John M. Newman, Jr.

Partner at Jones Day

John M. Newman, Jr.

John M. Newman, Jr.

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

(Jones Day)
John M. Newman Jr. (Jack)
Partner


Jack Newman represents public companies and their officers and directors in securities litigation, shareholder actions, and fiduciary and governance actions, as well as claims arising from mergers and acquisitions. His practice has also encompassed banking services, employee benefits, bankruptcy, tax and accounting-related litigation, and other commercial controversies.

Jack has been successful in winning shareholder cases through motions to dismiss under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, in motions for summary judgment, denial of class certification, and trial.

Representative clients in recent public matters include Albertsons, American Greetings, American Kidney Stone Management, Boykin Lodging, Cardinal Health, Diebold, Education Management, FirstMerit, International Coal Group, Macy's, Nationwide Mutual, PNC (National City Corporation), The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Sherwin-Williams, Xcel Energy, and Zimmer Holdings.

Jack is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the board of editors of the Federal Litigation Guide Reporter and was a member of the adviser group for The American Law Institute Project on Complex Litigation (1988-1992). He is a member of the ABA (Litigation and Business Law Sections), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Judicial Selection Committee, 1988-1990).


Education

Harvard University (J.D. magna cum laude 1969; Editor, Law Review); Georgetown University (B.A. magna cum laude 1966)

Bar Admissions

Illinois, California, and Ohio

Clerkships

Law Clerk to Judge Irving Hill, United States District Court, Central District of California (1969 term)

Government Service

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of California (1970-1975)


Experience Highlights

American Kidney Stone Management prevails in appeal challenging directed verdict in fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract action

FirstMerit wins dismissal of all claims in shareholder derivative lawsuits relating to compensation and adverse say-on-pay vote

Cardinal Health wins dismissal of shareholder derivative lawsuit

Areas of Focus

Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Securities Fraud Class Actions
Shareholder Derivative Actions

Honors & Distinctions

Named in Chambers USA for Ohio general commercial litigation (Band 1), The Best Lawyers in America, and Ohio Super Lawyers

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Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

5

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Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
March 10, 2015
Ursuline names new president
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
September 6, 2014
Ursuline president plans to retire at end of June
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John M. Newman, Jr.
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Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1969

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1966

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Political Donations
$150
2006

Former Justice at Supreme Court of Ohio

$500
2006

Governor at Ohio Office of the Governor, Mike DeWine

$150
2005
Transactions
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company purchases Nationwide Financial Services, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Best Lawyers - The Best Lawyers in America
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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