Jay litigates business disputes involving technology, intellectual property, financial services, and contract rights. He regularly advises clients on contract, covenant not to compete, false advertising, social media, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition issues and in corporate dissolution and post-acquisition disputes. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts and in arbitrations in multiple states.

Jay is the co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Practice Group and regularly advises clients on the management and discovery of electronically stored information and computer forensic investigations. He regularly speaks and writes about technology and e-discovery issues.

Jay is listed in Best Lawyers® for Commercial Litigation and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a past president of the Columbus Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Jay clerked for retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio before joining the firm.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1997)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter, Past President
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow, Class of 2012

Honors & Awards


  • Pelotonia, Porter Wright Team Captain, 2014-2019
  • Ohioana Library Association, Board Member
  • Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, former Board Member St. Francis of Assisi Parish, former Parish Council Member
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2005
  • United Way of Central Ohio, Porter Wright Campaign, Co-Chair, 2003
  • Columbus Bar Association, Barrister Leader Program, 2001-2002