Jones Day

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Premier litigation firm in the state of Ohio, regularly utilized by clients for their most high-value and high-stakes disputes. Leverages its tremendous depth of resources throughout the country to advise on major multijurisdictional disputes. Clientele is composed of considerable multinational corporations and public entities drawn from an impressive range of industry sectors. Possesses the capabilities to counsel on commercial litigation, antitrust and white-collar criminal defense.

Strengths"My experience with Jones Day has been uniformly excellent," says an impressed source, adding: "I have the utmost respect for the capabilities, professionalism and client-centric orientation of the firm as well as its commitment to collaboration with others."

One client says: "My experience with Jones Day has been excellent. They provide a full-service offering globally and often go above and beyond."

Work highlights Successfully defended U.S. Bank National Association in federal and state actions brought by a putative class of investors. The plaintiffs alleged breaches of duty by the bank as trustee relating to 900 mortgage-backed securities trusts.

Notable practitioners

Geoffrey Ritts
is known in the market for his solid securities litigation expertise. An impressed client reports: "He is one of the most thorough lawyers I have ever met, no stone is left unturned, it's amazing to see," while another says: "He is insightful, practical and a leader who is also a team player."

According to a source,
James Wooley
is "an excellent trial lawyer who is very smart and experienced." He handles a range of criminal defense work and also assists clients with internal investigations into allegations of misconduct and fraud.

Stephen Sozio
maintains a stellar reputation for his work on government investigations concerning alleged fraud and FCA violations. His clients include leading businesses and healthcare organizations. Sources describe him as "a great individual and excellent lawyer" with a "very good depth of experience."