Overview

A senior managing associate in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, Ned has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, corporate governance, securities and employment discrimination. He also has experience conducting internal investigations and frequently advises clients on a variety of pre-litigation and general business matters, including employment best practices and regulatory compliance.

Ned received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was recognized for outstanding academic achievement as a James Kent Scholar and awarded best in his class in the subject of torts.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Ned was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, he also worked as a litigation intern for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Experience

Examples of Ned’s experience include:

Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes

  • Successfully defended a major investment firm in multiple employment discrimination actions brought by former employees.
  • Represented Fortune 500 digital print technology company in shareholder litigation challenging a proposed transaction.
  • Represented silicone and specialty chemicals company in Delaware appraisal action brought by shareholders following the company’s acquisition by a private equity consortium.
  • Represented e-commerce company in class action antitrust suit involving allegations of price-fixing.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for a leading power generation company in a billion-dollar trade secrets misappropriation lawsuit brought against a direct competitor.
  • Defended a financial institution in a multi-billion-dollar contractual dispute concerning the valuation of tens of thousands of derivatives trades following the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Resolved a potential contractual dispute between an MLB team and its lead sponsor over the terms of a stadium naming rights agreement.
  • Responded to third-party subpoenas in a variety of actions, including SEC and FINRA enforcement actions and legal malpractice arbitrations.
  • Responded to third-party subpoenas in a variety of actions, including SEC and FINRA enforcement actions and legal malpractice arbitrations.
  • Advised NBA and NHL teams in connection with potential liability and best practices for hosting in-person events during the pandemic.
  • Advised several companies in connection with potential exposure and threatened litigation arising from breaches of contract following the outbreak of the pandemic.

Internal Investigations

  • Conducted internal investigation into allegations that a board member of a major financial institution violated code of conduct policies in interactions with employees.
  • Conducted internal investigation into an insurer’s government contracting practices in response to a criminal inquiry from the Department of Justice.

Pro Bono

  • Successful representation of an individual in housing court proceedings, resulting in dismissal of landlord’s eviction petition.
  • Successful representation of the League of Women Voters to extend the state of Florida’s voter registration deadline in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
  • Led team of non-partisan Election Protection volunteers to provide voters with information, document issues encountered when voting, and identify and remove barriers to voting as they arise.
  • Developed and published “how-to” guides for individuals and small-business navigating federal, state and local pandemic relief programs.
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