Jones Day Names 45 New Partners

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:13

December 2012 – Jones Day has announced that the following 45 lawyers have been named to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2013.

“The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who are devoted to advancing and protecting the interests of our clients and the institutional values of the firm,” said Stephen J. Brogan, managing partner of Jones Day. 

The new partners are as follows:

Ozan Akyurek (Global Disputes – Paris); Mark D. Appelbaum (Banking & Finance – San Francisco); Erin N. Brady (Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Los Angeles); Robert L. Capizzi (Tax – Chicago); Kelly A. Carrero (Financial Institutions, Litigation & Regulation – New York); Anna K. Cartwright (Private Equity – London); Karen H. Currie (Tax – Dallas); Steven A. Domanowski (Banking & Finance – Chicago); Michael P. Earley (Private Equity – Chicago); Matt Evans (Antitrust & Competition – London); Michael S. Ferrell (Labor & Employment – Chicago); Kerry C. Fowler (Business & Tort Litigation – Los Angeles); Tara A. Fumerton (Business & Tort Litigation – Chicago); Jacqueline M. Holmes (Issues & Appeals – Washington); Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford (Intellectual Property – Frankfurt); Elena Kaplan (Employee Benefits – Atlanta); Amy Kho (Banking & Finance – London); Carrie L. Kiedrowski (Intellectual Property – Atlanta); Simon J. Kiff (Mergers & Acquisitions – London); Tara C. Kowalski (Insurance Recovery – Los Angeles); Gasper J. LaRosa (Intellectual Property – New York); Julian Lin (Capital Markets – Hong Kong); Jerry C. Ling (Global Disputes – Shanghai); Brian D. McDonald (Insurance Recovery – San Francisco); Carolyn T. McNabb (Private Equity – Singapore); Lucas J. Moore (Global Disputes – London); Babak E. Nikravesh (Tax – San Francisco); Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp (Government Regulation – Washington); Douglas H. Pearson (Intellectual Property – Washington); Michael A. Platt (Business & Tort Litigation -Cleveland); Kimberly J. Pustulka (Capital Markets – Cleveland); Thomas K. Ritter (Intellectual Property – Munich); Elizabeth A. Oberle-Robertson (Mergers & Acquisitions - London); Adam R. Schaeffer (Mergers & Acquisitions – Chicago); Evan P. Singer (Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement – Dallas); William R. Stewart, Jr. (Private Equity – Cleveland); Dieter Strubenhoff (Global Disputes – Frankfurt); Cary D. Sullivan (Business & Tort Litigation – Irvine); Emmanuel E. Ubiñas (Business & Tort Litigation – Dallas); Raymond H. Wang (Mergers & Acquisitions – Taipei); Tamera M. Weisser (Intellectual Property – San Diego); Adam W. Wiers (Business & Tort Litigation – Chicago); Grant H. Willis (Government Regulation – Washington); Liming Yuan (Mergers & Acquisitions – Shanghai); and Yizhe Zhang (Antitrust & Competition – Beijing).

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Jones Day’s Intellectual Property Practice has announced the formation of a new Post Grant Review (PGR) trial team, including 30 patent professionals having deep experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution, ex parte and inter partes reexamination and patent interferences. With one of the world’s largest full-service IP practices, Jones Day is uniquely suited to handle the new litigation-style PGR proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These proceedings became available in September 2012 as part of the America Invents Act of 2011, and the Jones Day PGR Trial Team is already handling more than 10 PGRs. Post Grant Review is an administrative litigation for directly challenging the validity of an issued patent in a 12-18-month trial involving discovery, briefing, motions and oral argument before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Both parties to the PGR can appeal the PTAB decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jones Day’s combination of deep patent litigation experience, thorough knowledge of the USPTO and its procedures through our patent prosecution, reexamination, and interference teams, as well as our depth of experience in issues and appeals, makes the firm an ideal choice for handling these proceedings. More information about the Jones Day PGR trial team is available here

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Jones Day ranked #1 globally in M&A league tables for year-end 2012, maintaining a position it has held for 49 consecutive quarters. The firm also ranked #1 in the United States. 

In rankings released this month by Thomson Reuters, Jones Day led all law firms for number of completed deals worldwide, receiving credit for 381 transactions in 2012. Thomson also ranked the firm #1 for announced deals with U.S. targets, receiving credit for 242 deals.

In the Bloomberg M&A league tables for year-end, which are based on announced transactions, the firm ranked #1 in both the global and U.S. rankings, receiving credit for 418 transactions worldwide and 324 deals with any U.S. involvement.