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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Managing Partner: Michael D. Martz
Number of partners: 172
Total number of attorneys: 351

Firm Overview:
Vorys provides business and legal counsel to clients throughout the US and around the world. With attorneys in seven offices, the firm represents thousands of clients, ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 corporations and from individuals needing estate planning advice to defendants embroiled in multi-state class action litigation.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Trade Regulation:
Vorys has represented clients in some of the most significant recent antitrust cases. The firm regularly represents clients in private civil litigation, in civil investigations brought by both federal and state governments, and in criminal grand juries and trials.

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
Vorys lawyers have decades of practical experience and have represented clients in hundreds of matters addressing all aspects of bankruptcy law, corporate reorganizations, debt restructurings, asset protection and recovery, and debtor/creditor matters.

Corporate & Business Organizations:
Vorys is a nationally recognized corporate law firm representing more than 2,000 public and private companies on corporate law matters. Vorys also provides legal services to a large number of banks, savings associations and holding companies.

Vorys eControl attorneys have designed and implemented comprehensive and innovative distribution management strategies, programs and policies for hundreds of brands plagued with issues stemming from online marketplaces, specifically unauthorized sellers whose actions drive consumer and channel dissatisfaction, and brand equity and margin erosion.

Environmental, Energy & Utilities:
Vorys environment, energy and utilities lawyers are among the most experienced in the Midwest. The firm represents all segments of the energy industry and provides clients with representation in regulatory affairs, commercial and corporate transactions and litigation, and in the emerging alternative energy fields of wind, solar and biofuel. The firm also has extensive experience in all aspects of oil and natural gas law.

Vorys healthcare attorneys counsel clients on the legal and regulatory issues facing the healthcare industry. Vorys serves as outside counsel for many hospitals, health systems, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare institutional providers.

Intellectual Property & Trademarks:
Vorys guides clients through complex strategic planning, sensitive negotiations and other details of intellectual property protection. The firm has experience in the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs.

Vorys advises US and foreign manufacturers, trading companies, importers, exporters, industrial consumers and trade associations on a wide range of issues regarding trade remedy and import relief proceedings, customs laws and import compliance, export controls and sanctions programs and trade policy.

Labor & Employment:
Vorys has expanded from traditional areas of union organizing campaigns and collective bargaining to encompass employee benefit plans and executive compensation issues, federal and state statutes that govern various aspects of the employer-employee relationship and workplace safety issues.

Vorys represents clients in a wide range of disputes, whether it involves allegations of civil or criminal liability, concerns business issues, claimed violation of statutes, professional malpractice or whether it is to be resolved in a trial court, on appeal or through other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Privacy & Data Security:
Vorys has worked with companies for more than a decade to keep their data safe and abide by constantly-changing domestic and global regulations. The firm’s attorneys have deep experience in advising a range of clients during all stages of the data lifecycle, including data security breaches and regulatory investigations.
Real Estate & Commercial:
Vorys provides services to local, regional, national and international clients in a variety of industries. The firm’s lawyers draw upon industry-leading knowledge and experience to assist clients in planning, structuring and realizing their commercial and real estate goals.

Vorys has been at the heart of the evolution in the retail and wholesale industry, representing some of the largest, most progressive, and most successful retailers and wholesalers in the country on a wide variety of legal issues.

Vorys’ experienced attorneys identify and achieve clients’ objectives efficiently and cost-effectively in the federal, state and local tax arenas as well as in the growing field of economic development incentives and property tax valuation.

Technology, Advertising & Communications:
Vorys guides clients through strategic planning, contractual negotiations and compliance issues associated with use of technology. Vorys attorneys work with key providers, know the relevant tools and applications and help clients to exploit the innovations driven by the internet and e-commerce.

Trusts, Estates & Wealth Transfer:
Vorys attorneys assist individuals, families and fiduciaries to plan and prepare for the future transfer of wealth, carry out and administer clients’ intentions as set forth in their written estate plans, and represent clients in litigation to preserve and protect their interests.