Simone N.DeJarnett


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9507

Simone DeJarnett focuses her practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, and she has significant experience in matters involving the Bank Secrecy Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-money laundering (AML). She has drafted pleadings, motions, and briefs at both the trial and appellate stage and has written and argued dozens of summary judgment motions in state court product liability actions.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Simone was an associate in the Pittsburgh office of an international law firm where she represented many manufacturing and financial services clients in mass tort litigation and in government enforcement actions. She also assisted clients in conducting internal investigations and in preparing premerger notification filings in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions.


  • U.S. Steel wins complete victory in steel tariff unfair competition caseJones Day client United States Steel Corporation won a complete victory in a high-stakes litigation alleging damages from U.S. Steel’s participation in the Department of Commerce’s 232 tariff proceedings.
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • UPMC obtains federal officer removal in putative digital data privacy class actionOn behalf of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Jones Day removed a digital privacy case to federal court, asserting two separate bases for federal jurisdiction.
  • U.S. Steel defeats trespass litigation relating to Minnesota iron mining operationsJones Day successfully defended United States Steel Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a mineral rights owner alleging trespass and nuisance claims relating to U.S. Steel's mining operations along the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.