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Put Up Your Dukes Jones Day has squared off against some of the nation’s most powerful policymakers, starting in 1952, when the firm stood up to Harry Truman over the seizure of U.S. steel mills during the Korean War. Years later, Jones Day litigator H. Chapman “Chappie” Rose made the wise decision to turn down Rich- ard Nixon’s entreaty for representation during the Watergate investigation. In 1980, the firm stormed the front pages yet again by suing Jimmy Carter for his gas tax (a case launched in cooperation with the Independent Gasoline Marketers Council) and then defending Ronald Reagan in a scuffle over federal elections funds. Clients Come First The firm’s DC connections, however, extend beyond the White House: late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Sca- lia, Senator Charles McC. Mathias, nine-term U.S. Congress- woman Jane Harman, and former U.S. Solicitor General and Harvard Law School Dean Erwin Griswold all spent a portion of their careers at Jones Day. Managing partner Stephen Brogan worked at the DOJ from 1981 to 1983, serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. The firm’s alumni shine outside of the political arena too—Nextel founder Morgan O’Brien, McK- insey & Company founder Marvin Bower, and Nobel laureate David Morse used to grace the halls of the firm. Over the years, Jones Day and its lawyers have earned numer- ous recognitions, awards, and rankings from industry groups (The American Bar Association, The Labor and Employ- ment Relations Association), legal directories (Chambers, The Legal500), publications ( The Wall Street Journal , The Ameri- can Lawyer ), league tables (Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters), and non-profits (The Children’s Law Center). Perhaps most tellingly, for more than a decade BTI Consulting Group has named Jones Day a Client Service All-Star. The firm is one of only eight in the United States to consistently achieve this ranking, which reflects feedback from corporate counsel to identify lawyers who provide the best service in the nation. Notable clients include the City of Detroit, which turned to Jones Day during its historic municipal bankruptcy proceed- ings; American Airlines in its merger with US Airways; Idenix Pharmaceuticals, represented by Jones Day in winning the largest patent infringement verdict in U.S. history; and con- sumer products giant Procter & Gamble, which regularly seeks advice from the firm for M&A, litigation, and IP matters. On the pro bono front, Jones Day lawyers annually log more than one hundred thousand hours assisting organizations such as the Clemency Project, Kids in Need of Defense, the Innocence Project, and others, while tackling issues like human traffick- ing, First Amendment rights, access to health care, veterans affairs, and the plight of refugee families seeking asylum in the United States.
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