Caroline O.Van Wagoner


San Diego + 1.858.314.1133

Caroline Van Wagoner represents companies in complex civil litigation and government and internal investigations. She has experience in all stages of litigation and in a variety of matters, including antitrust and unfair competition, class actions, fraud, commercial disputes, and intellectual property. Caroline also defends clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Caroline recently represented a health care provider in parallel federal and state class actions that alleged tying and market leveraging. She was part of the team that secured a complete defense verdict on the client's behalf after a five-week jury trial. Caroline worked on all aspects of party, third-party, and expert discovery, class certification, dispositive motion practice, and trial preparation. Her other recent matters include defending a pharmaceutical manufacturer in nationwide class action and multidistrict litigation against antitrust and consumer protection claims and defending a company in the railroad industry against claims of anticompetitive conduct. Caroline has also represented companies in complex, multijurisdictional investigations.

Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, she represented three domestic violence victims in evidentiary hearings to secure permanent restraining orders on their behalf. In addition, she has successfully represented asylum seekers.


  • Sanofi defeats class certification in putative nationwide consumer class actionThe United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently denied a motion for class certification brought by plaintiffs seeking to represent all consumers nationwide who purchased insulin products sold by Jones Day’s client Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC.
  • Sutter Health wins complete defense verdict in landmark antitrust class actionJones Day won a complete defense jury verdict for Sutter Health in a landmark antitrust class action seeking $1.2 billion in treble damages.
  • Chinese airline successfully resolves aircraft death case for zero-dollar settlementJones Day successfully resolved a wrongful death action on behalf of a Chinese airline.
  • Honduran woman and her two children obtain asylum based on religious persecutionAfter a trial win and success in two appeals by the government to the Board of Immigration Appeals, Jones Day obtained asylum relief for a Honduran woman and her children.
  • Medical device manufacturer obtains successful resolution of multiple government investigationsJones Day successfully represented a medical device manufacturer in obtaining a combined settlement of qui tam False Claims Act cases filed in four federal districts, which alleged violations of the federal health care Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Qualcomm achieves global settlement with AppleJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple Inc. and four contract manufacturers of Apple devices in a lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and violations of federal antitrust laws and the California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Publications Prior to Jones Day

    To Protect and Serve: Access to Justice for Victims of Notario Fraud in the Nation's Capital, coauthor, Georgetown Law in partnership with Ayuda  (available on the ABA's Fight Notario Fraud website)

    Note, Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Calloway v. Commissioner's Analytical Shortcomings, 66 Tax Law. 273