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Tucker Ellis LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Offers impressive capabilities in a wide range of commercial litigation work, with notable strengths in intellectual property claims, securities disputes and insurance coverage matters. Acts for a wide-ranging client base, which includes insurers, industrial companies and consumer goods manufacturers. Regularly handles large class action lawsuits, particularly in the consumer products sector. Also offers considerable expertise in white-collar criminal defense and appellate proceedings.

Strengths

"Tucker Ellis has a deep bench and great teamwork in all areas, but especially litigation," comments a market source.

A client praises the team's "excellent communication and practical advice."

Work highlights

Represented XL Catlin and AXA Insurance as assignee of Benefit Cosmetics, following the payout of over $30 million in connection to the worldwide recall of the product 'Gimme Brow' due to contamination by the manufacturer. XL Catlin alleged breach of contract and breach of warranties against the manufacturer of the product, Nu-World.

Notable practitioners

John McCaffrey is the head of the firm's white-collar criminal defense and corporate investigations group. He is adept at handling cases relating to such issues as alleged fraud, professional malpractice, tax violations and public corruption."He is a very strong advocate for his clients." "He is a top-notch criminal defense lawyer who does excellent work for his clients."

John Lewis regularly handles the defense of class actions brought by shareholders and consumers, as well as employment litigation and claims of professional malpractice.
"He is an excellent lawyer." "He is well regarded and capable."

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Overview

The Tucker Ellis Business Litigation Practice serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to family-run businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole proprietorships. The group handles disputes and achieves favorable results in high-profile, high-stakes, bet-the-company commercial litigation matters in areas including intellectual property, shareholder disputes and derivative claims, white collar crime, class action litigation, financial institution litigation, general commercial litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Tucker Ellis lawyers have successfully tried to verdict, mediated, and arbitrated matters throughout the United States and have been responsible for ground-breaking decisions in U.S. and Ohio Supreme Courts, as well as trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Members

Simmons, Tom (Head of Department)

Bekeny, Karl

Fox, Savannah

Gautam, Smita

Hanna, Robert

Kelly, Melissa

Lewis, John Q

Linnick, Seth

McCaffrey, John F.

Mendelsohn, Courtney

Mesko, Jennifer

Messeloff, Daniel

Mikula, Chelsea

Muller, Carl

Oebker, Jon

Petruzzi, Anthony

Rzepka, Stephanie

Smith, Chelsea

Smith, Hannah

Snyder, Christine

Stavole, William

Stitt, Scott

Wamelink, Seth

Watson, Sanford

Young, Kevin

Litigation

Tucker Ellis LLP

firm
Location

950 Main Avenue,

Suite 1100,

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ohio

Litigation: General Commercial


John Q Lewis
Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


John F. McCaffrey
Band 1