Faruki PLL Welcomes Its Summer Clerks for 2024

DAYTON and CINCINNATI, OH —May 23, 2024 – Faruki PLL (Faruki+) is pleased to welcome their new summer clerks, Arabella Loera, and Delaney Cook, who recently joined the firm for the summer 2024 term. Arabella will be resident in the firm’s Dayton office and Delaney will be based in the firm’s Cincinnati office. Each will bring distinctive views and experiences along with diverse academic and professional legal work experience.

Arabella is a rising 2L at the University of Dayton School of Law. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies. While completing her degree, Arabella interned with the Ohio Innocence Project, which offered her a valuable and unique legal work experience. Additionally, Arabella was a member of Dayton's mock trial team and was identified as the only competitor in the nation to achieve a perfect score at the American Mock Trial Association's regional and national qualifying tournaments. At law school, Arabella serves as Academic Chair of the Black Law Student Association and as Vice President of the Federal Bar Association on the student executive board.

"I am extremely excited to work alongside a team of outstanding attorneys at Faruki this summer and I look forward to the opportunity to expand my legal knowledge."

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Faruki PLL Celebrates 35 Years of Client Excellence

March 29, 2024 – Faruki PLL, an award-winning commercial litigation firm, celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2024, marking a long-standing tradition of and commitment to client excellence, and support of the Cincinnati and Dayton communities.

Throughout its rich history, Faruki has centered around client service, helping navigate the most challenging business questions and high-stakes litigation issues, developing strategies that minimize stress and risk, while staying focused on the desired result. This dedication and focus on excellence have been nationally recognized, with Faruki repeatedly heralded among U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Erin E. Rhinehart,

Erin E. Rhinehart, Co-Managing 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.

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Brian D. Wright, Co-Managing 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.

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


D. Jeffrey Ireland, Founding 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.

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

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