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Gregory M. Shumaker (Greg)

Practice Leader Global Disputes


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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. 1987; Note Editor, Law Review); Brown University (Sc.B. 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

In his more than 30 years at Jones Day, Greg Shumaker, who is head of the Firm’s Global Disputes Practice, has played a leading role in some of the Firm's highest profile engagements.

Greg currently represents over 100 investment fund defendants in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the S.D.N.Y. seeking to establish that a $1.5 billion loan to GM remains fully secured by fixtures in GM's automotive plants even after a UCC-3 statement terminating other security interests was mistakenly filed just prior to GM's bankruptcy. In 2015, he helped lead a team that convinced the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to dismiss with prejudice a $400 million breach of contract complaint against Fidelity Investments on the pleadings. Greg also was co-lead counsel in a three-month accounting fraud trial for a liquidating trust against a major corporate conglomerate.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, he was one of the lead trial lawyers representing the City of Detroit in its historic bankruptcy proceedings. He served in the same role in 2009, when the Firm led Chrysler into and out of bankruptcy — including appeals to the Second Circuit and United States Supreme Court — in a 42-day period.

Greg’s practice also involves criminal, regulatory, and congressional investigations including sensitive internal investigations involving allegations of fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

He has been a member of the board of directors of the Notre Dame Law Association since 2002, serving as its president in 2008-2009. He also has served as an instructor at Notre Dame Law School's Interim Trial Advocacy Program.

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