Jones Day to offer State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice
Jones Day, a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents, is ready to offer a wide range of services to its clients
The global law firm Jones Day is all geared up to offer its clients a wide range of services with the announcement of the formation of its State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice.
The firm has been advising clients in this area of law for decades. This area of law has witnessed continued growth in importance to companies doing business in the United States.
"Building on the depth of experience we have in major state attorney general actions, formation of a single, multidisciplinary practice will strengthen our commitment to providing effective and efficient client service in these significant matters," said Stephen J. Brogan, Managing Partner of Jones Day.
According to Stephen J. Brogan, the cross-spectrum of substantive legal areas targeted by state attorneys general, Jones Day has experienced lawyers in defending companies facing complex individual and multi-state investigations, as well as the inquiries and litigation that often arise amid a storm of government investigations. "This practice provides a comprehensive approach to navigating these legal challenges," Stephen added.
The State Attorney General activity has over the decades seen a dramatic expansion as the corporations face highly coordinated multi-state investigations and litigation among groups of states attempting to leverage the powers and tools of each state to target virtually every major industry sector. This includes financial markets, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer products, retail, energy, technology and communications.
Jones Day has over 200 lawyers with experience in working on State Attorney General investigation and litigation matters, including those who have hands-on experience in handling the related civil, criminal and agency action at the federal level, along with legislative investigations and hearings along with the associated individual and class action litigation, mass arbitrations, and media inquiries that often accompany such State Attorney General efforts.
Antonio (Tony) Dias, who has more than 30 years of experience with significant individual and multi-state State Attorney General matters and Department of Justice, federal agency, and Congressional matters will lead the practice.
Dias has been a lead counsel in complex federal and state litigation on behalf of public and non-public companies. He previously served as Co-Leader of Jones Day's global Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice for nearly a decade and serves as the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Miami Office.
"We have deep experience with traditional and novel state attorney general matters and an impressive track record of successful resolutions," Dias said.
According to Dias, State Attorney General activity rarely occurs in a vacuum and the result can be a complicated, unpredictable and uncertain legal environment for business.
"These matters are often high profile and present unique legal challenges. Our decades of experience with State Attorney General offices has generated respect for our capabilities inside and outside the courtroom and we are focused on establishing and implementing robust legal defenses for clients that are first based on the law and not politics," Dias added.
Courtney Lyons Snyder will serve as Administrative Partner to the Practice. She is based in Jones Day's Pittsburgh office. She was previously part of the Firm's Financial Markets Practice.
Snyder is experienced in handling individual and multi-state State Attorney General investigations, as well as the federal agency and Congressional investigations, on behalf of clients across a wide span of industries.