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Cortney Robinson focuses on advancing the interest of clients in complex civil litigation. She has experience in offensive and defensive discovery; framing legal issues; preparing depositions, drafting motions, witness statements, and other pleadings; and trial preparation.

Cortney's recent matters include work on international arbitrations and Jones Day's representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Toys "R" Us Company I chapter 11 cases.

Cortney maintains an active pro bono practice. She has handled civil matters on the behalf of underrepresented, pro bono clients in the District of Columbia Superior Courts and contributed to the Firm's successful representation of the city council members in Payne v. Charlottesville who were sued for their votes to remove Confederate statues from downtown parks. Cortney also regularly volunteers with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and the Landlord Tenant Resource Center.


  • Global engineering and aerospace company resolves ICC dispute with its engine supplierJones Day successfully settled a private arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") on behalf of a global engineering and aerospace company.
  • Charlottesville City Councilors obtain pro bono summary judgment win granting statutory immunity in Charlottesville monument caseJones Day achieved victory on behalf of four Charlottesville City Councilors who voted to relocate the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson statues at the center of the violent rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.