MeirFeder

Partner

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Meir Feder has argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and in eight federal circuits. Among other leading cases, he argued and won the landmark personal jurisdiction case Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), in the U.S. Supreme Court, and successfully represented American Needle in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S. Ct. 2201 (2010). Meir also briefs and argues state court appeals and dispositive motions in significant trial level cases across the country. He heads the Issues & Appeals Practice in the New York Office.

Other recent experience includes successfully representing corporations sued under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Statute and arguing one of the first federal appeals addressing Article III standing under the Supreme Court's 2016 Spokeo decision regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Meir also has represented securities issuers in federal securities fraud litigation and defendants in several consumer class actions. Prior to joining Jones Day, Meir was a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as deputy chief appellate attorney and tried criminal cases in federal district court.

In 2016, Meir was elected to membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the boards of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the Office of the Appellate Defender and as vice chair of the National Legal Committee of AJC. He also has taught several classes on Supreme Court advocacy at NYU.

Experience

  • Goodyear obtains favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling in personal jurisdiction caseOn June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a significant personal jurisdiction case, ruling in favor of Jones Day client Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc. and its affiliates, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A.; Goodyear Lastikleri T.A.S.; and Goodyear Dunlop Tires France, S.A.
  • Garmin wins Second Circuit affirmation of dismissal of $1.9 billion in breach of contract and fraud claimsJones Day client Garmin International, Inc. ("Garmin") obtained the dismissal of a multi-billion-dollar claim, as well as the plaintiffs’ payment of a confidential sum to Garmin, in settlement of a case brought by plaintiffs LightSquared, Inc., LightSquared LP; and LightSquared Subsidiary LLC (collectively, "LightSquared").
  • Energy company successfully resists Alien Tort Statute suitAn energy company represented by Jones Day obtained dismissal of a putative class action relating to Saddam Hussein's tortious activities in Iraq.
  • Dell obtains dismissal of securities litigationJones Day represented Dell Inc., the individual defendants and present and former directors of Dell's Board in securities litigation, derivative cases, and ERISA class actions filed in the Western District of Texas, Travis County state court and Delaware Chancery court.
  • American Needle obtains favorable ruling from U.S. Supreme Court in antitrust dispute with NFLOn May 24, 2010, the United States Supreme Court decided a significant antitrust case, ruling in favor of Jones Day client American Needle, Inc., in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League.
  • Prominent hedge fund owner and portfolio manager appeals imposition of treble penalty and forfeiture in connection with insider trading allegationsJones Day is representing Raj Rajaratnam, a prominent hedge fund owner and portfolio manager, in his appeal on the imposition of a treble penalty and forfeiture in connection with allegations of insider trading.
  • EDS resolves consolidated securities fraud action and ERISA class actionJones Day represented Electronic Data Systems Corporation and certain of its current and former officers and directors in a consolidated securities fraud action arising out of EDS' disclosure in September 2002 that its earnings would be lower than anticipated.
  • Experian prevails in 11th Circuit appeal in one of first applications of Safeco to Fair Credit Reporting Act caseJones Day represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in this putative nationwide class action seeking up to $3 billion in statutory damages based on allegations that Experian willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA").
  • SOURCECORP securities litigation dismissal upheld by 5th CircuitJones Day represented SOURCECORP, Inc., a company subsidiary, and two of its officers in a consolidated securities lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Texas federal court following an October 2004 disclosure regarding an internal investigation of revenue recognition practices at the company subsidiary and a subsequent restatement of corporate consolidated financial results.
  • Several companies receive favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying plaintiff's Oil-For-Food Program appealOn June 15, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari review filed by the Republic of Iraq in a $10 billion racketeering action against multiple defendants, including several Jones Day clients.
  • ConsumerInfo.com successfully defends putative class action lawsuits related to alleged violations of California consumer fraud statutesJones Day client ConsumerInfo.com (CIC), an Experian Information Solutions affiliate, successfully defended multiple putative class action lawsuits filed by thousands of consumers alleging that CIC's representations on its FreeCreditScore.com website violated California consumer fraud statutes.
  • Experian wins unanimous dismissal of antitrust claim in Nebraska Supreme CourtOn March 22, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court unanimously rejected an antitrust claim brought against Jones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”).
  • Experian defeats putative class action in Second Circuit based on preemption of state law under the FCRAJones Day successfully defended Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in this putative class action against Experian and the other major national credit reporting agencies.
  • Potash Corporation successfully defends historic $43.1 billion hostile takeover bidFollowing an arduous three-month battle, Jones Day's client, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc., successfully repelled BHP Billiton's hostile $43.1 billion tender offer for all of PotashCorp's shares in November 2010.
