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Jeffery D. Ubersax (Jeff)
Of Counsel

Contact

(T) +1.216.586.7112
(F) +1.216.579.0212

Education

  • Harvard University (J.D. 1982; Editor and Supreme Court Editor, The Harvard Law Review; M.A., History, 1978); Amherst College (B.A. summa cum laude 1977; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia; Ohio; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Michigan, and District of Arizona

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge William W Schwarzer, United States District Court, Northern District of California (1982-1983 term)

Jeff Ubersax has won major trial and appellate victories for Jones Day clients across the country in a variety of individual and class actions, including product liability and toxic tort cases as well as commercial disputes involving contract, antitrust, fraud, and securities claims.

Most recently, Jeff has become involved in disputes concerning the removal of natural gas and oil from Ohio's Utica or Marcellus Shale. He is defending mineral rights owners against claims by surface owners under the Dormant Mineral Act and efforts to enjoin horizontal drilling and fracking. He has also defended oil and gas producers in class litigation over the alleged underpayment of royalties.

Jeff has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations. He represented North America's largest iron ore producer in arbitrations concerning long-term supply contracts with U.S. and Canadian steel makers and won three awards from panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) involving eight- and nine-figure claims about the amount and price of ore to be sold under complex contracts.

Jeff has acted as national coordinating counsel for the sole fully integrated U.S. producer of beryllium products, managing all aspects of the company's product liability and toxic tort litigation in 19 states and taking the lead in key courtroom appearances. He has a long record of success in these matters, from defense verdicts to significant wins in state supreme courts and federal courts of appeals on class certification and medical monitoring issues.

Jeff also has represented Firm clients in disputes over post-closing purchase price adjustments following a corporate transaction, securities class actions involving claims under Rules 10b-5 and 14d-10, and bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings.


Honors & Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2014-2019) (mass tort litigation/class actions)

    The Legal 500 (2017) recommended lawyer in "Top Tier" practice (product liability, mass tort, and class action-toxic tort)

    The National Law Journal — "Top 20 Defense Verdicts" of 2001 for Colorado verdict in beryllium products case

Languages

German
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