James M.Gross (Jim)

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3733

Jim Gross's practice focuses primarily on briefing in complex civil litigation and appellate litigation. He has drafted briefs in many trial and appellate courts at the state and federal levels. Jim also has served as lead defense counsel in multiple cases arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. His experience spans across a variety of areas, including bankruptcy, commercial, constitutional, consumer, federal jurisdiction, insurance, and procurement law.

Jim maintains an active pro bono practice and has been the principal drafter of briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as federal and state appellate courts. He recently argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a federal habeas appeal and also successfully represented a detained immigrant seeking relief from deportation under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).

While in law school, Jim won the 64th Annual Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, in which he successfully argued before a panel presided over by Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court.

Experience

  • Major appliance manufacturer defends product liability action relating to residential tower fireJones Day is representing a major appliance manufacturer in a product liability action relating to a residential tower fire.
  • Charter schools' arguments cited in New York Court of Appeals decision affirming charter school autonomyJones Day submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of several New York charter schools in a dispute over charter school autonomy.
  • MF Global resolves dispute with holdout E&O insurersIn a collaboration among its Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Insurance Recovery and Issues & Appeals practices, Jones Day represented MF Global Holdings Ltd. and its affiliates ("MF Global") in litigation against certain dissenting insurance companies that refused to contribute to a 2016 global settlement of multi-district litigation brought by MF Global’s former commodities futures customers.
  • Red Sox prevail in first-ever foul ball trialJones Day prevailed on behalf of the Boston Red Sox in a two-week jury trial brought by a fan who was hit by a foul ball in an upper-level premium seating area of Fenway Park.
  • Relativity wins Second Circuit appeal against NetflixJones Day successfully brought Relativity Media, LLC and many of its affiliates through a Chapter 11 proceeding in bankruptcy and confirmed its plan of reorganization.
  • Education Law Center and Constitutional Law Scholars' amicus brief in Minnesota Supreme Court argues plaintiffs' claims of racial and socioeconomic segregation are justiciableJones Day filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Education Law Center and over twenty of the nation's leading education and constitutional law scholars in a case concerning the Education Clause of the Minnesota State Constitution.
  • Relativity Media prevails in high-stakes litigation against NetflixA federal bankruptcy judge in New York ordered Netflix to pay Relativity Media, LLC all of its more than $800,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in a high-stakes litigation that prevented Netflix from streaming two Relativity Films prior to their theatrical release.
  • U.S. company evaluates issues associated with filing an antidumping or countervailing duty petitionJones Day is helping a U.S. company evaluate issues associated with filing an antidumping and/or countervailing duty petition targeting products imported from China.
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