Jeffrey R.Zohn

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4361

Jeffrey Zohn represents and counsels clients in litigation matters in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings. He has been involved in all aspects of litigation, developing a wide range of experience that includes briefing and motions practice, offensive and defensive discovery, and the preparation of witnesses. He has assisted clients with contract disputes, business torts, and compliance with federal and state laws.

In 2018 and 2019, Jeffrey was part of the trial team in a multiphase binding arbitration that won more than $13 million for the client. The decision was unanimous by the panel's three arbitrators. In 2017, he was part of the trial team that secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of two prosecutors in a high-profile 42 U.S.C. §1983 case before a federal jury in Chicago. The plaintiff sought millions of dollars.

Since 2017, Jeffrey has represented Experian, a national credit reporting agency, in Fair Credit Reporting Act cases. He has successfully obtained dismissals in dozens of cases throughout the United States.

Jeffrey's pro bono practice includes the representation and counseling of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. He regularly volunteers for Working in the Schools (mentor) and Legal Prep Charter Academy (mock trial coach). Jeffrey also serves on the associate board of After School Matters, a public/private partnership that provides year-round programming to Chicago high school students through paid apprenticeships in the arts, technology, sports, and communications. Before law school, he was a high school teacher (Teach For America) and a varsity basketball and soccer coach in Chicago.

Experience

  • Adocia prevails in biopharma license agreement dispute in international arbitrationJones Day won a binding arbitration award for French biopharmaceutical company, Adocia S.A., in a license agreement dispute against Eli Lilly and Company.
  • Cook County state’s attorneys win defense verdict in § 1983 CaseOn April 13, 2017, a federal jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Jones Day clients, current and former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys Joseph Magats and Martin Fogarty.
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