Beth Manning's practice focuses on litigation matters involving contract and tax disputes, state and federal false claims acts (FCA), and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She also has experience in disputes related to consumer protection statutes, antitrust claims, and class actions. Beth represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of industries and works with clients to develop risk management tactics and strategies for litigation in state and federal courts, for administrative proceedings, and for arbitration and mediation.
Beth has experience in all aspects of litigation, including managing electronic discovery, preparing witnesses, taking and defending depositions, managing experts, drafting pretrial motions, arguing in court, and appellate briefing. Beth helps defend clients facing multidistrict litigation as well as class actions across the country in state and federal courts. Her recent cases include obtaining a summary judgement ruling in a False Claims Act case, reversing, on appeal, a state court ruling relating to a dispute over rates charged by a public utility and defending a highly publicized parking meter dispute and eliminating exposure in true up adjustments.
Beth also has an active pro bono practice assisting children with disabilities in special education matters. She is a member of Equip for Equality's Young Professionals Board and Big Shoulders Fund's Auxiliary Board. She also serves on the Chicago Office's pro bono committee.
Hilco obtains affirmance of summary judgment in lawsuit brought by Patriot Group for $30 million in damages
Jones Day represented Hilco Trading, LLC and Hilco Inc. on claims brought by Connecticut hedge fund The Patriot Group seeking more than $30 million in damages relating to losses Patriot suffered on an investment of a Hilco Trading subsidiary in the distressed lending market.
Cardinal Health successfully defends bundled pricing
Jones Day represented Cardinal Health, Inc. in antitrust litigation commenced by competitor Suture Express in Kansas federal court in December 2012.
Woodward obtains affirmance by Seventh Circuit of summary judgment ruling in its favor in qui tam lawsuit alleging False Claims Act violations
On December 11, 2015, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment ruling in favor of Jones Day client Woodward, Inc. in a long-running qui tam suit brought on behalf of the United States by two former Woodward employees who alleged that Woodward violated the False Claims Act in connection with its manufacture and sale of military parts to the U.S. government.
Illinois American Water and American Lake Water obtain dismissal of breach of contract action
On June 2, 2016, Jones Day clients Illinois-American Water Company and American Lake Water Company obtained a dismissal of a breach of contract action.
City of Chicago defends against action by plaintiff alleging wrongful conviction resulting from police misconduct
Jones Day is representing the City of Chicago in a civil rights case filed by a plaintiff who alleges that he was wrongly convicted of a crime as a result of police misconduct.
Chicago eliminates billion dollar liability through settlement with parking meter operator
Jones Day defended the City of Chicago in a claim brought by Chicago Parking Meters, LLC ("CPM") for breach of the parties' agreement over the sale of a 75 year concession interest to operate Chicago's parking meters.
Privately-held company undergoes investigation by Illinois Attorney General for alleged violations of Illinois Consumer Fraud Act
Jones Day is representing a privately-held company in an Illinois Attorney General Consumer Fraud Investigation, focusing on misrepresentations to consumers.
Verizon obtains voluntary dismissal in alleged disability discrimination case
On behalf of Verizon Communications Inc., Jones Day obtained plaintiff's voluntary dismissal of claims in which plaintiff alleged disability discrimination and retaliation in violation of Iowa law.
Success in advocating for defendants in Cook County Criminal Court
On November 14, in Cook County Circuit Court, Kevin Knight and Beth (Engel) Manning obtained a wonderful outcome for our client, an 18-year-old honors student whose pro bono defense we accepted as a referral from Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
Jones Day wins asylum for Pakistani Christian family
A Jones Day Chicago asylum team of Ben Coleman, Beth Manning, and Ajay Mago (along with JD alumnus Anshul Mangal) recently obtained a hard fought asylum grant for our client and his family (collectively referred to as Clients AE).
- University of Wisconsin (J.D. magna cum laude 2012); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review; Membership Chair, Wisconsin Moot Court Board; Recipient, 2011 Mathys Memorial Appellate for Advocacy Award; B.S. in Biology 2009)
- Illinois, Wisconsin, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and Western District of Wisconsin