio in Cleveland, and Kenneth Field in Washington DC, who focuses on antitrust law in connection with healthcare transactions. Washington DC-based Alexis Gilroy has extensive experience in digital health, telemedicine, and telehealth.

Practice head(s):

James Dutro; Kenneth Field; Stephen Sozio

Other key lawyers:

Alexis Gilroy; Jeffrey Kapp; B. Kurt Copper

Key clients

Transplant Centers

One Health Solutions

Children’s Health

Evidera

Pharmaceutical Product Development

Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation Tier 2

The aviation team at Jones Day handles an impressive variety of aviation litigation, ranging from commercial airliner crash litigation and NTSB accident investigations to disputes involving engine and aircraft supply contracts. Jointly led by Jointly led by John Goetz in Pittsburgh, Matthew Papez in Washington DC, and Detroit-based of counsel Stephen Cowen, the team acts for a number of prominent players in the global aviation market, including major domestic and international air carriers, OEMs and aircraft manufacturers, and logistics companies. Also recommended is Joshua Fuchs in the Houston office.

Practice head(s):

John Goetz; Matthew Papez; Stephen Cowen

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Lee; Joshua Fuchs

Key clients

Alaska Airlines

FirstEnergy Corp.

Global Medical Response

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Philippine Airlines

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 2

At Jones Day, trade secrets litigation is primarily led by Randall Kay in San Diego, Steven Zadravecz in Irvine, and experienced of counsel Robert Kantner in the Dallas office. A recent highlight saw the team representing Micron Technologies in international trade secrets litigation involving a state-owned Chinese enterprise; this case has been referred to by President Trump as a prime example of the issues involved in the current US-China trade war. In addition, the group is representing Qualcomm in its lawsuit against Apple alleging misuse of Qualcomm's wireless technology. Kay is particular has been recognized for its 'strong expertise in trade secrets law', while the team as a whole is noted for its 'willingness to listen and collaborate in all areas'.

Practice head(s):

Randall Kay; Steven Zadravecz; Robert Kantner

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Bresch; Andrea Jeffries; Aimee DeFilippo; Jay Johnson; Nathanial Garrett; James Kitchen

Testimonials

‘Jones Day is strong on client service and does a good job staffing matters with team members even across offices when appropriate. The teams are diverse and competent, with good communication the norm.’

‘Randy Kay is very effective at managing teams, serving clients and has especially strong expertise in Trade Secrets law – having authored a treatise on the subject. He is on my short list for any trade secrets-related matter, particularly involving California law, but not necessarily limited to that.’

‘This team really listens to their clients and understands the business fully. They are willing to work with in-house counsel to devise the best strategy and make changes as things evolve. They are true partners and a pleasure to work with. Also, they have deep knowledge of the subject matter.’

‘Deep expertise, but a willingness to listen and collaborate in all areas. You can count on Randy to meet his deadlines, to keep you up to speed and to tell you the real strengths and weaknesses of your case.’

Key clients

Qualcomm

Micron Technology

SAP

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 2

Jones Day commands a steady stream of trademark litigation work, acting for well-known brands such as BMW. The Cleveland office is home to Meredith Wilkes, who jointly leads the firm's global trademark, copyright and unfair competition group alongside John Froemming. Wilkes specializes in cases concerning online infringement, trade dress and counterfeiting, and Froemming represents clients both in trademark and patent disputes. Another key name to note is Jessica Bradley, who stands out for her record in Lanham Act litigation.

