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Faruki Partners Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox and Erin Rhinehart Listed Among "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators"

DAYTON and CINCINNATI, OH — January 23, 2020– America’s Top 100 LLC has again listed Faruki PLL (Faruki+) Partners Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox and Erin Rhinehart as part of its national "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators" list. Selection is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. After initial consideration and minimum qualification are met, only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state are selected each year for membership among "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators."  

Candidates for "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators" must have litigated a matter of at least $2 million in alleged damages or with the fate of a business worth at least $2 million at stake. Candidates are then assessed by a diverse variety of criteria, including the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results, reputation, client satisfaction, media notoriety, community impact, and other awards received. The most efficient and effective high stakes litigators are then identified and ranked among "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators." 

Jeff Ireland is a founding partner of Faruki PLL and has tried cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on employment, trade secrets, competitive issues, advertising and class actions. He is listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers of America, is Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year, and has been recognized each year by his peers in the Ohio Super Lawyer pool. Jeff was also listed in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation as a "state litigation stars." Jeff is currently the firm's managing partner.

Jeff Cox represents clients in a wide array of matters, including contract and business torts, technology, privacy and data security, products liability cases, class actions, and professional malpractice claims. Jeff has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year of the selection, and has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a local litigation star in commercial litigation, and in The Best Lawyers in America. Jeff currently serves on the FBA's Federal Litigation Section Board of Directors, and also serves on the FBA's national Government Relations Committee.

Erin Rhinehart is an experienced trial lawyer and her commercial litigation practice includes class action defense, extensive health care industry practice, media and communications experience, environmental litigation, and resolution of contract disputes. She was selected as a Premier Health Care Lawyer ("PHCL"), an honor bestowed upon one lawyer per city, selected and recommended by PHCL. Erin, in 2018 and 2019, was named as one of Dayton Business Journal's Power 50 recipients, which identifies Dayton's most influential business women. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation as among the preeminent litigators in the state and country, respectively. Erin is currently an Executive Editor for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation flagship publication, Litigation Journal, and the past President of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  

To learn more about the "America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators" list, visit To learn more about Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox, Erin Rhinehart and Faruki+, visit

About Faruki+

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.