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Jones Day
600 BRICKELL AVENUE
BRICKELL WORLD PLAZA, SUITE 3300
MIAMI, FL 33131
United States

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 1

Jones Day provides clients with support across the whole gamut of antitrust-related civil litigation and class action. The firm fields a deep bench of litigators with particular strengths in the pharmaceutical, health insurance, auto parts, and technology sectors. Practice head Craig Waldman and class action expert John Majoras are situated in the firm’s Washington DC office in addition to Julie McEvoy, who regularly represents clients against claims brought forward by federal agencies and private plaintiffs. In Cleveland, Michelle Fischer litigates issues including price discrimination, sham petitioning, tying and bundling, as well as price gouging and monopolization. Further key attorneys are healthcare litigation expert Jeffrey LeVee (Los Angeles), former FTC litigation and trial counsel Lin Kahn (San Francisco), and David Kiernan (San Francisco), whose expertise ranges from the technology and healthcare to the energy industry. Paula Render  retired at the beginning of 2021.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Key clients

Adient plc

Axon Enterprise, Inc.

Bitmain Technologies Ltd.

Cardinal Health, Inc.

Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and AK Steel Holding Corp.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

Indivior, Inc.

National Beef Packing Company, LLC.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inc.

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC

SAP SE

Union Pacific Railway Co.

Wells Fargo, National Association

Work highlights

  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice for Bitmain Technologies Ltd. and related entities in a complaint alleging that the entities that control the selection and operation of major cryptocurrencies conspired with one another to restrain competition for new forms of digital currency.
  • Successfully defended SAP, one of the world’s leading producers of software for the management of business processes, against trade secret and antitrust claims in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.
  • Defending Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC against novel antitrust and consumer protection claims alleging that the company employed a variety of tactics to artificially inflate the price of Lantus, the company’s blockbuster long-acting insulin glargine product.

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

Jones Day‘s dominant appellate practice handles some of the most high-profile appeals in the country, regularly appearing before federal and state appellate courts nationwide. The firm also secures a significant share of Supreme Court appearances, where it has argued 17 cases during the last five terms. Among its recent headline files, Michael Carvin successfully represented the Arizona Republican Party before the Supreme Court in upholding Arizona’s bans on ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting as consistent with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act — reversing an earlier Ninth Circuit decision. Former solicitor general Noel Francisco has an impressive record in government regulation-related matters; he recently filed a certiorari petition on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, and several other religious organizations, challenging New York’s regulatory mandate that all employers provide coverage for abortions in health insurance plans. Among the team’s other recent highlights, up-and-coming litigators Jeffrey Johnson and Yaakov Roth paired up to secure an appellate victory in the Ninth Circuit for LowerMyBills (LMB) Mortgage Services, after the company was sued over receipt of an allegedly unwanted text message. Benjamin Mizer and of counsel Beth Heifetz are also noted. In 2021, new partners Hashim Mooppan and James Burnham rejoined the firm following stints at the Department of Justice. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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Key clients

Alabama Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors

American Airlines, Inc.

Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Arizona Republican Party

Citigroup Inc.

Community Financial Services Association of America

Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

Flowers Foods Inc.

Fox News Network

Global Medical Response, Inc.

LowerMyBills (LMB) Mortgage Services, Inc.

Metz Culinary Management, Inc.

New York City Bar Association

North American Coal Corp.

Qualcomm Incorporated

University of Michigan

Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. Ltd

Alabama Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors

American Airlines, Inc.

Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Arizona Republican Party

Citigroup Inc.

Community Financial Services Association of America

Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

Flowers Foods Inc.

Fox News Network

Global Medical Response, Inc.

LowerMyBills (LMB) Mortgage Services, Inc.

Metz Culinary Management, Inc.

New York City Bar Association

North American Coal Corp.

Qualcomm Incorporated

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

University of Michigan

Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Arizona Republican Party in obtaining a Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona’s bans on ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting as consistent with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
  • Represented RJ Reynolds Tobacco in obtaining a Florida Supreme Court decision eliminating punitive damages, or at least making them more difficult to obtain, in hundreds of pending wrongful death cases.
  • Successfully represented American Airlines in a case discussing the Helms-Burton Act.

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

Leveraging vast resources throughout the country, including particularly strong offerings in Atlanta and the Midwest, the ‘very impressive’ practice at Jones Day has the strength-in-depth and versatility to handle a wide range and volume of consumer product-related disputes, including major class actions, MDLs, congressional hearings and government investigations. The team is best noted for its ability and willingness to take cases to trial, often in very plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions. Atlanta-based team head Stephanie Parker  exemplifies this approach and is regularly at the forefront of the most significant mandates for the team, including her ongoing work for tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. New York-based of counsel Theodore Grossman  has deep experience at both trial and appellate level and has gained many important victories for defendants in major consumer class actions. Frank Bayuk in Atlanta continues to gain a strong reputation defending clients from a range of sectors, including tobacco, nutritional supplements and paint and lead pigment, in product liability and mass tort lawsuits. The team was also strengthened in April 2021 by the arrival of Los Angeles-based Celeste Brecht  from Venable LLP.

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Testimonials

The team is very impressive.’

‘They are excellent at strategy and writing briefs.’

Key clients

Bristol Myers Squibb

California Stem Cell Treatment Center, Inc.

Chevron USA, Inc.

Daikin America/Daikin Industries

GOJO Industries, Inc.

Merck & Co.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Steris Corporation

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders Tier 1

The insurance recovery group at Jones Day continues to operate in the upper end of the market, handling many of the critical insurance issues of the day from data breaches over natural disasters to high-profile financial losses. The practice covers insurance issues related to a wide variety of claims, successfully representing clients at trial and in arbitrations while also supporting them in mediations and negotiations. In addition, the team regularly makes use of its cross-border capabilities. Los Angeles-based practice head Tyrone R. Childress draws on experience in complex coverage claims relating to property loss, mass tort claims or product liability. In New York, Edward Joyce  contributes expertise in professional liability, D&O liability and business interruption claims. While Craig Hirsch left the firm  in November 2021, New York-based up-and-comer Jason Lissy joined the partner ranks in January 2021.

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Key clients

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Astellas U.S. Holding, Inc. and Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Churchill Downs Inc.

Dell Technologies Inc.

Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Los Angeles Unified School District

Luxottica of America Inc.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, The

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Verizon Communications Inc.

Wynn Resorts, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented the Los Angeles Unified School District in securing one of the first policyholder trial victories during the pandemic, obtaining indemnification from its insurer for hundreds of underlying sex abuse claims involving a former District school teacher.
  • Represented Dell Technologies in an arbritation against London Insurers on behalf of Dell Technologies Inc. over a significant crime insurance claim involving the theft from Dell of hundreds of thousands of software activation keys.
  • Represented Luxottica of America Inc. in obtaining summary judgment confirming its insurer’s duty to defend underlying class actions related to optical services provided at LensCrafters retail stores owned and operated by Luxottica.

Intellectual property > Patents: licensing Tier 1

Boasting a sturdy footprint in key global technology centers and commercial markets and therefore able to navigate mandates both in the United States and globally, Jones Day's licensing and technology transactions group advises on the development, acquisition, transfer, and exploitation of technology and IP assets through commercial transactions. The group's expertise includes licensing, strategic alliances, collaboration agreements, joint development, M&A and joint ventures. Recent work highlights include advising Skyworks Solutions in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75bn. The practice, which is jointly led by Joseph Melnik in Silicon Valley and Anthony Insogna in San Diego, has garnered an excellent reputation in the market, particularly for its expertise in transactions in the high-tech, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Several of the group's attorneys have scientific or business degrees under their belt. Warren Nachlis and Scott Lyne in New York; and Ka-On Li in Silicon Valley are among the key names of the department.

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Key clients

ANSYS, Inc.

Athersys, Inc.

Genomatica, Inc.

Incyte Corporation

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd.

SK Innovation Co., Ltd

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Trustwave Holdings, Inc.

Twilio Inc.

Verizon Media

Work highlights

  • Advised Skyworks Solutions in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75bn.
  • Represented Junshi Biosciences in its license-out of technology and IP related to an anti-PD-1 antibody known as Toripalimab and options for two other molecules.
  • Advised SK Innovation and SK Battery America in connection with the settlement of their US patent dispute with LG Chem Ltd. involving lithium-ion battery technology used in electric vehicles.

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

Jones Day exhibits an expert approach with regard to an extensive range of labor and employment disputes, acting for clients in a variety of industries. The group is recognized for having a strong track record when dealing with wage and hour cases; disability, age, race and gender discrimination actions; trade secrets; and employee mobility issues. New York-based Matthew Lampe, who is well versed in class actions, leads the practice alongside Chicago-based discrimination expert Elizabeth McRee. With experience in a range of employment matters, Michael Gray supports the team in Chicago, handling class actions and discrimination cases. Aaron Agenbroad fulfills a similar role by specializing in a range of wage and hour class actions in San Francisco. In Washington DC, Thomas Chiavetta is an experienced litigator focusing on the transportation industry. Reinforcing the practice’s efforts is Eric Dreiband, who rejoined the team in February 2021 from the Department of Justice. In similar fashion, Kate O’Scannlain joined the firm from the Department of Labor in May 2021. Further changes to the team include Allison Crow and Kelsey Israel-Trummel making partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Lampe; Elizabeth McRee

Testimonials

‘The firm has been invaluable in helping us navigate extremely difficult issues.’

‘They’re efficient and very dependable in turning around complex analyses.’

‘Individually and collectively they are the smartest, most commercial team to work with.’

‘They love their practice, enjoy one another and care deeply about their clients and the outcomes.’

‘Day or night, each of the attorneys is always available to problem solve, brainstorm and help. It’s very genuine and so appreciated!’

Key clients

Ecolab, Inc.

International Business Machines Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Reynolds American, Inc.

Blackstone Group

Bloomberg L.P.

CSX Corporation

BNSF Railway Company

American Airlines Group

Chevron Corporation

SkyWest Airlines

D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P

Verizon

United Airlines Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented McDonald’s in California-wide representative PAGA action.
  • Represented a number of United States Freight Rail Carriers in several lawsuits and two major arbitrations regarding the size of train crews.  
  • Represented Nationwide and two individually named defendants in an employment discrimination and defamation suit.

