Gregory M.Shumaker (Greg)

Practice Leader Global Disputes

Washington + 1.202.879.3679

In his nearly 35 years at Jones Day, Greg Shumaker, head of the Firm's Global Disputes Practice, has helped lead some of the Firm's highest profile engagements, including serving as one of the lead trial lawyers for both the City of Detroit and Chrysler Corporation in their historic bankruptcy proceedings. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation particularly in U.S. bankruptcy courts as well as criminal, regulatory, and congressional investigations involving allegations of fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

Greg recently concluded a successful representation of a group of over 100 investment fund defendants in litigation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the S.D.N.Y. that sought to claw back payments the funds had received in GM's bankruptcy on a $1.5 billion secured term loan to GM based on 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 oversees the Firm's expansive Global Disputes Practice comprised of over 200 lawyers around the world who handle international arbitrations, non-U.S. litigation, and cross-border investigations for the Firm's clients.

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


  • City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmedJones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.
  • Washington Group International prevails in Hurricane Katrina mass tort actionJones Day successfully defended Washington Group International, Inc. ("WGI," now URS Energy & Construction Company, a subsidiary of URS Corp.) in a mass tort action alleging that WGI's work on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contributed to floodwall breaches in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Molycorp completes IPO of $407.9 million of Common Stock on NYSEJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc., a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company, in connection with its issuance of $407.9 million of Common Stock in an initial public offering, underwritten by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co., Knight Capital Markets LLC, Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc., GMP Securities L.P.
  • Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedingsAfter a historic battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Chrysler LLC sold substantially all of its assets to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" (Chrysler Group LLC) on June 10, 2009, providing the opportunity for its iconic brands and U.S. operations to survive.
  • Summer Associates raise big hair and money at DC charity bartending eventA summer crop of mustaches, beards, and assorted interesting hairstyles were sacrificed for the benefit of leukemia and lymphoma research on July 16 at Jones Day's fifth annual Washington Summer Associate Charity Bartending Event.
  • Vortragstätigkeit

    • 2012年10月24日
    • October 24, 2012
      Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"