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Tucker Ellis LLP

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Managing Partner: Joseph Morford
Number of lawyers: 215+

Firm Overview:
Tucker Ellis LLP was formed by 65 lawyers in 2003. Today, more than 215 lawyers practice nationwide from Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and St. Louis. Tucker Ellis is proud to serve a Fortune 250 list of national litigation clients, national and international intellectual property clientele, and sophisticated business clients.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Appellate & Legal Issues
Business Litigation
Corporate/M&A/Securities
Estates, Trusts & Probate
Finance
Intellectual Property
Mass Tort & Product Liability
Medical & Pharmaceutical Liability
Real Estate/Franchising
Tax & Employee Benefits

Business Litigation:
■Handles disputes involving contractual obligations, fiduciary duties, insurance coverage, unfair business practices, white collar crime, antitrust violations, securities fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of covenants not to compete, RICO violations, and employment practices, including class actions in these areas
■Has experience in state and federal courts and has successfully tried to verdict, mediated, and arbitrated matters throughout the United States
Key Clients: Serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to family-run businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole proprietorships
Contact: Thomas Simmons, Chair
Tel: 216 696 5290
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■Full-service national IP practice has litigated IP cases in 31 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the Federal Circuit and regional Circuit Courts of Appeal
■Litigates matters before the United States International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the World Intellectual Property Organization
■Expertise in areas including copyrights, Internet and electronic commerce issues, patents, designs, trade secrets, trademarks, and infringement analysis
■Experienced prosecution attorneys specialize in electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering, as well as signal processing and computer software
Key Clients: Represents high-technology companies of all sizes, from Fortune 50 to newly emerging companies
Contact: Carlos Garritano, Chair
Tel: 216 696 5364
Email: [email protected]

Mass Tort & Product Liability:
■Represents companies in tens of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts throughout the United States
■Focuses on the national, regional, and local defense of product liability cases involving industrial, commercial, and consumer products, as well as toxic tort cases related to alleged exposure to asbestos, silica, coal mine dust, talc, welding fume, mold, and other claimed toxins; handles pharmaceutical/medical device claims; and represents manufacturers of industrial and construction machinery, consumer products, and chemicals
■Coordinates the national defense of cases for companies ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to family-owned businesses
■Admitted in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States and has tried cases to jury verdict in dozens of states
Key Clients: Represents many of the largest and most successful corporations in the world
Contact: Laura Hong, Chair
Tel: 216 696 3143
Email: [email protected]

Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Liability:
■Represents and counsels clients in the national, regional, and local defense of medical device and pharmaceutical liability cases
■Works with experts to defend litigation and assists clients with regulatory matters
■Routinely litigates cases throughout the United States and has tried to verdict cases in dozens of states
■Serves as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and local counsel, as well as liaison defense counsel in federal and state MDLs and coordinated proceedings
■Assists foreign lawyers in the defense of cases and class actions filed outside the United States
Key Clients: Represents many of the largest and most successful pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the world
Contact: Mollie Benedict, Chair
Tel: 213 430 3399
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions/Securities & Capital Markets:
■Advises public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment advisors on all forms of sophisticated transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements
■Serves as trusted counsel to boards of directors on takeover preparedness and defense, corporate governance, corporate counseling, securities laws compliance, and shareholder and investor relations
■Represents engaged shareholders in communicating with management of struggling public companies
Key Clients: Diebold Nixdorf; Electrolux AB; Stoneridge, Inc.
Contact: Christopher Hewitt, M&A Co-Chair
Tel: 216 696 2691
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jayne Juvan, M&A Co-Chair
Tel: 216 696 5677
Email: [email protected]