Labor and employment > Labor-management relations Tier 1

Jones Day represents businesses in relation to matters covered by the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, including collective bargaining work, labor arbitrations and union organizing matters. The firm’s high-profile clients operate across a wide range of industries, including food, rail and mining. Brian West Easley, partner-in-charge of the Minneapolis office, has experience representing employers in manufacturing, natural resources and transport. Washington DC-based Patricia Dunn is an experienced negotiator in labor agreements, bargaining multiple contracts and advising clients on strategy and contingency planning. Chicago-based associates Samantha Woo and Allyson Werntz are key supporting players in many cases. Willis Goldsmith brings more than forty years of experience representing clients before state and federal trials. The team is led by New York-based Matthew Lampe and Chicago-based Elizabeth McRee.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Lampe; Elizabeth McRee

Testimonials

‘Our partner at Jones Day, Brian Easley, has a broad background and assists our company in developing and executing productive labor strategies that are beneficial to our employees and our business. Brian also brings us effective solutions to challenges that we face in our business.’

‘Trish Dunn is quite simply the best.’

Key clients

McDonald’s Corporation

CSX Corporation

Bloomberg L.P.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

The Kraft Heinz Company

General Electric Co.

American Steamship Company

BNSF Railway Company

American Airlines Group

United Natural Foods, Inc.

Stanford University

Saputo

Wabtec Corporation

Wynnchurch Capital Partners

National Railway Labor Conference

General Mills

Pactiv Evergreen

Work highlights

  • Represented Kraft Heinz in successful negotiations resulting in multi-year collective bargaining agreements establishing terms and conditions of employment for over 1,000 employees at the Company’s facilities in various locations.
  • Represented a number of the largest freight rail carriers in the United States in several lawsuits and two major arbitrations to resolve the longstanding issue over changes to the size of train crews, not only resolving one of the most contentious disputes in the history of the freight rail industry, but allowing the carriers to pursue much-needed changes to modernize their operations.
  • Representing Wabtec Corp. in connection with a broad spectrum of labor and employment issues including advising Wabtec in connection with a representation petition filed in Las Vegas, Nevada, by the United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE) (28-RC-274820).

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 2

Jones Day combines corporate and individual representation in criminal cartel litigation, including high-stakes proceedings in rail, semiconductors and capacitors investigations, with a strong record in civil cartel investigations and follow-on enforcement proceedings of national and international significance. The firm fields an experienced team with DOJ and FTC experience, overseen by San Francisco-based antitrust head Craig Waldman. Also in California, Eric Enson is strong across jury trials and DOJ investigations into alleged cartel conduct, while in Washington DC, former Deputy Associate Attorney General Julie McEvoy is a specialist antitrust litigator with extensive experience in civil and criminal antitrust matters, conducting and resolving investigations, and defending clients against civil litigation brought by federal agencies. Also in DC, John Majoras is a go-to counsel for multinational companies facing international cartel investigations and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Other key lawyers:

Eric Enson; John Majoras; Julie McEvoy; Michelle Fischer; Brian Grube

Testimonials

‘The team is top notch. We had a big team of top notch partners, as well as people working closer to the ground. It led to a very, very efficient  project in a bet-the-company piece of litigation.’

‘John Majoras, Michelle Fischer, and Brian Grube are all absolutely top notch antitrust litigators. We had challenging opposing counsel but they were cool under pressure and did not give in to the other side’s antics.’

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2

Jones Day has a standout global operation, combining a strong presence in multiple US commercial centres with its global platform, and regularly handling complex cross-border mergers, most notably closing Bombardier Transportation’s sale to Alstom in January 2021. The firm represents major companies in a number of industries including aerospace, heavy industrials, and tech, while also regularly advises on private equity-backed strategics, an emerging area in the market. The team handles HSR filings, FTC and DOJ investigations and review processes, and is also active in merger litigation, with standout practitioner Michael Knight part of a team representing Axon against the FTC’s challenge to its acquisition of VieVu. The US practice is led by Craig Waldman, an active merger counsel with standout involvements during 2021 in the tech, private equity, and transportation sectors, most notably working with the Duchossois Group on the sale of the Chamberlain Group to Blackstone for $5bn. The highly-praised Ryan Thomas has been active in complex merger proceedings in a variety of sectors, and Houston’s Bruce McDonald is noted for his expertise in energy, tech, and telecoms work, advising clients on government merger investigations and reviews. Kenneth Field remains a key name for healthcare work, with great knowledge of hospital mergers and FTC challenges, while Aimee DeFilippo led on Eaton’s successful acquisition by Danfoss. In San Francisco, former FTC official Lin Kahn specializes in investigations and litigation. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated. Paula Render  retired from the firm.

Practice head(s):

Craig Waldman

Other key lawyers:

Michael Knight; Ryan Thomas; Bruce McDonald; Kenneth Field; Aimee DeFilippo; Lin Kahn

Testimonials

‘They are very responsive, commercial and pragmatic.’

‘They work hard to understand our business and come up with commercial and pragmatic advice and solutions. Craig Waldman is a stand-out partner and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jones Day has an exceptional merger control team. Their broad global footprint and experience obviously helps, but it is their highly skilled and practical attorneys that sets them apart.’

‘The entire team is excellent, but I would particularly single out Ryan Thomas as exceptional. Not only does he have strong expertise in both the US and globally, but he is very pragmatic, and exceptional at coordinating and driving a broad, multi-faceted global regulatory process. Simply put, he gets things done, and done well!’

‘Deep experience in merger control involving global transactions. Extraordinary commitment to client service and perseverance to address challenges.’

‘Ryan Thomas was able to identify the key issues, explain them clearly, and define how they should be addressed to achieve our objectives.’

‘The team is helpful and practical. They keep me updated as needed and generally pick up the phone to explain an issue, sparing me the 3-page email exchanges that are so frustrating when you’re busy and trying to get a deal closed!’

Key clients

Avanti Markets, Inc.

Axon Enterprise, Inc.

Bombardier Inc..

Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

Conagra Brands, Inc.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Eaton Corporation

Parker-Hannifin Corporation

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Sanofi-Aventis Puerto Rico, Inc.

SHV Energy

The Duchossois Group, Inc.

The Riverside Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Eaton on the sale of its hydraulics business to Danfoss A/S for USD 3.3 billion.
  • Represented aerospace and rail equipment company Bombardier Inc. in the €7.45 billion sale of its Bombardier Transportation railroad rolling stock and signalling business to Alstom.
  • Advised Parker-Hannifin Corporation on its proposed $8.8 billion acquisition of Meggitt, plc, a leading provider of aerospace and defense motion and control technologies.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

The team at Jones Day has considerable experience acting for clients active in the energy, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, pharmaceuticals, construction and real estate area. Besides traditional B2B disputes, it is also increasingly involved in consumer fraud litigation and False Claims Act litigation. John Majoras in Washington DC can impress with a broad practice covering a variety of matters; he leads the team together with the Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker, who recently defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in smoking-and-health litigation across the country, including over 1,300 “Engleprogeny” lawsuits in Florida state courts. Leon DeJulius in New York is well versed in appellate matters. Karen Hewitt  in San Diego is part of a team representing Walmart in all facets of opioid litigation nationwide.

Practice head(s):

John Majoras; Stephanie Parker

Other key lawyers:

Leon DeJulius; Karen Hewitt

Key clients

Boeing

Bristol Myers Squibb

Chevron Corporation

Fox News Network

Los Angeles Unified School District

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc.

United States Steel Corporation

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

Praised for its ‘great skill at writing briefs and its strategic approach‘, Jones Day has achieved many successes for clients across a range of toxic tort cases, succeeding at an early stage through aggressive pre-trial strategy, as well as being well equipped with an impressive roster of trial lawyers to try cases should it be necessary. While she is best-known for her track record trying product liability cases within the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, Atlanta-based team head Stephanie Parker  has broader capability within the toxic tort space, including cases involving groundwater and air emissions. Clients also benefit from access to the firm’s first-rate appellate offering (including ten former Supreme Court clerks), who are often brought in at an early stage to help shape the litigation process.

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Key clients

Chevron USA, Inc.

Daikin America/Daikin Industries

Schaeffler Group USA

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Steris Corporation

Work highlights

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal Tier 2

    Jones Day is well known for its municipal related advisory concerning revitalizations, and is well versed in the representation of both debtors and creditors, government operations and labor relations. LA based practice leader Bruce Bennett regularly acts in cases involving healthcare companies, reflecting his broad experience in the field. With the support of Benjamin Rosenblum, Anna Kordas and Chané Buck, the team collectively advised over its secured and unsecured claims against the debtors in the Verity Health System of California bankruptcy case. The practice also regularly represents investment funds, and has an involvement in the ongoing bankruptcy of Puerto Rico. Heather Lennox  oversees the Cleveland office and often advises debtors, creditors’ committees and bank groups.

    Practice head(s):

    Bruce Bennett

    Other key lawyers:

    Kevyn Orr; Gregory Gordon; Heather Lennox; Corinne Ball; Thomas Wilson; Dan Moss

    Key clients

    Creditors of Verity Health System of California: Integrity Healthcare, LLC, NantWorks, LLC and several related entities

    Ad Hoc Group of Puerto Rico ERS Bondholders

    Creditors of Verity Health System of California: Integrity Healthcare, LLC, NantWorks, LLC and several related entities

    Ad Hoc Group of Puerto Rico ERS Bondholders

    Work highlights

    • Advised creditors of Verity Healthcare over its secured and unsecured claims against the debtors in the Verity Health System of California bankruptcy case.
    • Advised investment funds in connection with $1.4bn  of secured bonds issued by the Employees Retirement System of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in its insolvency proceedings under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.

    Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 2

    Jones Day offers ‘incredibly deep knowledge of subject matter’ ranging from data privacy law to healthcare litigation. The team is a go-to firm for M&A involving health systems and private equity firms, with San Francisco-based co-head James Dutro particularly known for his work with academic medical centers. The team’s regulatory strength is also notable with Washington DC-based co-heads Kenneth Field and Alexis Gilroy offering respective expertise in antitrust and data privacy law. Key work includes advising ProMedica on its virtual care waiver program. Heather O’Shea leads the litigation practice from Chicago,  bringing deep experience in False Claims Act and Stark Law cases. Also recommended are Los Angeles-based regulatory specialist Claire Castles, and Dallas-based Courtney Carrell.

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    Testimonials

    ‘Incredibly deep knowledge of the subject matter; very thoughtful in their analysis; a strategic partner of the first order.’

    ‘James Dutro, and James Poth are each foremost experts in their field. They are extremely client-focused and very responsive. And we value their strategic advice as much as their legal advice.’