Practice head(s):

Meredith Wilkes; John Froemming

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

McCain Foods

LBrands

SharkNinja Operating Group

BMW Group

Noeos Products/Kind Group

The Wikimedia Foundation

SimpliSafe

Outfront Media

Bolt Mobility

WaterFleet

Big Lots Stores

Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 2

Jones Day is noted for its comprehensive labor and employment practice, which is regularly sought out by clients from a variety of industries, such as healthcare, hospitality and media. It impresses with its close cross-office cooperation, which in particular adds value for companies with an international setup. The team, which is led by Michael Gray in Chicago and Matthew Lampe in New York, assists clients with everything from terminations, reductions and compensation systems to the development of compliance systems and policies. Chicago-based Elizabeth McRee is a specialist in wage-and-hour topics, while Michael Rossman regularly advises on litigation-avoidance strategies. In the New York office, Terri Chase is noted for her broad counselling practice and Martin Schmelkin is a key contact for finacial services firms. Lindsay HedrickBrian Jorgensen and Stanley Weiner are highlighted practitioners in Dallas. Atlanta's of counsels Deborah Sudbury, who has a strong track record in board-level investigations, and Elaine Walsh are other names to note as well as Steven Zadravecz in Irvine and Joanne Bush in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Michael Gray; Matthew Lampe

Testimonials

The team takes the time to thoroughly understand the client’s culture, goals and practices and then incorporates that understanding into its assistance.

Steven Zadravecz does a great job mentoring young associates, who are then able to actively handle aspects of the cases at reduced cost, while still providing excellent service. He is also very open to listening to different perspectives; truly a pleasure to work with.’

M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 2

Jones Day provides standout corporate governance advice in the context of M&A and corporate transactions, as well as in disputes and shareholder activism campaigns. Headed by Lizanne Thomas in Atlanta, the team also provides ongoing counsel on ESG and so-called ethical investing issues, which are areas of increased interest for some of its clients, particularly those in the natural resources and manufacturing sectors. In addition to those two industry strengths, the practice group also acts for clients in the technology, chemicals, construction, and food and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Lizanne Thomas

Key clients

ABM Industries

CBRE Group

Comscore

HD Supply

JLL

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Milliken & Company

Newell Brands

Nutrien

Owens Corning

Procter & Gamble Company

Southern Company

Sysco Corporation

United Rentals

USG Corporation

Verint Systems

Xylem

M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism Tier 2

Jones Day has defended companies in a number of shareholder activism matters brought by leading activist investors. Key contacts include Lizanne Thomas and Joel May in Atlanta, and James Dougherty in Cleveland.

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 2

The team at Jones Day assists clients in all areas of communications law, and is best known for its satellite sector specialization, representing global platform providers, particularly in complex transactions involving multi-agency antitrust reviews. In addition, it is well known for regulatory litigation involving the government, including challenges to decisions by the FCC. Brett Shumate joined the firm in 2019 from the Department of Justice, where he worked on regulatory litigation. Spectrum matters are primarily handled by Bruce Olcott, including securing domestic and international authorizations for the acquisition, construction, and operation of networks. Michael Hazzard is a go-to lawyer for robo-calling and cloud computing matters - he assists emerging and established companies with regulatory issues involving the use of data in technology products. Another key contact is Samir Jain, a former senior director for cyber security policy for the National Security Council. Lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.

Practice head(s):

Donald F. McGahn II; Francoise S. Labrousse

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Boeing Company

Twilio Inc.

CallFire, Inc.

Huawei Technologies

Teledyne Technologies

tyntec, Inc.

Preferred Long Distance, Inc.

Colt Technology Services

KVH Industries

NextNav LLC

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense Tier 3

The investigations and white-collar defense group at Jones Day is led from Chicago by Theodore Chung. In addition to handling internal investigations, the group is often called upon to defend corporates and individuals in criminal and regulatory proceedings, and assist in relation to compliance programs. Lawyers are also instructed in cross-border and multijurisdictional investigations; a service made possible by the firm's strong global office network. Other key names are San Diego's Karen Hewitt, who regularly defends cases involving violations of the anti-kickback stature, FCPA and FCA, and Hank Walther in Washington DC, who specialises in fraud cases.

Practice head(s):

Theodore Chung

Other key lawyers:

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 3

Jones Day acts in multi-district litigation, coordinated state proceedings, product liability cases and class actions. Business and tort litigation practice head Stephanie Parker in Atlanta has represented clients in the tobacco, chemicals, gasoline, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and automotive industries.

