Thompson Hine Elects Eight New Partners

Hine LLP
has elected eight lawyers to the firm’s partnership
effective January 1, 2016. The new partners, located across five of the
firm’s offices, represent a broad range of practice areas including Business
; Business
Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
; Corporate
Transactions & Securities
; Environmental;
; Intellectual
; and Labor
& Employment

“Each of these lawyers exhibits outstanding skill in his or her area and
demonstrates our firm’s commitment to helping clients achieve their
business goals by delivering exceptional legal counsel in a proactive,
efficient manner. We welcome them to our partnership. As future firm
leaders, we expect they will contribute innovative ideas to advance our
goal of providing value and transparency to clients,” said Deborah
Z. Read
, Thompson Hine’s managing partner.

The new partners are:

A. Barry
, a member of the Environmental practice group in Cleveland,
focuses on environmental counseling in business, regulatory and
legislative matters; environmental enforcement actions; and compliance
with environmental regulations. His specific areas of concentration
include Superfund matters; air and water pollution control issues;
compliance counseling for hazardous waste; toxic torts; land use
matters; and federal, state and local permits and licenses. Barry
received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz
College of Law in 2006 and his B.S. from Miami University in 2003.

J. Hornbach
, a member of the Business Litigation practice group in
Cincinnati, focuses on assessing clients’ litigation risks, evaluating
their potential claims, managing their disputes prior to litigation, and
representing them in lawsuits or arbitrations once they are engaged in
litigation. He has significant experience representing clients in a wide
variety of commercial litigation, construction litigation, and various
types of labor and employment litigation. He is also experienced in
areas of landlord-tenant, intellectual property, trade secret and
professional malpractice litigation and represents clients in
arbitrations across the country. Hornbach was selected for inclusion in
Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2014,
2015 and 2016. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2007 and his B.S., summa
cum laude,
from Butler University in 2004.

B. Kopf, III
, a member of the Business Litigation practice group in
Columbus, represents clients in civil and construction matters in state
and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, bankruptcy
courts, mediations and arbitrations. He has complex civil, receivership,
multidistrict litigation, mass tort and class action experience. He has
argued in the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit, and in 11 of Ohio’s 12 District Courts of Appeal. He also
has advocated for clients before the Ohio Court of Claims, the Ohio
Board of Tax Appeals, the Ohio Department of Commerce, and before
various zoning boards and political subdivisions. Kopf received his
J.D., summa cum laude, from Capital University Law School and his
B.A. from The Ohio State University.

, a member of the Intellectual Property practice group in
Cleveland, focuses on all aspects of intellectual property litigation,
enforcement and counseling. He is an experienced litigator concentrating
on patent, trademark and trade secret matters in U.S. District Court and
the International Trade Commission. He also has considerable experience
in licensing and intellectual property transactions, especially in
connection with mergers and acquisitions, and the preparation and
negotiation of agreements involving intellectual property rights. His
experience encompasses matters concerning electrical, mechanical and
computer-related technologies, including liquid crystal displays,
semiconductor circuitry and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing,
computer networking, wireless communications, software, internet systems
and protocols, error correction algorithms, encryption, consumer
electronics, optics, sensors, oil and gas exploration equipment,
automotive parts and systems, control systems and window systems. He
also has experience with chemical and plastics manufacturing polymers
and other technologies. Licygiewicz received his J.D., magna cum
from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997 and his B.S.
from the University of Notre Dame in 1993.

M. Muzumdar
, a member of the Labor & Employment practice group in
Cincinnati, counsels private and publicly traded companies, ranging from
startup businesses to large public companies, on a broad array of labor
and employment matters. She provides guidance on best practices,
develops policies and procedures, and provides training on compliance
with federal and state laws and a wide array of employment issues. She
advises on all types of employment agreements, federal and state wage
and hour, discrimination and leave law compliance, and conducts
proactive employment practices audits. In addition, she represents
clients in employment litigation, non-compete and trade secret
litigation, and in federal and state agency investigations and audits.
Muzumdar has been selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Ohio
Super Lawyers
from 2012 to 2016. She received her J.D., cum laude,
from University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from
The Ohio State University in 2002.

A. Nail
, a member of the Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights &
Bankruptcy practice group in Atlanta, handles a variety of bankruptcy
matters, including representing secured and unsecured creditors,
lenders, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 debtors, asset purchasers and parties
to adversary proceedings. He also has represented clients in civil
litigation matters, including tort, contract and receivership cases.
Nail has been selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Georgia Super
from 2014 through 2016 and is a member of the 2013 class of
NCBJ Next Generation. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from
Georgia State University College of Law in 2007 and his B.B.A. from the
University of Georgia in 2002.

M. Schild
, a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities
practice group in Cincinnati, counsels clients in connection with a wide
range of domestic and international commercial and transactional
matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and
business lines, entity organization and governance, issues relating to
the ownership and management of closely held businesses, and commercial
agreements. Schild was recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA
for Corporate/M&A work in Ohio. He also has been selected for inclusion
in Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2016. He
received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of
Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2007 and his B.A. from Tufts
University in 2001.

R. Talati
, a member of the Government Contracts practice group in
Washington, D.C., counsels and represents contractors in sectors
including aerospace and defense, health care and information technology.
He advises on Federal Acquisition Regulations compliance, small business
issues, General Services Administration and Federal Supply Schedule
matters, and ethics and compliance requirements. He represents
contractors in suspension and debarment proceedings and bid protests
before a variety of federal agencies and courts. He also advises on
contractor mergers and acquisitions and drafts and negotiates joint
venture and teaming agreements. Talati was selected for inclusion in
Rising Stars by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015
and named one of D.C.’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 2014 by the National
Law Journal’s Legal Times
. He received his J.D. from The Catholic
University of America Columbus School of Law in 2006 and his B.S., with
honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
working models” by The Financial Times. The firm also is one of
the top 4 U.S. firms for Client Focus and among the top 15 firms for
Client Service Excellence in an independent survey of more than 300
in-house counsel. For 3 straight years, Thompson Hine has distinguished
itself in all areas of Service Delivery Innovation and is one of only 5
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