Ilana B.Gelfman


Boston + 1.617.449.6908

Ilana Gelfman focuses on appellate advocacy and critical motions practice. She assists clients in developing creative and successful litigation strategies at every stage of a dispute, from pre-filing negotiations through trial and appeal. She has briefed and argued numerous cases in federal and state courts of appeals.

Ilana represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation, on subject matters including contract interpretation, business torts, and constitutional law. She has extensive experience in litigation addressing complex financial transactions. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ilana served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She also worked as a Skadden Fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services and as the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center.


  • IBM defends software services agreement lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & IndustryIn a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jones Day is defending International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) against breach-of-contract and other claims premised on allegations that IBM failed to deliver a computer system that would aid the administration of both the tax assessment and benefit payment sides of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system.
  • Eaton wins Sixth Circuit appealJones Day represents Eaton Corporation affiliate Cooper Industries, LLC in a claim for insurance coverage for CERCLA liabilities of a predecessor entity arising from the Lower Passaic Rivers Study Area in Essex County New Jersey.
  • H&R Block wins summary judgment in putative class action alleging UCL and CLRA violationsOn April 25, 2016, Jones Day client H&R Block, Inc. won summary judgment on a putative class action alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL") and Consumers Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA").
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