Jones Day – Defending Trump’s Presidential Campaign
Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones Day is one of the world’s top ten most prominent law firms, ranking eighth in the United States in 2021. It was also among the top three firms for M&A deals and ranked first in the Law Firm Brand Index. The firm was also the 13th highest-grossing law firm in the world as of 2021.
Founded in 1893 as a partnership by Judge Edwin Blandin and William Lowe Rice, Jones Day has grown into an international law firm with 42 offices in 17 countries. The firm’s global practices include business and financial transactions, corporate law, antitrust, litigation, IP, and tax.
In addition to litigation, Jones Day’s practice includes single-plaintiff and multi-jurisdictional disputes. In the last five years, the firm advised on more than 3,000 transactions totaling more than $1.5 trillion. The firm has also built a premier bankruptcy and mergers and acquisitions practice during the same period.
In the 1960s, the firm’s litigation practice included defending Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in a patent lawsuit over oil-extended synthetic rubber. The firm also represented the steel industry in a case against the U.S. Government for requiring a certain percentage of steel produced in the United States to be sold to the government.
In the 1980s, the firm expanded its geographic footprint. It opened offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas during that time. The firm also started its first branch office in Washington, D.C., and added another office in Hong Kong. In the 1990s, it grew to be one of the largest law firms in the country.
Defending Trump’s presidential campaigns
Defending Trump’s presidential campaigns on Jones Day is a no-brainer. They are one of the country’s largest law firms and, has a slew of tentacles in the Republican party.
Not only has Jones Day provided Trump with legal assistance, but they have also helped him to shape the federal judiciary in his favor. They have even filed a few lawsuits to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
They’ve also managed to make themselves the go-to law firm for who’s who in the right wing of the Republican Party. Their clients include the Catholic Church, Purdue Pharma, gun manufacturers, and Fox News. They have also been known to take on companies like Purdue Pharma in sexual harassment lawsuits.
Jones Day’s lawyers backed many of the initiatives that Donald Trump championed, including the restrictions on mail voting. They also reshaped the federal appeals courts. It is no secret that the firm is a fan of the conservative movement, as is the White House.
Defending Trump’s solicitor general
During his first two years in office, Jones Day defended Trump’s “Making America Great Again” policies and other executive orders and was one of the most influential firms in Washington. Its clients include big tobacco, Purdue Pharma, and the Catholic Church. Its lawyers have also made their mark on the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
The firm has been the benefactor of a judicial revolution it helped set in motion. Its lawyers are making consequential decisions in Florida. Its partners have also ridden the Trump train to the top. Some have become Trump’s legal advisers. Others have been recruited to serve in the White House and other high-profile positions.
The firm has been collecting fees from prominent Republican players, including Herschel Walker, a former N.F.L. star now running for the Senate in Georgia. Its biggest client is the Citizens United decision. Its lawyers have been involved in the other major Supreme Court case of the year, a challenge to campaign spending restrictions.
Issues & appeals group
Founded in 1893 in Cleveland, Jones Day was one of the first law firms to open multiple offices. They have 18 locations in the US and serve clients across the country. They have a top-notch labor practice and also handle employment discrimination claims. In addition, they handle benefits claims and wage and hour compliance.
They are a top-five appellate litigation firm. They regularly make The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List. They have over 50 former SCOTUS clerks in their issues and appeals group.
Jones Day has worked for the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign. The firm has also represented Charles Keating’s savings and loan association. They successfully defended some of the most heinous corporate actors in America. In addition, they helped Purdue Pharma protect the patents on its OxyContin drugs.
The firm’s Issues & Appeals group regularly works on cases involving federal appellate court work. They also represent the Ohio Attorney General’s office, representing state entities in appeals.