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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1991, Washington University Law Quarterly, Associate Editor and Author
    • B.A., DePauw University, 1988
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Jay Dobbs is a litigator. He represents clients ranging from startups to large publicly traded companies as lead counsel in a range of complex business litigation and product liability matters. He has practiced in state and federal courts, as well as before various regulatory and administrative boards.

Jay handles virtually all types of commercial disputes across a variety of industries, including:

  • Banks, brokers, and financial institutions
  • Hospitals, health care delivery systems, physician groups, and managed care organizations
  • Manufacturers of automotive, aviation, sporting goods, and consumer products
  • Distributors, franchisers, and franchisees
  • Real estate developers and REIT’s
  • Insurance companies
  • Agribusiness
  • National accounting firms and professional services companies 

Jay also represents shareholders, directors and corporations in disputes about fiduciary and corporate governance issues and routinely goes before regulatory agencies such as the FDIC, OCC, and CFTC.  In addition, Jay represents clients in matters before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Successfully defended directors of a failed bank who were facing lawsuits against the FDIC, shareholders, and vendors of the bank.
  • Achieved dismissal of shareholder’s claims of officer and director misconduct, as well as successful settlement enforcing clients right to receive deferred compensation.
  • Represented underwriters of title insurance and/or their insured lenders in mortgage fraud and real estate disputes.
  • Successful at trial and on appeal on behalf of a forklift dealer concerning promises made about the number of dealers in its market.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a major oil company against a dealer who claimed that Amoco engaged in price discrimination among its dealers.
  • Successfully represented a gasoline dealer against its branded franchisor for alleged violations of its franchise agreement.
  • Represented dozens of clients in the context of fiduciary and corporate governance issues.
  • Represented clients in prelitigation counseling and litigation concerning alleged violations of the anti-trust laws.
  • Represented dozens of clients in commercial tax appeals resulting in several million dollars of tax savings.
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