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Jones Day welcomes Scott Edson and Jason Keehfus as partners in Business & Tort Litigation Practice in Atlanta

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Scott Edson and Jason Keehfus have joined the Firm as partners in its Business & Tort Litigation Practice, based in the Atlanta Office.

Mr. Edson has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation, including class actions, mass actions, and multidistrict litigation, in both state and federal court. He has advised clients in all stages of litigation, from initial pleadings through discovery, trial, and appeal. Mr. Edson is a frequent writer and lecturer on various aspects of law and legal practice.

Mr. Keehfus has a wide range of experience in defending both liability and punitive damages claims in challenging jurisdictions around the country, and is especially proficient in taking and defending depositions of medical and scientific witnesses. He is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried dozens of multiweek product liability lawsuits to verdict. Mr. Keehfus also works with the National Veterans Legal Services Program to obtain increases in disability benefits for U.S. military veterans.

"Scott and Jason bring valuable experience in the kinds of high-stakes commercial disputes for which our clients require counsel, especially class actions and product liability matters," said Lizanne Thomas, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Southeast U.S. Region. "I'm pleased to welcome them to Jones Day and to work alongside them to serve our clients' needs throughout the region and around the world."

At Jones Day, Messrs. Edson and Keehfus join one of the preeminent global teams of experienced trial lawyers who serve clients in business and government disputes, torts and civil litigation, from counseling through trial and appeal. They will collaborate with Jones Day litigators worldwide who represent major companies and organizations in multidistrict litigation, coordinated state proceedings, product liability cases, class actions, and other "bet-the-company" business disputes.

"Adding Scott and Jason to our already strong group of Atlanta-based litigators is a great enhancement for our office and will be a valuable asset for our clients," said Al LaFiandra, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Atlanta Office. "We are delighted they have chosen to join Jones Day and look forward to their contributions to our team here in Atlanta."

Mr. Edson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Duke University. Mr. Keehfus earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the Syracuse University School of Law.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 42 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.