Ruth E. Hartman

Partner

Cleveland
T 216.861.7309  |  F 216.696.0740

Ruth Hartman practices complex litigation, with an emphasis on business litigation, sales disputes governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, trademark and licensing disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. She is an effective problem solver and an aggressive litigator, dedicated to achieving the resolutions that her clients seek through the development of creative and effective strategies.

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  • Achieved a reversal of class certification before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding an improper class action definition.

  • Assisted corporations in responding to depositions and documents subpoenas.

  • Represented a government agency in complex, multimillion dollar action.

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Experience

  • Achieved a reversal of class certification before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding an improper class action definition.
  • Assisted corporations in responding to depositions and documents subpoenas.
  • Represented a government agency in complex, multimillion dollar action.
  • Involved with numerous adversary proceedings to recover fraudulent transfers from feeder fund defendants for the fund of customer property in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction for client in a trademark dispute.

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Services

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2007
  • Ohio, 2005

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2004
  • M.A., American History, University of Michigan, 1999
  • B.A., English and History, University of Wisconsin, Phi Beta Kappa