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.
- 2019Ohio chapter, coauthor, Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium, M. Daller ed., Wolters Kluwer 2019
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)