Former Jones Day Partner and Ohio Solicitor Joins Litigation Boutique
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Former Ohio Solicitor General and Jones Day partner Douglas R. Cole has joined Organ Stock LLP, which will now be known as Organ Cole + Stock LLP, the firm announced today. The partners, all of whom are former Jones Day litigation partners, have more than five decades of experience in representing some of America’s largest companies in connection with their most pressing litigation matters.
Before becoming a partner at Jones Day, Cole served as Ohio’s Solicitor General under Attorney General Jim Petro. Cole personally argued five cases before the United States Supreme Court, and more than twenty cases in the Ohio Supreme Court and Sixth Circuit. He also has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including intellectual property litigation, at both the trial and appellate level.
Shawn Organ noted that Cole joining the firm sends a message that, “We are building a real litigation powerhouse. By bringing together top-notch attorneys in a smaller and more nimble firm, we can offer greater flexibility on fee arrangements and are positioned to offer clients real value in the changing legal market.”
Cole said, “Every business has to ensure they are getting the most value for the investment in legal services. We have the expertise necessary to counsel clients from the initial complaint all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if need be.” Cole noted that the new firm’s low overhead means they can do what large firms often cannot – offer an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise at a cost-effective price point.
While a partner at Jones Day’s Columbus office, Cole represented clients on a variety of matters ranging from general business litigation, to patents, trademarks, consumer class actions, antitrust law, state and federal constitutional challenges, and issues involving state contracting. Cole’s past experience also includes a stint as a law professor at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with high honors, and he has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Cole noted that his engineering background makes him very comfortable with the ever-increasing number of cases, both in the intellectual property field and elsewhere, where technology plays a crucial role. “My technical background gives me a real edge in working with experts and understanding the technical issues that may drive a particular case,” Cole said.
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