Harold F.Baker (Hal)


Columbus + 1.614.281.3918

Hal Baker focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and products liability defense. He has experience in conducting legal research, briefing and motions practice, offensive and defensive discovery, developing the factual record, and preparing for and defending depositions. Hal is involved in Jones Day's defense of the Engle progeny smoking and health lawsuits, and he has been a member of multiple trial teams in cases tried to verdict.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Hal served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


  • Scientific Games defeats challenge to Ohio Lottery Commission contract awardFollowing a four-day bench trial, Jones Day won a sweeping victory on behalf of Scientific Games Corporation in a public contract dispute.
  • Universities defend multidistrict putative class action litigation brought by former football playersJones Day is serving as lead counsel for all NCAA member institution defendants in a multidistrict litigation ("MDL") consolidating more than 300 putative class actions brought on behalf of former football players.
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