Margaret Toohey practices in state and federal courts throughout the country and before arbitration tribunals in the United States and abroad. She frequently collaborates with experts and foreign co-counsel to get results in complex matters requiring highly technical evidence and nuanced legal arguments.
Margaret has advocated for clients on both the plaintiffs' and defense side in commercial disputes involving environmental contamination, mass torts, breach of contract claims, and alleged fraud and trade secret misappropriation. Representative industries include luxury cosmetics, prescription opioids, steel, excess liability insurance, performance materials, and lottery tickets. Margaret has also represented public companies and their directors in expedited actions in Delaware Chancery Court and routinely counsels clients before litigation arises with an eye to avoiding disruptive lawsuits.
Margaret serves clients by overseeing day-to-day case development and administration, managing fact discovery, working with experts, drafting briefs, taking depositions, prepping witnesses, and preparing cases for oral argument, mediation, arbitration, and trial. She has first-chair trial experience arguing in federal immigration court and also serves on an appellate briefing team where she analyzes recent asylum decisions and consults on related issues. Margaret's recent victories on behalf of clients include a zero-dollar settlement in a cybersecurity-related arbitration and a dismissal of fraud and other claims after just three weeks of litigation.
Margaret is co-editor for the ABA Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee and has been cited in multiple legal ethics articles and presentations. She is an author of the Ohio tort law chapter in Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium.
- December 20, 2020
Ethics Issues for the Unelected Lawyer Spouse, American Bar Association
- December 10, 2020
Formal Opinion 494: Guidance about Personal Relationships, American Bar Association
- April 8, 2020
Five Pointers for Practicing in a Pandemic, American Bar Association
- April 8, 2020
Maintaining Remote Control: Six Common-Sense Tips for Telelawyers to Reduce Risk, American Bar Association
- April 1, 2020
USA: Does a federal price gouging law even make sense— and, if so, what should it look like?, Concurrences N° 4-2020
- March 18, 2019
Formal Opinion 485 Shows No Love to Judges Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages, American Bar Association
- March 18, 2019
Attorney Professionalism: Ever More Important in the Fake News Era, American Bar Association
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Preventing Inadvertent Misbehavior in Mediation: A Guide to Common Ethics and Professionalism Issues, Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 70, No. 2.
- Cornell University (J.D. 2016, Concentration in Advocacy; Dean's List; CALI Awards for highest grade in Dispute Resolution Practicum course and Mediation: Theory and Practice course; Round of 16, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot); Bates College (B.A. 2013, Political Economy)
- Ohio, New York, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Western District of Michigan, and U.S. Immigration Court
- Extern, Office of the New York State Attorney General (2015)