Todd R. Geremia

Todd R. Geremia
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017-6702
Phone: (212) 326-3429
Fax: (212) 755-7306
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Lawyer Profile:

Todd practices in the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice. Most of his experience is in complex commercial litigation. He has briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Federal, and D.C. Circuits. He also has experience in representing clients in commercial cases at all levels of the New York state court system and has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits and several motions in federal district courts. Todd's practice focus is in putative class actions, product liability matters, financial fraud cases — including cases alleging violations of the federal securities laws and state common law claims — and patent infringement litigations, principally in appeals before the Federal Circuit.

Representative clients in recent matters that Todd has worked on include Aradigm Corporation, Cardinal Health, Citibank, Dippin' Dots, Encyclopaedia Britannica EDS, Elekta AB, Lehman Brothers, Lucent Technologies, Pfizer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and the United Services Automobile Association.

Todd is a member of the bar of the State of New York; the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Federal, and D.C. Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York. Todd is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the City Bar's subcommittee on product liability, and The Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Issues & Appeals
Intellectual Property
Appellate Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court
Appellate Litigation in Other Federal & State Courts
Trial Litigation in Federal & State Courts
Federal Circuit and IP Appeals
Patent Litigation
Bar Admissions:
New York
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif

Harvard University, 1992
Honors: cum laude

Published Works:
That's Why They're "Supreme": If the Justices Want to Hear an Appeal, They Can Always Find a Way, Practice Perspectives: Product Liability & Tort Litigation, 2007

Survey of the Federal Circuit's Patent Law Decisions in 2006: A New Chapter in the Ongoing Dialogue With the Supreme Court, 56 American University Law Review 101, 2007

Federal Court Review - That's Why They're 'Supreme', National Law Journal, 2007

Representative Cases:
Aradigm successfully defends against claim by Eli Lilly to inventorship of patents involving inhaled insulin technology (2009)
Bear Stearns obtains summary judgment in contract case
Bombardier resolves unfair competition and trademark infringement dispute over advertising for corporate jet cards (2009)
CEO of McLeod USA resolves securities action brought by NY AG
Certified public accountant defends SEC disciplinary proceeding
Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedings (2009)
Citibank defends breach of contract action by subsidiary of Portuguese bank
Citibank obtains dismissal of fiduciary duty and breach of contract action by Dutch bank (2009)
Citibank prevails in two suits seeking to recover investment losses related to Collateralized Loan Obligations successfully petitions for interlocutory appeal
Dippin’ Dots seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Lanham Trademark Act issues
Dole defends against multiple cases alleging pesticide link to field workers' infertility (2009)
EDS resolves consolidated securities fraud action and ERISA class action
Encyclopedia Britannica prevails in appeal denying enforcement of arbitral award
Experian prevails in 11th Circuit appeal in one of first applications of Safeco to a Fair Credit Reporting Act case (2009)
Greenwich Capital Markets along with other issuers defend CDO litigation brought by M&T Bank (2008)
Independent Review Board Chief Investigator persuades 2nd Circuit court to uphold decision to ban union member for life
Independent Review Board Chief Investigator persuades 2nd Circuit that expelled union members' First Amendment rights were not violated
Lehman Brothers dismissal of securities fraud claims affirmed by Second Circuit (2009)
NY state legislative redistricting plan is defended against voter claims of 14th Amendment and Voting Rights Act violations (2009)
Petrocom obtains reversal of maritime attachment order (2009)
R.J. Reynolds defends massive RICO case brought by U.S. government against tobacco manufacturers
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco wins appeal of punitive damages awarded under Kansas law in individual smoker action (2009)
R.J. Reynolds wins 2nd Circuit reversal of class certification in nationwide RICO fraud action for sale of "lights" cigarettes (2009)
RBS Citizens prevails at bench trial in trademark infringement case (2009)
Reader's Digest completes $2.0 billion sale to Ripplewood investor group (2009)
SAC Capital Management, Macklowe Properties and 540 Madison Avenue Lease obtain partial dismissal of complaint in dispute over real estate commission (2010)
Stephen P. Lasser opposes Supreme Court cert. petition in ERISA disability benefits case (2009)
USAA petitions D.C. Circuit to review NLRB order to reinstate employee discharged for dishonest conduct
Past Employment Positions:
Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2000

West Practice Categories:
Intellectual Property, Litigation & Appeals, Patents, Trademarks

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