Jack Newman represents public companies and their officers and directors in securities litigation, shareholder actions, and fiduciary and governance actions, as well as claims arising from mergers and acquisitions. His practice also has encompassed banking services, employee benefits, bankruptcy, tax and accounting-related litigation, and other commercial controversies.
Jack has been successful in winning shareholder cases through motions to dismiss under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, in motions for summary judgment, denial of class certification, and trial.
Representative clients in recent public matters include Albertsons, American Greetings, American Kidney Stone Management, Boykin Lodging, Cardinal Health, Cliffs Natural Resources, Diebold, Education Management, FirstMerit, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, International Coal Group, Macy's, Nationwide Mutual, Peabody Energy, PNC (National City Corporation), The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Sherwin-Williams, Xcel Energy, and Zimmer Holdings.
Jack is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the board of editors of the Federal Litigation Guide Reporter and was a member of the adviser group for The American Law Institute Project on Complex Litigation (1988-1992). He is a member of the ABA (Litigation and Business Law Sections), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Judicial Selection Committee, 1988-1990).
U.S. automotive parts company obtains dismissal of putative class action lawsuit related to alleged workplace exposure to toxic substances
Cliffs Natural Resources defends multiple securities, derivative, and ERISA lawsuits
Cardinal Health secures dismissals of multiple shareholder derivative lawsuits in state and federal courts, and affirmance of dismissal by Sixth Circuit
Honors & Distinctions
Named in Chambers USA for Ohio general commercial litigation (Band 1), The Best Lawyers in America, and Ohio Super Lawyers
Law Clerk to Judge Irving Hill, United States District Court, Central District of California (1969 term)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of California (1970-1975)
American College of Trial Lawyers.