    ‘Exceptional expertise, great availability 7 days per week, strong collaboration to achieve business goals.’

    Key clients

    Cook Children’s Health Care System

    Community Medical Centers

    ProMedica Health System

    PWNHealth

    Work highlights

    • Advised Community Medical Center on novel physician alignments and graduate medical education requirements.
    • Advising ProMedica on the security of its “hospital-without-walls” digital waiver system.
    • Advising PWNHealth in relation to a series of transactions with parent company Everly Health.

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

    With extensive experience in acting for aviation sector clients, Jones Day fields a team that includes civilian and former military pilots, former senior officers of the FAA and Department of Justice, and former aviation manufacturer in-house lawyers. Pittsburgh-based John Goetz heads up the firm’s worldwide airlines and aviation cross-practice initiative, counseling airline and aviation clients in China, Japan, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, in addition to the US. Other names to note are litigation and trial attorney Matthew Papez in Washington DC, who is particularly focused on the aviation and aerospace industries; and Detroit-based Stephen Cowen, whose track record includes representing aerospace clients in breach of contract, patent, trade secret and business tort disputes.

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    Key clients

    Alaska Airlines

    Virgin America

    American Airlines

    The Boeing Company

    FirstEnergy Corp

    Global Medical Response

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

    Parker Hannifin Corporation

    Philippine Airlines

    SkyWest Airlines

    United Airlines

    Work highlights

    • Representing Boeing in connection with the design and construction of the military aircraft that transports the President of the United States.
    • Representing United Airlines in a lawsuit that involves a novel issue arising under the Payroll Support Program of the CARES Act.
    • Assisted Global Medical Response, a network of air ambulance providers, on its strategy to combat state laws limiting the amount air ambulance providers could collect for their services.

    Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 2

    Drawing from its strong global and US presence, Jones Day is a solid choice for complex cross-border IP disputes. The practice is frequently sought out by leading pharmaceutical and life science companies for the protection of their patents, and maintains a busy caseload in the technology, electronics, software and consumer product sectors. The group regularly acts before the country's most relevant venues, with a good track record before the federal circuit, PTAB, and a growing ITC practice. Steering the team are the Cleveland-based David Maiorana, co-chair of the IP litigation practice; and Anthony Insogna in San Diego, who is currently chair of the firm’s global IP department and is particularly well versed in representing  pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Andrea Jeffries (Los Angeles); Jones Day (Chicago); Sarah Geers (New York); and Greg Lanier (Silicon Valley) are other key names of the practice.

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    Key clients

    Johnson & Johnson

    Merck & Co., Inc.

    NXP Semiconductors N.V.

    Qualcomm  R. J.

    Reynolds Tobacco Company

    REGENXBIO Inc.

    SAP SE

    SK Innovation

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

    Wolfspeed, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Secured a victory at the ITC representing R.J. Reynolds against Philip Morris International and Altria regarding the infringement of vaping patents.  
    • Advised SK Innovation on the settlement of a global patent infringement dispute with LG Chem Ltd. involving lithium-ion battery technology used in electric vehicles.
    • Represented Regenxbio in an arbitration against Regenxbio’s licensee Abeona Therapeutics Inc.

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

    Jones Day offers a versatile, cross-departmental trade secrets team that regularly handles high-profile and often multi-jurisdictional disputes for a varied roster of blue-chip corporate clients. San Diego-based Randall Kay is a highly experienced litigator and advisor within the trade secret space, whose recent engagements include proceedings for clients in telecoms, semiconductor manufacturing, healthcare, and solar power generation. Los Angeles-based IP trial lawyer Andrea Jeffries is especially noted for her knowledge and reputation in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and software. Steven Zadravecz focuses on trade secret and employment litigations from the firm’s Irvine office, while Houston-based Joshua Fuchs is also recommended for his broad sector focus, including energy trading and consumer goods manufacturing.

    Practice head(s):

    Randall Kay; Andrea Jeffries; Steven Zadravecz

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    Key clients

    Applied Medical Distribution Corporation

    SAP SE

    Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc.

    Merck & Co. Inc.

    Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

    Micron Technology, Inc.

    Global Healthcare Company

    UIH Solutions LLC

    Aegis Spine, Inc.

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

    International Business Machines

    Be Green Packaging, LLC

    Work highlights

    • Representing Applied Medical Resources in winning a jury verdict of misappropriation of trade secrets against a former high ranking executive of Applied as well as his new employer.
    • Represented SAP in trade secret and antitrust claims in a federal court lawsuit in the Northern District of California.
    • Representing Velodyne Lidar, Inc. in the International Trade Commission regarding a trade secrets claim.

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

    Jones Day has a well-established reputation in the corporate governance space, with it assisting many prominent clients with their most complex and significant issues. The team's wide-ranging expertise includes ESG, proxy battles, takeover preparedness, board composition and fiduciary duties. The practice is led by Lizanne Thomas, who divides her time between the New York and Atlanta offices. Thomas regularly acts for special committees on control and conflict transactions, as well as internal investigations. Newly-promoted partner Justin Macke, who is based in New York, has significant experience of advising public companies on public mergers in the face of activist shareholders. Another name to note is Atlanta-based associate Joanna Sutton, who acts for clients in a wide range of industries, including food, energy, textiles, chemicals and technology.

    Practice head(s):

    Lizanne Thomas

    Other key lawyers:

    Justin Macke; Joanna Sutton, James Dougherty

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

    The Washington DC-based practice at Jones Day has strong expertise in matters pertaining to satellites and defense. The department is headed by Bruce Olcott , an expert on issues pertaining to wireless and wireline entities with a strong history representing them before the FCC. Alongside Olcott, Brett Shumate deploys his substantial expertise in litigation, focusing on regulatory matters pertaining to M&A in the sector. Schuyler Schouten is a specialist in navigating regulatory situations with little previous legislation and adjudication. Samir Jain departed the practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Bruce Olcott

    Other key lawyers:

    Brett Shumate; Schuyler Schouten; Jennifer Everett

    Key clients

    Verizon Communications

    The Boeing Company

    Intelsat ad hoc Creditors Committee

    Colt Technology Services

    Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.

    KVH Industries

    NextNav LLC

    Teledyne Technologies

    PIMCO Investment Management Company

    National Republican Senatorial Committee

    Five9 Inc.

    Global VSAT Forum

    Spanish Broadcasting Corporation

    Oncor Electric

    FirstEnergy

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advising Intelsat’s new post-bankruptcy ownership group in organization and ensuring FCC spectrum clearing payments of nearly $5bn stay with the company and its new majority owners.
    • Represented The Boeing Company before the FCC to authorize a license relating to the company’s global satellite system, increasing its constellation.
    • Advised NextNav, LLC with the regulatory issues involved in going public, including securing approval from the FCC, preparing SEC disclosure documents and an opinion letter addressing the company’s extensive holdings of FCC licenses.

    Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

    Jones Day‘s construction practice is an established name in major projects in the US and internationally, standing out for its proficiency in dispute resolution but regularly representing clients from the initiation of projects and preparation of contract documents. The firm has become a go-to name when it comes to troubled projects needing guidance through to completion, handling dispute resolution and litigation. In this space, Roy Powell is a key figure and he co-leads the practice, dividing his time between the Dallas and Pittsburgh offices. Leading the practice alongside him is Los Angeles’ Daniel McMillan, an experienced transactional and trial attorney, specialized in the construction industry and experienced in first-of-their-kind cases. In Houston, Laurens Wilkes and William Taylor are noted trial and arbitration lawyers in the construction sector, while international arbitration expert Tarek Abdalla is a key name in Pittsburgh.

    Practice head(s):

    Daniel McMillan; Roy Powell

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Chevron Corporation

    Cintra Infrastructures S.E. and Cintra Holding U.S Corp

    City of Hope National Cancer Center

    Kiewit Corporation

    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

    Loma Linda University Medical Center

    San Diego Gas & Electric

    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc.

    Sempra Energy

    Southern California Gas

    Southern California Edison

    West Chicago Battery Storage LLC

    Joliet Battery Storage LLC

    Work highlights

    • Represented a local authority in the Millennium Tower litigation, concerning a 56-story condominium tower that has vertically moved 16 inches and is tilting as much as 20 inches.
    • Acted for Chevron Australia, owner of the Gorgon Project, an LNG project that has been the subject of numerous disputes amounting to AU$2.2bn.
    • Represented a major tech company in two disputes concerning the installation and construction of much of the technological infrastructure at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

    As part of an international network with offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia, Jones Day is well equipped to handle cross-border investigations and disputes. The team is known in the market for its expertise in bet-the-company litigation, anti-corruption and fraud matters, and investigations brought by domestic and international enforcement authorities. Chicago’s Theodore Chung leads the team; he is recommended for internal investigations, and defending companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory proceedings, as well as compliance programs.

    Practice head(s):

    Theodore Chung

    Other key lawyers:

    Karen Hewitt; Hank Walther

    Testimonials

    ‘Practical thinking and feedback, responsive and team oriented.’

    ‘Ted Chung has a calm but confident demeanor and provides sound and practical guidance.’

    Key clients

    Dr. Hyun Jin Moon

    Robert T. Brockman

    Concept Schools NFP

    Gordon Coburn

    Jeffrey Ruffo

    Work highlights

    • Representing Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, the chairman of a D.C.-based religious non-profit, UCI, in a suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty arising out of the schism within the Unification Movement, a worldwide providential spiritual movement founded by Moon’s father, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, in Korea in 1954.
    • Defending a high-profile tech company CEO who has been indicted by the Department of Justice concerning activities in connection with an offshore trust structure.
    • Representing Gordon Coburn, the former President of Cognizant Technology Solutions, who was indicted by DOJ and charged by SEC for his alleged role in a scheme to bribe officials in India.

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

    Adept at guiding clients through the entire life cycle of litigation claims – from pre-litigation counseling through discovery, jury trials, and appeals – Jones Day is a popular choice among life sciences and healthcare clients defending individual wrongful death and personal injury claims, as well as in large class actions. Atlanta-based team head Stephanie Parker has extensive experience trying and leading high-stakes litigation, including jury trials, for pharmaceutical companies in the defense of product liability claims, as well as patent infringements. José Isasi in Chicago is another key member of the team, particularly in light of his first-chair credentials, which have seen him secure notable victories for medical devices manufacturers in product liability-related federal and state jury and bench trials. The arrival in April 2021 of Los Angeles-based first-chair trial lawyer Celeste Brecht  from Venable LLP strengthens the team, particularly in light of her pharma product liability-related expertise.  

