Theresa Coughlin is an experienced litigator who has represented clients across a broad range of complex matters including antitrust litigation, commercial arbitration, and contractual disputes. She has extensive experience with class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation. Theresa has represented multinational companies under investigation by the United States Department of Justice and international competition authorities related to allegations of bid-rigging, price-fixing, and market allocation and continued her representation in related civil litigation. She also has experience defending companies in investigations and lawsuits brought by state attorneys general.
Theresa has defended clients in Department of Justice challenges to proposed acquisitions. She defended Electrolux Corporation at trial regarding the Department of Justice's challenge to the proposed acquisition of General Electric's appliance business.
Theresa counsels clients on electronic discovery strategy and legal requirements including litigation holds, cost and timing considerations, ethics, spoliation, social media, predictive coding, and search terms. She also provides related CLE programs to colleagues, both internally and externally, and assists with electronic discovery counseling.
Theresa is a member of the Washington Office's Recruiting Committee. She is also committed to pro bono service and currently serves as a member of D.C.'s Children's Law Center's advisory board. Most recently, Theresa successfully secured third-party custody for a client from D.C. Superior Court.
Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances business
Jones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.
Yazaki defends against automotive wire harness antitrust class actions
Jones Day represents Yazaki North America and Yazaki Corporation in connection with numerous antitrust class action complaints alleging that Yazaki and other auto parts manufacturers violated the Sherman Act by engaging in bid-rigging and price-fixing in sales of automotive wire harnesses and related products.
Jones Day secures third party custody for long time foster parent
Jones Day obtained a custody order awarding primary physical custody and joint legal custody of a four year old child to our client who had raised the child essentially from birth.
Yazaki defends against antitrust investigations
Jones Day represented Yazaki Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Yazaki North America, Inc. ("YNA"), in connection with a criminal antitrust investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into alleged bid rigging and price fixing related to automotive wire harnesses and certain so-called "related products," carried out at the same time as similar investigations by foreign antitrust enforcers in Japan, Europe and Canada.
- June 18, 2015The Role of Social Media in E-Discovery: Current Developments for All Attorneys, WestLegalEd Webcast
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2010); University of Notre Dame (B.A. cum laude in the Program of Liberal Studies 2007; Outstanding Senior Thesis; Honors Program)
- District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina