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Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. Awarded Honors by Benchmark Litigation

DAYTON, Ohio (December 7, 2017) — The Benchmark Litigation 2018 Guide once again ranked Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. as one of Ohio's preeminent litigation firms, naming it one of only 11 firms statewide to receive Benchmark's highly recommended classification. Stating that Faruki+ "maintains its standing as a solid litigation shop, with a roster of attorneys experienced in a wide range of practice areas," the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation includes all five of the firm's named partners—Charlie Faruki, Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox, Erin Rhinehart and Ben Dusing—on its list of the 100 Ohio "state litigation stars."


Benchmark Litigation ( is the only publication in the United States that focuses solely on litigation. The selection process involves an eight-month research period, in which the publisher's researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, and an examination of recent casework handled by the firms, with the goal of identifying "the firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions." 


Faruki+ founding partner Charlie Faruki is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on business litigation. He is a Fellow (and former chair for the state of Ohio) of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, the American Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and the Dayton Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association, and of the Dayton Chapter, Federal Bar Association.


Managing Partner Jeff Ireland is one of the founding partners of Faruki+, and focuses his practice on competitive issues between businesses. Ireland is a past officer and President of the Dayton Bar Association. He is a member of the Ohio Board of Governors of the Antitrust Section of the Ohio State Bar Association, and speaks frequently at Section seminars on antitrust and competitive issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association and Dayton Bar Association.


Jeff Cox’s trial and litigation skills, developed across a broad spectrum of business and complex litigation matters, afford critical leadership in evolving and challenging disputes, ranging from contract disputes to privacy and technology matters, from media and advertising cases to intellectual property litigation.


Erin Rhinehart leads Faruki+’s media and communications practice, which includes First Amendment issues, online & traditional defamation, public records, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, open courts, branding, advertising law, social media, and certain privacy issues. She also represents clients in a variety of state and federal consumer and mass tort class action lawsuits. The remainder of her practice includes assisting clients as they navigate various contract issues, including licensing, distribution, non-compete, trade secrets, software development, entertainment, non-disclosure and non-disparagement.


Perhaps best known as a high-profile white collar criminal defense attorney with a track record of recognized success, Ben Dusing has established himself as a “go-to” criminal and civil litigator committed to defending the rights of individuals and corporations in criminal and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and enforcement matters. In his civil practice, Ben has achieved significant victories for both individuals and corporate clients across the spectrum of litigation practice areas.

About Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L.

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. ( is a litigation firm with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Covington that handles complex disputes, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, commercial litigation, arbitration and white-collar litigation. You can find Faruki+ on LinkedIn and Twitter at @FarukiMediaLaw and @FarukiPrivacy.