Todd R.Geremia


New York + 1.212.326.3429

Todd Geremia is an experienced appellate advocate who has briefed and argued cases throughout the federal appellate system and in New York State. Most of his experience is in complex commercial litigation. Todd has briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and D.C. Circuits and briefed and argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Fifth Circuits. He also has extensive experience in representing clients in commercial cases at all levels of the New York state court system. Todd's practice focus is in putative class actions, products liability matters, financial fraud cases — including cases alleging violations of the federal securities laws and state common law claims — and bankruptcy-related litigation.

Representative clients in Todd's recent matters include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Expedia, Relativity Media, Aradigm Corporation, Cardinal Health, Citibank, Dippin' Dots, Encyclopaedia Britannica, EDS, Elekta AB, Lehman Brothers, Lucent Technologies, Pfizer, and the United Services Automobile Association.

Todd is a member of the bar of the State of New York; the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Eleventh, Federal, and D.C. Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and most recently led the brief writing efforts for two teams prosecuting applications for asylum.


  • Amici-professors' arguments adopted in Supreme Court decision in First Amendment caseJones Day submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioners on behalf of a group of law professors in two consolidated U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the proper scope of the First Amendment's "ministerial exception."
  • Non-agent lenders defeat Adelphia's claimsJones Day represents approximately 400 lending institutions ("Non-Agent Lenders") in the Adelphia Communications bankruptcy case.
  • Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedingsAfter 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.
  • SAC Capital Management and Macklowe Properties win summary judgment on breach of contract claims by real estate brokerJones Day won summary judgment on behalf of its clients, S.A.C. Capital Management, Inc., S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC, S.A.C. Advisors, LLC ("SAC"), and Macklowe Properties, Inc. and related Macklowe entities ("Macklowe").
  • SiRF Technology continues GPS patent dispute in post-hearing ITC proceedingsJones Day is representing SiRF in post-hearing ITC proceedings regarding GPS technology, including an appeal of the ITC's Final Determination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Bombardier resolves unfair competition and trademark infringement dispute over advertising for corporate jet cardsJones Day prosecuted and settled a declaratory judgment action on behalf of plaintiff Bombardier Aerospace Corporation for claims of unfair competition and trademark infringement arising from advertisements for corporate jet cards.
  • Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strikeJones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Lehman Brothers, as Plan Administrator, challenges calculation of derivative termination paymentJones Day is representing Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., as Plan Administrator, regarding calculation of derivative termination payment and possible recovery of collateral in connection with an accelerated share repurchase transaction between Lehman Brothers OTC Derivatives Inc and Intel Corporation.
  • Political committee NYPPP secures invalidation of New York law limiting donations to independent-expenditure committeesOn May 6, 2014, the District Court for the Southern District of New York entered summary judgment in favor of Jones Day client New York Progress and Protection PAC ("NYPPP"), invalidating a New York statute that forbade political committees that only make independent expenditures from accepting more than $150,000 from any donor.
  • Agencies for Children's Therapy Services wins action declaring invalid two regulations promulgated by N.Y. State Dept. of HealthJones Day successfully won a declaratory judgment on behalf of its client, Agencies for Children's Therapy Services, Inc. ("ACTS"), in an action in the Nassau County Supreme Court, in New York.
  • SiriusXM Radio resolves antitrust class action litigation related to 2008 mergerJones Day defended Sirius XM Radio Inc. against a class action, treble damages lawsuit filed by satellite radio subscribers, claiming that the 2008 merger of satellite radio providers Sirius and XM violated the antitrust laws and that after the merger the company had imposed certain allegedly anticompetitive price increases.
  • SiriusXM Radio obtains summary judgment in shareholders derivative lawsuit filed against their directorsJones Day obtained summary judgment in a shareholders derivative lawsuit filed against the directors of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • New York Senate successfully defends redistricting plan against voters' preliminary injunction actionJones Day successfully defended New York Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Chairman of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment ("LATFOR") Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, and LATFOR member Welquis R. Lopez in a preliminary injunction action seeking a court-imposed redistricting plan.
  • Greenwich Capital Markets and CDO issuers obtain dismissal of CDO litigation brought by M&T BankJones Day successfully defended broker-dealer Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc. ("Greenwich") and issuers Cairn Mezz ABS CDO III, Ltd. and Cairn Mezz ABS CDO III Inc. (together, "Cairn") in a CDO litigation brought by M&T Bank.
  • Senate Majority Leader Skelos wins on appeal in suit challenging the constitutionality of New York's Senate redistricting planJones Day successfully defended Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos before the trial court and on appeal, in a suit challenging the constitutionality of New York's redistricting plan for the state Senate.
  • HBK Investments defends against CDO litigation filed by one of nation's 20 largest banksJones Day represented HBK Investments, LLC, a Dallas-based hedge fund, and its general partners in a CDO litigation filed by one of the nation's 20 largest banks, which alleged fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and violation of New York's consumer protection statute in connection with the bank's investment in Notes issued by Gemstone CDO VII, a hybrid CDO.
  • Derivatives dealers prevail before first ever ISDA® external review panelOn behalf of various derivatives dealers, Jones Day lawyers recently obtained a victory in the first ever external review panel convened by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA®).
  • Petrocom obtains reversal of maritime attachment orderJones Day successfully represented Petrocom Energy Limited ("Petrocom") in vacating an ex parte maritime attachment order and dismissing a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York by China National Chartering Co., Ltd. ("China National").
  • Essilor acquires controlling stake in Transitions Optical joint venture with PPG for $1.7 billionJones Day advised Essilor International SA in its $1.7 billion buyout of a 51 percent interest in Transitions Optical group from joint venture partner PPG Industries.
  • RBS Citizens prevails at bench trial in trademark infringement caseJones Day successfully represented RBS Citizens at a preliminary injunction hearing and subsequent bench trial in a trademark infringement case.
  • Zimmer obtains dismissal of putative class action alleging fraud for kick-backs to doctors on orthopedic knee and hip implantsJones Day represented Zimmer, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic knee and hip implants, in a putative class action alleging a fraudulent price inflation scheme.
  • Experian prevails in 11th Circuit appeal in one of first applications of Safeco to Fair Credit Reporting Act caseJones Day represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in this putative nationwide class action seeking up to $3 billion in statutory damages based on allegations that Experian willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA").