Jeffrey A.Kaplan Jr. (Jeff)


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8325

Jeff Kaplan litigates high-stakes cases from their inception through appeal. He represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country, and his experience includes disputes related to breach of contract, product liability, and the False Claims Act. Drawing on his trial experience in federal court, Jeff works to identify key legal issues, draft motions, and develop the factual record. He also has worked on cases at every appellate level, including multiple U.S. circuit courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Jeff currently defends a global leader in coatings and related products in a number of product liability matters in federal court. He also is part of the Jones Day team engaged in financial recovery efforts on behalf of a group of foreign investors who were victims of a multimillion dollar embezzlement scheme.

Jeff has an active pro bono practice. He has handled pro bono matters before an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals, including as part of the Firm's Laredo Project. He is a Barrister in the Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court and a member of the Executive Committee for the Federalist Society's Litigation Practice Group.


  • Cuban national obtains asylum and defeats government appeal before Board of Immigration AppealsOn October 25, 2019, a trial team led by New York Partners Jay Tambe and Lauri Sawyer, and with support from Shachar Gannot, tried the firm’s first Migrant Protection Protocol (“MPP”) case from a tent facility in Laredo, Texas.
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • Former CEO defends federal criminal investigation involving allegations of potential violations of Anti-Kickback statuteJones Day is representing a former CEO in a federal criminal investigation involving allegations of potential violations of the Anti-Kickback statute.
  • Foreign investors initiate civil and criminal actions following multimillion embezzlement schemeJones Day represents a group of foreign investors who were victims of a multimillion embezzlement scheme orchestrated by their investment manager.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Obtained a favorable decision for a coal company debtor in a Sixth Circuit appeal challenging the bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction.

    Obtained a favorable decision for a national bank in a Third Circuit appeal involving issues of federal statutory interpretation and Pennsylvania state law.

    Speaking Engagements

    • December 20, 2019
      Civil Trial From Start to Finish, National Business Institute