The National Law Journal (NLJ) recently named Jones Day among the firms on its 2010 "Appellate Hot List" for the third consecutive year. Jones Day's appellate practice is marked by its nationwide scope and presence and offers unique strength in the most challenging and important cases. In addition to its practice before the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate tribunals, the Firm's issues and appeals lawyers regularly work with other Firm litigators at the trial level to develop winning strategies and to optimize the trial record for possible appeals. This term, four of the Firm's lawyers have cases before the Supreme Court. Glen D. Nager, a partner in the Firm's Washington Office, chairs the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice.
The NLJ cited the following noteworthy cases for the firm: Saint Alphonsus Diversified Care Inc. v. MRI Associates, LLP, 148 Idaho 4790 (2009); Feesers Inc. v. Michael Foods Inc., 591 F.3d 191 (3d Cir. Jan. 7, 2010); and Levin v. World Fin. Network Nat'l Bank, 554 F.3d 1314 (11th Cir. 2009).
Jones Day is pleased to announce that Charles Read has joined the Firm in Los Angeles as a partner where he will lead the regulated utility practice in California. Mr. Read joins from O'Melveny & Myers, where he was the co-chair of that firm's Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment group. Mr. Read will also spend time working in Jones Day's Washington office.
Mr. Read has handled matters for electric power, telecommunications, and pipeline companies in state and federal court, as well as regulatory agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and other state commissions. He also advises investors, suppliers, and large customers in the energy and utility industries. Mr. Read has been actively involved in the deregulation of these sectors, transmission expansion and ratemaking, reliability standards, smart grid regulatory issues, compliance with renewable portfolio generation requirements, and numerous safety and accident investigations.