Brian D. Wright

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.

Brian also routinely serves as outside general counsel for businesses. Working closely with clients, he provides focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions. He typically receives the first call when clients encounter business issues with legal implications. Acting as a strategic advisor, he works swiftly and effectively to implement the correct solution.

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Brian D. Wright


(513) 632-0314

201 East Fifth Street, Suite 1420
Cincinnati, OH 4520

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Business Law


Class Action Defense


Products Liability Defense

Commercial Litigation


Intellectual Property Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

Benchmark Litigation Future Star (2015, 2016)

Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006)

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Cincinnati Bar Association (2011)

Leadership Dayton, Dayton Chamber of Commerce (2009-10)

40 Under 40, Dayton Business Journal (2007)

Supreme Court of Ohio


Supreme Court of Kentucky


United States District Court for the S.D. of Ohio


United States District Court for the N.D. of Ohio

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


United States Supreme Court

American Bar Association


Ohio Bar Association


Cincinnati Bar Association, Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program (Board Representative, 2013-2016)

Federal Bar Association (Northern Kentucky/Ohio Chapter)


Dayton Bar Association (Chair, Civil Trial Practice Committee (2009-2010), Chair, New Lawyers Committee (2003-2004))


Cincinnati State Institute for Social Media (Advisory Committee, 2012-2014)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Baldwin-Wallace College

Changing Landscape Of Product Liability Class Actions: Did Comcast Eviscerate Product Liability Class Actions? Or, Do Whirlpool and Sears Signal Significant Changes Ahead?, Dec 1, 2013, CorporateLiveWire


Merits Inquiry and Rigorous Analysis: Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies When Merit Inquiry at the Class Certification Stage is a Proper Part of the Rigorous Analysis, July 23, 2013, Business Litigation Info Blog


Predominance Inquiry and Rigorous Analysis: Comcast Corp. Already Impacting Class Certification Appellate Review, Jul 12, 2013, Business Litigation Info Blog


Brian Wright of Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses social media law, Dec 20, 2012, Dayton Business Journal


Incentive Payments and Adequacy Challenges — Promises of Incentive Payments Can Create Conflicts of Interest Issues and Defeat Class Certification, Aug 21, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


Federal Court Rejects the “Prior Substantiation Doctrine” in Consumer Class Action, Requiring Affirmative Proof of False Advertising, Aug 13, 2012 , Business Litigation Info Blog


Sixth Circuit Declines to Clarify Aesthetic Functionality Test (or Even Whether the Doctrine Has Been Adopted in This Circuit): Maker’s Mark’s Wax Seal Trademark Protected and Not Functional, May 21, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


California’s “Shine the Light” Law: Protecting Your Business from Class Action Plaintiff’s Lawyers’ Newly-Found Weapon, Apr 24, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


Free Offer Advertising: “Free” Means “Free”, Apr 17, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


BYOD: Security Issues to Consider When Inviting Employees to “Bring Your Own Device”, Apr 13, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


“Negative Option Marketing” Offers Need to be Crafted Carefully to Comply With Existing Federal and State Laws, Mar 12, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


Release and Covenant Not to Sue Bars Subsequent Class Action: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Putative Class Action, Feb 24, 2012, Business Litigation Info Blog


FTC Targets Work-at-Home Programs and Announces Approval of Update and Revisions to Business Opportunity Rule, Dec 19, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Challenging Adequacy of Class Counsel: Misconduct Creating Serious Doubt that Counsel will Represent the Class Loyally Requires Denial of Certification, Dec 2, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Early Class Certification Determinations and Use of Motions to Strike Supported by Sixth Circuit: Court Affirms Striking of Class Allegations and Rejects Certification of Nationwide Consumer Class Action, Nov 11, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Reebok Settlement May Signal Changes in FTC Enforcement Strategies: FTC Seeks Consumer Restitution, But Moves Away From Two Clinical Study Substantiation, Oct 11, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Although Not an “Adjudication,” Refund Programs Can Still Defeat Class Certification in the Seventh Circuit, Oct 7, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


