Benjamin J.Cassady (Ben)

Associate

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Ben Cassady's practice focuses on appellate advocacy and motions practice in civil and criminal cases.

At the Firm, Ben has developed experience in challenging state laws and regulations based on federal preemption. Ben also has prior experience in private practice, where his practice involved internal investigations, appellate advocacy, and civil litigation on a variety of subjects including antitrust, protection of trade secrets, and unfair competition.

Before joining Jones Day in 2017, Ben served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit.

While in law school, Ben helped research and draft merits and certiorari-stage briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court as a member of the Yale Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. From 2009 to 2010, Ben served as a legislative aide in the California State Senate as part of the California State Senate Fellowship Program.

Experience

  • Orange County Cities obtain dismissal of putative class claims relating to response to homelessness epidemicOn behalf of the Cities of San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, and San Juan Capistrano, Jones Day successfully obtained dismissal of putative class claims raising novel legal challenges to the cities' response to the homelessness epidemic in Orange County, California.
  • Prisoner prevails in Sixth Circuit habeas appealThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit appointed Jones Day associate Alex Potapov to represent a Kentucky prisoner whose federal habeas corpus petition was dismissed on law-of-the-case grounds because similar claims were rejected in the separate, earlier federal habeas proceeding of his state court co-defendant.
  • Air Evac's summary judgment victory affirmed in Fourth CircuitJones Day represented Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac"), which sued the State of West Virginia seeking to enjoin it from applying limits on reimbursement for air ambulance services to patients who are either covered by workers' compensation insurance or public employee insurance, as well as from prohibiting "balance-billing" of policy-holders.
  • Air Evac wins full dismissal of consumer class action in West VirginiaJones Day is representing a network of life-saving emergency air transport carriers that includes Air Evac EMS, Inc. against claims filed in various jurisdictions around the country that allege the air ambulance carriers charge improper fees for their services.
  • Air Evac obtains affirmation of dismissal of putative class action by Tenth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Oklahoma alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac's district court dismissal of putative class action affirmed in Eighth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Arkansas alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac wins motion for summary judgment and permanent injunction against the State of TexasJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac"), an air ambulance carrier, in a federal lawsuit against various Texas state officials who administer the state's workers'-compensation system.
  • Med-Trans wins full dismissal of consumer class action in FloridaJones Day represents a network of life-saving emergency air transport carriers that includes Med-Trans Corp. (“Med-Trans”) against claims filed in various jurisdictions around the United States alleging that air ambulance carriers charge improper fees for their services.
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