Overview

As Professional Responsibility Counsel and Claims Counsel, Jay Yeager advises the firm on ethical and professional issues. As leader of Faegre Baker Daniels’ gerrymandering litigation project, Jay has served and now serves variously as lead counsel, amicus curiae counsel and consultant in federal cases in Wisconsin and Michigan, and in the United States Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.

Business Litigation Expertise

For 30 years before assuming those roles, Jay litigated and tried cases for businesses and individuals in mass torts and other complex litigation on subjects including technology and business transfers and torts, manufacturing supply chain, corporate governance and takeovers, and aviation accidents and transactions.

Jay has tried numerous lengthy bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, and arbitrations, and has prosecuted and defended appeals at all levels.

Personal Interests

Jay is an active pilot and holds a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. cum laude (1983)

Harvard University
B.A. cum laude (1979)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Litigation Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Litigation Section
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association — Rules Committee (Past Indiana Chair)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Executive Committee, Litigation Section, 1986 and 1996-2001 (Chair, 1999)
  • Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education — Supreme Court appointee, 2003-11 (Chair, 2011)
  • ISBA House of Delegates — Member, 2001-present

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, 1989-98 (President, 1992-94)
  • Central Indiana Regional Citizens League, 1997-99
  • Indianapolis Committee for UNICEF, 1985-91 (Vice Chair, 1985-88, and Chair, 1988-91)
  • Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations, 1985-91

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-17
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation (Indianapolis Bet-the-Company Lawyer of the Year, 2010)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers — General Commercial Litigation; Eminent Practitioner
  • Who's Who in America Law
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Business Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation
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