Jones Day Defeats Government's Motion

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

A small team of Jones Day lawyers on behalf of the National Security Archive has successfully survived a government motion to dismiss a case seeking restoration of millions of missing White House emails. The Archive's eight count complaint, which was filed by Jones Day in September 2007, seeks an order under the Federal Records Act compelling the Executive Office of the President and other defendants to initiate action to recover the missing emails and to establish an adequate records management system for archiving and preserving White House emails. Judge Henry Kennedy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Archive on each of the governments' challenges to the lawsuit.

William V. O'Reilly has rejoined Jones Day as a partner in the Washington Office. With the Firm from 1986 through 2005, he left to serve as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. O'Reilly's practice focuses on complex litigation and corporate criminal and governmental investigations.