    Practice head(s):

    Key clients

    Bristol Myers Squibb

    California Stem Cell Treatment Center, Inc.

    Merck & Co.

    Walmart Stores, Inc.

    Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

    Jones Day‘s securities litigation and SEC enforcement practice ‘has deep knowledge of the practice area and skilled advocates‘, frequently defending companies and their directors and officers against claims under the federal and state securities laws, and in SEC enforcement matters. The firm has a strong nationwide presence through its offices in the Midwest, Southeast, Texas and California, as well as in New York and Washington. Henry Klehm in New York leads the practice, in which Cleveland-based Geoffrey Ritts is recommended for his ‘extremely deep knowledge of the case law and is thorough and persuasive in his manner of presentation‘. He led the defense of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in a class action alleging fraudulent misstatements about the company’s staffing practices. Atlanta-based Mike McConnell ‘listens to what you need and helps you craft solutions that support the board and executive management groups effectively‘, while John Tang in San Francisco is ‘highly skilled in translating very complex topics into simple-to-understand terms‘.

    Practice head(s):

    Henry Klehm

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘John Tang is one of the best attorneys I have had the privilege of working with. He is not only extremely intelligent in terms of legal expertise (both substantive and procedural), but also highly skilled in translating very complex topics into simple-to-understand terms to both non-securities lawyers and non-lawyers. He is also highly responsive and organized.’

    ‘The Jones Day team has deep knowledge of the practice area; they are skilled advocates, both orally and through written work product.’

    ‘Geoff Ritts has extremely deep knowledge of the case law and is thorough and persuasive in his manner of presentation. He makes himself available and is great to work with.’

    ‘Deep knowledge bench; very business-needs focused; very efficient in scheduling meetings and gatherings and avoiding overwork.’

    ‘Michael McConnell and Mark Rasmussen are outstanding business partners. They listen to what you need and help you craft solutions that support the board and executive management groups effectively.’

    Key clients

    FirstEnergy

    Conagra Brands

    United States Steel Corporation

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

    Brookdale Senior Living

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

    Southern Company

    Celgene Corp.

    USG Corp.

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

    Wells Fargo

    SuperMicro Computer

    Walmart Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Conagra Brands, Inc. in obtaining the dismissal of a securities class action alleging fraudulent misstatements about the expected benefits of a merger and a supposed “channel-stuffing” scheme.
    • Representing FirstEnergy in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation relating to a public-corruption investigation concerning the Ohio legislature.
    • Represented Brookdale Senior Living and its officers in securing the dismissal of a securities class action in which plaintiffs alleged that the company systematically understaffed its facilities and made misstatements about its staffing practices in SEC filings.

    Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

    Jones Day‘s widespread presence across the US provides it with extensive connections to corporate issuers. The team operates across the investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt segments. It is particularly noted for debt exchange offers and is active in debt offerings connected to acquisition financings. Cleveland’s Michael Solecki, Chicago partner Edward Winslow and Rory Hood in New York, are key names.

    Practice head(s):

    Brett Barragate; Jayant Tambe

    Other key lawyers:

    Michael Solecki; Edward Winslow; Rory Hood

    Key clients

    Wabtec Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Represented Bunge Limited in a public offering of $1bn aggregate principal amount of 2.750% senior notes due 2031.
    • Advised STERIS Plc on a $1.35bn registered offering of senior notes by an affiliate.
    • Represented Citigroup Global Markets and the other underwriters in a $2.5bn notes offering by eBay.

    Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings Tier 3

    Jones Day‘s widespread connections to industrials across the US brings it a steady volume of issuer engagements. The firm’s strong New York office is also gaining ground in underwriter engagements. Cleveland partner Michael Solecki  is a prominent name in the market, along with Edward Winslow  in Chicago and Rory Hood in New York.

    Practice head(s):

    Brett Barragate; Jayant Tambe

    Other key lawyers:

    Michael Solecki; Edward Winslow; Rory Hood

    Testimonials

    ‘Extremely knowledgeable and responsive.’

     

    Key clients

    Asbury Automotive Group Inc.

    Peabody Energy Corporation

    Gray Television Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advised Bally’s Corporation on a $1.5bn Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of senior notes.
    • Advised Coronado Global Resources on its offering of $350m of 10.750% senior secured notes due 2026.
    • Represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a $650m Rule 144A offering of 6.375% senior secured notes.

    Finance > Commercial lending

    Jones Day‘s finance practice is noted for its breadth, as the firm assists financial institutions, direct lenders, corporations, private equity firms and hedge funds with negotiating various financial structures. Equally comfortable on either side of transactions, the debt finance department is complimented by the firms strength in restructuring, financial litigation and regulatory issues. Brett Barragate and Rachel Rawson lead the team from New York and Boston respectively; the former recently advised healthcare company Steris Plc on obtaining $2.55bn in financing across multiple facilities, while the latter focuses on asset-based lending and investment grade financings . Cleveland-based Caitlin Hunter was promoted to partner in January 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Brett Barragate; Rachel Rawson

    Other key lawyers:

    Aldo LaFiandra; Charles Bensinger; Lewis Grimm; Corbin Kenelly; Caitlin Hunter; Kevin Samuels

    Testimonials

    ‘Knowledgeable and great to work with’

    ‘Experts in protecting our business while also client friendly.’

    ‘Al LaFiandra is the best lawyer / advisor that I’ve worked with in my 30 year career.’

    ‘The Jones Day team has been a backbone of growing our leveraged finance practice over the last 5-10 years. Their team runs through walls to get the job done. We have utilized them on a number of corporate / public company issuances, all of which have been executed with precision. They take the time and do the research on market precedent, even when its a specific issue that requires a deep dive. There is a general level of trust and understanding within our organization when they represent us.

    They work well with our team, treat every part of the organization with respect, are already willing to take their own time (associate and partner level) to explain issues to our organization.’

    ‘Al Lafiandra and Corbin Kennelly. They are available 24/7, always meet our expectations with regards to comparable transactions, client timelines, diligence work, structural advice. We use them at every opportunity available.’

    Key clients

    Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

    Ferro Corporation

    KeyBank National Association

    PNC Bank, National Association

    PolyOne Corporation (n/k/a Avient Corporation)

    Santander Bank, N.A.

    The Riverside Company

    The Timken Company

    TransDigm Inc.

    WESCO International, Inc.

    J.P. Morgan Chase

    Truist Financial Corporation

    U.S. Bank National Association

    ACI Worldwide, Inc.

    CITGO Petroleum

    Follett Corporation

    Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

    Macy’s Inc.

    Nutrien Ltd.

    OGE Energy Corp.

    Wells Fargo

    Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

    Ferro Corporation

    KeyBank National Association

    PNC Bank, National Association

    PolyOne Corporation (n/k/a Avient Corporation)

    Santander Bank, N.A.

    The Riverside Company

    The Timken Company

    TransDigm Inc.

    WESCO International, Inc.

    J.P. Morgan Chase

    Truist Financial Corporation

    U.S. Bank National Association

    ACI Worldwide, Inc.

    CITGO Petroleum

    Follett Corporation

    Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

    Macy’s Inc.

    Nutrien Ltd.

    OGE Energy Corp.

    Wells Fargo

    Work highlights

    • Represented KeyBank National Association in a $325m revolving credit facility.

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

    The team at Jones Day utilizes its international expertise to advise over multijurisdictional reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. Bruce Bennett, global leader of the practice who resides in the Los Angeles office, is well versed in the representation of both debtors and creditors and has expertise in a range of sectors such as retail, telecommunications, aviation, gaming and computer technology. He led the team in its representation of the Jackson Crossover Group, the largest creditor constituency group in the Chapter 11 case of Intelsat S.A, demonstrating the team’s capabilities in handling secured and unsecured debt. Corinne Ball, who is New York based, is also worth noting for her role in the debtor’s counsel for The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre regarding its Chapter 11 case. Heather Lennox, based in New York and Cleveland, is another notable individual, known for her strength in advising both domestic and international clients, and work with the National Bankruptcy Conference. The practice saw the departure of Timothy Hoffmann in May 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Bruce Bennett

    Other key lawyers:

    Corinne Ball; Heather Lennox; Carl Black; Gregory Gordon; Kevyn Orr; Thomas Wearsch; Benjamin Rosenblum; Joshua Mester; Dan Moss; Ryan Sims; Michael Schneidereit

    Testimonials

    ‘Jones Day has an exceptionally knowledgeable, experienced and deep bankruptcy team supported by equally exceptional litigation and corporate law groups that work seamlessly together as necessary.’

    ‘The lawyers have an incredible breadth of substantive knowledge in their subject areas.’

     

    Key clients

    Ad Hoc Creditor Group (“Jackson Crossover Group”) (Intelsat)

    Aldrich Pump LLC and Murray Boiler LLC (Debtors)

    LTL Management LLC (Debtor)

    Bestwall LLC, an affiliate of Georgia-Pacific LLC (Debtor)

    DBMP LLC, an affiliate of CertainTeed LLC (Debtor)

    Nine Point Energy Holdings, Inc. (Special Counsel to Debtor)

    Peabody Energy Corporation

    Shiloh Industries, Inc. (Debtors)

    Shareholders of Garrett Motion Inc.

    Ad Hoc Group of Puerto Rico ERS Bondholders

    Diocese of Rockville Centre (Debtor)

    Funds Managed by Diameter Capital Partners as revolving lenders (Mallinckrodt)

    Integrity Healthcare, LLC, NantWorks, LLC and several related entities (Verity Health System of California)

    The Boeing Company (GDC Technics LLC)

    Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. (Debtors)

    Shareholders of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    Preferred shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (as administrative agent)

    OmniMax International

    Work highlights

    • Advised Jackson Crossover Group, the largest creditor constituency group of creditor, holding over 46% ($6.8bn) of Intelsat debtors’ entire funded debt in every facet of the Intelsat chapter 11 cases.
    • Represented LTL Management LLC in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case to equitably and permanently resolve all current and future talc-related claims against it.
    • Represented Nine Point debtors in multiple actions against a midstream services provider, including with respect to an asserted $150m lien.

    Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

    Jones Day represents a variety of energy clients, including multi-state utilities, private equity investors, and renewable energy developers, in a range of regulatory, transactional, and enforcement matters. The practice works closely with the firm’s global M&A, and banking and finance practices to provide ‘quality’ advice. The group is well regarded for its FERC litigation capabilities and has experience in defending against allegations of market manipulation, rate case litigation and complaints contesting capacity market design. It is also well equipped to advise on CFTC compliance issues and FERC investigations, with the ‘highly respectedDavid Applebaum being a specialist in FERC investigations and enforcement issues. Jeffrey Schlegel chairs the practice. All lawyers are based in Houston.

    Practice head(s):

    Jeffrey Schlegel

    Other key lawyers:

    Kenneth Driver; David Connelly; David Applebaum; James Beh

    Testimonials

    Quality of advice from experienced practitioners.’

    David Applebaum is highly respected inside of FERC, which is very valuable for interacting with agency staff. He provides measured and well-reasoned advice.’

    Key clients

    American Electric Power Service Corporation

    GenOn Holdings

    FirstEnergy Corporation

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric

    Cleveland-Cliffs

    Work highlights

    • Represented FirstEnergy Corporation in connection with two substantial strategic financings that total $3.4bn in equity proceeds to the company.
    • Represented Cleveland-Cliffs Incorporated in connection with required FERC approval under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and other FERC regulatory compliance matters associated with the company’s approximately $1.4bn acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA and its subsidiaries.
    • Represented large, independent merchant generation company GenOn Holdings in a series of regulatory proceedings in California concerning it’s Ormond Beach generating station.

    Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

    Well regarded for ‘significant expertise in energy deals’ as well as ‘good depth among the team', Jones Day represents clients operating in upstream, midstream and downstream oil-and-gas markets and infrastructure development. The firm’s broad experience includes regulatory issues arising during acquisitions, mergers and other transactions that require FERC approval. Practice head Jeffrey Schlegel is based in Houston and has particular expertise in oil and gas, chemicals/petrochemicals and energy-related infrastructure.

    Practice head(s):

    Jeff Schlegel

    Testimonials

    ‘Significant expertise in energy deals; good depth among the team’

    ‘Excellent experts at managing energy deals (esp. Jeff Schlegel)’

    Key clients

    Chevron

    OGE Energy Corp

    National Fuel Gas Company

    Marathon Petroleum

    CITGO Petroleum Corporation

    Work highlights

      Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 3

      Jones Day represents clients in a variety of environmental litigation in federal and state courts, showcasing strong credentials in the area of climate change and emerging contaminants. The team is comprised of attorneys with former experience in federal agencies, including the EPA, and draws on resources throughout the US and Europe to assist clients operating in the chemical, energy, mining, waste management, forest products, automobile manufacturing, real estate development and agriculture sectors in toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation matters.  Department head Kevin Holewinski  manages a busy caseload featuring high-stakes environmental, climate change and toxic tort litigation; he is based in Washington DC. Jane Story is a noteworthy practitioner in Pittsburgh, who is recommended both for CERCLA litigation and compliance issues, while Thomas Donnelly  stands out in the San Francisco office for his longstanding experience in administrative proceedings before environmental agencies and litigation.

      Practice head(s):

      Kevin Holewinski

      Other key lawyers:

      Thomas Donnelly; Jane Story; Daniella Einik; Daniel Corbett

      Key clients

      United Affiliates Corporation

      GenOn

      Kyocera International, Inc.

      Taiwan Cement Corporation

      Midshore Riverkeepers

      Fluor Corporation

      Eaton Corporation

      Industry focus > Healthcare: health insurers Tier 3

      Jones Day‘s ‘very knowledgeable' team focuses on regulatory and transactional work, with the team particularly known for its clinical integration expertise and value-based care advice. Much of its work is with regionally focused networks, taking advantage of its large network of offices. The team is co-led by three attorneys, Washington DC-based Alexis Gilroy and Kenneth Field, and Chicago-based Heather O’Shea. Columbus-based Lisa Han is known for her transactional work, and San Francisco-based David Morris acts on employer/payer contracting matters. Dallas's Kurt Copper offers contentious support to clients.

      Practice head(s):

      Alexis Gilroy; Kenneth Field; Heather O’Shea;

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘This team is very knowledgeable about the health care insurance regulations in Ohio, but also nationwide. They have worked on projects and given us usable tools to allow us to run our business. Other law firms were not able to provide the tools we needed. They have also assisted us with regulatory filings and communications with the regulators on several critical projects.’

      ‘The Jones Day team, especially Lisa Han, is very responsive and available for consultation. the quality of work is top-notch. I always feel very confident in the legal advice provided. It is thorough and concise, at the same time.’

      Key clients

      Prisma Health

      Stanford Health Care

      Work highlights

      • Advised Prisma Health on the formation of a value-based clinically integrated care network in South Carolina.
      • Represented Stanford Health Care in connection with the development and negotiation value-based payment arrangements with multiple employer plans.

      Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 3

      Jones Day leverages the experience of its team to represent major brand owners such as the BMW Group, McCain Foods and the Wikimedia Foundation in complex, high-value trademark, unfair competition and false advertising disputes across the nation. In Cleveland, trademark litigation expert Meredith Wilkes, who advises clients across the food, consumer products, insurance and sports sectors, leads the group, along with John Froemming in Washington DC, who brings a strong record in trademark conflicts in federal courts. Anna E. Raimer at the Houston office maintains an active practice leading oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘They partner with us to make our goals their goals.’

      ‘Availability, willingness to be creative to reach our goals, co-management of our IP portfolio.’

      Key clients

      McCain Foods Limited

      The NOCO Company

      BMW Group (including Rolls-Royce Motorcars Ltd. and MINI)

      EOS Products LLC

      The Wikimedia Foundation

      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

      Outfront Media LLC

      Bolt Mobility, OU

      TNSG Biotech Co. Ltd.

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

      Advising household names including BMW, Wikimedia and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the intellectual property practice at Jones Day provides clients with comprehensive services for the clearance, licensing, prosecution and management of their global trademark portfolios. Meredith Wilkes, an experienced brand protection and enforcement advisor, leads the team in Cleveland, where support is provided by Carrie Kiedrowski, who advises companies across the real estate, food and beverage, education, software and insurance sectors. In Houston, Anna E. Raimer specializes in counselling clients on Internet and social media trademark issues. Jessica Bradley  left in August 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Testimonials

      ‘I like that Jones Day provides a one-stop solution to our trademark prosecution and portfolio management needs.’

      Key clients

      The Wikimedia Foundation

      BMW Group (including Rolls-Royce Motorcars Ltd. and MINI)

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

      EOS Products LLC

      The NOCO Company

      Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 3

      The team at Jones Day provides counselling designed to minimize labor and employment risks. It advises clients on varied and complex issues such as the design and administration of compensation systems; dismissals; the implementation of non-discriminatory reductions-in-force and plant closings; the investigation of sexual harassment, theft and other misconduct; and compliance with complex new employment laws. Names to note include Elizabeth McRee and Michael Gray in Chicago, with Gray covering matters arising from the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and state anti-discrimination laws; and Matthew Lampe in New York, who handles class actions, discrimination and wrongful discharge laws. In Atlanta, Deborah Sudbury is another active member of the practice, handling a range of cases across varied industries.

      Practice head(s):

      Matthew Lampe; Elizabeth McRee

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘The firm has been invaluable helping us navigate complex matters. They’ve been there when we’ve needed and helped us through countless fire drills.’

      ‘Always available, exceptional knowledge base, and honest.’

      ‘They are always available and treat us like we are the most important client. They are genuine and excellent team players.’

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

      Jones Day is active across the US private equity market, advising relationship clients such as Riverside and Eagletree on a wide range of buyouts, exits, minority investments, and portfolio company issues. The team is geographically diverse, with strong presences in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago, and offers a combination of strong transactional expertise alongside in-house corporate and regulatory capabilities. Alongside work for long-term clients, the firm has expanded its share of work for leading players, with Washington DC-based Daniel Michaels advising American Industrial Partners on the purchase of Raytheon’s Missile Defense businesses by its portfolio company Vertex Aerospace, a complex transaction that also saw a key role for New York-based transactional partner Justin Macke. The team is led by Andrew Levine  in New York, who has a strong record in global  deals and regularly advises the likes of EagleTree and JF Lehman on major transactions, while Cleveland’s Denise Carkhuff is a key name for buyouts, private M&A, and advice to management teams. In Chicago, Lisa Lathrop is a prolific transactional advisor to a range of private equity sponsors throughout the life-cycle of investments, while Detroit-based Lara Pender is noted for her work on early-stage and venture transactions. New York-based associate Emily Cai (NEEDS TAGGING) has an emerging reputation for global transactions across a variety of industries, including energy, telecoms, and industrials.

      Practice head(s):

      Andrew Levine

      Other key lawyers:

      Denise Carkhuff; Lisa Lathrop; Justin Macke; Lara Pender; Emily Cai; Charles Hardin; Daniel Michaels; Robert Profusek

      Testimonials

      ‘Very practical approach to solving problems and getting deals done.’

      ‘Great team that covers off all aspects of transactional workflow. The team works very well and communicates well together to ensure unified client approach. Very responsive team, quick turn around times, thoughtful consideration to the issues at hand. All of this leads to a well balanced reasoned approach to navigating complex issues.’

      ‘Robert Profusek, a legend of transactional work. Bob brings with him a wealth of information, and practical solutions. Always willing to engage and discuss, no issue is too small for him to engage with.’

      Andrew Levine, incredibly talented at structuring, negotiating and drafting all aspects of complex transactions. Andy is able to Andy is always available, keeps the client on track, responsive, approachable and a joy to work with.’

      ‘Jones Day performs almost all of our legal work in the US and they do the majority of our work worldwide. They have earned our business based on the high quality of their legal work, the responsiveness of their efforts, the soundness of their advice and value they add.’

      The level of service we have received from Jones Day has been superb, encompassing excellent legal advice, extreme responsiveness, unsurpassed attention to detail and, most importantly, the utmost attention to our needs and concerns.’

      ‘Our main point of contact at Jones Day is Chuck Hardin, who is an exceptional business lawyer himself and also does a wonderful job making the considerable global assets of the firm available to us 24/7.’

      Key clients

      The Riverside Company

      Group EagleTree Capital

      J.F. Lehman & Company

      American Industrial Partners

      Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

      Cortec

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

      Koch

      HCI Equity Partners

      Centre Lane

      Arsenal Capital Partners

      Work highlights

      • Represented investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital in the sale of Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 million.
      • Advised Koch Minerals & Trading, LLC, together with Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings Inc.
      • Advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.

