Jones Day

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-resourced national litigation group with a strong Texas operation consisting of offices in both Houston and Dallas. Areas of expertise include environmental, consumer and breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Significant strength in relation to white-collar crime and investigations by government agencies, as well as a notable securities litigation offering.

Strengths A client comments: "It is an excellent firm - the lawyers are very proactive and think of things I don't think of, always watching our back,"

Another source reports: "The firm is very strong and I appreciate the global footprint because I know I can get the same level of service globally."

Work highlights Represented Expedia, and a number of other online travel companies in various lawsuits brought by states and municipalities concerning taxes related to hotel reservation services.

Notable practitioners

David Woodcock offers considerable strengths in handling SEC investigations on behalf of corporate and individual clients. According to one client, he is "very bright, very quick, very relatable to clients and just very smart."

Jason Varnado is well known for his handling of white-collar matters, building on his decade-long experience at the DOJ. Sources say: "He's good at developing a strategy and marshaling resources for an investigation."

Scott Fletcher is considered to be a "great practitioner and smart guy" by his peers. He maintains a superb securities litigation practice, frequently defending securities class actions and SEC investigations.