Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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Firm Details

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: 76  Number of other fee earners: 78
Offices: 6

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

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate & 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.
Key Clients: Chart Industries, Inc.; Covia Holdings Corporation; Evolution Capital Partners; Hexion Inc.; KeyBank; The Lincoln Electric Company; Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.; PNC Erieview Capital; RPM International Inc.; Watervale Equity Partners; Align Capital Partners
Contacts: Jennifer L. Vergilii, Thomas M. Welsh, Karl S. Beus
Tel: 216 622 8200
Email: [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 and federal government on both sides of the political aisle.
Key Clients: Case Western Reserve University; Cavaliers Operating Company; Diageo; Gilead Sciences; International Council of Shopping Centers; Invacare Corporation; JACK Entertainment; KeyCorp and subsidiaries; RPM International Inc.; T-Mobile
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.
Key Clients: American Greetings; Invacare Corporation; The J.M. Smucker Company; Master Lock; Moen; MTD Products Inc.; Owens Corning; STERIS plc; Swagelok; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Contacts: John S. Cipolla, Mark W. McDougall, Billy C. Raulerson
Tel: 216 622 8200
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]m

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.
Key Clients: City of Cleveland; Continental Tire; Hexion, Inc.; Hyland Software; KeyBank; Medical Mutual of Ohio; RPM International Inc.
Contacts: Maura L. Hughes, Colleen M. O'Neil, Christopher S. Williams
Tel: 216 622 8200
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

International Work
Calfee’s International group 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 US. 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. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, the firm can provide clients with preferred access to more than 22,000 lawyers around the world.

China & US Business :
With attorneys in the firm's intellectual property and litigation practices who were born and educated in China before moving to the US for law school and are fluent in both Mandarin and English, Calfee 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 US 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.

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

Offices

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Indianapolis, Indiana

New York, New York

Washington, D.C.

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Antitrust
Band 2
Banking & Finance
Band 2
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Band 2
Insurance: Policyholder
Band 1
Intellectual Property
Band 2
Labor & Employment
Band 4

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Maura L. Hughes
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Gus Kallergis
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Robert Miller
Band 2

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Mitchell G BlairLitigation: General Commercial
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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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