Dick Pogue became Acting Managing Partner of Jones Day on March 1, 1984, and Managing Partner one year later. During his years of service in these roles, the Firm grew significantly and for the first time entered international markets. In 1994 he retired from the Firm. After nine and half years as senior advisor at Dix & Eaton, a corporate public relations firm, he rejoined Jones Day in 2004.
While his specialty areas of law over the years were antitrust and corporate takeover defense, he practiced extensively in the general fields of corporate and litigation law. He has served as arbitrator or mediator in a large number of major commercial disputes.
Mr. Pogue is a past chairman of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association. He was a director of various companies, including Continental Airlines, Derlan Industries (Canada), M.A. Hanna Co., IT Group, KeyCorp, Redland PLC (England), Rotek Incorporated, and TRW.
In the civic arena, he has served as chairman of many organizations, including The Cleveland Foundation, Greater Cleveland Growth Association (then the largest chamber of commerce in the U.S., with more than 16,000 members), University Hospitals Health System, The City Club, Business Volunteers Unlimited, Greater Cleveland Roundtable, The 50 Club, the Newcomen Society of the United States, Cleveland Institute of Music (interim), and Presidents' Council Foundation. He chaired the 1989 Cleveland United Way campaign and served as cochairman of Cleveland's 1996 Bicentennial Commission.
Mr. Pogue has spoken and written extensively in the field of private sector regionalism and was a cofounder and vice chairman of the Regional Business Council (the predecessor of TeamNEO).
In the field of education, he has served as a trustee of Case Western Reserve University, The University of Akron (U/A), and Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). He has been named to receive honorary degrees from U/A and CIM. In 2001, he served as interim executive director of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. He was chairman of the (Ohio) Governor's Commission on Higher Education & the Economy in 2003-2004 and later was a founding trustee of the (Ohio) Business Alliance on Higher Education and the Economy.
- The University of Michigan (J.D. 1953; Assistant Editor, Student Editorial Board, Law Review; President of Barristers); Cornell University (B.A. 1950)
- Officer, Patents Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army (Pentagon, 1954-1957)