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Led out of New York, Jones Day’s national practice is also well represented in the Midwest and the South — it also plugs into offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The group’s broad geographical footprint translates into a diverse industry focus, with strong skill sets in the energy and natural resources, food and beverage and TMT sectors. The firm primarily acts for issuers on a range of debt and convertible note offerings, spin-off transactions and corporate governance matters. Cleveland-based Michael Solecki is the key contact and his experience spans both transactional and regulatory matters, including Rule 144A offerings, tender offers, and corporate governance issues. In Chicago, Edward Winslow is noted for his focus on capital markets transactions and corporate governance. New York is the seat of Brett Barragate, who chairs the financial markets practice for the Americas region and maintains a broad corporate finance practice.

Practice head(s):

Brett Barragate

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Deutsche Bank AG

Lam Research Corporation

Nutrien

Omnicom Group Inc.

TransDigm Group Incorporated

Wabtec Corporation

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield Tier 3

Jones Day’s issuer-focused practice combines deep transactional expertise with robust regulatory support. The diverse group regularly works alongside the firm’s litigation, restructuring and regulatory departments to provide full-service assistance on multi-faceted finance deals. Well-represented domestically throughout its extensive national network, the team also benefits from its ability to lean on international platforms in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East for extra firepower in multi-jurisdictional deals. Its client base is equally comprehensive and it acts across all key industry sectors, particularly energy, financial services, transport and technology. Cleveland-based Michael Solecki is a key contact and his practice spans day-to-day corporate governance matters through to major finance transactions, with an emphasis on debt offerings. In New York, Rory Hood advises emerging growth companies through to multinational corporations on the full range of debt and equity capital markets deals. New York-based Brett Barragate chairs the financial markets practice for the Americas region and is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Brett Barragate

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Deutsche Bank AG

Lam Research Corporation

Nutrien

Omnicom Group Inc.

TransDigm Group Incorporated

Wabtec Corporation

Finance > Commercial lending

Jones Day offers an extremely diverse and adaptable practice led out of New York by the highly experienced Brett Barragate. The team forms a core part of the firm's overall global financing offering, and works closely with teams in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. This has made it a popular choice with global banks, where the firm currently sits on over 40 panels. In the US, the team also has a strong presence in Chicago and Cleveland. Its lawyers advise a fairly even mix of borrowers and lenders, including financial institutions, credit funds, private equity funds, and corporate borrowers. Key lawyers include the highly versatile Chip BensingerLewis GrimmKim Desmarais (who is very active on the leveraged buyout side), and Rachel Rawson in Cleveland.

Practice head(s):

Brett Barragate

Key clients

Citizens Financial Group

Deutsche Bank

Nomura Holdings

International Automotive Components Group

Jefferies LLC

Twin River Worldwide Holdings

Wabtec Corporation

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

Jones Day has a global restructuring practice that is equally apt at advising debtors, secured lenders, creditors committees and, on the municipality side, bondholders. In 2019, the practice continued to be involved in the most significant cases of the latest years, including General Motors, Toys ‘R’ Us, and iHeart Communications - all of which were led by practice head Bruce Bennett. His team includes New-York-based Corinne Ball (who has longstanding experience in distressed acquisitions) and Heather Lennox (who acts in and outside the court in both corporate and municipal restructurings.) The firm countered a series of partner departures (including that of highly regarded Scott Greenberg) with the hiring of Joshua Brody from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and of counsel Michaela Crocker.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has a strong presence in Southern California, where practice heads Robert Klyman and Jeffrey Krause are based, but stretches its capacity in the field to New York. The east coast office is led by David FeldmanMichael Rosenthal, and Scott Greenberg, who joined from Jones Day in October 2019 with Steven Domanowski and Michael Cohen. The so-strengthened team can be described as an acclaimed creditor practice mainly representing financial institutions, hedge funds, and unsecured creditors in restructurings, bankruptcies, and distressed acquisitions. From the debtors and equity-holders' side, the group is focused on out-of-court proceedings and Chapter 11. Cross-border work is also a core strength of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Bruce Bennett

