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Jerome A. Madden

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Jerome (Jerry) A. Madden (Principal) is a consummate federal trial and appellate litigator with decades of successful practice in Washington, D.C.  After beginning his career as an appellate law clerk and litigator at an Am Law 100 firm in Washington, Jerry served as senior trial and appellate counsel at the Department of Justice defending the United States against negligence claims seeking hundreds of millions of dollars related to the federal banking agencies' regulation of troubled or failing banks and financial companies.  He gained substantial first-chair litigation experience successfully representing the United States in a series of trials and appeals brought by banks and financial institutions seeking in excess of $500 million per case for breach of regulatory contracts in connection with the enactment of the Financial Reform, Recovery & Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). 

As a senior trial and appellate counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Jerry gained an extensive background in enforcement actions (cease-and-desist, civil money penalty) against so-called institution affiliated parties (IAPs) (directors & officers, agents, attorneys, accountants, appraisers, and others) of banks and financial companies. 

Moreover, he has a significant commercial and statutory-interpretation background as appellate counsel for the FDIC as the receiver for thousands of failed banks during both the S&L Crisis and the Great Recession. 

In both private and government practice, he has been trial and appellate counsel of record in suits brought under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) challenging federal statutes, regulations, or final decisions of federal agencies on constitutional grounds or on grounds of arbitrariness and capriciousness. 

Jerry has been involved in well over a hundred appeals in the federal circuit courts of appeals and is one of the very few attorneys who has presented oral argument in all thirteen federal circuit appellate courts.  H gained significant Supreme Court practice experience at Justice and FDIC working with the Office of the Solicitor General in four high-profile cases affecting the regulation of the nation's approximately 7,000 banks.  

EDUCATION

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Masters in Law (LL.M.) Securities and Financial Regulation
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.) Summa Cum Laude (Highest Class Ranking)
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Dayton Law Review
  • Franciscan University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), American History

RECOGNIZED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION

  • The John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement, presented by Attorney General Eric Holder (2012)
  • Professor Edward J. Kelly Franciscan University Alumni Award for Leadership in Business, Law and Finance (2011)
  • 2016 [email protected] Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)
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 BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia

FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th,  District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. William O'Neill of the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk to Acting Chief Justice Robert Leach of the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Special Projects Commissioner Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Carl Kessler of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Dayton (as a law student)*

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

  • Banking and Financial Institutions: U.S. Regulation
  • Washington School of Law at American University (2009-present)
  • Legal Writing and Introductory Advocacy
  • Washington College of Law at American University
  • Agency and Partnership Law
  • Columbus School of Law at Catholic University
  • Legal Writing and Introductory Advocacy
  • George Washington School of Law Agency and Partnership Law
  • Columbus School of Law at Catholic University (2005).
  • Legal Writing and Introductory Advocacy
  • George Washington School of Law (2000-2003)

TRIAL AND APPELLATE PRACTICE

  • Litigation Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Washington, D.C. (Am Law 100)
  • Senior Trial Counsel, Torts Branch, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Appellate Counsel, Appellate Litigation Unit, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Trial and Appellate Counsel, Commercial Litigation Branch, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Trial and Appellate Counsel, Legal Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C.
  • Appellate Counsel, Appellate Litigation Unit, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C. (2010 to 2016)

* Both the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure and the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure are modeled after the Federal Rules.

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