      M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism Tier 3

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

      Jones Day has an ‘extremely responsive and knowledgeable team that truly understands what is going on in the market‘. The well-balanced practice represents a good mix of emerging companies and investors, with expertise across all stages of the company’s life cycle. The team is particularly active on later stage mandates, including advice on high-value financings, IPOs and mergers. The firm’s industry knowledge is equally broad, with domestic and cross-border technology, healthcare, energy and manufacturing-related deals all featuring on the agenda. Global private equity co-head Michael Earley leads the team from Chicago. An experienced team on the West Coast includes Taylor Stevens and Cameron Reese (‘a master of details‘) in San Diego, and in Silicon Valley, the ‘good humored and affableTimothy Curry, who is ‘a tenacious advocate when necessary‘. Clients also single out the ‘very efficient and responsiveLara Pender, who divides her time between Detroit and Silicon Valley.

      Practice head(s):

      Michael Earley

      Testimonials

      ‘Extremely responsive and knowledgeable team that truly understands what is going on in the market.’

      ‘Lara Pender is very efficient and responsive professional. She leverages associates while providing strategic guidance.’

      ‘With Jones Day, I know that I will always come first as a client. Sometimes that means that they are high-touch, making sure things are moving along. Sometimes that means taking a backseat and letting my team do what they’re good at. But either way, I trust their judgment of involvement. They are also pragmatic and experienced, so I know that advice is centered around my business, based on what’s worked well before. Jones Day also was happy to work for a fixed fee when it made sense for both parties.’

      ‘Tim Curry: Tim is good humored and affable, but a tenacious advocate when necessary. He is supportive and never belittling, and always willing to listen and adjust to find solutions that are tailored to our situation. He’s not looking to just churn through the deal and move on. He wants to build successful businesses and relationships. Cameron Reese: Cameron is a master of details. He can see the big picture and know what small details need to change to have major effects. He is efficient and effective in his drafting, getting to the point without unnecessary language.

      Key clients

      Koch Strategic Platforms

      Pattern Inc.

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

      Brookfield Asset Management

      GreatPoint Ventures

      Gray Television

      Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

      Pelion Venture Partners

      Raine Capital

      Work highlights

      • Represented Koch Disruptive Technologies in connection with its investment in the Series E round of San Francisco-based fintech company Upgrade at a $3.4bn pre-money valuation.
      • Advised CDPQ on the $54m Series C financing of Jupiter, the global leader in climate analytics for resilience and risk management.
      • Represented Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in connection with the $200m Series B financing of its portfolio company OneStream Software at a $6bn valuation.

      Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 3

      Jones Day‘s national real estate practice takes a lender-focused approach and is active across the whole spectrum of real estate financings, from construction to revolving and term loans, to mezzanine loans, CMBS loans, and tax-driven financings. On the borrower side, it is growing its portfolio with regular instructions from capital investors, hospitality owners, and private equity funds. Co-heads David Paulson and Richard Rosenblatt lead the bi-coastal practice from San Francisco and Atlanta, respectively. Additional noted attorneys include Michael Riess in Washington DC, who often leads on construction lending, syndicated and REIT financing, Gregory Carpenter in Irvine and John Rafkin in Chicago.

      Practice head(s):

      David Paulson; Richard Rosenblatt

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC

      Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC

      Goldman Sachs Bank USA

      KeyCorp.

      Wells Fargo Bank, N. A.

      Fifth Third Bank

      Stonemont Financial Group

      Webster Bank, N.A.

      Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

      Henderson Park Capital

      U.S. Bank National Association

      RBC Capital Markets

      Bank of America Corp.

      JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

      The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $1.65bn unsecured credit facility, comprised of a $1.3bn revolving credit facility and a $350m term loan facility, provided to a self-administered real estate investment trust.
      • Advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in deals comprised of 19 construction and term loans and a corporate credit facility.
      • Represented KeyBank National Association, as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders to a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

      Real estate Tier 3

      Jones Day‘s team of lawyers has ‘excellent resources for specialized real estate topics’ such as build-to-suit and lease projects, hospitality developments and fund formation, in addition to its core transactional acquisition, disposition and leasing offering. Leading from the Chicago office, Robert Lee and Brian Sedlak are highlighted for their respective specialism in REIT’s, joint ventures and transactions involving infrastructure assets.

      Practice head(s):

      Robert Lee; Brian Sedlak

      Testimonials

      ‘Strong ability to juggle multiple complex transactions at once. Excellent resources for specialized real estate topics.’

      ‘Expert knowledge technically and commercially. The team we have worked with have handled complex issues and have given us excellent counsel. They answer our call immediately when we need them, and they work exceptionally hard to accomplish our goals.’

      Key clients

      MARK Capital Management Limited

      Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

      Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

      Henderson Park Capital Partners

      Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

      LSC Communications, Inc.

      Trammell Crow Residential

      Navistar International Corporation

      Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC

      Georgetown University

      Work highlights

      • Represented Henderson Park Capital Partners in its joint venture with South Street Partners and the joint venture’s acquisition and financing of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre single family residential and resort community in South Carolina.
      • Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with an approximately $300m loan to affiliates of MetLife, Granite Properties and StreetLights Residential for the construction of a mixed use project in Atlanta, Georgia known as “Midtown Union.” The initial phase of the project includes a 615,000 square foot office tower, a 355 unit multifamily tower and 35,000 square feet of retail space.
      • Advised MCRT in deals comprised of 19 construction and term loans and a corporate credit facility; the formation of 10 joint ventures; and the acquisition and disposition of over 14 mixed-used communities throughout numerous states, including communities with affordable housing components.

      Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

      Jones Day handles a host of transactions, financings, and restructurings for clients in healthcare, rail, steel, and asset management. Washington DC-based co-head Joseph Goldman is highly experienced in financial transactions, variously advising on post-acquisition integrations, restructurings and IP licensing issues. Fellow co-head Edward Kennedy works with both US-based MNCs and hedge funds on business combinations and investment structuring matters. Andrew Eisenberg specializes in M&A taxation, while Richard Nugent and Colleen Laduzinski, based in New York and Boston respectively, represent both creditors and debtors in debt workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. Dallas-based Kelly Rubin is also noted. All named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

      Practice head(s):

      Joseph Goldman; Edward Kennedy

      Testimonials

      ‘The Jones Day tax team is exceptional and very well organized. Their ability to set out complex US tax matters in comprehensible paragraphs is much appreciated by their clients.’

      ‘Ed Kennedy is a true leader cutting right through the core of the matter and spot on. Richard Nugent is a hands on solutions focussed lawyer.’

      ‘Highly collaborative and they avoid speaking in overly technical terms – plain english explanations and highly commercial approach. Cost effective and creative. Communication skills set them apart – they dont try to baffle with overly technical prose. A joy to work with, as well as a very intelligent team great at what they do. My “go to” team and firm for all tax matters.’

      ‘Kelly Rubin is a reliable, creative thinker, GREAT communicator, works well with deal team, thinks ahead so no last minute otherwise avoidable crisis, works well with other subject matter experts from other firms, delightful personality. Can’t say enough compliments! My go-to for transaction tax expertise

      ‘Colleen Laduzinski is a very heavy hitter in the transaction tax space. Other firms sit down and listen when she speaks. Commercial, creative and thoughtful. Great communicator – doesn’t bother the client unless there is a real issue, and conversely, thinks ahead and communicates so the client is ready for what is coming and has thought through the right approach. My go to for transaction tax expertise. I work exclusively in distressed situations and have not worked with a more effective tax practitioner in the space.’

      ‘The depth of knowledge (including not-for-profit and international tax matters) is incredible. Responsiveness is virtually instantaneous. Great ability to explain difficult (and to the generalist, obtuse) tax concepts in ways that business clients can understand enough to make meaningful business judgments.’

      ‘I have had the pleasure of advising on deals for several common clients with Richard Nugent and the Jones Day team. They consistently deliver thoughtful and innovative advice and solutions. They put the client first and they help ensure a smooth, collaborative and collegial transaction process.’

      ‘Richard Nugent consistently delivers thoughtful and innovative advice and solutions. Richard puts the client first and he helps ensure a smooth, collaborative and collegial transaction process.’

      Key clients

      STERIS P.L.C.

      Wabtec Corporation

      Cleveland Cliffs

      EagleTree

      Arc Holdings S.A.S.

      Verint Systems

      Montauk Renewables

      Laureate Education

      Bespoke Capital

      Bally’s Corporation

      Cardinal Health

      FactSet Research Systems

      Truist Community Capital

      Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 4

      Jones Day is well-regarded in the market for its work in RMBS litigation, where it represents a number of prominent banks, as well as for handling antitrust suits involving manipulation of markets in rates, securities and derivatives. Jayant Tambe and Brett Barragate lead the team from the firm’s New York office. Tambe is noted for his work in the derivatives space, where he previously handled a large number of disputes for major financial institutions. Howard Sidman is also based in New York and has considerable experience in the RMBS space.

      Practice head(s):

      Jayant Tambe; Brett Barragate

      Other key lawyers:

      Howard Sidman; Kelly Carrero; Matthew Martel; David Adler

      Testimonials

      ‘Exceptionally skilled team who have a deep understanding of our market and business.’

      ‘Keen understanding of risk issues that affect our business and ability to collaborate with other firms who represent other trustee institutions where our interests are aligned. Commitment to our institution by managing potential conflicts and regular engagement in trade groups to understand market dynamics. Able to work with a diverse group of internal stakeholders. Matthew Martel and David Adler are stand-out partners.’

       

      Key clients

      Wells Fargo

      BNP Paribas

      J.P. Morgan

      Deutsche Bank

      Work highlights

      • Representing Wells Fargo in alleged fraud claims against several defendants, including Wells Fargo, involved in structuring, managing, and underwriting collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
      • Defending Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan and other parties in a class action related to the Flint Water Crisis, a major environmental and public health event.

      Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

      The 'extremely client-oriented' group at Jones Day is roundly praised for its ability to resource 'complex and sophisticated matters', with its responsiveness, teamwork and partner-led service all common themes among sources. The arbitration practice sits within the firm's global disputes department, led by Washington DC-based Gregory Shumaker, and is distinguished by its integrated, cross-practice approach. As such, arbitration teams are often staffed with lawyers from outside the arbitration group, including appellate and IP specialists. Melissa Gorsline, also in Washington DC, is highlighted as 'extremely experienced in the field of investment arbitration' — she additionally acts on commercial matters. In San Francisco, experienced counsel Steven Smith and 'diligent and hard working' associate Paul Hines are also noted. Charles Kotuby left to join the Pitt Law Center for International Legal Education.

