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Edward "Ned" G.Babbitt

Senior Managing AssociateNed.Babbitt@ThompsonHine.com
Cincinnati

O 513.352.6753

New York

O 212.908.3916

Edward "Ned" G.Babbitt

Senior Managing Associate

Focus Areas

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

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2015,

    James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2011,
    with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York