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Jones Day's Business and Tort Litigation (USA) Practice earns its place among the top litigation departments worldwide for its breadth of knowledge and depth of resources, traits that garnered the inaugural awarding of The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year.

Our more than 1,200 litigators in offices across the United States have substantial and diverse litigation, arbitration, and mediation experience.  These trial attorneys complement the Firm's other litigation practice areas, including: Antitrust, Business Restructuring, Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation, Global Disputes, Government Regulation, Insurance Recovery, Intellectual Property, Issues & Appeals, Labor & Employment, and Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement.

We serve corporations and other entities across a broad range of business disputes, torts, and civil litigation, from counseling through trial and appeal.  We are often engaged in “bet-the-company” cases, complex, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state law proceedings, and class actions.  Our cases typically involve multiple adversaries in federal and state courts across the nation.  Many clients engage us as national or worldwide coordinator of recurring or related cases.

We aim to solve litigation problems efficiently through a business-oriented approach.  Jones Day's consistent high performance has earned the Firm a number one ranking six times in the last ten years by BTI Consulting Group, an organization that monitors client satisfaction with legal services.

Our lawyers provide lean trial teams for small matters and armies of litigators for large or recurring matters pending in multiple jurisdictions.  We have tried cases in federal and state courts across the country.  Each of our U.S. offices has accomplished, tested trial attorneys who have experience trying cases in state and federal courts within their region and also nationally.  We know how to work efficiently with corporate counsel and, when appropriate, local counsel.  We have taken the lead in "high-stakes" trials and arguments, provided case guidance, drafted key motions, and provided strategic oversight in the defense of cases pending across the U.S.  We know how to defend large caseloads of hundreds and thousands of recurring cases, assemble well-prepared and experienced trial teams, and provide advice and effective defense of multi-jurisdictional matters.

In all litigation, e-discovery has become a significant, costly, and time-consuming obligation for companies.  Our attorneys have helped to draft the rules, and we stay up-to-date on the case law and latest techniques for managing and, in appropriate cases, challenging e-discovery requests.  Another growing tension exists between the need for discovery and the protection of privacy rights. Jones Day has substantial experience navigating the varying obstacles posed by privacy rights.

Finally, because of the continued growth in federal, state and local regulations, as well as government's search for new revenue sources, litigation against the government has increased substantially.  We have decades of experience challenging the government for its violation of constitutional and statutory rights, as well as defending against all types of claims brought by federal, state, and local governments.  Our experience includes preparing executives for Congressional hearings and defending against investigations brought by State Attorneys General.

Group Presentations
  2013 Speaker Series: Year-End Energy Litigation Update, December 19, 2013
Executive Roundtable Series - A Year-End Legislative Roundup and Forecast, December 12, 2013
Ethical and Practical Considerations of Using Technology-Assisted Review in Litigation, November 14, 2013
The New Normal of Consumer Finance Regulation and Compliance: Significant Trends for the Second Half of 2013, October 9, 2013
Executive Roundtable Series - Responding to a Government Investigation: Defending the Company and Its People and Protecting Its Reputation, September 26, 2013
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Past Seminar Materials
  PPP in Southeast Asia and India Seminar, September 27, 2013