Jeffrey R.Zohn


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, including briefing and motions practice, offensive and defensive discovery, and the preparation and examination of witnesses for depositions and trials. He has assisted clients with contract disputes, business torts, and compliance with federal and state laws.

In 2020, Jeffrey successfully represented Amperex, a Chinese battery manufacturer, in a product liability action. The Court granted Amperex's motion to dismiss, adopting Amperex's precise position.

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 arbitrators' decision was unanimous. 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.

Jeffrey has also successfully obtained dismissals in dozens of Fair Credit Reporting Act cases throughout the United States.

Jeffrey's pro bono practice includes the representation and counseling of asylum seeking immigrants and mistreated prisoners. He volunteers for Working in the Schools and Legal Prep Charter Academy. Jeffrey also serves on the associate board of After School Matters, a public/private partnership that provides paid apprenticeships to Chicago high school students 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.


  • Amperex secures dismissal for lack of personal jurisdictionJones Day successfully represented Amperex Technology Limited ("Amperex"), a Chinese lithium-ion battery manufacturer, in a product liability action brought in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • 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.