Taylor M.Grode

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.1510

Taylor Grode represents companies and individuals in a variety of government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation matters, and white collar defense cases.

Taylor has served as the lead associate on numerous internal investigations, including those involving allegations of executive-level employee misconduct, accounting fraud, and allegations relating to discrimination and hostile work environment. Taylor's practice also includes compliance and investigations work related to detection of forced labor in corporate supply chains. In addition, she defends individuals and firms in federal investigations and prosecutions involving fraud, public corruption, and market manipulation offenses, among others.

Taylor also maintains an active civil litigation practice and has experience with matters involving issues such as negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, breach of contract, and commercial lease disputes. She has significant experience in fact development, discovery management, drafting, motions practice, and settlement negotiations.

Taylor is highly active in the Firm's pro bono practice, including representing victims of human trafficking in criminal restitution proceedings. She additionally works on matters involving constitutional police reform as part of the Firm's Constitutional Policing & Civil Justice Reform Initiative and represents domestic violence victims seeking asylum in the United States.

Experience

  • Financial institution obtains appellate victory in putative class action claims relating to alleged Ponzi schemeJones Day secured an appellate victory for a financial institution facing a putative class action asserting claims arising from an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Development and investment firm defends grand jury investigation relating to public corruptionJones Day represented a development and investment firm in connection with a federal grand jury investigation pertaining to public corruption.
  • Health care professional defends against fraud and identity theft claimsJones Day defended a former health care professional charged in an eight-count federal indictment alleging violations of health care fraud and aggravated identify theft in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme.
  • Child pornography victim recovers $93,532.57 in restitutionJones Day represented a child pornography victim and her family in obtaining a $93,532.57 criminal restitution award on July 25.
  • Multinational company conducts internal investigation relating to accounting practicesJones Day assisted a multinational company by conducting an internal investigation into complaints regarding the accounting practices of the client.
  • Food company undertakes compliance review relating to human trafficking lawsOn behalf of a company in the food industry, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation involving human trafficking issues related to an overseas subcontractor.