Joseph Z.Czerwien (Joe)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.1028

Joe Czerwien represents financial institutions in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. His practice has involved a breadth of matters, including representation of trustees in cases relating to residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.

Joe's recent representations include a financial institution in litigation brought by investors, as well as corporations seeking to enforce patent rights and protect trade secrets. He has played an active role in cases pending in a number of jurisdictions. Joe also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing federal prisoners applying for clemency.

Joe is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


  • U.S. Bank prevails on summary judgment in case alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in losses relating to residential mortgage-backed securitiesJones Day secured summary judgment on behalf of U.S. Bank National Association in a lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged losses concerning investments in certificates issued by residential mortgage-backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • U.S. Bank defeats class certification in putative class action alleging billions in class-wide losses in connection with residential mortgage backed securitiesJones Day represented U.S. Bank N.A. in a putative class action seeking billions of dollars in alleged class-wide losses in connection with investments in notes issued by 25 residential mortgage backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • Molycorp emerges from bankruptcy as Neo Performance MaterialsJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in the bankruptcy buyout of the company by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
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