Key clients

PG&E Shareholders

GUE Liquidation Companies (f/k/a FTD Companies)

iHeart Communications Senior Creditors

FirstEnergy Corp

M&G Chemicals, SA

Samuels Jewelers

Westmoreland Resource Partners

iHeart Communications Lenders

Toys ‘R’ Us Creditors Committee

Puerto Rico ERS Bondholders

Vari-Form Holdings Group

Preferred Proppants Term Loan Lenders

NII Holdings and NIU Holdings

Hanson Permanente Cement / Kaiser Gypsum Company

General Motors Defense Group

Georgia Power Company

MF Global Reorganized Debtors

Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Shareholders

Verity Health System Creditors

Practice head(s):

Robert Klyman; Jeffrey Krause; David Feldman; Michael Rosenthal; Scott Greenberg

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Partners

Brookstone Holdings

One Call Term Lender Group

Amryt Pharma

Chandler Trusts

Welltower

iHeart Media

American Insurance Group

New York Wheel

Mac Acquisitions

Akorn Term Lender Group

David’s Bridal Term Lender Group

Skillsoft Term Lender Group

4L/Clover Term Lender Group

Progrexion Term Lender Group

Mallinckrodt Term Lender Group

NPC International Term Lender Group

Harland Clarke Term Lender Group

SMS / Curvature Term Lender Group

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Jones Day operates across the electric utilities, energy trading and marketing , and competitive merchant generation and transmission entity fields. It has an established record in FERC litigation and compliance work, and has substantial experience in Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) matters.  David Applebaum is singled out for FERC enforcement and compliance mandates; he joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in early 2019. James Beh also has key experience in representing a variety of power-sector players before FERC. Both partners are based in Washington DC, and Houston-based Jeffrey Schlegel leads the global energy practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Schlegel

Other key lawyers:

Kenneth Driver; David Connelly; David Applebaum; James Beh

Testimonials

‘Jones Day has from the start made the effort to really understand the issues we are facing and to provide the best commercially workable solutions to them.’

They are proactive, reliable and have also worked with us to set up reporting systems for billing of their fees that work well for our business. We feel we work in partnership with them rather than just an advisory service.

Jim Beh is very responsive and knowledgeable in his specialist field. As relationship partner for our firm he goes the extra mile to ensure a good continuing relationship.

Key clients

American Electric Power Service Corporation

Dominion Energy South Carolina

Institutional Equity Investors in Pacific Gas & Electric

KMC Thermo

OGE Energy

Silver Run Electric

Southwestern Public Service

Xcel Energy

Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

Led from Houston by Jeffrey SchlegelJones Day's energy team excels at handling big-ticket oil and gas transactions by dint of its strong sector knowledge, competence across core substantive legal disciplines (including finance, corporate and tax), and its international footprint. The group has a strong pedigree for work throughout Latin America, and regularly teams up with lawyers on the ground in São Paulo, including on the recent high-profile representation of ENGIE on the $8.6bn acquisition and related financing of the majority of Transportadora Associada de Gás from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro. The arrival in May 2019 of Spanish speaking Alfredo Ramos from Thompson & Knight LLP enhances the firm's capabilities for handling deals with a Latin American connection.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Schlegel

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Olson; James Olson; Alfredo Ramos; David Stringer

Key clients

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Chevron Corporation

Rangeland Energy

South Louisiana Methanol

Total S.A.

Noble Energy

Sempra Energy

Targa Resources

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 3

The team at Jones Day is well-equipped to handle environmental litigation, including toxic tort actions, insurance coverage and climate change issues, both in state and federal courts. Kevin Holewinski in Washington DC leads the environmental, health and safety practice; Thomas Donnelly in San Francisco has expertise in toxic tort litigation and administrative proceedings; Daniel Corbett, also in San Francisco, has been especially active in citizen lawsuits and cost recovery actions.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Holewinski

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Donnelly; Christine Morgan; Elise Zoli; Daniella Einik; Daniel Corbett

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

Jones Day utilizes its international network to coordinate and lead global trademark strategies for a number of well-know brands. Cleveland-based practice head Meredith Wilkes is advising The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on its brand launches and marketing initiatives throughout the US, the UK and Germany. Also recommended in the Cleveland office is Carrie Kiedrowski, who is noted for her work on online trademark protection and domain name issues.

