Partner

Jeffrey S. Sharkey

Faruki+ works on complex business disputes, and Jeff is able to quickly and easily understand the nature of the transactions at issue, the financial documents in the case. He is also skilled at developing and critiquing damages theories and working with economic experts.

Representative Matters Include:

  • McCain v. Lewis, et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-00791 (S.D. Ohio) (drafted opposition to motion for summary judgment in antitrust case)
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Dayton Power and Light Company to Increase Its Rates for Electric Distribution, Case No. 15-1830-EL-AIR (PUCO) (secured PUCO approval of a $60 million rate increase)
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Dayton Power and Light Company for Approval of Its Electric Security Plan, Case No. 16-0395-EL-SSO (PUCO) (secured PUCO approval of $105 million economic stability charge)
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Dayton Power and Light Company for Approval of Its Electric Security Plan, Case No. 17-0241 (Supreme Ct. of Ohio) (obtained dismissal of appeal from PUCO-approved plans)
  • Momar, Incorporated v. Lonnie Ridenbaugh, Case No. 18CI0066 (Coshocton Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) (represented employer in covenant not to compete case)
  • John R. Mirlisena, Jr., et al. v. Nirav Babu, et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-0058 (S.D. Ohio) (negotiated settlement in a fraudulent conveyance case)
  • AK Steel Corporation v. Arcelormittal USA LLC, et al., Case No. CV 2015 07 1543 (Butler Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) (represented employee in covenant not to compete case)
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Dayton Power and Light Company for Authority to Recover Certain Storm-Related Service Restoration Costs, Case No. 12-3062-EL-RDR (PUCO) (PUCO permitted utility client to recover $22.3 million in storm costs)
  • In the Matter of the Application of The Dayton Power and Light Company for Approval of its Electric Security Plan, Case No. 12-426-EL-SSO (PUCO) (PUCO approved a $110 million annual charge for utility client)
  • Antioch Litigation Trust, W. Timothy Miller, Trustee v. McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Case No. 3:09-cv-218 (S.D. Ohio) (obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice case in which the plaintiff sought damages of over $80 million)
  • Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company v. Alice Jane Dillabaugh, et al., Case
    No. 3:09-cv-293 (S.D. Ohio) (obtained summary judgment on claims for bad faith and for punitive damages)
  • Barco, Inc. v. Q4 Services LLC, Case No. 3:09cv157 (S.D. Ohio) (In an intellectual property case, the plaintiff sought an injunction barring Faruki’s client from selling certain equipment.  The court denied plaintiff’s request for an injunction, and granted an injunction to Faruki’s client)
  • INSIDETX, INC., et al. v. Scout Media, Inc., et al., Case No. C07-0737 RSM (W.D. Wash.) (represented 335 businesses for claims under publishing contracts; the businesses received an average payment of approximately $10,000)
  • Lee E. Burcham, Roger and Jean Walstra, Joe and Deanna Stebbins, and Bill and Velma Manns v. Barbara E. Snook, Administrator of the Estate of Roy G. Dillabaugh, et al., Case No. 3:08-cv-289 (S.D. Ohio) (won a motion to dismiss for a class action complaint)
  • Swint v. Dayton Newspapers, Inc., et al., Case No. 2008-CV-5372 (Montgomery Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) (obtained summary judgment in a defamation case)
  • City of Englewood, Ohio v. Miami Valley Lighting, LLC, d/b/a DPL Energy, Case No. 22965 (Second Appellate District, Montgomery Cty., Ohio) (won an eminent domain case after a three-day evidentiary hearing)
  • Scaccia, et al. v. Dayton Newspapers, Inc., et al., Case No. 1999 CV 03976 (Montgomery Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) and Case No. 22813 (Second Appellate District, Montgomery Cty., Ohio) (obtained summary judgment in a defamation case; affirmed on appeal)
  • Sonja Klimp v. Swoozie’s, Inc., Case No. CV 07-6655 (C.D. Cal.) (successfully opposed a motion for class certification)
  • Ohio Consumers’ Counsel v. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 114 Ohio St.3d 340, 2007-Ohio-4276 (Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed the PUCO’s approval of a $76 million stability charge for utility client)
  • Ohio Consumers’ Counsel v. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 110 Ohio St.3d 394, 2006-Ohio-4706 (Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed recovery of an $18.8 million investment in a billing system)
  • Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. v. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 104 Ohio St.3d 530, 2004-Ohio-6767 (Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed approval of a rate plan)
  • The Iams Company v. Nutro Products, Inc., Case No. 3:00-cv-566 (S.D. Ohio) (drafted brief that led to summary judgment of false advertising claims)
  • United States of America v. Harold Shane, et al., Case No. C-3-89-383 (S.D. Ohio) (secured approval of an environmental settlement)

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Jeffrey S. Sharkey
Partner

(937) 227-3747

110 N. Main St., Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402

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Antitrust

 

Breach of Contract

 

Business Tort

 

Class Actions

 

Covenants Not to Compete

 

Defamation

 

Employment

False Advertising

 

Intellectual Property

 

Legal Malpractice

 

Preliminary Injunctions

 

UCC Article 2

 

Utility and Regulatory

Supreme Court of Ohio

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

 

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

40 Under 40 Award – Dayton Business Journal, 2007

 

Leadership Dayton – Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2006

 

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer of the Quarter – 4th Quarter 2008

Dayton Bar Association

 

Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court

Ohio Bar Association

 

American Bar Association (Antitrust Section)

The Ohio State University College of Law:

summa cum laude

Managing editor on The Ohio State College of Law Journal

Member of the Order of the Coif

University of Dayton, B.S., Economics

Prevent Blindness Ohio, Dayton-Area Board, 2014–present

 

Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue, President Board of Directors, 2013–present

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee Member, 2006–2010

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Dayton Area Board, 2006– 2012

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, The Honorable Thomas J. Meskill