Gregory M.Shumaker (Greg)

Practice Leader Global Disputes

Washington + 1.202.879.3679

In his more than 30 years at Jones Day, Greg Shumaker, who is head of the Firm's Global Disputes Practice, has played a leading role in some of the Firm's highest profile engagements.

Greg currently represents a group of over 100 investment fund defendants in litigation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the S.D.N.Y. that seeks to claw-back payments the funds received in GM's bankruptcy on a $1.5 billion secured term loan to GM due to a mistakenly filed UCC-3 termination statement that referenced the term loan. In 2015, he helped lead a team that convinced the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to dismiss with prejudice a complaint against Fidelity Investments alleging a $400 million breach of contract in a dispute over bonds held by certain Fidelity funds during a failed effort to restructure Energy Future Holdings Corp. Greg also was co-lead counsel in a three-month accounting fraud trial for a liquidating trust against a major corporate conglomerate.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, he was one of the lead trial lawyers representing the City of Detroit in its historic bankruptcy proceedings. He served in the same role in 2009, when the Firm led Chrysler into and out of bankruptcy — including appeals to the Second Circuit and United States Supreme Court — in a 42-day period.

Greg's practice also involves criminal, regulatory, and congressional investigations including sensitive internal investigations involving allegations of fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

He has been a member of the board of directors of the Notre Dame Law Association since 2002, serving as its president in 2008-2009. He also has served as an instructor at Notre Dame Law School's Interim Trial Advocacy Program.


City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmed
Jones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.

Washington Group International prevails in Hurricane Katrina mass tort action
Jones Day successfully defended Washington Group International, Inc. ("WGI," now URS Energy & Construction Company, a subsidiary of URS Corp.) in a mass tort action alleging that WGI's work on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contributed to floodwall breaches in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

Molycorp completes IPO of $407.9 million of Common Stock on NYSE
Jones Day advised Molycorp, Inc., a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company, in connection with its issuance of $407.9 million of Common Stock in an initial public offering, underwritten by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co., Knight Capital Markets LLC, Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc., GMP Securities L.P.

Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedings
After a historic battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Chrysler LLC sold substantially all of its assets to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" (Chrysler Group LLC) on June 10, 2009, providing the opportunity for its iconic brands and U.S. operations to survive.

Summer Associates raise big hair and money at DC charity bartending event
A summer crop of mustaches, beards, and assorted interesting hairstyles were sacrificed for the benefit of leukemia and lymphoma research on July 16 at Jones Day's fifth annual Washington Summer Associate Charity Bartending Event.

AlliedSignal and Breed Technologies settle multi-million dollar accounting fraud litigation in Florida
Jones Day represented Breed Technologies first, then AlliedSignal Recovery Trust, as plaintiff in a fraud action filed in Florida's Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in Polk County, Florida.

Defense contractor complies with FBI and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command investigations
Jones Day successfully represented a defense contractor in connection with FBI and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command investigations.

BFGoodrich receives FTC approval to acquire Coltec, prevails in private litigation challenging transaction
On behalf of BFGoodrich, Jones Day has handled numerous transactions including its 1999 acquisition of Coltec Industries, a manufacturer of aerospace components.

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