  • Prominent California winery challenges arbitration award in California Court of AppealJones Day represents a prominent California winery in an appeal to the California Court of Appeal, First District, challenging an arbitration award of over $25 million to two former employees.
  • Macy's obtains favorable Second Circuit ruling in Title VII case challenging company policy for arbitrating employment disputesJones Day obtained a reversal for Macy's, Inc. on its appeal to the Second Circuit of a ruling that threatened its company-wide policy for arbitrating employment disputes.
  • Prisoner represented in the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in case involving the Prison Litigation Reform Act's exhaustion requirementJones Day represented on a pro bono basis a California state prisoner, Viet Mike Ngo, in a federal civil rights matter before the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
  • ConsumerInfo.com obtains summary judgment in Illinois consumer class actionJones Day successfully defended ConsumerInfo.com, in a putative class action for false advertising and unfair business practices.
  • Tobacco retailers association files amicus brief in appeal from cigar trademark rulingEmpresa Cubana del Tabaco (Cubatabaco), the Cuban manufacturer of Cohiba cigars, sued General Cigar Co., the registered owner of the Cohiba trademark in the U.S.
  • Federated Department Stores division appeals NLRB decisionJones Day represented Federated Logistics & Operations, a division of Federated Department Stores (now known as Macy's), in a petition to the D.C. Circuit from a National Labor Relations Board ruling.
  • Individual appeals convictions for securities fraud to Second CircuitJones Day represents an individual before the Second Circuit in his appeal of convictions for securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud.
  • IBM successfully appeals environmental contamination rulingJones Day represented International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in the successful appeal of an environmental contamination ruling involving land around a property formerly leased by IBM from South Road Associates (SRA).
  • ConsumerInfo.com successfully petitions for interlocutory appealJones Day took the lead in successfully petitioning the Eleventh Circuit to hear an interlocutory appeal, and in representing client, CIC (an Experian Information Solutions, Inc. affiliate), before the Eleventh Circuit, after a federal district court granted partial summary judgment in a putative class action finding CIC to be subject to the requirements imposed on "credit repair organizations" under the federal Credit Repair Organizations Act.
  • Cole National challenges California restrictions on business and financial relationships between opticians and optometrist or ophthalmologistJones Day represented Cole National Corporation, a provider of optical products and services, and two of its subsidiaries in a challenge to a California regulation imposing limits on business and financial relationships between opticians and optometrists or ophthalmologists.
  • Alfa Capital Markets successfully defends against RICO claim related to plaintiff's failed investment in Russian telecommunications companyJones Day succeeded in obtaining the voluntary dismissal of RICO claims brought against Alfa Capital Markets (U.S.A.), Inc. in connection with the plaintiff's failed effort to acquire a stake in a Russian telecommunications company.
  • Habeas corpus case involving claim of actual innocence scores victory before the 6th CircuitJones Day New York won a significant victory before the Sixth Circuit in a habeas case involving a claim of actual innocence.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 26-28, 2016
      2016 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Seminar
    • December 9, 2014
      No-Injury Class Actions: The Rise of Statutorily-Created Harm and the Need for High Court Intervention
    • October 23, 2014
      Supreme Court Update: A Look at Significant Cases in the New Term
    • October 23, 2014
      Speaker Series: Review and Preview of Business Cases at the Supreme Court
    • October 4, 2013
      Success and Failure in Professional Sports, Lewis & Clark Law School 18th Annual Business Law Fall Forum
    • April 17-21, 2012
      Jones Day Sponsors the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in New York
    • October 19, 2011
      Decisions Impacting Financial Institutions
    • October 13-14, 2011
      South Carolina Law Review Symposium, Personal Jurisdiction for the Twenty-First Century: The Implications of McIntyre and Goodyear Dunlop Tires
    • July 20, 2011
      Panel on the just-completed Supreme Court term, New York City Bar Association
    • July 14, 2011
      The New World of In Personam Jurisdiction After Goodyear and J. McIntyre—Planning to Get the Best and Defending Against the Worst, DRI’s Product Liability Committee
    • June 3, 2011
      PLI’s Appellate Advocacy 2011
    • April 26, 2011
      Fair Use and Visual Art, panelist, New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law
    • January 29, 2011
      Symposium, Stitching Together the Past, Present and Future of Antitrust Law in Sports with an American Needle, Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
    • November 11, 2010
      Panel on American Needle v. NFL, 2010 Philadelphia Sports Law Conference
    • October 6-7, 2010
      Issues & Appeals – Supreme Court Review
    • June 29, 2010
      American Needle v. NFL: Impact on Joint Ventures, ABA Teleconference
    • June 14, 2010
      Practicing Law Institute Tele-Conference on American Needle
    • June 9, 2010
      American Needle v. NFL, Law Seminars International Tele-Briefing
    • January 29, 2009
      The Changing Supreme Court in Challenging Times: Post-Election Perspectives on the Future of the Court and Civil Rights, New York State Bar Association
    • August 8, 2008
      Institute of Judicial Administration Review of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007-2008 Term
    • October 1, 2007
      Judge, Office of the Appellate Defender First Monday in October moot court program
    • August 24, 2007
      Radio interview concerning Philip Morris v. Williams
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    • October 28, 2006
      Argued moot court of Parents Involved v. Seattle School District, Federal Bar Council Bench & Bar Retreat
    • August 6, 2006
      Panel on oral argument, American Bar Association
    • August 4, 2006
      Review of the Supreme Court's Term
    • December 1, 2005
      Panel on oral argument, NY State Bar Association
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