- Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, J.D., 2008
- Xavier University Williams College of Business, B.S., 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
- The Honorable Charles J. Kubicki, Jr., Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, 2005-2009
Jay is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and is a member of the firm’s litigation group. His practice is focused on business and commercial litigation with specific experience in all aspects of transportation law. Jay also has experience in brand protection and reputation issues, insurance and employment litigation, defending corporations in False Claims Act cases and government contract cases, and complex commercial litigation.
Jay frequently counsels brokers and intermediaries in the transportation industry on a variety of matters, including how to avoid and/or mitigate the fundamental risks associated with the transportation and logistics industry. Jay has experience in all aspects of transportation law including the Carmack Amendment; defending and subrogating cargo damage claims; vicarious liability for shippers and brokers; negligent hiring of carriers; MAP-21 regulations and compliance; Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) compliance; Electronic Logging Device (“ELD”) Mandate obligations and compliance; drafting, advising and enforcement of employment agreements; drafting and enforcement of employment policies; misappropriation of trade secrets; breach of contract and negligence claims; risk analysis and review of insurance coverages and litigation of claims; and collections.
Jay also has considerable transactional experience in the transportation industry. As part of his practice, Jay regularly reviews, drafts, and revises transportation contracts on behalf of the firm’s shipper, broker, freight forwarder and vendor clients
His notable experience includes:
- Drafting, negotiation, and revision of shipper-carrier contracts, broker-carrier contracts, broker-shipper contracts, warehouseman contracts, and global services agreements
- Development of software licensing agreements and mobile web applications related to transportation management systems
- Successfully enforcing non-compete agreements by obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
- Successfully enforcing and defending non-solicitation agreements
- Securing the dismissal of subrogation claims brought by a national insurance company against a 3PL provider under the Carmack Amendment
- Successfully negotiating a half million dollar recovery for a 3PL provider from a shipper for a breach of contract claim
- Successfully negotiating over 1.5 million dollars in settlement payments for 3PL providers from customers, carriers, and competing 3PL providers for breach of contract and negligence claims
- Obtaining court orders resulting in the removal of false statements and false reviews on Ripoff Report from Google’s search indices related to businesses and high profile business employees
- Successfully negotiating favorable settlement agreements related to the illegal online sale of products including monetary compensation and prohibiting third-party retailers from selling products online
Jay has presented on issues regarding risks inherent in the transportation and logistics industry, including vicarious liability, negligent hiring of carriers, the Carmack Amendment, FSMA, and the ELD Mandate.
Jay received his J.D. from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He received his B.S.B.A. from Xavier University.
Jay served as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles J. Kubicki, Jr. of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.
Professional and Community Activities
- Transportation Intermediaries Association, Member
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Chase Alumni Association
- 3/4/2013U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. recently granted a motion to dismiss qui tam claims from two relators who alleged that Lockheed Martin violated the False Claims Act by inflating the reported number of hours its employees worked on government contracts.