Washington, Feb. 24 -- The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Dan Reidy will lead the Firm's 450 lawyer Business and Tort Litigation (USA) Practice. Mr. Reidy most recently served as Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Chicago Office, a position he held since 2008.

Mr. Reidy succeeds Mickey Pohl who was named head of Jones Day's Product Liability Practice in 2003 and became head of the then newly formed Business and Tort Litigation (USA) Practice in 2011. It is the largest of Jones Day's practice groups. Mr. Pohl steps down as the head of the practice in accordance with the terms of the Firm's Partnership Agreement as he celebrated his 65th birthday in 2013. He will, however, remain with Jones Day as a full-time litigation partner. Mr. Pohl moved to Pittsburgh in 1989 from Cleveland to open Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office where he was Partner-in-Charge through 2002.

Mr. Reidy has extensive experience handling numerous significant and high-profile cases throughout the country. He advises companies and tries cases involving complex civil litigation of all kinds, including patent, product liability, commercial disputes, securities, False Claims Act, antitrust, post-acquisition, and labor and employment. As lead counsel, Mr. Reidy has tried civil and criminal cases to bench and to jury in state and federal courts, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. He also leads internal investigations for companies and represents them and individual executives in virtually all manner of government inquiries, including grand jury investigations, SEC and other agency enforcement actions, including defending companies and individuals at trial. Mr. Reidy has led the briefing and done the oral arguments in numerous cases in the federal appellate courts, including the Seventh, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits. His practice also involves counseling companies, boards of directors, individual directors, and audit and special committees in situations involving financial restatements, derivative claims, and criminal investigations of senior company officers, among others. 

"Dan Reidy is one of the finest trial lawyers in the country," said Steve Brogan, Managing Partner of Jones Day. "But more importantly, Dan is a person of the enormous integrity and high character who is relied upon by clients to advise what is in their best interest and to vigorously protect them from unfair and arbitrary treatment. Amongst his colleagues at Jones Day, Dan is regarded as one of our best on multiple personal and professional levels. We are lucky to have his leadership."

Mr. Reidy will lead a practice that serves corporations and other entities across a broad range of business disputes, torts, and civil litigation, from counseling through trial and appeal. Jones Day's Business and Tort Litigation (USA) Practice is often engaged in "bet-the-company" cases, complex, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state law proceedings, and class actions. These cases typically involve multiple adversaries in federal and state courts across the nation and many clients engage Jones Day as national or worldwide coordinator of recurring or related cases.

A former prosecutor and first assistant in the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office where he focused on matters involving allegations of complex financial crimes, Mr. Reidy is perhaps best known as the lead prosecutor in the "Greylord" judicial corruption project where he personally prosecuted a number of judges, lawyers, and court personnel. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Reidy earned his J.D. from University of Michigan (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Note and Comment Editor, Law Review) and his B.A. from Loyola University Chicago (cum laude, Honors Program Degree, Woefl Award as outstanding graduate from the Political Science Department).

Jones Day is a global law firm with 40 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.