Faruki PLL

Faruki PLL Awarded Honors by Benchmark Litigation

DAYTON and CINCINNATI, OH — [October 8, 2019] – The Benchmark Litigation 2020 Guide once again ranked Faruki PLL ( as one of Ohio's preeminent litigation firms, naming it one of only 12 firms statewide to receive Benchmark's highly recommended classification.  The 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation includes partners Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox, and Erin Rhinehart on its list of 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."

Managing Partner Jeff Ireland is one of the founding partners of Faruki PLL, and is a frequent mediator and arbitrator.  He focuses his practice on competitive issues (e.g., trade secrets, antitrust, false advertising, etc.) as well as class actions and employment.  Jeff has been recognized each year since its inception as an Ohio Super Lawyer, rated as one of the top 10 attorneys in Cincinnati, and one of the top 50 in the state.  He was selected for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers of America®, and named "Lawyer of the Year" for the seventh time in his career.  He is listed in Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  He has written articles for publication, and is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs on various subjects relating to commercial litigation.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Antitrust Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. 

Jeff Cox has tried cases in both state and federal courts, as well as numerous arbitrations and mediations before the American Arbitration Association in various jurisdictions. Jeff's practice includes, but is not limited to, class action defense, professional liability claims, contract and commercial disputes, federal regulatory investigations, products liability, and data privacy and data security matters.  Jeff is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Federal Bar Foundation, and has been recognized as an "Ohio Super Lawyer (Business Litigation)," every year of the selection.  He was also selected for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.


Erin Rhinehart defends complex class action litigation, leads the firm’s media and communications practice, and assists with a variety of contract issues, including licensing, distribution, master services agreements, franchise agreements, non-compete issues, development agreements, entertainment, non-disclosure, and non-disparagement agreements.  She was named among the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for several years. She is a 2013 Dayton Business Journal "Under 40" honoree, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as among the preeminent litigators in the state and country. 


About Faruki PLL

Faruki+ ( is a litigation firm with offices in Dayton and Cincinnati that handles complex disputes, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, commercial litigation, and arbitration.  You can find Faruki+ on LinkedIn ( and Twitter at @FarukiMediaLaw.  Also, visit the business litigation blog site, for the latest developments in business litigation, intellectual property, data security, communications and media, class actions, and employment.