Ilana B.Gelfman

Partner

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Ilana Gelfman focuses on appellate advocacy and critical motions practice. She has represented clients in a broad range of civil litigation, on subject matters including contract interpretation, business torts, employment, foreclosures, and federal habeas relief. Ilana has drafted merits briefs and amicus briefs filed in both federal and state appellate courts, including the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits; the D.C. Court of Appeals; the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She has successfully argued dispositive motions and appeals.

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.

Experience

  • 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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