Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers

CINCINNATI and DAYTON, OhioSeveral attorneys from Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. have been recognized for their noteworthy talents in law in the 2015 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. Charlie Faruki, who has made the top 10 list consecutively since the poll began, received the second most votes this year. Partners Jeff Ireland, Jeff Cox, and Ron Raether were also named Ohio Super Lawyers for 2015. Brian Wright and Erin Rhinehart were named as Ohio Rising Stars.

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Faruki, a trial lawyer with a focus on business litigation, was one of the founders of Faruki Ireland & Cox in 1989. He is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association, and of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Faruki has chaired the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education, as well as the board of the United States Air Force Museum Foundation. Additionally, he chaired the Bar Examination Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and is a longtime member and past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Antitrust Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. Finally, he is a past Chair of the Federal Courts and Practice Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

A founding partner of Faruki Ireland & Cox and recognized each year by his peers in the Ohio Super Lawyer poll, Ireland has tried cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts.  He was selected as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and The Litigation Council of America.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation and Dayton Bar Foundation. Ireland is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association. He has served as a board member or board chair on a variety of not-for-profit organizations. The University of Dayton School of Law awarded him its Distinguished Alumni Award for his service to the community and the profession. Ireland's practice focuses on competitive issues, advertising and class actions.

Cox has tried cases in both state and federal courts, and has handled numerous arbitrations and mediations before the American Arbitration Association in various jurisdictions. His practice includes class action defense, privacy and data protection, intellectual property litigation, federal regulatory investigations, products liability, media, appropriations, advertising, competition and other business litigation. Cox is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Dayton Bar Foundation. He has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year. He serves on the Dayton Bar Association's Federal Practice and Civil Trial Practice Committees. A member of the Dayton Lawyers Club, Cox is a past president of the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court. Cox currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chaminade Julienne.

Raether is known as the interpreter between the business and information technology, guiding both parties to the best result. In this role, he has assisted companies in navigating federal and state privacy laws for over fifteen years. Raether’s experience with technology related-issues, including patent, antitrust, and licensing and contracts, helps bring a fresh and creative perspective to novel data compliance issues. He has been involved in seminal data compliance cases, successfully defending companies in over 40 class actions, and has represented companies in over 200 individual FCRA cases. Raether helps companies across the country and is a registered member of numerous state and federal bars. Not only does he work with companies that have experienced unauthorized access to consumer data or have been named defendants in class actions and before regulators, but also has advised companies in developing practices and policies to proactively address these issues. 

Wright’s areas of practice include advertising and commercial/products liability matters; he also has been involved in federal multi-district litigation and technology-related litigation. In addition to being a Barrister in the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court, Wright is an active member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association. He is a graduate of the 2010 class of Leadership Dayton. He has been chosen by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 in Southwest Ohio and has been selected as an Ohio Rising Star by the Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2006. Additionally, Wright was recently named partner in charge of FI&C’s growing Cincinnati office.

Rhinehart is experienced in a wide array of litigation matters, with a focus on media and communications law, class action defense, breach of contract, non-compete, environmental and tort matters. She is an active member of local and national bar associations, as well as the local legal community.  She serves on the Executive Committee of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is a prolific author for both local and national legal publications.  Rhinehart has also served on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's publication, TYL, the official publication of the ABA's Young Lawyers Division.  In 2006, she co-founded the Dayton Bar Association's 5 for the Kids, 5K race to benefit CARE House, an advocacy center for child victims of abuse and neglect, and is a 2013 recipient of the Dayton Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award. Rhinehart has also served an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, teaching various trial practice courses to second and third year law students.

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About Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. ( is a 35-attorney firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that handles complex business disputes nationally, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, and commercial litigation and arbitration.