Ubersax, Jeffery D.

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Updated: 11/13/2013


In almost 25 years at Jones Day, Jeff Ubersax has won major trial and appellate victories for the Firm's clients across the country in a variety of individual and class actions, including product liability and toxic tort cases as well as commercial disputes involving contract, antitrust, fraud, and securities claims.

Most recently, Jeff has become involved in disputes concerning the removal of gas and oil from Ohio's Utica or Marcellus Shale. He is currently...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • German

Practice Areas

  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
  • Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions

Representative Cases

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine wins appeal of antitrust class action challenging the board's eligibility criteria , (2009)
  • Ascension Health wins dismissals in class actions alleging violations of consumer protection laws by overcharging uninsured patients , (2009)
  • Brown Gibbons Lang wins dismissal of fraud claims in bankruptcy proceeding , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman obtains affirmance of summary judgment by Third Circuit in beryllium exposure case , (2010)
  • Brush Wellman obtains dismissal of claims in beryllium exposure putative class action
  • Brush Wellman obtains Mississippi Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit rulings dismissing putative class action alleging exposure to beryllium , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman obtains summary judgment in contract dispute over proposed sale of office and manufacturing complex , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins affirmance of Daubert exclusion order and summary judgment on occupational exposure to beryllium claims , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins dismissal of state and federal claims involving employee health benefits , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins reversal of order establishing "medical monitoring class" in case of first impression in Ohio , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins summary judgment on claims relating to workplace exposure to beryllium by employees at an Arizona facility , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins summary judgment on contract claims for indemnification arising from product liability actions , (2009)
  • Brush Wellman wins summary judgment on intentional tort claim relating to workplace exposure to beryllium , (2009)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources resolves dispute over "take or pay" provision of 2006 requirements contract , (2009)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources wins arbitral award in dispute over iron ore purchase amount , (2009)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources wins arbitral award in dispute with steelmaking company about price reopener provision , (2010)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources wins baseball arbitration against Canadian steel maker , (2011)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources wins Eighth Circuit appeal in dispute concerning post-termination duties under reclamation-services agreement , (2010)
  • Dial Finance summary judgment in case involving Second Mortgage Loan Act is affirmed on appeal
  • Federated Department Stores and affiliates reorganize in chapter 11 , (2009)
  • NationsBank defends against bank brokerage customer class actions in federal and state courts in Florida, District of Columbia, Georgia, and Texas , (2009)
  • Newark Electronics pursues breach of contract action related to computer software design for South Carolina distribution center , (2009)
  • Penton Media resolves shareholder class action , (2009)
  • TRW defends against claim that merger with Northrop violated anti-assignment provisions of partnership agreement , (2009)
  • Twin Med obtains favorable settlement in contract dispute with nursing care facilities , (2009)
  • United Taconite wins breach of warranty trial and is found blameless for drill accident , (2010)
  • World Kitchen investigates and settles allegations by official committee of unsecured creditors involving fraudulent conveyance claims , (2009)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

Past Positions

  • Judge William W Schwarzer, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Law Clerk, 1982 - 1983


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982
    Law Review: The Harvard Law Review, Editor and Supreme Court Editor
  • Harvard University Law School, 1978
    Major: History
  • Amherst College, 1977
    Honors: summa cum laude

Office Information


North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190


  • (216) 579-0212


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