As a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group, Jamie represents both private and public companies in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. Jamie also serves as Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group, leading a multidisciplinary team of Calfee attorneys who advise clients on all aspects of privacy and data security law and compliance.
Jamie’s litigation practice involves a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract claims, insurance coverage issues, construction disputes, fiduciary duty claims, unfair competition, business torts, trademark infringement, shareholder derivative suits, fraud, employment disputes, product liability, and class action litigation. Jamie also has extensive experience defending a large public company in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, severe burn, and other significant personal injury and property damage cases around the country. Jamie has served as lead trial counsel in litigation pending in more than 25 different states.
As chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group, Jamie leads a multidisciplinary team of attorneys from the firm’s litigation, business transactions, labor and employment, employee benefits, insurance recovery, intellectual property, information technology, and health care practice groups, who work together to counsel clients across a wide range of industries in the increasingly complex area of privacy and data security. Jamie is experienced in counseling businesses, both large and small, on such issues as: compliance with applicable privacy and data security laws; the development and implementation of effective data management programs that are designed to reduce the risk of security breaches; responding to security breaches and working to minimize the significant cost and reputational harm that inevitably result from such breaches; and handling litigation and regulatory investigations arising from security breaches, including class action lawsuits in which the company has been accused of violating applicable privacy and data security laws.
Jamie holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. He is listed in the Commercial Litigation category of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition in Best Lawyers, which is based upon a peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of the lawyers in their practice areas, is limited to the top 4% of attorneys in the country. Jamie has also been recognized by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as an Ohio Super Lawyer or Ohio Rising Star every year since 2005.
Jamie is active in the community, continuing to serve on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Law Center, Inc. for more than a decade, currently serving as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, where he serves as Chair of the Human Resources/Legal Committee. Jamie is a former president of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association.
Prior to joining Calfee as a partner in 2014, Jamie was a partner in the Litigation Group of the Cincinnati-based law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL.
REPRESENTATIVE COURT DECISIONS: Murray v. Choice Energy, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89913 (S.D. Ohio 2015); AJZN, Inc. v. Yu, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2943 (N.D. Cal. 2013); Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc. v. Cintas Corporation, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101865 (D. Kan. 2013); Allure Jewelers, Inc. v. Ulu, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134440 (S.D. Ohio 2012); Federal Insurance Company v. Cintas Corporation, 2006 WL 1476206 (S.D. Ohio 2006); UNITE-HERE v. Cintas Corporation, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75376 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); Chesher v. Neyer, 477 F.3d 784 (6th Cir. 2007); Coors v. Fifth Third Bank, 2006 WL 2520322 (Ohio App. 2006); Toth v. Mercer County Board of Elections, 2005 WL 991073 (Ky. App. 2005); Bass v. SMG, Inc., 328 Ill. App. 3d 492 (Ill. App. 2002); Bosse v. Rare Hospitality, Inc., 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 3881 (Ohio App. 2002); Herring v. Adkins, 150 Ohio Misc. 2d 13 (Ohio Com. Pl. 2008).