Friday, September 21, 2012

Thompson Hine Named a “Litigation Powerhouse”

CED member Thompson Hine LLP was recently awarded a “Litigation Powerhouse” ranking by The BTI Consulting Group, along with three other top firms in the United States – Holland & Knight, K&L Gates and Reed Smith – in the area of routine commercial litigation. Additionally, the firm was named a “Standout” in the area of complex commercial litigation, ranking alongside many of the top 15 firms in the country. Thompson Hine also was recognized for its strength in the areas of intellectual property litigation and employment litigation.
“Thompson Hine draws on client service strength and litigation prowess to earn a rare slot as a Litigation Powerhouse,” said BTI president Michael Rynowecer. “Corporate counsel consistently rank them high on our General Counsel surveys, and client service is a consistent thread we hear. ”
BTI interviewed more than 300 general counsel and in-house litigation counsel at top-spending organizations to isolate the best law firms in litigation. These one-on-one interviews were conducted by BTI’s team of highly trained executive interviewers between March and August 2012.
“We are proud of the successes we have achieved for our clients,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “In the past few weeks, we secured a victory in what is reputed to be the largest bid-protest matter in the state of Ohio. The firm is also now representing the members of the board of directors of Robbins & Myers, Inc., a publicly traded company, in defense of several shareholder derivative and class action complaints that challenge the fairness of a pending $2.5 billion merger transaction with National Oilwell Varco. We have considerable experience in cases like this, having recently completed the settlement of litigation challenging the fairness of a $1.6 billion ‘going private’ merger, allowing the transaction to close on time.”

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