      Practice head(s):

      Testimonials

      ‘Jones Day is excellent at handling complex and sophisticated matters. Their analysis, comprehension of difficult issues, presentation skills, and advocacy are excellent. They can handle medium, large, and mega disputes. As compared to other large firms their trial skills are more extensive and successful.’

      ‘Jones Day is extremely client-oriented: such degree of flexibility and availability (notwithstanding, for example, time zones) one would not always see with international law firms. This is on top of wealth of experience, deep knowledge of the field and ability to identify the risks, as well as to explain them to the client in a finely digested way.’

      ‘Excellent global expertise combined with deep local knowledge.’

      ‘The team is exceptional and works well together with their associates. Partners play an active role and concentrate not only on the big picture but also on the details of the case. The use of technology is outstanding, personnel availability is excellent. Reaction times are short, budget questions solved almost immediately.’

      As a firm Jones Day has extensive experience in most areas of law and therefore they can handle non-construction matters that arise on construction disputes (e.g. assessing allegations of fraud or dealing with bankruptcy issues).’

      ‘The team works together seamlessly. Their responsiveness is another level as the partners are just as engaged as other more junior colleagues. They make a client feel safe, which justifies every dollar spent on the case.’

      ‘Melissa Gorsline – excellent vision of the case and great strategist.’

      ‘Melissa Gorsline is extremely experienced in the field of investment arbitration and demonstrates that every step of the way. We felt very safe in her hands. Associate Paul Hines was a great addition to the JD team. Very diligent and hard-working, understanding all the nuances of investment arbitration.’

      Key clients

      World Wide Minerals Ltd.

      Visor Group (Vladislav Kim and others)

      Omega Engineering LLC

      Alhambra Resources Ltd

      Windoor AS

      Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

      Hillar Teder, et al

      Mr Abed El Jaouni

      Work highlights

      • Acted as lead counsel to Windoor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Kazakhstan arising from the expropriation of the clients’ rights under an earlier SCC arbitration award.
      • Represented Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in an ICDR arbitration arising from an auction for rights to operate the .WEB domain name.
      • Represented Kazakhstani claimants in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uzbekistan relating to investments made in the Uzbek cement industry.

      Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 4

      Jones Day represents a diverse client base, from oil and gas producers and midstream businesses to local distribution companies and end-users. The firm has strong FERC litigation capabilities, with clients praising the group for being ‘excellent in the prosecution and settlement’ of various pipeline matters, including rate and tariff litigation and defense against allegations of market manipulation. It also advises on FERC and CFTC compliance issues, handling investigations and enforcement matters; an area in which David Applebaum is an expert. Other key figures include practice head Jeffrey Schlegel and James Olson. All named individuals are based in Houston.

      Practice head(s):

      Jeffrey Schlegel

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      The team is excellent in the prosecution and settlement of various complex Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pipeline matters. The team has great leadership and collaboration skills.’

      James Olson is often looked to by large customer groups to craft an appropriate settlement outcome because the broad group understands that he has the strong negotiating skills needed to get the job done and because he understands the nuts and bolts of the underlying analysis such that he can craft a beneficial outcome for his client and for a brand group.’

      Key clients

      Tampa Electric Company

      Peoples Gas System

      Tampa Electric Company

      Peoples Gas System

      Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 4

      Jones Day stands out for its particular prowess handling ITC investigations with multi-forum and cross-border components. The practice, which includes practitioners with degrees covering key scientific fields to handle technology and life sciences matters, offers solid experience handling investigations in a wide range of industries such as semiconductors, software, automotive, manufacturing, and consumer products, both for domestic and foreign companies. Blaney Harper and  David Maiorana act as practice co-heads from Washington DC and Cleveland respectively. Other key attorneys include DC's Vishal Khatri and associate Yuri Kalish, and Rita Yoon in Chicago.

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      NXP Semiconductors N.V.

      Owens Corning

      R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

      R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company

      SK Innovation Co. Ltd.

      The Home Depot

      Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Secured a victory at the ITC representing R.J. Reynolds against Philip Morris International and Altria.
      • Advised SK Innovation in the settlement of a global patent infringement dispute with LG Chem Ltd. involving lithium-ion battery technology used in electric vehicles, following a favorable Initial Determination by the International Trade Commission in one of the related cases.
      • Represented Owens Corning in multi-venue litigation relating to synthetic roof underlayment patents asserted by Kirsch.

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

      Counting multinational manufacturing companies among its key list of clients, Jones Day’s ‘truly remarkable‘ employee benefits and executive compensation team has demonstrable capability in handling M&A and financing matters.  In the firm’s New York office, practice co-leader Eric Mosier advises clients on the employee benefits aspects of M&A, as well as acting for private equity funds in leveraged buyout transactions. Elsewhere, Cleveland-based Patricia Eschbach-Hall  is noted for her experience in cross-border employee-related issues.

      Practice head(s):

      Eric Mosier

      Other key lawyers:

      Patricia Eschbach-Hall

      Testimonials

      ‘The expertise of the team is truly remarkable and they are great to work with. The team takes complex concepts and break them apart succinctly and propose effective and innovative solutions. They have been so effective that we’ve tried to steer as much work as possible to the team. They are also very organised and timely in managing the many projects we give them.’

      Key clients

      Reynolds American, Inc.

      OGE Energy

      Timken Company

      Peabody Energy Corporation

      Conagra Brands, Inc.

      Cleveland-Cliffs

      Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

      Skyworks Solutions

      Astellas Pharma

      Steris

      Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 4

      Jones Day's employee benefits and executive compensation team acts for clients primarily in the food and healthcare industries. In Washington DC, practice co-head Evan Miller litigates employee benefits issues on behalf of corporate plan sponsors, multi-employer plan contributors, and institutional and individual ERISA fiduciaries. He also is actively engaged in special projects relating to the restructuring of pension and retiree health liabilities. Also in Washington DC is Miguel Eaton, who likewise deals with complex employee benefits issues, and co-chairs the practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Evan Miller; Miguel Eaton

      Other key lawyers:

      Kevin Noble

      Key clients

      C&S Wholesale Grocers

      United Natural Foods Inc.

      Edison Home Health

      International Business Machines

      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

      M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 4

      Jones Day fields an international team of 400 M&A lawyers spread across 17 countries; its domestic offering is centered in New York, alongside lawyers in Atlanta, Chicago, California, Detroit and Miami, among other locations. James Dougherty is adept in a broad breadth of transactional affairs including LBOs, M&A, takeover defense, proxy contests, corporate governance and shareholder activism; he fronts the global offering while Randi Lesnick serves as chair for the Americas, advising on mergers, divestitures, takeovers, capital raising and restructuring mandates.

      Practice head(s):

      James Dougherty; Randi Lesnick

      Other key lawyers:

      Benjamin Stulberg; Jonn Beeson; Dotun Obadina; George Hunter

      Key clients

      Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.

      Bally’s Corporation

      Cleveland-Cliffs

      Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

      DataBank

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

      Koch Industries, Inc.

      Marathon Petroleum Corporation

      OGE Energy Corp.

      Roper Technologies, Inc.

      Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

      STERIS Plc

      The Duchossois Group, Inc.

      TopBuild Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Advising The Duchossois Goup, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
      • Advised STERIS plc in its $3.6bn acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp.
      • Advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive (I&A) business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75bn.

      Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

      Jones Day‘s ‘cutting-edge’ cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice ‘can’t be recommended highly enough.’ The globally integrated team is particularly known for its international cyber incident response and forensic investigations capabilities and its ‘exceptionally skilled attorneys.’ Daniel McLoon and Lisa Ropple in Boston jointly lead the group, specializing in consumer class action defense and global cyber incidents, respectively. In Irvine, Edward Chang, who focuses on privacy litigation and regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity expert John Vogt are described as ‘the best in the business’.

      Practice head(s):

      Daniel McLoon; Lisa Ropple

      Other key lawyers:

      Edward Chang; John Vogt; Richard Grabowski

      Testimonials

      ‘Cutting-edge practice with partners and associates skilled at providing fast and practical advice on compliance with an ever-changing slate of privacy laws and regulations. Jones Day is a trusted external advisor for significant and complicated legal matters and can’t be recommended highly enough.’

      ‘Richard Grabowski, Edward Chang and John Vogt are the best in the business. Exceptionally skilled attorneys, highly valued by legal and business teams for their advice and counsel on sophisticated cybersecurity, privacy and data regulatory matters.’

      Key clients

      Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

      Allies Against Slavery

      Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

      Lower My Bills

      Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 4

      Led by Kathryn Keneally and Frank Jackson, the New York-based tax controversy team at Jones Day focuses on representing multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals in US federal tax controversies before the IRS, US Tax Court and other federal courts. Connected to a global network of offices to provide full coverage regarding tax disputes, the team is also experienced in administrative investigations and grand juries, as well as civil tax disputes. Michael Scarduzio is a specialist in SALT controversy and criminal tax litigation, while Charles Hodges is an expert in federal tax litigation, especially cross-border tax disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      Kathryn Keneally; Frank Jackson

      Testimonials

      ‘The team is thorough and thinks out of the box.’

      ‘Kathy Keneally and her team leave no stone unturned. They will find the creative winning solution that others overlook.’

      ‘Kathy Keneally is an outstanding criminal defense tax lawyer. Extremely smart, strategic, funny, and knowledgeable.’

      Frank Jackson is an exceptional attorney and is very responsive to his clients.’

      Key clients

      Red Oak Estates, LLC & Cottonwood Place, LLC

      Lowe’s Home Centers LLC (Washington State)

      Work highlights

      • Representing a high-profile tech CEO in an indictment by the Department of Justice concerning activities in connection with an offshore trust structure.
      • Represented Red Oak Estates, LLC and Cottonwood Place, LLC in their multimillion-dollar conservation easements to conservation groups.

      Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 5

      Jones Day leverages its global legal network to provide excellent services to both domestic and internationally-based life sciences groups. It offers regulatory and transactional advice in addition to providing major litigation support. The team notably advised Takeda Pharmaceuticals on Hatch-Waxman litigation regarding three of its diabetes products. The team is led by Washington DC-based Kenneth Field and Alexis Gilroy, alongside Heather O’Shea in Chicago. Boston-based Maureen Bennett is also recommended for advice on clinical trials and research agreements.

