Sergio Tostado is a litigator and trial lawyer representing clients in complex commercial litigation and government investigations, with an emphasis on compliance matters in the health care industry, antitrust cases, and lawsuits brought by state attorneys general.
Sergio has significant experience defending some of the nation's largest companies in a variety of high-stakes litigation matters. Recent representations include the successful defense of a Fortune 100 company facing a civil RICO class action, as well as the defense of another Fortune 100 company sued by the Kentucky Attorney General for alleged violations of the state's price gouging statute. In addition, Sergio has defended several mergers from antitrust challenges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including the successful defenses of two large mergers in the health care industry. Sergio has extensive experience conducting compliance reviews and internal investigations for multinational companies across various industries, with a primary focus on representing companies facing government lawsuits and investigations related to the distribution and dispensing of opioid medications.
Sergio maintains an active pro bono practice. As lead counsel, he obtained a favorable asylum ruling in a contested proceeding and has assisted immigrant children in obtaining lawful permanent residence in immigration court. He was also a key member of the team that successfully represented a death row inmate in his habeas corpus appeal before the Tenth Circuit.
Before joining Jones Day, Sergio clerked for the Honorable Jack Zouhary of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Sergio is active in his church.
- November 11, 2013
Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for first year law students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School
- January 23, 2013
Jones Day Columbus coordinates and presents LCLD Group Mentoring Meeting at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- University of Pennsylvania (J.D. cum laude 2011; Dean's Scholarship; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law; Edwin R. Keedy Cup Moot Court; Certificate in Business and Public Policy, Wharton School); The Ohio State University (B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude 2008)
- Ohio, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2015-2021)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2011-2012)