Practice head(s):

Meredith Wilkes

Other key lawyers:

Carrie Kiedrowski; Jessica Bradley

Key clients

The Wikimedia Foundation

BMW Group

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

eos Products/Kind Group

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 3

Jointly led by James Dougherty and Randi Lesnick from the New York office, Jones Day focuses on complex, often cross-border M&A, supported by an expansive spread of offices across the United States and the Americas. The firm handles a number of significant deals in the energy sector, notably Marathon Petroleum's combination of two MLPs, and ANDX and ENGIE's $8.6bn acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gás from Brazilian Petrobras. The latter transaction was co-led by Wade Angus, an energy specialist who divides his time between São Paulo and New York. The firm also sees work in the software, rail, and gaming industries. Other names to note are Benjamin Stulberg, a prolific player in public and cross-border M&A, and Miami-based partners Lorne Cantor and Evan Kanter, who have been active in the gaming industry since their arrival from Greenberg Traurig LLP in February 2019. The duo recently advised Stars Corporation on the $6bn merger with Flutter Entertainment. Also of note, Darcy White joined the team from Paul Hastings LLP in mid-2019.

Practice head(s):

James Dougherty; Randi Lesnick

Other key lawyers:

Alain Dermarkar; Erin de la Mare; Benjamin Stulberg; Lorne Cantor; Evan Kanter; Wade Angus

Key clients

BBA Aviation

Cardinal Health

Conagra Brands

Newell Brands

Nutrien

PolyOne Corporation

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Verint Systems

Wabtec Corporation

Western Digital Corp

M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 3

Jones Day focuses on the middle-market, boasting a high deal count courtesy of prolific clients such as Riverside and Morgan Stanley. The practice works on a range of transactions, including early and late-cycle investments, portfolio company M&A, and exits, taking advantage of what has been a buyer's market in the lower-cap space. In addition to its active middle-market practice, the firm has also increased its share of work with high-profile firms, having represented KKR, Carlyle, and Blackstone in strategic industry investments on behalf of growth funds maintained by these clients. Andrew Levine and Michael Earley jointly head the practice from New York and Chicago respectively, while Cleveland-based partners Charles Hardin and Denise Carkhuff have had strong years working closely with Riverside. Chicago's Lisa Lathrop is noted for her work on full-cycle investments and with portfolio companies.

Paul Hastings LLP represents funds, investment banks, and sponsors in life-cycle private equity investments, covering acquisitions, portfolio company advice, divestments and exits. Clients are active in the manufacturing and industrials, life sciences, healthcare, software and technology sectors. In addition, the private equity team is supported by the firm's tax structuring and debt financing practices. Brian Richards and Brandon Howald jointly head the practice from Chicago and Orange County, respectively, with other key individuals spread across offices in California, New York, and Washington DC, and close co-operation with the firm's London office. The nationwide platform was bolstered by the recent hires of Alex Kaufman from Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto and Adam Brown from Hogan Lovells US LLP in DC.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Levine; Michael Earley

Key clients

Arsenal Capital Partners

The Blackstone Group

The Carlyle Group

Cortec Group

EagleTree Capital (formerly, Wasserstein & Co.)

