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Jones Day
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SAN DIEGO, CA 92121.3134
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Leveraging its global office network, Jones Day stands out for handling multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters on behalf of corporate clients. Criminal fraud and corruption expert Hank Walther leads the group from Washington DC and has experience coordinating investigations in the US and abroad. Other key figures include Karen Hewitt in San Diego, Roman Darmer in Irvine, Pete Romatowski in Washington DC and Chicago’s Theodore Chung and Dan ReidyHenry Asbill joined Buckley LLP‘s Washington DC office in May 2018.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

With one of the largest groups of litigators worldwide, Jones Dayhas plenty of depth in this area and is able to staff matters with the best lawyers‘. Its experience takes in numerous sectors of the economy, with clients operating in the retail, energy and pharma sectors, among others. In the first jury trial in Massachusetts regarding a foul ball injury, Christopher Morrison and Kate Wallace in Boston prevailed on behalf of the Boston Red Sox; the case involved issues of stadium proprietors’ liability. Elsewhere, Karen Hewitt in San Diego is representing Walmart in opioid litigation and investigations, while Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker has been acting for Merck in lawsuits concerning its osteoporosis drug Fosamax; in 2018, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal by Merck. John Majoras in Washington DC co-leads the business and tort litigation practice alongside Parker.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

The ‘well prepared and thoughtful’ tort litigation and product liability practice at Jones Day is valued for its ‘excellent skills’ as discovery, trial and appellate counsel. Practice head Stephanie Parker in Atlanta is defending Merck in the ongoing Fosamax litigation. Further, a team led by San Diego-based Karen Hewitt is representing Walmart in the nationwide opioid litigation, including the MDL, individual cases and federal investigations, while David Alden in Cleveland obtained dismissal of a wrongful death claim filed against Indivior, alleging failure to warn and design defect claims after a patient who had been prescribed opioid-addiction maintenance drug Suboxone died of a heroin overdose. Other key members of the team include Chicago-based trial lawyer José Isasi II and of counsel Daniel Reidy.