Margaret M.Toohey


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7116

Margaret Toohey diligently defends corporate clients facing complex civil litigation and handles matters across a variety of industries. She advises clients including Fortune 500 companies, large internationally-based corporations, and major not-for-profit entities and their subsidiaries.

Margaret has advocated for corporations in accounting and regulatory disputes, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims, product liability cases, SEC investigations, and multidistrict class actions involving consumer fraud. Representative industries include health care administration, nuclear energy, residential mortgage lending, excess liability insurance, tobacco, blockchain securities, and lottery tickets. Margaret serves clients by overseeing case development and administration, conducting legal research, managing fact and expert discovery, drafting and arguing motions, preparing witnesses, and assisting at deposition and trial.

Margaret maintains a robust pro bono practice and currently first chairs a trial team for a Central American resident seeking asylum. She also serves on an appellate briefing team where she analyzes recent asylum decisions and consults on related issues. Margaret writes on various legal subjects and has been published in the American Arbitration Association's Dispute Resolution Journal. She co-chairs website and written content creation for the American Bar Association's Ethics and Professionalism Committee (Litigation Section) and is an active member of the New York Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She also serves on the inaugural Legal Committee of the Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to End Human Trafficking.


  • Yazaki successfully resolves automaker lawsuit alleging price-fixing and bid riggingJones Day represented Yazaki Corporation and Yazaki North America, Inc. in successfully resolving a civil antitrust lawsuit brought by an automaker following Jones Day's filing of motions for summary judgment and to exclude the plaintiff's sole expert witness.
  • Additional Publications

    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.

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