Irving Place Capital

Koch Equity Development

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

One Equity Partners

The Riverside Company

Practice head(s):

Brian Richards; Brandon Howald

Key clients

Symphony Technology Group

Francisco Partners Management

Cortec Group

GI Partners

H.I.G. Capital

Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company

Vector Capital Group

Pfingsten Partners

May River Capital

DW Healthcare Partners

RedBird Capital Partners

Aurora Capital Group

Wynnchurch Capital

RSE Ventures

Deerfield Management

Insight Venture Partners

Sumeru Equity Partners

OnyxPoint Global Management

Madison Capital

Partners Corporation

Chicago Pacific Founders

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 3

Jones Day's bicoastal practice has notable strength in advising financial services, life sciences, healthcare and tech sector clients on a range of financing mandates. Timothy Curry, who is based in the Bay Area, and San Diego-based Taylor Stevens assisted KKR with its investment in OneStream Software, bringing the company's final valuation to over $1bn. Additionally, Stevens led the advice to investment firm Koch Disruptive Technologies, as lead investor, on the $1bn Series D financing of Ibotta, a US-based mobile rewards platform. Practice head Michael Earley is based in the Chicago office.

Practice head(s):

Michael Earley

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ABB Ventures

Adams Street Partners

AquaBounty Technologies

Astellas Ventures

Baxter Ventures

Cortec Group

GIC Special Investments

Next Insurance

Triggr Health

Real estate > Real estate Tier 3

Jones Day’s practice distinguishes itself by its ability to handle large-scale and multi-jurisdictional real estate matters, which often require input from other practice groups in the firm's full-service model. In addition to handling work nationwide, the team also has extensive experience in investment transactions involving assets located in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Chicago-based duo Robert Lee and Brian Sedlak jointly head the practice, overseeing a broad caseload which includes acquisitions and dispositions, lending and borrowing transactions, joint ventures investments and developments, fund services and construction-related matters. Among the team's clients are national, regional and international developers, commercial investment banks, real estate funds, retailers and hospitality groups.

Operating across a full range of asset classes, Latham & Watkins LLP's real estate team has considerable strength in corporate real estate transactions, including private equity deals, joint venture investments and developments, and real estate-related M&A. The team is jointly chaired by Robert Buday and New York-based duo Michael Haas and Michelle Kelban. On the finance front, the team represents lending banks, sovereign wealth funds and other investment funds, and borrowers including public real estate companies and high-end owners. Gary Axelrod is a name to note for real estate deals in the hospitality and leisure sectors. On the more junior end, Los Angeles-based associate Pablo Clarke is developing a strong reputation real estate debt structuring. Named lawyers are located in the Chicago office unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Robert Lee; Brian Sedlak

Other key lawyers:

Trisha Mowbray; Richard Rosenblatt; Andrew Bengtson

Key clients

SITE Centers Corp.

The Blackstone Group

Capital One Bank

StepStone

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Transwestern Investment Group

Mill Creek Residential Trust

Trammell Crow Residential

Wells Fargo, National Association

Navistar

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henderson Park Capital Management

Meyer Bergman

TriGate Capital

Townsend Holdings

Orion Capital Managers

LaSalle Investment Management

Practice head(s):

Robert Buday; Michael Haas; Michelle Kelban

Other key lawyers:

Gary Axelrod; Pablo Clarke; David Meckler; Hilary Shalla

Testimonials

Sophisticated and nuanced understanding of our company’s business, as well as the transitional commercial real estate debt markets more generally.’

Scott McPhee in the Los Angeles office is recommended.’

Key clients

Colony Capital

Starwood Capital Group

Lineage Logistics

ACORE Capital

Stepstone Real Estate Partners

Albertsons Companies

Loews Hotels

Walton Street Capital

The Blackstone Group

Healthpeak Properties (formerly HCP)

Brookfield

CenterPoint Properties Trust

Al Mirqab Holding

MBK Real Estate

Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 4

Fielding several partners who previously worked in senior roles at the SEC and CFTC, Jones Day's financial services department specializes in representing clients in RMBS litigation, major antitrust cases, cryptocurrency disputes, and various regulatory investigations. 'Smart and well-informed', Jayant Tambe has expertise in litigation involving securities and complex financial products. Another key name in this space is Kelly Carrero, who acts for financial institutions, corporations and individuals in litigation involving RMBS and commodities derivatives. Howard Sidman and junior partner Mahesh Parlikad are also recommended. Brett Barragate chairs the firm's financial markets group for the Americas.

