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Jones Day welcomes Business & Tort Litigation partner Matthew Papez to Washington Office

July 2017


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that commercial litigator and trial attorney Matthew Papez has joined the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice as a partner in its Washington Office.   

Mr. Papez focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, with over 17 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, including product liability cases, contract disputes, fraud cases, trade secrets cases, securities litigation, corporate governance and merger litigation, fraudulent conveyance litigation, and environmental tort litigation. 

Mr. Papez also has deep experience in aviation litigation, where he has successfully defended clients in product liability and mass tort cases in both U.S. and foreign courts. 

"Matt's arrival illustrates the Firm's commitment to providing clients with access to experienced, sophisticated litigation counsel," said Stephanie Parker, co-leader of Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. "He has excelled in matters relating to commercial litigation, trade secrets, securities litigation, and product liability. That sort of success across so many areas is not common. We look forward to his contributions and we welcome him to Jones Day." 

Added Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office, "Matt gives us added depth in several areas. The complexity of the matters our clients encounter demands that we continue to add talented, experienced lawyers. Matthew is a highly respected litigator and his experience fits very well with our established strengths. He is a great addition to what is already an exceptional team." 

Mr. Papez has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace/Aviation, and in Trade Secrets litigation. A member of the District of Columbia Bar, he was previously a law clerk for Chief Judge Procter Hug, Jr. of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.

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