Art O'Reilly has an international practice representing clients in high-stakes litigation and cross-border disputes. He helps clients manage risks and resolve disputes arising out of their operations in a variety of industries, including automotive, health care, financial services, life sciences, energy, private equity, and pharmaceuticals. Art has served as lead trial lawyer in several clients most high-profile and most high-risk matters, regularly representing clients in "bet the company" litigation and cases involving billions of dollars of exposure. Among other things, prior to rejoining Jones Day, he represented the Detroit Institute of Arts in the City of Detroit's historic chapter 9 bankruptcy case, helping to safeguard its multibillion dollar art collection from creditors. Art has been recognized multiple times by Chambers USA, which notes that he "continues to develop a solid litigation practice, which sees him acting for well-known automotive, life sciences and telecommunications clients" and is "very good at thinking through the issues and dealing with multifaceted problems."
Art has tried cases to courts, juries, arbitration panels, and administrative law judges in jurisdictions around the country. He has extensive experience in class actions, supply chain and manufacturing litigation, commercial arbitration, automotive and warranty litigation, antitrust, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), internal investigations, False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, bankruptcy litigation, shareholder and derivative litigation, and mergers and acquisitions litigation.
Art serves on the board of directors of the DMC Foundation, the Detroit Bar Association, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
"Very good at thinking through the issues and dealing with multifaceted problems." - Chambers USA
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. magna cum laude 2002); Georgetown University (B.S.F.S. 1996, School of Foreign Service)
- Michigan, District of Columbia, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
- Intelligence Officer/Economic Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency (1996-1999)
Recognized multiple times in: Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Michigan Super Lawyers, including "Top 50," "Top 100," and Rising Star honors
DBusiness: "Top Lawyers" and "30 in Their Thirties" who are advancing their companies, industries, and communities
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, President's Award, 2013
- Law Clerk to: Judge Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2005-2006) and Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2004-2005)