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 and mobility, health care, financial services, cryptocurrency and digital assets, life sciences, energy, private equity, and pharmaceuticals.
Based in Detroit, the birthplace of North America's automotive industry, Art is a leading mobility industry lawyer with 20 years of experience representing original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, technology companies, and mobility adjacent businesses. Art has served as lead counsel in a broad range of mobility industry matters, including warranty and product liability class actions, antitrust and anticompetition actions, commercial disputes, warranty and cost recovery litigation, license disputes, restructuring and bankruptcy disputes, stop-shipment and troubled-supplier disputes, and M&A litigation. Art counsels directors, executives, and senior management on business risk and fiduciary duty issues and has advised clients with respect to various electric vehicle (EV) and EV charging matters.
Art has served as lead trial lawyer in high-profile and 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."
"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)