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Kelly G. Laudon joins Jones Day’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice in Minneapolis

May 2018

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that commercial litigator Kelly Laudon has joined the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice as of counsel in its Minneapolis Office.

Ms. Laudon represents clients in business-to-business and consumer disputes in state and federal court and in arbitration, and has litigated claims for antitrust violations, food product mislabeling, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and indemnification. Her clients have included companies in the food and beverage industry, as well as financial services and technology businesses.

"Kelly’s arrival sends a very strong message that Jones Day remains committed to providing our clients access to experienced, effective litigation talent in Minneapolis and throughout the world,” said John Majoras, co-leader of Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. "She will add tremendous skill and depth to what is already a very effective team, and I enthusiastically welcome her to Jones Day."

Ms. Laudon’s recent experience includes obtaining early dismissal on favorable terms on behalf of a client defending claims that its snack product was allegedly mislabeled as "All Natural," winning a pre-discovery dismissal of a breach of warranty claim brought in Minnesota federal court against a technology manufacturer, and defending a prepaid debit card issuer and servicer in a dispute over constitutional claims related to the assessment of fees pertaining to card use.

Added Brian Easley, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Minneapolis Office, "Kelly Laudon brings a broad range of experience to our Minneapolis litigation practice. She is a highly skilled and well-respected commercial litigator who will help us expand our relationships with important Minnesota-based companies and institutions. We look forward to her contributions and to having her on our team."

An active member of the Minneapolis legal community, Ms. Laudon was recently elected President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to serve on several committees, and frequently serves as local counsel in the District of Minnesota. Named by Minnesota Super Lawyers as one of the "Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota," she has provided pro bono services to immigrants seeking asylum and to domestic abuse victims seeking orders for protection.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.