Jeremy J.Gray

Partner

(T) 1.312.269.1553 (F) 1.312.782.8585

Jeremy Gray focuses on defending and prosecuting commercial claims in both state and federal courts, as well as representing clients in high-stakes domestic and international arbitration proceedings, many of which are conducted under accelerated hearing procedures. In addition, he has significant experience in toxic tort litigation and product liability mass actions.

Jeremy has represented clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical benefit managers, insurance, durable goods manufacturers, commercial real estate developers, tobacco companies, and industrial and commercial manufacturers.

Recently, Jeremy was a member of two trial teams that defended against the federal government's action to block mergers. He also defended a global pharmaceutical company in an international arbitration involving claims of breaches of a commercial development agreement. Jeremy served as one of the trial attorneys representing R.J. Reynolds in a nationwide arbitration regarding contract disputes under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Jeremy's past experience also includes the successful defense of a large-scale commercial real estate developer that resulted in a full jury trial verdict, class action representation under the federal antitrust laws, and defense of a multinational engine manufacturer in a contract dispute with its largest customer.

Jeremy is the co-chair of Jones Day's global LGBTQ affinity group. He also serves as a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC).

Experience

  • Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances businessJones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.
  • CVS Caremark prevails in Second Circuit appeal of summary judgment dismissing hundreds of Robinson-Patman Act claimsThe Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing all claims by pharmacies against Jones Day client CVS Caremark Corporation and one other defendant, following the settlement by the other five defendants remaining in the case.
  • Medical device manufacturer prevails in preliminary injunction dispute over breach of agreement by supplierJones Day served as lead counsel representing a medical device manufacturer in a suit seeking injunctive relief to prevent breach of a supply and distribution agreement by a supplier.
  • DDR wins jury verdict in five week trial over development contractOn August 18, 2012, after a five week trial, a Michigan state court jury handed down a full defense verdict for Jones Day's client, DDR Corp., a major shopping center owner and developer, in a breach of contract suit seeking over $200 million in damages.
  • R.J. Reynolds seeks reduction in 2003 settlement paymentsJones Day represents R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a pending arbitration under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with various U.S. States and Territories in which R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco company signatories seek an over $1 billion reduction in their 2003 settlement payments.
  • Executive of international shipping company defends antitrust criminal investigationJones Day represented an executive of an international shipping company that was subject to an investigation by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
  • Monster obtains pre-action discovery to advance civil claimJones Day represented Monster in a pre-action discovery petition for the purpose of identifying potential defendants in a lawsuit alleging breach of employee confidentiality agreements.
  • CVS Caremark and pharmacy benefit managers win summary judgment in group boycott antitrust litigationJudge David Folsom, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana, granted summary judgment in favor of Jones Day client Caremark and its co-defendants in a group boycott case arising under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and state law.
  • Volunteers participate in 2009-10 Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in Classroom ProgramJones Day Chicago has partnered with the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) to work with area students in the 7th and 8th grades to help them understand the U.S. Constitution and our legal system.
  • CVS Caremark defends multidistrict antitrust class actions alleging price fixing among PBMsJones Day defended CVS Caremark Corporation in connection with multidistrict antitrust class actions alleging that Caremark and its subsidiaries Caremark Inc. (now known as Caremark, L.L.C.) and AdvancePCS (now known as CaremarkPCS Health, L.L.C.) and other pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) violated applicable antitrust laws in establishing and maintaining retail pharmacy networks for client health plans.
  • Hewitt Associates defends against insurance coverage dispute brought by London excess carrierJones Day represented Hewitt Associates LLC as the defendant in an action brought by a London excess carrier, which was seeking, in the alternative, rescission of the policy or a declaration of non-coverage.
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