Practice head(s):

Jayant Tambe; Brett Barragate

Testimonials

‘The team has a proven ability to handle highly complex matters and to think ahead in terms of strategic priorities. along with the ability to engage specialists throughout the firm when needed.’

Key clients

Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Securities

Quicken Loans

Deutsche Bank

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Jones Day prides itself on its holistic approach to dispute resolution, and indeed the international arbitration team regularly works in conjunction with the firm’s appellate, IP, and asset tracing teams, among others. The group is also able to assist its large multinational corporate client base in various jurisdiction worldwide, owing to it cooperation with the firm’s arbitration teams in Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific. Of particular note, the practice has carved out a reputation for acting in disputes relating to large construction projects in the commercial arbitration space. On the investment treaty arbitration front, it focuses on issues arising in the energy sector; Charles Kotuby and Melissa Gorsline stand out in this regard. Gregory Shumaker leads the global disputes group, and San Francisco-based Marcus Quintanilla is recommended for handling Latin America-related mandates. Unless otherwise specified, all named practitioners are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Shumaker

Other key lawyers:

Charles Kotuby; Marcus Quintanilla; Melissa Gorsline; Stephen O’Neal; Steven Smith

Testimonials

When I worked with Jones Day, I was impressed by the firm in that it was working as one team consisting lawyers from San Francisco, Tokyo, Spain, and Brazil.

I have worked with Marcus Quintanilla on arbitration regarding a dispute in a Latin America energy project.  With his expertise of defending corporations in arbitration as well as his profound understanding of different cultures (Asia, the US, and Latin America), he led the company’s defense in a successful manner.

Key clients

Adocia

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 4

Jones Day is noted for matters before FERC, including interstate oil and gas pipeline rate and tariff proceedings. The core team is also recognised for its advice on general oil and gas pipeline regulatory requirements, commercial agreements and M&A transactions. Houston partner James Olson is a key name to note, and Washington DC's James Beh handles a mixture of oil and gas, renewable energy and conventional power matters before FERC.

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 4

Key figures in Jones Day's life sciences group include San Francisco-based James Dutro, who focuses on M&A and corporate transactions, Kenneth Field in DC, who advises on antitrust-related matters, and Cleveland-based litigator Steve Sozio.

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 4

Jones Day has a track record of acting in high-stakes technology and life sciences prosecution matters, with particular strength in PTAB proceedings, not the least because of the firm's deep litigation bench. Anthony Insogna, based in the San Diego office, is the head of the firm's intellectual property practice.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Insogna

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 4

The client list of Jones Day’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice includes public and private companies and their compensation committees in the transport, construction, tobacco and packaged food sectors. The team recently advised on a number of high-value acquisitions and joint ventures. Practice heads Daniel Hagen and Evan Miller – based in New York and Washington DC respectively – have solid knowledge of the tax laws governing deferred compensation and golden parachute plans, while ERISA fiduciary training is also provided.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Hagen; Evan Miller

Key clients

LORD Corporation

Reynolds American, Inc.

Wabtec Corporation

Timken Company, The

Peabody Energy Corporation

Conagra Brands, Inc.

Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 4

Considerable expertise in withdrawal liability disputes makes Jones Day’s ERISA litigation offering a preferred choice for plan sponsors of multiemployer funds; recent engagements for Washington DC-based practice head Evan Miller involved questions relating to actuarial assumptions for The New York Times, as well as successor liabilities for a national grocery supplier. The team is also engaged in disputes concerning the provision of health benefits and breach of fiduciary claims.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Hagen; Evan Miller

Key clients

Reynolds American, Inc. No

General Motors No

C&S Wholesale Grocers

The New York Times

Peabody Energy Corporation

Timken

MillerCoors

United Natural Foods Inc.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 4

The team at Jones Day is active on a range of outsourcing matters, representing companies in the cyber security, digital marketing, artificial intelligence, manufacturing, aviation and retail sectors. New York-based Mauricio Paez heads the practice. Atlanta-based Todd McClelland joined McDermott Will & Emery LLP in April 2020.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Paez

