Jones Day

Litigation Department

Illinois
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What the team is known for Strong national litigation practice with a global footprint and deep resources in Illinois. Respected for its expert handling of complex criminal white-collar and civil business litigation. Utilizes its wide-ranging industry experience to assist clients on the full gamut of issues, with notable strength in healthcare as well as life sciences, energy and natural resources. Particularly recognized for its expertise in defending against product liability actions. Involved in a wide range of matters including wrongful death lawsuits, class actions and allegations of FCRA violations.

Strengths"They are very proactive in identifying the next steps and are really responsive in content and timing," clients report.

"Jones Day works in a unique and positive way with us - it really does work as a global network, and so regardless of geography, they put the best team of experts and attorneys on the case," notes a source.

Another client states: "Their performance has been very strong - they are very responsive, attuned to what we need and focused on the end goal."

Work highlights Served as lead counsel to all NCAA member institutions in multidistrict litigation consolidating the claims of former football players who allege that players were not properly warned of the adverse effects of concussions.

Continued to serve as counsel to the City of Chicago Police Board on a range of matters, including disciplinary proceedings and investigations into excessive force and false statements.

Notable practitioners


Bethany Biesenthal
"can handle a large caseload efficiently and effectively while getting the best results for clients," sources confirm. She is highly respected for her expert handling of investigations into charges of public corruption, as well as wider issues such as forced labor and human trafficking.


Ted Chung
is retained by a wide range of clients seeking his expertise in external investigations and criminal proceedings into allegations of corruption, fraud and bribery, among others. He also regularly oversees internal investigations. Source describe him as "very strong in this area," and note that he "gives practical advice."