Dustin M.Koenig


Columbus + 1.614.281.3972

Dustin Koenig represents clients in complex commercial matters, including infrastructure disputes and expedited proceedings involving trade secrets. He also defends clients against claims of securities violations and fiduciary breaches. Dustin regularly counsels clients operating in the public-private partnership (P3) space on governance matters and dispute avoidance.

Recently, Dustin successfully defended Conagra Brands and its officers and directors in a securities class action and several shareholder derivative actions arising from its merger with Pinnacle Foods. He also recently defended an international infrastructure company in Texas federal court against fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims stemming from construction and bankruptcy disputes.

Dustin has served as lead defense counsel for Experian in cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including obtaining summary judgment on all claims in a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of its credit reporting system. He also has experience defending lawsuits brought by state attorneys general, including a lawsuit brought by the Kentucky Attorney General against Marathon Petroleum and Speedway alleging violations of the state's price gouging statute.

Dustin maintains an active pro bono practice representing individuals seeking asylum and other relief under U.S. immigration law, as well as individuals seeking writs of habeas corpus in the federal courts. Before joining Jones Day, Dustin clerked for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable Jack Zouhary of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


  • Conagra wins affirmance of dismissal of securities class action in the Seventh CircuitIn May 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a securities class action brought against Jones Day client Conagra Brands, Inc.
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health obtains favorable settlement of FCA allegationsJones Day represented Bon Secours Mercy Health ("BSMH"), one of the nation’s largest health systems with 50 hospitals and over 60,000 employees, in a False Claims Act qui tam action brought by a private relator and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Marathon Petroleum and Speedway successfully settle lawsuit alleging violations of Kentucky's price gouging statuteJones Day settled on favorable terms, and obtained dismissal of clients Marathon Petroleum Company and its affiliate, Speedway LLC, a lawsuit brought by the Kentucky Attorney General.
  • Infrastructure firm defends post-reorganization claimsJones Day is defending an international infrastructure company in Texas federal court against fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims stemming from construction and bankruptcy disputes.
  • Experian secures summary judgment in lawsuit challenging adequacy of credit reporting systemJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a case brought in the Eastern District of Kentucky alleging liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).
  • Honduran woman obtains asylum in contested immigration caseJones Day represented pro bono a woman from Honduras in connection with the Firm’s Laredo Project.
  • Leading laboratory services provider successfully resolves lengthy false claims case after obtaining partial summary judgment and multiple administrative victoriesThroughout several years of active litigation, Jones Day represented a laboratory services provider in a case alleging that the laboratory company violated the Florida False Claims Act by (1) failing to bill its "usual and customary charge" under the State's argued interpretation of that term; and (2) offering steep discounts in order to induce referrals in violation of Florida's anti-kickback statutes.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries invests in Charkit Chemical CompanyJones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries, LLC in connection with its investment in Charkit Chemical Company, LLC, a supplier of specialty chemicals for the personal care and aroma, food and food additives, imaging and photographic, pharmaceutical, and metal and water treatment industries, among others.