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 4

Thompson & Knight LLP advises corporates and partnerships on federal, state and local tax matters, and also provides comprehensive tax advice to high-net-worth individuals in relation to trust and estate planning. Group leader Todd Keator has particular expertise in partnership and LLC formation, and is also a key contact for REIT taxation. Also recommended are Dean Hinderliter and Brandon Bloom, both of whom have broad experience of state and federal tax issues. A name to note in the Houston office is Roger Aksamit, who specializes in private equity and energy taxation. Louis Jenull joined the firm in June 2019 from Jones Day. All named attorneys are based in Dallas unless stated otherwise.

Jones Day's tax practice is routinely involved in M&A and private equity transactions in support of the firm's busy nationwide corporate practice. The practice group is jointly led by Joseph Goldman in Washington DC and Edward Kennedy in New York. Goldman's practice is focused on business restructurings and post-acquisition integration, while Kennedy has expertise in tax structuring work for private equity and hedge funds. Associate Matthew Waterhouse is a name to note on the junior end of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Todd Keator

Key clients

Natural Gas Partners

Nexen Petroleum USA

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation

Silver Hill Energy Partners

Yorktown Energy Partners

Black Mountain Oil & Gas / Black Mountain Sand / Black Mountain Minerals

Practice head(s):

Joseph Goldman; Edward Kennedy

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

STERIS

Newell Brands

NVIDIA Corporation

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Ad hoc group of secured lenders of syncreon Group B.V.

Ad hoc group of lien noteholders of Hexion

UPL

Oclaro Corporation

Twin River Worldwide Holdings

Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 5

Led from Houston by Jeffrey Schlegel and aided by numerous M&A and finance lawyers diffused throughout the country, Jones Day's energy team advises electrical utility providers, transmission entities, independent power producers and developers across the full range of corporate and commercial contracts associated with conventional power projects. The firm's capacity in the area was, however, weakened somewhat by the departure in January 2019 of Gerald Farano to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Schlegel

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 5

Jones Day is experienced in representing clients in tax litigation, as well as in Congressional proceedings, and criminal and other regulatory investigations. A number of lawyers in the core team have prior experience at IRS and US Department of Justice. New York-based Kathryn Keneally is the key figure in the tax controversy practice. A former assistant attorney general at the DOJ's Tax Division, Keneally specializes in civil and criminal tax litigation and investigations. The wider tax group is jointly led by Joseph Goldman in Washington DC and Edward Kennedy in New York.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Goldman; Edward Kennedy

Other key lawyers:

Frank Jackson; Kathryn Keneally; Charles Hodges

Key clients

alliantgroup

Donald Rubin

James Dawson

Red Oak Estates

Cottonwood Place

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC represents buyers and sellers in strategic investment and acquisitions, as well as in financing transactions. Among the team's clients are private equity firms and their portfolio companies, spanning the healthcare, food and beverage, retail, government contracting and services, and manufacturing industries. The corporate and securities practice is headed by Kevin Douglas, who is adept at advising public companies on corporate mandates ranging from M&A to SEC reporting matters. Also recommended is Ryan Thomas, who chairs the private equity team. All named attorneys based in Nashville.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Douglas; Ryan Thomas

Testimonials

‘The team is very easy to work with, they are extremely responsive and professional’.

‘They do quality work and still have a fun culture’.          

‘Great legal team. Nice to be able to address specific issues with expert legal advice from topic experts’.

‘Solid business advice, not just a legal answer’. 

‘Looks at the business first and gives advice on a risk / reward basis’.

Key clients

Twin River Worldwide Holdings

Addus HomeCare Corporation

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. – U.S. Subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation

Mid-America Apartment Communities

NN, Inc.

i3 Verticals

Cracker Barrel

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.

Hibbett Sports

Ryman Hospitality

LFM Capital

Firm overview: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe & Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
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