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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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Founded in 1903, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm with six offices. As Lex Mundi's Ohio member firm, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with 22,000 attorneys in 125 countries.
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Firm Details

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

calfee.com

888 CALFEE1 (888 225 3331)

Managing Partner: Brent D. Ballard

Chairman: Douglas A. Neary

Vice Chairmen: Mitchell G. Blair and John S. Cipolla

Firm Administrative Partner: Arthur C. Hall III

Firm General Counsel: Maura L. Hughes

Number of partners: 74

Number of other lawyers: 75

Firm Overview

Founded in 1903, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with 22,000 attorneys in 125 countries.

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate and Finance

- 29 partners

- 51 total fee earners

- Calfee’s Corporate and Finance practice is one of the largest and most prolific in Ohio, handling a significant number of complex and sophisticated business and financial transactions for clients across the country and globally.

Contacts: Jennifer L. Vergilii, Thomas M. Welsh, Karl S. Beus; Brent M. Pietrafese

Tel: 216 622 8200

Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]


Government Relations

- 6 partners; 13 total earners

- Calfee’s Government Relations and Legislation practice is respected for its political savvy and effectiveness, legal expertise, honesty, and relationships with all levels of local, state (Ohio) and federal government on both sides of the political aisle.

Contacts: Leah Pappas Porner, Joshua R. Sanders

Tel: 614 621 1500

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Intellectual Property

- 19 partners

- 43 total fee earners

- One of the largest IP practices in the Midwest, with a full range of services, including complex patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, domestic and international patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, and client counseling and opinions.

Contacts: John S. Cipolla, Mark W. McDougall, Billy C. Raulerson

Tel: 216 622 8200

Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]


Litigation

-19 partners

-37 total fee earners

-Calfee’s litigators regularly handle complex business disputes, including litigation matters relating to banking, class actions, insurance coverage, securities, antitrust, ERISA, IP/IT, product liability, privacy and data security, public law, state regulatory matters, and white-collar criminal defense and investigations.

Contacts: Maura L. Hughes, Colleen M. O'Neil, Fritz E. Berckmueller

Tel: 216 622 8200

Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

International Work

Calfee offers a broad range of commercial insight and practical legal advice to companies transacting business across the border or overseas as well as to international clients conducting business in the U.S. The firm's cross-practice team handles a wide variety of transactions and legal matters on virtually every continent. Calfee is the exclusive member firm in Ohio for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 125+ countries.


Chinese Practice

Several of Calfee's Intellectual Property and Litigation attorneys were born and educated in China before moving to the U.S. for law school and are fluent in Mandarin and English. The firm has unique capabilities to assist clients with legal issues associated with opening and running businesses in China and with Chinese R&D and manufacturing facilities, including vetting business partners, drafting NNN agreements, overseeing formation of joint ventures, managing IP assets developed in China, and enforcing IP in China. Additionally, Calfee has helped Chinese companies enter the U.S. market. By working with companies on both sides of the Pacific – and addressing their specific legal needs in their native language when helpful – Calfee has significant China-US legal experience and is well positioned to help clients succeed.

Contacts: Todd Tucker, Brad Liu

Tel: 216 622 8200

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Practice Areas and Offices

  • Antitrust
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Compliance/Regulatory Services
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Finance
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Energy and Utilities Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate and Succession Planning and Administration
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Relations and Legislation
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Wealth Management Law

Offices

Cincinnati, Ohio

2800 First Financial Center, 255 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4728

T: 513 693 4880

F: 513 842 7028

[email protected]


Cleveland, Ohio

The Calfee Building, 1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114-1607

T: 216 622 8200

F: 216 241 0816

[email protected]


Columbus, Ohio

1200 Huntington Center, 41 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215-3465

T: 614 621 1500

F: 614 621 0010

[email protected]


Indianapolis, Indiana

115 West Washington Street, Suite 1585, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3405

T: 317 308 7970

F: 317 759 7319

[email protected]


New York, New York

Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10005-1802

T: 646 360 1560

F: 646 712 9459

[email protected]


Washington, D.C.

1627 I Street NW, Suite 1120, Washington, D.C. 20006-4127

T: 202 672 1010

F: 202 672 1007

[email protected]

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Antitrust
Band 2
Banking & Finance
Band 2
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Band 2
Insurance: Policyholder
Band 1
Intellectual Property
Band 1
Labor & Employment
Band 3

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Antitrust


Maura L. Hughes
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Brian McMahon
Band 3

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Gus Kallergis
Band 4
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John S CipollaIntellectual Property
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Karl BeusBanking & Finance
Robert MillerEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Todd TuckerIntellectual Property
Fritz BerckmuellerLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Christopher JonesNatural Resources & Environment
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Ann SegerBanking & Finance
Brian McMahonBanking & Finance
Arthur C Hall IIICorporate/M&A
Steven DayEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
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The Calfee Building

1405 East Sixth Street

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

OH 44114

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