Practice/Industry Group Overview
Distinctive among appellate groups, Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals lawyers reside on both coasts and many places in between, practice in all courts from state trial courts to the United States Supreme Court, and possess broad skills and deep experience across a wide range of substantive areas.
Our lawyers provide a full array of legal services, but generally handle difficult and novel legal problems. The Issues & Appeals Practice consists of nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyers who have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and courts at every state and federal court level. Our Issues & Appeals attorneys have served in the Solicitor General’s office, senior Justice Department positions, White House and congressional appointments, and also as a state solicitor and state appellate judge, among other significant posts.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
California Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of "Say on Pay" Derivative Lawsuit
, October 07, 2013
The Dodd-Frank Act, enacted by Congress in 2010, contains a "say on pay" provision that requires public companies to submit their executive compensation arrangements to advisory shareholder votes. Even though the statute explicitly states that these votes are nonbinding and do not alter...
Class Action Settlement Overturned on Appeal for First Time in Australia
John Emmerig,Michael Legg, September 19, 2013
The Full Federal Court in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Richards  FCAFC 89 has overturned a 35 percent uplift in recovery for group members who self-financed the cost of prosecuting their class action ("funder's premium"), over those who did not. The uplift was...
Another Court of Appeals Invalidates Recess NLRB Appointment
, May 24, 2013
On Wednesday, May 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a 2-1 decision striking down President Obama's March 2010 "recess appointment" of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"). The case is NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation...
Inter Partes Review
, May 15, 2013
Inter partes review provides an opportunity to challenge an issued patent under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103 based on prior art patents or printed publications. A petition for inter partes review is made by any party other than the patent owner, and is available for any issued patent (i.e.,...
Italian Appeals Court Overturns Google Privacy Convictions
Amir Q. Amiri,Stefano Macchi di Cellere,Mauricio F. Paez,Katherine S. Ritchey,Gregory P. Silberman, March 21, 2013
The appellate court in Milan recently published its decision overturning the conviction of three Google executives on charges of Unlawful Data Processing in violation of Article 167 of the Italian Privacy Code. The executives—who were high-level business and legal officers—were given...