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Gregory M. Shumaker (Greg)
Partner

Practice Leader Global Disputes

Contact

(T) +1.202.879.3679
(F) +1.202.626.1700

Education

  • 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 a group of over 100 investment fund defendants in litigation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the S.D.N.Y. that seeks to claw-back payments the funds received in GM's bankruptcy on a $1.5 billion secured term loan to GM due to a mistakenly filed UCC-3 termination statement that referenced the term loan. In 2015, he helped lead a team that convinced the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to dismiss with prejudice a complaint against Fidelity Investments alleging a $400 million breach of contract in a dispute over bonds held by certain Fidelity funds during a failed effort to restructure Energy Future Holdings Corp. 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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