Thompson Hine Recognized by General Counsel as a “Standout” in Complex Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation

Firm Also Recognized for Product Liability Litigation and Securities and Finance Litigation

Date: September 30, 2014

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

CLEVELAND – September 30, 2014 – Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the BTI Consulting Group as a “Standout” in Complex Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation, ranking among the top 22 and top 18 law firms in the country, respectively. The firm was also recognized for its strength in Product Liability Litigation and Securities and Finance Litigation.

“Thompson Hine continues to draw on its strength in client service and litigation prowess to earn a rare slot as one of the top firms in four areas of litigation, showing the breadth of its practice,” said BTI president Michael Rynowecer. “Corporate counsel consistently rank Thompson Hine highly in our general counsel surveys, and value and efficiency are consistent themes. The firm’s use of innovative tools, such as legal project management, work plans and budgeting software, is an important part of its value arsenal.”

For its 2015 BTI Litigation Outlook report, 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 September 2014.

“We are proud of the successes we continue to achieve for our clients,” said Deborah Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “Recently, we secured a dismissal on behalf of the board of a publicly traded company of three shareholder derivative and class action complaints challenging the fairness of a $2.5 billion merger transaction, and we represented a public insurance company in defense of three expedited shareholder injunction actions in three different cities involving an unsolicited tender offer made by the company’s majority shareholder. We are equipped to take on important challenges for our clients. We also defeated class certification in a proposed $40 million class action on behalf of bondholders of a bankrupt mortgage company, and we currently serve as national counsel in vinyl chloride litigation for many of the largest chemical companies in a significant number of wrongful death claims. ”