Three Jones Day lawyers selected by Law360 as 2018 MVPs
The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that three of the Firm's lawyers are among Law360's "MVPs" for 2018. The MVP awards honor elite attorneys for their successes in high-stakes litigation, significant deals, or complex global matters in the previous year. In all, Law360 named 162 MVPs, across 35 categories, from more than 1,000 submissions.
Law360 will profile the Jones Day MVPs listed below in the coming weeks:
- Gregory A. Castanias, Issues & Appeals (Washington) – Intellectual Property MVP
- Robert C. Lee, Real Estate (Chicago) – Real Estate MVP
- Christopher M. Morrison, Business & Tort Litigation (Boston) – Sports MVP
Mr. Castanias leads Jones Day's Federal Circuit team and has extensive experience as a leading appellate and intellectual property litigator. His many outstanding wins recognized by Law360 include authoring the company’s briefs and arguing the SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu case, in SAS's recent 5-4 win before the Supreme Court of the United States, which fundamentally transformed how patents are litigated before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Castanias also led the briefing and presented the oral argument for Intersil Corporation (now known as Renesas Electronics America Inc.), which obtained a Federal Circuit reversal of a $77 million judgment previously entered in favor of plaintiff Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. Mr. Castanias previously won Law360's Intellectual Property MVP award in 2012.
Mr. Lee co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice worldwide. His significant transactions recognized by Law360 include advising Greystar in a number of related transactions culminating in the $4.4 billion acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. Mr. Lee also advised J Meyer Bergman in the formation and closing of Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners III (MBERP III), which, together with its dedicated co-investment vehicles, is a €990 million ($1.169 billion) real estate private equity fund making investments in the retail sector across Europe.
Mr. Morrison is the Hiring Partner in Jones Day's Boston Office. His noteworthy wins recognized by Law360 include the return of a successful defense verdict for the Boston Red Sox in Taubin v. Henry. The plaintiff was seated in an open-air luxury section above home plate and claimed $9.5 million in damages after she was struck by a foul ball. Chris led a trial team that focused on the role fan preferences play in evaluating ballpark safety. This was a victory not only for the Red Sox, but for baseball, confirming that in the minds of the jury, ballpark owners are not responsible for every accident that occurs in their stadiums.
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.