Charlotte H.Taylor


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Charlotte Taylor is a skilled appellate advocate with extensive experience representing clients in industries subject to federal regulatory schemes. She helps clients develop and pursue successful litigation strategies from a case's inception through all levels of trial and appellate litigation, often across multiple jurisdictions. She has briefed and argued numerous cases in federal and state courts of appeals and regularly practices before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Charlotte has particular experience litigating federal preemption, McCarran-Ferguson Act "reverse preemption," and constitutional challenges to state laws. She has handled multiple lawsuits against state government entities in state and federal venues and has successfully navigated sovereign immunity issues to win judgments for clients. In addition, Charlotte has substantial experience defending class actions and with white collar defense work. She was part of the team that brought the federal bribery case McDonnell v. United States from district court to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Charlotte's pro bono practice includes matters before federal and state courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her work on a Texas child custody appeal was recognized by the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project as part of the 2017 Pro Bono Team of the Year.


  • Health care provider avoids Medicare revocation premised on violation of Medicare guidanceJones Day represented a health care provider in a Medicare revocation proceeding before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a component of the Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Law professors file amicus brief referenced by Justice Gorsuch during argumentOn behalf of a group of law professors, Jones Day filed an amicus brief that Justice Gorsuch described as "instructive" during argument.
  • Air Evac's summary judgment victory affirmed in Fourth CircuitJones Day represented Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac"), which sued the State of West Virginia seeking to enjoin it from applying limits on reimbursement for air ambulance services to patients who are either covered by workers' compensation insurance or public employee insurance, as well as from prohibiting "balance-billing" of policy-holders.
  • Air Evac obtains affirmation of dismissal of putative class action by Tenth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Oklahoma alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac's district court dismissal of putative class action affirmed in Eighth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Arkansas alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac wins motion for summary judgment and permanent injunction against the State of TexasJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac"), an air ambulance carrier, in a federal lawsuit against various Texas state officials who administer the state's workers'-compensation system.
  • Professors seek to enjoin new Georgia law permitting students to carry guns on Georgia's public university campusesOn behalf of a half dozen professors from three Georgia universities, Jones Day filed suit against Georgia's governor and attorney general to enjoin a new Georgia law requiring the university system to permit students to carry guns on the state's public university campuses.
  • Med-Trans wins full dismissal of consumer class action in FloridaJones Day represents a network of life-saving emergency air transport carriers that includes Med-Trans Corp. (“Med-Trans”) against claims filed in various jurisdictions around the United States alleging that air ambulance carriers charge improper fees for their services.
  • Civil rights plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment case reviewed by U.S. Supreme CourtJones Day represented in the United States Supreme Court 16 civil rights plaintiffs who sued the District of Columbia and two of its police officers for conducting an arrest without probable cause.
  • Everytown and Moms Demand Action intervene and participate as amicus in support of public safety measures related to gun violenceJones Day is representing Everytown for Gun Safety and its affiliate Moms Demand Action as party or amicus in multiple lawsuits, arguing in support of public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence.
  • Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's corruption convictions unanimously vacated by Supreme Court and DOJ later drops caseIn a decisive victory for Jones Day client and former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, the Supreme Court unanimously vacated Governor McDonnell's convictions for public corruption offenses, rejecting the Department of Justice's legal theory and holding that the instructions given to the jury were erroneously overbroad.
  • H&R Block wins summary judgment in putative class action alleging UCL and CLRA violationsOn April 25, 2016, Jones Day client H&R Block, Inc. won summary judgment on a putative class action alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL") and Consumers Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA").
  • H&R Block prevails as 8th Circuit upholds denial of class certificationOn June 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the denial of plaintiff's motion for class certification in an important ruling that implicates the choice of law used in class actions.
  • CSXT seeks advice regarding claims and NTSB investigation arising from derailment following grade crossing accidentJones Day represents CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT") in connection with a railroad crossing accident that occurred in a mixed industrial residential area in Baltimore, Maryland.
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