Jeremy P.Cole


Chicago + 1.312.269.4093

Jeremy Cole is a first-chair trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. He has represented clients in complex, high-stakes lawsuits and arbitrations with amounts at issue up to and exceeding $1 billion.

Jeremy represents clients in disputes arising from collaboration, license, and acquisition agreements. He recently led a Jones Day team that successfully defended a pharmaceutical client against a $300 million-plus claim where the tribunal found no breach and awarded the client several million dollars in fees and costs. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts across the country and has arbitrated disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), among other institutions. He also helped obtain a defense verdict in a Fortune 150 client's first (and only) products liability trial for a significant product, deterring future claims.

Jeremy has experience in federal and state investigations and related litigation. He helped coordinate the defense of a Fortune 150 client in over a dozen state attorney general actions, asserting unfair and deceptive practices. He has led internal investigations for multinational clients within and outside the United States. He also defended a client charged with racketeering, mail and wire fraud, and other federal offenses in a three-month jury trial.

Jeremy counsels clients on international agreements spanning Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Jeremy is active in the Chicago community. He volunteers for and serves as board chair of Working In the Schools (WITS), a literacy-focused nonprofit that mentors children in Chicago Public Schools.


  • Global pharmaceutical client wins ICC arbitration arising from collaboration disputeJones Day successfully defended a multinational, pharmaceutical client against a $300-plus million breach-of-contract claim arising from a collaboration agreement and that alleged among other things a failure to use commercially reasonable efforts.
  • Global pharmaceutical company wins dismissal in Florida state courtJones Day successfully helped a global pharmaceutical client win dismissal of two lawsuits brought by a physician in connection with a clinical trial and certain information reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”).
  • Global pharmaceutical company seeks over $1 billion in ICC arbitration related to licensing agreementJones Day successfully represented a global pharmaceutical company seeking over $1 billion in a licensing agreement dispute over royalty payments and the application of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brulotte and Kimble, among other claims.
  • Pharmaceutical company defends ICC arbitration relating to licensing agreementJones Day is representing a multinational, pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration arising from a dispute over the term of a license agreement and when royalty payment obligations ceased.
  • Global pharmaceutical company seeks advice regarding collaboration agreementJones Day successfully advised a global pharmaceutical company in a potential dispute arising from a collaboration agreement concerning an FDA-approved product for the treatment of cancer.
  • Abbott wins defense verdict in first pharmaceutical products liability trial involving LupronJones Day successfully defended Abbott Laboratories ("Abbott") in a pharmaceutical products liability trial before a jury in federal court in Las Vegas involving the prescription drug, Lupron Depot 3.75 mg ("Lupron").
  • Abbott prevails on appeal of first products liability trial involving LupronOn behalf of Abbott Laboratories, Jones Day successfully defended an appeal of Abbott's trial victory in the first-ever products liability trial involving the drug Lupron.
  • Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, and related products to retail, institutional, and alternate care customers from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.115 billion.
  • Health care professional defends against fraud and identity theft claimsJones Day defended a former health care professional charged in an eight-count federal indictment alleging violations of health care fraud and aggravated identify theft in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme.
  • Abbott and TAP obtain dismissal with prejudice in pricing suit filed by Kentucky Attorney GeneralNearly ten years after the case was filed, Jones Day clients Abbott Laboratories and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. each obtained dismissals with prejudice in an action filed by the Kentucky Attorney General, asserting various claims based on the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) of the client's products.
  • Industry leader vindicated in class action and class arbitrationJones Day successfully represented an industry leader in a nationwide class action and related class arbitration involving five plaintiffs who filed a class action in federal court asserting various claims, including breach of contract, unfair business practices, and violations of various state consumer protection statutes.
  • TAP wins summary judgment in pharmaceutical products liability suit in Alabama state courtJones Day successfully represented TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. in a pharmaceutical products liability lawsuit regarding Lupron Depot 3.75 mg, a drug prescribed to plaintiff after she was diagnosed with endometriosis.
  • Abbott and TAP Pharmaceutical defend against Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigationJones Day clients Abbott Laboratories and TAP Pharmaceutical Products, along with virtually the entire pharmaceutical industry, have been the subject of civil litigation alleging that drug manufacturers falsely reported the "average wholesale price," or "AWP," for various drugs in order to inflate the reimbursement paid by government and private payors for those drugs.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • July 29, 2014
      Defending Against New and Emerging Claims Relating to Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards and Bank Add-On Services and Products, ACI Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference
    • January 30, 2014
      Defending Against New and Emerging Claims Relating to Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards and Bank Add-On Services and Products, ACI Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference
    • October 9, 2013
      The New Normal of Consumer Finance Regulation and Compliance: Significant Trends for the Second Half of 2013
    • June 11, 2013
      CFPB Update: An Agency Begins to Find Its Regulatory Voice
    • June 6, 2013
      Complex Arbitration Today, Jones Day University
    • February 12, 2013
      CFPB Update: Enforcement Priorities and Best Practices Before an Evolving Bureau
    • June 7, 2012
      Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
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