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Kapri Saunders is a litigator who represents private and public companies, as well as business professionals, in complex civil litigation, including government investigations, and in white collar criminal cases. Her practice also includes appellate litigation.

Kapri has advised clients on disputes arising out of business contracts, mortgage lending, insurance, public corruption, violation of federal criminal statutes, and investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) regulations, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations. She has experience in drafting trial motions, proposed jury instructions, and appellate briefs. Additionally, she has experience assessing potential claims, developing trial strategy, and managing discovery.

Prior to practicing law, Kapri worked in higher education administration at a small private college, developing the residence life department and creating campus programming. After law school, she served one term as a law clerk to Chief Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and one term as a law clerk to Judge Ann Claire Williams at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. While clerking, Kapri worked on cases involving civil and criminal trials and appeals and immigration and other administrative cases.

Kapri is active in the community, volunteering with various organizations.


  • SAP wins summary judgment on Teradata trade secret and antitrust claimsJones Day successfully defended SAP, one of the world's leading producers of software for the management of business processes, against trade secret and antitrust claims in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.
  • Chevron defeats ATA and ATS claims brought by 298 plaintiffs relating to terrorist attacks in IsraelChevron Corporation, represented by Jones Day, defeated claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act ("ATA") and Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") brought by 298 plaintiffs who sought to hold Chevron responsible for injuries sustained in terrorist attacks in Israel between November 2000 and April 2002.
  • Chevron defeats class action over oil-change feesJones Day defended Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in a putative nationwide class action involving oil-change stations.
  • International retailer obtains voluntary dismissal from civil RICO litigationJones Day acted as lead counsel for an international retailer in a civil RICO matter filed in the Northern District of California.
  • Chevron defends against lawsuit relating to accidental fire at California refineryJones Day represented Chevron Corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in defense of a lawsuit filed by the City of Richmond relating to an accidental fire that occurred at CUSA's Richmond (California) refinery in August 2012.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 20-21, 2016
      California Minority Counsel Program – 27th Annual Business Conference