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Three Jones Day lawyers elected to the American Law Institute

Three Jones Day attorneys have been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), one of the leading independent organizations in the United States dedicated to producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. Partners Gregory (Greg) Castanias and Brian C. Rabbitt and of counsel Gregory (Greg) Hanthorn are among the 61 lawyers, judges, and scholars elected to ALI in July.

Mr. Castanias is in the Issues & Appeals Practice and is head of the Firm’s Federal Circuit team. Resident in the Washington Office, he has over 30 years' experience as a leading appellate and intellectual property litigator. His experience includes five Supreme Court arguments, more than 100 Federal Circuit arguments, and countless others in federal and state courts from Alaska to Connecticut. He is the lead author of the just-published Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure (West Publishing; 3d edition 2023) and is an adjunct professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches Appellate Practice and Procedure and Federal Circuit Advocacy. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Mr. Rabbitt is a member of the Government Regulation Practice and is resident in the Firm’s Washington Office. His practice focuses on complex investigations, enforcement matters, and civil litigation. He has represented clients in numerous high-stakes matters involving the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Congress, and state attorneys general; as well as in internal investigations. Mr. Rabbitt has been recognized as a "White Collar Rising Star" by Law360 and a "D.C. Rising Star" by the National Law Journal.

Mr. Hanthorn is a member of the Business & Tort Litigation Practice and is resident in the Atlanta Office. He has successfully tried disputes ranging from multi-month jury and bench trials to "no discovery" arbitrations. With more than 35 years of experience, his practice focuses on consumer class actions (including TCPA, FDCPA, RICO, ERISA, FCRA, and hybrid TILA/usury cases) and in major product liability, federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and leveraged buyout fraud litigation. He is co-chair of the Federal Practice Task Force of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and is a past chair of the Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee. Mr. Hanthorn has been listed for over a decade in the area of commercial litigation in Best Lawyers and in Georgia Super Lawyers, and is a past president of and serves on the Executive Committee of the Clarence Cooper Inn of Court, associated with the Emory University School of Law. In the community at large, he is a past member of the Berry College Board of Visitors and a past chair of the board of directors of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, among other board service positions.

The three join nine other Jones Day attorneys elected to ALI, including Leon F. DeJulius Jr., Meir Feder, Noel J. Francisco, Theodore M. Grossman, Beth Heifetz, Brian C. Lea, Charles R. A. Morse, Stephanie E. Parker, and Yaakov M. Roth.

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