Céalagh P.Fitzpatrick


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Céalagh Fitzpatrick defends corporations in complex civil litigations and investigations. She has worked on matters at every stage, from internal investigations to jury trial and appeals, in federal and New York state courts, as well as arbitration hearings. Céalagh has a particular focus on financial institution clients and has represented them in cutting-edge cases involving derivatives, securitizations, and other complex financial products.

Céalagh has litigated and counseled clients in a variety of disputes arising out of alleged breaches of contract, including indentures, licenses, and International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements; antitrust violations; and class actions. She has also defended clients against civil and criminal investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other federal agencies.

Céalagh maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in matters concerning immigration and family law. She has worked with organizations including Kids in Need of Defense, Her Justice, and Immigration Equality to provide legal representation to those with limited access to legal services.


  • U.S. financial institution successfully navigates House Oversight Committee investigationJones Day represented a U.S. financial institution in successfully navigating a high-profile investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform into the activities of politically sensitive clients.
  • Global financial institution defends claims in VRDO mattersJones Day is defending a global financial institution in several matters related to its activities as remarketing agent for variable rate demand obligations (“VRDOs”) issued by agencies or units of state and local government.
  • Sheldon Silver obtains partial reversal of public corruption conviction and reduced sentenceJones Day represented Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, on appeal and at re-sentencing in a high-profile public corruption case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Southern District of New York.
  • Jones Day secures asylum for LGBTQ JamaicanJones Day secured asylum for DG, a Jamaican native, based on her membership of the LGBTQ community.
  • Wells Fargo defends third party breach of contract lawsuit relating to RMBS trustJones Day is representing Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a third-party complaint filed by a bank, which is the mortgage loan seller of an RMBS trust.
  • Wells Fargo defends against complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. alleging representations and warranties breachJones Day is representing Wells Fargo, National Association in a third-party complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., the mortgage loan seller of six RMBS trusts.