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.
Our passion for excellence and focus on litigation has provided us with the opportunity to attract clients worldwide and litigate all types of disputes.
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.
Our curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence ensures creative approaches to our clients’ problems and drives our passion for excellence.
Faruki is a heartland gem: expertise, value, empathy and loyalty. What more could you want in counsel?
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“Highly regarded boutique…solid expertise in handling a range of contentious matters, including IP, antitrust, employment and breach of contract disputes.”
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