      Practice head(s):

      Kenneth Field; Alexis Gilroy; Heather O’Shea

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Astellas Pharma Inc.

      Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics

      Takeda Pharmaceuticals

      PWNHealth

      Merck & Co.

      NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

      Purdue Pharma

      Sanofi-Aventis

      STERIS Plc

      Work highlights

      • Advised STERIS plc in its $3.6 billion acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp.
      • Represented Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. in a Hatch-Waxman Act dispute against generic versions of three diabetes products.
      • Advising the International Clinical Research Organization on regulatory issues.

      Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 6

      The offering at Jones Day comprises a core team of experienced fund formation attorneys located throughout the US and across the globe, and supporting private equity, real estate, tax, regulatory and leveraged finance groups which provide necessary assistance to fund sponsor clients with their investment activity. The group is well versed in advising on primary investments, co-investments and secondary transactions. The Chicago office fields Michael Earley – who acts as co-head of the private equity team – and Robert Lee – who leads the firm’s real estate funds department.

      Practice head(s):

      Michael Earley, Robert Lee

      Other key lawyers:

      Thomas Devaney; Trisha Mowbray

      Key clients

      J.F. Lehman & Company

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

      Cube Infrastructure Managers

      Tikehau Capital

      Wisayah Investment Company

      Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP

      The Riverside Company

      Morgenthaler Private Equity

      Creative Wealth Management

      Prophet Capital Asset Management

      Sky Island Capital LP

      Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami Tier 1

      Jones Day‘s Miami office has an established record in Latin America M&A and private equity, project finance, and white-collar crime and investigations. It represents a wide range of multinational corporates, lenders and investors in their Latin America interests. Renewable energy is a real forte for the Miami team, with Richard Puttré, who is global head of projects and infrastructure and head of the Latin America transactions team, notably a leading figure in solar and wind power projects, while Enrique Martin and Nicholas Rodríguez are noted for energy sector M&A (including conventional power, renewables and oil and gas) along with transactions in a variety of other sectors; Martin led the team that advised Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica on the sale of 80% of its equity interests in two photovoltaic power plants, and associated electrical substations and interconnection lines, located in Aguascalientes (34.2MW) and Coahuila (82.5MW) to Riverstone Holdings. Fradyn Suárez is another key name in Latin America banking and finance, including project finance, general lending and refinancings. Cristina Pérez Soto is noted for cross-border investigations, litigation and international arbitration involving Latin America. Ricardo Puente is rated for cross-border investigations and litigations involving the Helms-Burton Act (Cuba sanctions). The team was also strengthened with the January 2021 hire of Eliot Pedrosa as a partner of the litigation practice; with oovr 20 years’ experience, he joins the firm upon completion of a 30-month term as Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank. Since publication, corporate practitioner Luis Vélez has been raised to the partnership and Puttré has left the firm (both effective January 2022).

      Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy Tier 2

      Jones Day has an established presence in renewable energy and infrastructure projects across the region. It also stands out for its leading Mexico office, which lands many of the major engagements in the jurisdiction. The firm has advised on a range of headline projects across Latin America, from airport developments in Mexico, to toll roads in Colombia and telecoms infrastructure in Paraguay. It also represents a large number of European and Asian sponsors in Latin America renewable energy projects. Richard Puttre leads the Latin America projects practice and has an impressive record in renewable energy projects across the region; he also led the team that advised Sacyr Concesiones, as sponsor, and the concessionaire and borrower, on a $451m long-term project financing, consisting of US dollar and Colombia peso tranches to repay a bridge loan facility and fund the design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for the $525m Pamplona-Cucuta Highway. Fradyn Suárez is another experienced Latin America project finance specialist, while Alberto de la Parra has a giant reputation in Mexico for both transport infrastructure and energy projects. New York’s Robert da Silva Ashley and Sao Paulo partner Marcello Hallake are also key team members. Named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise. Since publication, however, Puttré has left the firm – effective January 2022.

      Practice head(s):

      Alberto de la Parra

      Key clients

      JinkoSolar

      Chevron Corporation

      Banco Santander México

      Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras)

      Banco Inbursa

      Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior

      Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica

      Parque Industrial Renovable

      Iberdrola Generación Mexico

      Iberdrola Renovables México

      Vitol Electricidad de Mexico

      Sinohydro Mexico (subsidiary of Powerchina International)

      Itzoil (Invex Infraestructura 4)‎

      Grupo Simsa

      Sinia Renovables

      CEMEX

      Sacyr Concesiones

      Grupo Omega

      Work highlights

      • Advised Sacyr Concesiones, as sponsor, and the concessionaire and borrower, on a $451m long-term project financing, consisting of US dollar and Colombia peso tranches to repay a bridge loan facility and fund the design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for the $525m Pamplona-Cucuta Highway.
      • Represented Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica in the sale of 80% of its equity interests in two photovoltaic power plants, and associated electrical substations and interconnection lines, located in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes (34.2MW) and Coahuila (82.5MW) to Riverstone Holdings.
      • Advised Banco Santander and Banco Inbursa as mandated lead arrangers on a $381m credit facility to Abent 3T, for the refinancing of a 220MW cogeneration plant in Tabasco, Mexico.

      Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations

      Jones Day has committed extensive resources to its Latin America investigations and white-collar defence practice. Its substantial team across the US, frequently represents US and Europe-based multinationals in investigations linked to their Latin America operations. With key partners in its Miami, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico City and other offices, it has extensive coverage of the Latin America region. It remains active in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, and has experienced an upswing in investigations linked to Argentina and Peru. In Mexico City, where it has a substantial team, the firm has worked on a series of engagements relating to cancelled contracts. Eric Snyder has an impressive background as a public prosecutor and previously had a lengthy spell in Sao Paulo; he maintains strong connections to Latin America, is a regular adviser in FCPA investigations and has represented parties involved in the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil. Dallas partner Emmanuel Ubiñas is also singled out as a prominent name in Latin America investigations, as is fellow Dallas partner Arielle Tobin who stands out for her experience in financial reporting and accounting fraud investigations. Cristina Pérez Soto is another key figure in Miami. Los Angeles partner David DiMeglio is also noted for internal investigations in Latin America.

      Practice head(s):

      Theodore Chung; Eric Snyder; Emmanuel Ubiñas; Cristina Pérez Soto

      Key clients

      Toyota Financial Services México

      Grupo Proeza

      Corporación Moctezuma

      Bunge Servicios

      ExxonMobil México

      Casa de Bolsa Finamex

      Altán Redes

      BioHorizons (Henry Schein)

      Daikin Airconditioning Mexico

      Work highlights

      • Represented Marcos Eduardo Elias before the SDNY Federal Court, obtaining a 15-month reduction in his sentence.
      • Assisted ExxonMobil Mexico with privacy-related obligations, including data protection obligations in 25 jurisdictions in Latin America. Provided advice regarding its consumer relations and personal data transfers across the region.
      • Advised BioHorizons on assessing compliance risks in Latin America including preparing anti-corruption training in connection with the FCPA and local anti-corruption laws for its operations in Mexico and Chile.

      Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

      Jones Day has landed a series of big-ticket M&A and private equity engagements involving Latin America in recent years. Despite depressed deal activity in 2020, the firm maintained steady activity levels, especially in Mexico and Brazil, where it has sizeable offices. Moreover, its impressive corporate and private equity client base has brought it deals in multiple jurisdictions;  it advised Chevron as lead outside counsel on the divestiture of its 43% interest in its upstream natural gas assets in Colombia. In private equity, the firm advised Greystar Real Estate Partners in its joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) and a Brazilian real estate developer's existing partnership to develop a portfolio of rental housing assets across São Paulo. Wade Angus, who splits his time between New York and Sao Paulo, and Sao Paulo partner Marcello Hallake, have excellent records in bulge-bracket Brazil deals, including ENGIE's $8.6bn acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gás (TAG) from Petrobras in 2019. New York's María Luisa Cánovas and Miami partner Enrique Martin are also key names, as is Sao Paulo of counsel Artur Badra.

      Practice head(s):

      Luis Riesgo; Wade Angus

      Key clients

      ENGIE

      NII Holdings, Inc.

      Oravel Stays Private (OYO)

      Chevron USA

      Marfrig Global Foods

      Betesh Group

      Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica (OPDE)

      Entravision Communications Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Advised NII Holdings on the $949m sale of Nextel Brazil to América Móvil.
      • Represented OPDE on the sale of 80% of its equity interests in two photovoltaic power plants, and associated electrical substations and interconnection lines, to an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings.
      • Advised OYO on a joint venture with SoftBank Group to manage its Latin American hotels business.

      Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

      Jones Day's sizeable Latin America practice, which includes a large presence in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, New York and Miami, has leveraged its extensive expertise in a growing number of refinancings and restructurings. Much of the practice has centred on real estate, energy and infrastructure, while the firm has developed its standing in ESG and sustainability-linked loans. It advised Millicom International Cellular on a $600m senior unsecured sustainability-linked revolving credit facility in 2020. It remains at the forefront of oil and gas financings, representing some of the biggest international oil majors and a number of lenders in midstream oil and gas financings. Miami partners Fradyn Suárez and Richard Puttré are key names in energy and infrastructure financings and refinancings. Mexico City's Alberto de la Parra has an outstanding reputation in infrastructure and renewable energy finance, as is fellow Mexico City partner Manuel Romano. Sao Paulo's Marcello Hallake covers both corporate and finance transactions, including numerous big-ticket deals. Miami of counsel Marie Elena Angulo is another prominent individual.

      Practice head(s):

      Brett Barragate

      Key clients

      Engie

      Wells Fargo

      Bank of America

      Citibank

      Banco Santander

      BBVA/ Bancomer

      Millicom International Cellular

      Grupo Kuo

      Banco Sabadell

      The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 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 US 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 US 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 and Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, 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, 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 and competition law
      • Business and Tort litigation
      • Business restructuring and reorganization
      • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
      • Employee benefits and executive compensation
      • Energy
      • Financial markets
      • Global disputes
      • Government regulation
      • Health care and life sciences
      • Insurance recovery
      • Intellectual property
      • Investigations and white-collar defense
      • Issues and appeals
      • Labor and employment
      • M&A
      • Private equity
      • Real estate
      • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
      • State Attorney General enforcement, investigations and litigation
      • Tax
      • Technology
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      Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan