Antonio F.Dias (Tony)

Partner-in-Charge Miami

Miami + 1.305.714.9800 Washington + 1.202.879.3624

With more than 30 years of experience, Tony Dias creates and implements strategic legal responses to high-profile and novel legal matters involving financial institutions, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, consumer products and services, corporate conduct, and educational institutions. He defends companies facing federal government and state attorney general investigations, complex litigation, federal and state legislative investigations and hearings, and regulatory challenges. He also counsels those companies on disciplined legal communication strategies in responding to intense media scrutiny.

Tony leads the State Attorneys General Investigations practice and was co-leader of the Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation practice. He has substantial experience in leading the defense of companies and industries facing government scrutiny and related private litigation. In addition to the numerous federal and state attorney general multistate investigations and litigation Tony has handled, he has led the defense of concurrent investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal agencies. Tony's experience also includes significant matters at the individual state and local levels where businesses are targeted with municipal litigation, regulatory enforcement, and legislative efforts.

Tony holds leadership positions in national and local organizations promoting better public policy and improving children's health and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College and a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council.



  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • Education Management Corporation defends federal and state False Claims Act allegationsJones Day is defending Education Management Company (EDMC) against a False Claims Act action brought by private relators and joined by the federal government, several states and the District of Columbia.
  • Mattel settles voluntary toy recall litigationJones Day represented Mattel, Inc. ("Mattel") in connection with a number of U.S. federal and state and foreign lawsuits and regulatory actions arising out of voluntary recalls of certain Mattel and Fisher-Price toys.
  • Safelite Glass wins summary judgment in unfair competition action against call center operationsJones Day represented Safelite Glass (now Belron US Inc.) in an unfair competition lawsuit filed in 2002 by Safelite's competitor, Diamond Triumph Auto Glass, attacking its call center operations and seeking tens of millions of dollars.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 15, 2015
      Ethics for Financial Services Lawyers: What In-House Counsel Need to Know, Financial Services Roundtable, Lawyers Council Spring Meeting
    • March 31, 2015
      Information Security Essentials, National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference 2015, Mortgage Bankers Association
    • December 10, 2014
      Executive Roundtable Series: A Roundtable Series for Legal and Business Solutions
    • November 18, 2014
      Civil Justice Association of California, "Is California's Legal System Out of Step?, The Impact of Public Nuisance Litigation
    • June 18, 2014
      California Litigation: The Expansion of Public Nuisance Litigation, California and the Courts Conference 2014, Civil Justice Association of California
    • May 14, 2014
      Use of Novel Legal Theories By Public Entities To Attack Companies, Civil Justice Association of California/Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
    • May 5, 2014
      Trends in Department of Justice and State Attorney General Investigations and Enforcement, Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2014, Mortgage Bankers Association
    • February 27, 2014
      Emerging Investigative and Enforcement Models Involving Federal and State Agencies and Prosecutors, Community Financial Services Association Annual Conference
    • December 12, 2013
      Executive Roundtable Series - A Year-End Legislative Roundup and Forecast
    • April 19, 2012
      Qui Tam Litigation: When Private Parties Pursue Claims for the Government
    • September 30, 2010
      2010 Transaction Update
    • June 11, 2010
      2010 Speaker Series: Responding to Government Investigations
    • October 22, 2009
      Crisis Management and Ethics: The Two (al)most Important Responsibilities of In-House Counsel
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