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Legal 500 United States 2022 ranks leading Jones Day practices and lawyers

The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 United States recognizes Jones Day in 54 practice rankings and recommends 196 lawyers as leading practitioners, acknowledging the Firm's deep experience across offices and practices and the leading skills of our lawyers. In addition, Legal 500 honored five lawyers in its "Hall of Fame" and the Firm earned eight Tier 1 practice rankings. Nineteen lawyers were ranked as "Leading Individuals," an additional eight lawyers were listed as "Next Generation Partners," and two were named "Rising Stars." Highlights and details follow.

Jones Day lawyers ranked in Legal 500's "Hall of Fame" include:

  • Bruce Bennett – Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate (2021-2022); and Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal (2021-2022)
  • Michael A. Carvin – Dispute resolution: Appellate (2019-2022)
  • Tyrone R. Childress – Insurance: advice to policyholders (2020-2022)
  • Michael J. Gray – Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense (2020-2022)
  • John M. Majoras – Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: defense (2021-2022)

Jones Day practices ranked in Legal 500 U.S. 2022 Tier 1 include:

  • Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: defense
  • Dispute resolution: Appellate: courts of appeals
  • Dispute resolution: Appellate: Supreme Courts (states and federal)
  • Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)
  • Industry focus: Insurance: advice to policyholders
  • Intellectual property: Patents: licensing
  • Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
  • Labor and employment: Labor-management relations

Clients hail Jones Day as "top notch for client service," and praise the lawyers' "very practical approach to solving problems and getting deals done" as well as "their excellent global expertise combined with deep local knowledge." Additional comments from clients include:

  • "The level of service we have received from Jones Day has been superb, encompassing excellent legal advice, extreme responsiveness, unsurpassed attention to detail and, most importantly, the utmost attention to our needs and concerns."
  • "They are very responsive, commercial and pragmatic." 
  • "Incredibly deep knowledge of the subject matter; very thoughtful in their analysis; a strategic partner of the first order."
  • "Jones Day has an exceptionally knowledgeable, experienced and deep bankruptcy team supported by equally exceptional litigation and corporate law groups that work seamlessly together as necessary."
  • "Jones Day is excellent at handling complex and sophisticated matters. Their analysis, comprehension of difficult issues, presentation skills, and advocacy are excellent."

Jones Day lawyers ranked as Legal 500 "Leading Individuals" include:

  • Corinne Ball – Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
  • Brett P. Barragate – Finance: Commercial lending
  • Patricia A. Dunn – Labor and employment: Labor-management relations
  • James R. Dutro – Healthcare: service providers
  • Brian West Easley – Labor and employment: Labor-management relations
  • Noel J. Francisco – Dispute Resolution: Appellate
  • Alexis S. Gilroy – Industry Focus: Healthcare: Service Providers
  • John D. Goetz –Transport: aviation and air travel: litigation and regulation
  • Anthony M. Insogna – Intellectual property: Patents: litigation
  • Randall E. Kay – Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Kathy Keneally – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Matthew W. Lampe – Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
  • Heather Lennox – Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
  • Daniel D. McMillan – Real Estate: Construction (including construction litigation)
  • James E. Olson – Energy regulation: oil and gas
  • Roy A. Powell – Real Estate: Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Jayant W. Tambe – Dispute resolution: Financial services litigation
  • Lizanne Thomas – M&A/corporate and commercial: Corporate governance
  • Craig A. Waldman – Antitrust: Merger Control

Jones Day lawyers ranked by Legal 500 as "Next Generation Partners" include:

  • Stephen Cowen – Transport: aviation and air travel: litigation and regulation
  • Kenneth W. Field – Antitrust: Merger control
  • Sarah A. Geers – Intellectual property: Patents: litigation
  • Jeffrey R. Johnson – Dispute resolution: Appellate
  • Heather Lennox – Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
  • Jason B. Lissy – Industry Focus: Insurance: advice to policyholders
  • Yaakov M. Roth – Dispute resolution: Appellate
  • Ryan C. Thomas – Antitrust: Merger Control

Jones Day lawyers ranked by Legal 500 as "Rising Stars" include:

  • Michael J. Scarduzio – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Allyson C. Werntz – Labor and employment: Labor-management relations

For 34 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The rankings are based on thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients, and provide a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors, including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and, historically, experience and depth of teams, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment to the client.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 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.