H. ColeHassay


Columbus + 1.614.281.3016

Cole Hassay combines business knowledge with legal skills to represent clients in commercial litigation and corporate governance matters. His practice focuses on securities, shareholder, and derivative litigation.

Cole's representative litigation successes include helping clients secure multiple dismissals in derivative litigation in Delaware's Court of Chancery. He has played a key role on teams defending public companies against securities and stockholder claims, leading fact investigations on key issues, and drafting critical motions. Cole's practice also includes advising boards of directors and senior management regarding corporate governance matters, including issues related to corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder demands for access to books and records under Delaware General Corporation Law Section 220.

Cole maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes providing legal services to individuals seeking asylum in the United States.

Prior to attending law school, Cole worked as an economic consultant at IHS Markit in Washington, D.C.


  • Affiliate of KKR and its board designee obtain dismissal of fiduciary-duty claims in shareholder derivative suit arising from private placement transactionJones Day obtained dismissal of claims asserted against KKR Phorm Investors L.P. and its board designee in shareholder derivative litigation challenging a private placement transaction.
  • KeyCorp defends securities class action related to effects of rising interest rates on liquidity and net interest incomeJones Day is representing KeyCorp, the holding company for a large regional bank, and several of its current and former officers in a securities class action that was filed in the wake of the banking crisis in early 2023.
  • Large energy company defends against claims for breaches of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment relating to acquisitionJones Day represents a large energy company and certain of its subsidiaries in a shareholder derivative action arising from the acquisition of the commercial and industrial solar business from a residential solar company.
  • National Biweekly Administration secures vacatur of $8 million adverse judgment in CFPB litigationOn behalf of Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc., Jones Day secured vacatur of an $8 million adverse judgment against it resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB").
  • FirstEnergy officers and directors defend against claims in securities class action and related opt-out casesJones Day defends certain current and former officers and directors of FirstEnergy Corp. in a securities class action and two related opt-out actions.