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Faruki PLL Awarded Honors by Benchmark Litigation

The Benchmark Litigation 2021 Guide once again ranked Faruki PLL as one of Ohio's preeminent litigation firms, naming it one of only 12 firms statewide to receive Benchmark's highly recommended classification. The 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation includes partners Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox, and Erin Rhinehart on its list of Ohio "state litigation stars."

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Melissa Watt, an experienced litigator in the firm's Cincinnati office, recently coached the UCLA School of Law Trial Team to a second-place finish at the All-Star National Trial Competition.

The All-Star tournament featured 34 law schools from across the country, including University of Virginia School of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and University of Texas School of Law - Austin. It was one of the largest trial competitions ever held and the second-largest largest in 2020.  Check out the Faruki Update.

 

Faruki Wins Dismissal of Fraud Claims Against Client

On October 14, 2020, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a fraud action against our client, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers) brought by a disgruntled former securities broker.  A case of first impression in this Circuit, the Court created some very useful law regarding the exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Securities Exchange Act. Jeff Cox led the defense of FINRA and was assisted by Melinda Burton and Steve Weigand.

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Business Litigation

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

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.

Media/Communications

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

White Collar Crime

Federal, state, local and international authorities are now dedicating unparalleled resources to investigating and prosecuting allegations of corporate and individual “white collar” wrongdoing.

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.

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. Faruki has long been trusted counsel to businesses in matters of information law.

Corporate Counseling

We provide legal guidance, advice, and strategic and tactical assistance, based upon our deep experience resolving disputes, about avoiding problems before they arise and seizing the maximum advantage from opportunities. We are trusted partners to our business owner clients.

Employment Law

We resolve issues that arise in the employer-employee relationship.  Our lawyers also provide effective strategies, counseling, and training to help our clients mitigate the cost and distraction of litigation or lengthy government investigations.

We handle matters nationwide.

Our 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.

Charles J. Faruki,

Charles J. Faruki, Founding Partner (Retired)

Charlie is a trial lawyer and a founder of the firm. He concentrates his practice in business litigation.

Our curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence ensures creative approaches to our clients’ problems and drives our passion for excellence.

D. Jeffrey Ireland,

D. Jeffrey Ireland, Partner

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.

Jeffrey T. Cox,

Jeffrey T. Cox, Partner

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.

Faruki is a heartland gem: expertise, value, empathy and loyalty. What more could you want in counsel?

 

As quoted in U.S. News Best Law Firms

Erin E. Rhinehart,

Erin E. Rhinehart, Partner

Erin leads Faruki’s media and communications practice, which includes First Amendment issues, online & traditional defamation, public records, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, open courts, branding, advertising law, social media, and certain privacy issues.

Brian D. Wright,

Brian D. Wright, Partner

Brian helps business and individuals pursue and protect legal rights. He litigates matters throughout Ohio and the United States. He has successfully represented clients in numerous class actions and individual actions involving securities, privacy, business torts, copyright, trademarks, consumer protection, product liability, breach of contract and warranty, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (including covenants not to compete), and false advertising disputes.

Stephen A. Weigand,

Stephen A. Weigand, Partner

Steve is a successful trial attorney and counselor on complex legal issues and commercial disputes. His experience includes representing companies in diverse industries such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and construction, and he has litigated cases involving contracts, product liability, intellectual property, and class actions, among others.

“Highly regarded boutique…solid expertise in handling a range of contentious matters, including IP, antitrust, employment and breach of contract disputes.”

As quoted in Chambers USA

Chambers usa
Super lawyer2017
Benchmark lit Recommendation
Best Lawyers
BTI Brand Elite
Rising Star 2018

A Meeting of the Minds (or lack thereof) in Modern Contract Formation in the First Appellate District of Ohio (Authored by Clayton J. Prickett | Bar Results Pending | Faruki PLL)

Contract negotiations for a downtown Cincinnati building – abutting the southbound I-71 entrance ramp – became the perfect vehicle for the First Appellate District to apply traditional contract principles to modern contract formation.  After Frank...
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