Our passion for excellence and focus on commercial litigation has provided us with the opportunity to attract clients worldwide and litigate all types of disputes, including:

Business Litigation

Depth of experience makes a critical difference in business litigation. At FIC, our experienced trial attorneys focus solely on business litigation, covering all aspects of business and commercial disputes…

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Intellectual Property

A dispute over intellectual property has the potential to threaten the survival of your business. Revenues may be severely curtailed due to an infringement or misappropriation of your intellectual property…

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Data Security/Privacy

The difference between a company’s success or failure depends on its ability to quickly and efficiently collect, use, share and store information. FIC has long been trusted counsel to businesses in matters of information law…

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Media / Communications / Advertising Law

Advancements in technology, marketing, and branding bring new opportunities for growth and development. Risks also abound, especially as more businesses go online…

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Class Actions

People frequently use the term “bet the business” in reference to class actions. Moving from chance to a more acceptable resolution of class action lawsuits requires the experience and skills of a proven business law firm…

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National Practice Coverage

FIC attorneys routinely appear in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and have appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the United States Courts of Appeals, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In recent years, we have handled matters in over 30 states and Puerto Rico.

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Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

FIC and several of its lawyers have been recognized in the
Chambers and Benchmark Publication

``Highly regarded boutique that maintains a notable presence in Dayton and Cincinnati. Solid expertise in handling a range of contentious matters, including IP, antitrust, employment and breach of contract disputes.``-
``Outstanding performance: attention to detail, thoroughness, strategy and results.``-
``This is an excellent commercial litigation firm.``-

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Intellectual curiosity runs deep at FIC. Our curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence ensures creative approaches to our clients’ problems and drives our passion for excellence. Because we hold ourselves to the highest expectations, we expect, and strive for, the best outcome for our clients.

Charles Faruki

Charles J. Faruki

Charlie is a trial lawyer and a founder of the law firm of Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., where he concentrates his practice in business litigation.

Jeff Ireland

D. Jeffrey Ireland

Jeff has tried business litigation cases throughout the United States for more than 35 years. Clients appreciate his ability to develop and implement strategy, and his aggressive pursuit of the client’s objective.

Jeff Cox

Jeffrey T. Cox

Jeff is a passionate advocate for our clients. His trial and litigation skills, developed across a broad spectrum of business and complex litigation matters, afford critical leadership in evolving and challenging disputes…

Erin E. Rhinehart

Erin’s litigation practice focuses on media and communications law (including advertising law, social media law, and certain intellectual property litigation), class action defense, breach of contract, trade secrets, and environmental law.

Jeff Sharkey

Jeffrey S. Sharkey

FI&C works on complex business disputes, and Jeff is able to quickly and easily understand the nature of the transactions at issue, the financial documents in the case, and is skilled at developing and critiquing damages theories and working with economic experts.

Laura Sanom

Laura A. Sanom

Laura has represented the firm’s clients in a variety of areas relating to business competition including antitrust, advertising, trade secrets, distribution, employment, bankruptcy and breach of contract and warranty matters.

Donald Burton

Donald E. Burton

Don’s practice focuses on complex litigation, and in particular on intellectual property litigation.

Melinda Burton

Melinda K. Burton

Melinda’s litigation practice focuses on business and commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, employment, breach of contract, and trade secrets, as well as legal malpractice defense.

Michael Mayer

Michael S. Mayer

Michael litigates a variety of business and commercial cases. He has broad experience in arbitration, state court, and federal court actions by representing clients in a wide array of disputes, including contract, tortious interference…

Steve Wiegand

Stephen Weigand

Steve’s litigation practice focuses on representing financial institutions and corporations in lawsuits involving claims alleging breach of contract, business torts…

Jason W. Palmer

Jason has experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts, on matters including consumer protection statutes, advertising law, class action defense, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, trade secrets…

Chris Hollon

Christopher C. Hollon

Christopher represents clients facing a variety of complex issues, including breach of contract, media and communications law, and public utilities.

Zack Heck

Zachary Heck

Zach’s practice focuses on business litigation and privacy law. Specifically, Zach assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, defense litigation, class action defense, and guidance in the aftermath of a cybersecurity incident or data breach.

Jenn Dollard

Jennifer L. Dollard

Jennifer joined FI&C as a full-time associate in September 2015 after serving as a summer clerk for the firm in 2014. She is involved in various aspects of the firm’s complex business and commercial litigation practice.

Amber M. Justice-Manning

Amber counsels and represents companies in lawsuits involving a wide array of disputes, including class actions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wage and hour, shareholder disputes, and other business torts.

Robert P. Bartlett, Jr.

Bob’s areas of practice are First Amendment, defamation, privacy, access to news, Freedom of Information Act, and commercial business litigation.

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