Carol A.Hogan (Carrie)


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Carrie Hogan is recognized as a leading practitioner, stand up trial lawyer, and highly skilled negotiator in complex, high-stakes product liability matters. She was named as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer in 2023 and is one of the founding members of the Jones Day Chicago Office having built a successful product liability litigation practice over nearly three decades. Creativity, tenacity, and total client loyalty are Carrie's specialties. Carrie is a big picture problem solver who is not afraid to take on projects that others may see as overwhelming.

Carrie tried more than 25 cases in state and federal courts across the country as well as argued numerous appeals in both state and federal courts. Clients turn to her in catastrophic injury cases often times involving complex scientific subject matter. Carrie's strength, among others, is her ability to dismantle the expert testimony of her opponents. She has defended the Firm's top clients oftentimes in contentious or unpopular litigation including smoker cases and lead paint litigation. She also acts as national coordinating counsel in litigation on behalf of one of the country's leading diagnostic laboratories.

Carrie was a member of the Board of Directors of The Night Ministry, one of Chicago's oldest and most respected service organizations, from 2016 to 2022. She was appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Committee in 2013, and promoted to a Chair in 2020. Carrie is also the former president of the Women's Bar Foundation, having held that title from 2010 to 2012.


  • Consumer services company navigates mass arbitration resolutionJones Day successfully defended a major consumer services company against a mass arbitration attack based upon allegations raised in government investigations, litigation, and media reports.
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains affirmance of summary judgment in Lewis class actionOn May 21, 2020, Jones Day obtained a decision from the Illinois Supreme Court reversing the appellate court and affirming the grant of summary judgment in favor of The Sherwin-Williams Company (and several other former white lead pigment manufacturers) in a lawsuit pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
  • Hospitality company defends against state attorneys general multistate investigation and public and private litigation related to nationwide marketing and sales practicesJones Day is defending a major hospitality service company against a 50 state and District of Columbia attorney general investigation involving consumer facing marketing and sales practices.
  • Financial services company defends against concurrent investigations by numerous state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and public and private class action litigationJones Day is defending a consumer financial services company in a non-public 32 state attorney general investigation of consumer facing conduct including marketing and sales practices.
  • Lab Corp wins partial summary judgment in product liability litigationJones Day client Lab Corp (Laboratory Corporation of America) won partial summary judgment in a product liability case arising from an alleged failure to detect abnormal cells indicating cancer on a Pap smear slide.
  • Duchossois Group obtains dismissal of products liability lawsuit over misplaced garage door control buttonJones Day client The Duchossois Group, Inc.'s subsidiary The Chamberlain Group, Inc. obtained summary judgment in its favor in a products liability case arising from an accident in the spring of 2011 when the plaintiff sustained personal injuries while using a misplaced control button to open a motorized overhead garage door.
  • R.J. Reynolds seeks reduction in 2003 settlement paymentsJones Day represents R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a pending arbitration under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with various U.S. States and Territories in which R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco company signatories seek an over $1 billion reduction in their 2003 settlement payments.
  • Heinz defends against breach of contractJones Day defended H.J. Heinz Company and Lea & Perrins against breach of contract claims.
  • Sherwin-Williams summary judgment win in St. Louis lead paint case is affirmed by Missouri Supreme CourtJones Day represented The Sherwin-Williams Company in connection with a lawsuit brought by the city of St. Louis against the lead paint industry for injunctive relief and damages associated with past and future abatement of lead paint.
    • June 7, 2012
      Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
    • October 27, 2011
      Increased Fraud Based Claims Against Your Product Client, ABA 2011 Women In Products Liability Conference
    • August 5, 2011
      Allies, Influence, Power and Politics in the Office, ABA 2011 Annual Meeting
    • March 24, 2011
      Extraordinary, Powerful & Influential Women, National Diversity Council's Second Annual Illinois Women's Conference
    • 2004
      Public Nuisance -- The Super-Sized Threat to the Food Industry and Advertising Directed to Children:  A Unique Target Group, The Legal and Strategic Guide to Minimizing Liability for Obesity Seminar
    • 1999
      When Mike Wallace Comes Calling -- Crisis Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers / Jones Day Seminar on Creative Approaches to Product Liability Law
    • June 13, 1996
      Toxic Tort Issues -- Identifying the Issues, Spoliation of Evidence, Medical Causation -- The Plaintiff's Opening Statement, National Conference on Maximizing Insurance Recovery and Minimizing Costs for Manufactured Gas and Other Environmental Liabilities (An Exclusive Briefing for Electric and Gas Utilities)