Laura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge of the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day, practices across a wide range of complex litigation matters, including toxic torts, product liability, insurance, intellectual property, employment, and ERISA. She has been involved in a number of multijurisdictional product liability and bankruptcy matters, several of which have resulted in significant appellate rulings on novel issues such as market share liability and public nuisance. Her work includes coordinating and litigating nationwide matters for various clients, and she has appeared in numerous federal and state courts throughout the U.S.
In 2008, Laura was a lead lawyer in the landmark public nuisance case in which the Rhode Island Supreme Court rejected an attorney general's attempt to apply public nuisance law to the manufacture and sale of products. Previously, she represented the creditor's committee in the largest bankruptcy of a health system in the U.S. In 2008, she was named by Governor Edward Rendell as one of Pennsylvania's "Best 50 Women in Business."
Laura has been involved extensively in electronic discovery and has served as a managing editor of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations and Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production. She currently serves on the Firm's e-Discovery Committee and has participated actively in federal and state rulemaking in this area.