Caroline O.Van Wagoner


San Diego + 1.858.314.1133

Caroline Van Wagoner represents companies in complex civil litigation and government and internal investigations. She has experience in all stages of litigation and in a variety of matters, including antitrust and unfair competition, class actions, fraud, commercial disputes, and intellectual property. Caroline also regularly defends clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Caroline recently represented a health care provider in parallel federal and state class actions that alleged tying and market leveraging. She worked on all aspects of party, third-party, and expert discovery, class certification, dispositive motion practice, and trial preparation. Caroline has also represented companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in complex, multijurisdictional investigations.

Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, she helped a mother and her son seek asylum from gang persecution.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Caroline clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm.


  • Honduran woman and her two children obtain asylum based on religious persecutionAfter a trial win and success in two appeals by the government to the Board of Immigration Appeals, Jones Day obtained asylum relief for a Honduran woman and her children.
  • Medical device manufacturer obtains successful resolution of multiple government investigationsJones Day successfully represented a medical device manufacturer in obtaining a combined settlement of qui tam False Claims Act cases filed in four federal districts, which alleged violations of the federal health care Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Qualcomm achieves global settlement with AppleJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple Inc. and four contract manufacturers of Apple devices in a lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and violations of federal antitrust laws and the California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Sutter Health defends antitrust suitsJones Day represents Sutter Health in two antitrust suits brought by putative classes alleging that Sutter has conspired to violate the state and federal antitrust laws with respect to Sutter's provision of health care services in Northern California.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    To Protect and Serve: Access to Justice for Victims of Notario Fraud in the Nation's Capital, coauthor, Georgetown Law in partnership with Ayuda  (available on the ABA's Fight Notario Fraud website)

    Note, Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Calloway v. Commissioner's Analytical Shortcomings, 66 Tax Law. 273