Faruki+ Welcomes New Attorney

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL is pleased to welcome Melissa Schuett as its newest attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Melissa served as the Staff Attorney to Judge Patrick DeWine in the First District Court of Appeals.  Her practice focuses on complex business litigation.  See Pitch Engine article.


In the News.

Do employers owe employees a duty to protect their personal information?Faruki’s Amber Justice-Manning evaluates the recent case law on this issue. https://t.co/cuDqHcynC4 #privacylaw #employmentlaw @FarukiPrivacy

Do employers owe employees a duty to protect their personal information? My colleague, Amber Justice-Manning, evaluates the recent case law on this issue. https://t.co/P3ObEQrO2V @FarukiMediaLaw @FarukiPrivacy

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Houston Firm Files Libel Suit Over 1-Star Google Review https://t.co/G1yr9Xhbso #medialaw

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

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.


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.

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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.

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Charles J. Faruki, Partner

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

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, 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?

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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.

Benjamin G. Dusing, Partner

Ben is perhaps best known as a “high profile” white collar criminal defense lawyer with a track record of recognized success. He has established himself as a “go-to” criminal and civil litigator.

Outstanding performance: attention to detail, thoroughness, strategy and results.

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Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017

Do Employers Have a Duty To Protect Their Employees' Personal Information From Data Breaches?
November 20, 2017 amber-m-justice-manning

According to the federal court in the Southern District of New York, the answer is a resounding yes.  In a putative class action filed on behalf of Transperfect employees whose personal information was disclosed as a result of a cyberattack, the court directly addressed the question of whether Transperfect owed…

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