FTC Policing Mobile App Marketing Claims: “When it comes to curing acne, there’s no app for that.” FTC Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, Sep 20, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


“Havana Club” Is Made in Puerto Rico? – Literally False Claims Can Be Cured By Carefully Crafting Advertising Messages “As a Whole”, Sep 1, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


The Federal Trade Commission Invites Comments and Input for Updated Dot Com Disclosures, June 29, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Jackson Hewitt May Not Tack on New Jersey Consumer Fraud Claim to Lanham Act False Advertising Complaint, June 28, 2011, Business Litigation Info Blog


Social Media and Marketing: Exploring the Legal Pitfalls of User-Generated Content, Feb 1, 2011, University of Dayton Law Review


Fighting Dishonest Ads Isn’t Always Expensive, Jan 11, 2008, Dayton Business Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3


A Call for Action: Federal Anti-Pretexting Law Needed, Oct 1, 2006, Mealey’s Privacy Report, Vol. 4, #4


Sarbanes-Oxley & Internal Controls: The Not So Hidden Implications for Information Technology and Information Security, Sep 1, 2006, Mealey’s Privacy Report, Vol. 3, No. 3


Easing the Burden: Recovery of Damage Control Costs After Balance Dynamics Corporation v. Schmitt Industries, Incorporated, Mar 1, 2005, Consumer Protection Update, American Bar Association, Vol. 12, No. 2

International Business: Trends & Hot Topics, American Corporate Counsel, Southwest Ohio Chapter, Cincinnati, October 2017


Global Distribution Strategies, International Trade Association of Southwest Ohio (ITASWO), World Trade Day, Dayton, May 2017


Compliance Developments for Sales Force Polices and Distribution Agreements, Ohio State Bar Association, Antitrust Institute, Oct. 2015


Corporate Governance and Formation Issues, National Business Institute, June 2015


Consumer Class Action Update, April 2015


Safe and Appropriate Business Communication, Henny Penny Corporation Global Salesforce Meeting, April 2015


Predictive Code and Technology Assisted Review, Greater Cincinnati Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Chapter Meeting, 2014


The Dollars and Sense of TAR (Technology Assisted Review/Predictive Coding), Cincinnati Bar Association, 2014


Daubert: New Challenges, New Opportunities, 2013


Ethics: In-House and Attorney-Client Privilege, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2013


Motor Vehicle Advertising, Canton Better Business Bureau, 2013


E-Discovery: Searching the Virtual File, National Business Institute, 2012


Top Ten Suggestions for Effective Management of Complex Business Litigation and Class Actions, 2012


Data Aggregation and Privacy on the Internet, HB Litigation Conference, 2012


Ethics of Social Networking, Potter Stewart American Inn of Court, 2011


Social Media Technology and the Law: Why Can’t We Be Friends?, Dayton Bar Association, Law and Technology Committee, 2011


Social Media Marketing, Exploring the Legal Pitfalls of User Generated Content, University of Dayton, School of Law, 2010


Social Networking and Web 2.0 Strategies for Trial Practitioners, National Business Institute, 2010


Social Media Law, Dayton Bench Bar Conference, 2010


Using Networking and Web 2.0 Sites in Trial Practice, National Business Institute, 2009


Technology: In your Brief, your Briefcase and your Pocket, Dayton Bar Association, 2009


Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice, Dayton Bar Association, 2009


Basics of Civil Litigation: Defense Perspective, Ohio State Bar Association, 2008


Techniques for Legal Research on the Web, National Business Institute, 2008


Privacy and Data Security: A Practical Guide, National Business Institute, 2008


Mortgage Lender Advertising, Greater Dayton Advertising Association, 2008


Privacy and Data Protection, Association of Corporate Counsel, 2008


E-Discovery: Applying the New FRCP Changes, National Business Institute, 2007


Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, National Business Institute, 2007


Ethics: E-Discovery and E-mail, Dayton Bar Association, 2007


Pointers for Civil Motion Practice, Dayton Bar Association, 2007


Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute, 2006


E-Discovery and Computer Forensics: Strategies for Success, National Business Institute, 2006