Jones Day

Litigation Department

Georgia
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What the team is known for Handles an array of complex disputes on a regional and national scale, including product liability cases, securities litigation and First Amendment claims. Also assists a broad international client base with high-stakes white-collar matters. Highlighted for its experience at both trial and appellate level, fielding a strong group of expert advocates.

Strengths Clients say: "It is a great, full-service firm with lawyers who have different areas of expertise, and it is good at taking all those areas of expertise and integrating them well."

"I find them to be excellent lawyers; all very smart and committed to good client service," says a source.

Interviewees remark: "The Jones Day team is made up of smart, dynamic and responsive legal advisers who make it a point to understand our business and give us straightforward and practical advice."

"It is among the top white-collar litigators in the country," notes a commentator.

Work highlights Defended the former CEO of the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Atlanta against 12 DOJ indictments and allegations, including mail fraud and wire fraud.

Represented Merck Sharp & Dohme in a product liability case centered around its drug Fosamax, whereby plaintiffs claim the company should have changed Fosamax's warning label before an expert task force recommended certain changes.

Notable practitioners


Richard Deane
is held in high regard for his white-collar criminal defense work. Sources report: "He is incredible. He is very skilled and sensitive to the clients needs and very persuasive when it comes to negotiating with prosecutors."


Stephanie Parker
has an "excellent" standing in the Georgia market and cochairs the firm's business and tort litigation practice. Commentators note she is "a well-prepared and formidable adversary."