Ali I. Haque

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Ali Haque focuses on complex commercial and class action litigation in various industries, including insurance, financial services, healthcare and real estate. He has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience throughout the country, representing organizations that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Ali has handled complex commercial disputes between businesses, consumer disputes, vendor disputes and employee/independent contractor disputes, including claims involving personal and business torts, contracts, employment and employment discrimination, insurance coverage and bad faith, consumer statutes, real estate contracts and leases, premises liability and intellectual property.

Ali has substantial experience in the insurance industry, including experience in-house at a national insurance carrier during a secondment. Ali has handled high-exposure coverage and bad faith disputes involving commercial, homeowners, auto and life insurance policies. He has advised insurance carriers regarding their business operations, including providing regulatory advice involving business products.

Select Experience

  • Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of insurance carrier of claims brought by a business seeking $1 million business interruption coverage due to COVID-19.
  • Represented financial services companies and insurers in individual consumer lawsuits and consumer class actions involving claims under FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, FCRA and TCPA statutes.
  • Defended financial services company against a six-figure breach of trust claim, obtaining a directed verdict.
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Experience

  • Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of insurance carrier of claims brought by a business seeking $1 million business interruption coverage due to COVID-19.
  • Represented financial services companies and insurers in individual consumer lawsuits and consumer class actions involving claims under FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, FCRA and TCPA statutes.
  • Defended financial services company against a six-figure breach of trust claim, obtaining a directed verdict.
  • Successfully applied an arbitration agreement in a putative class action brought by an agent challenging a company’s transition of all of its exclusive insurance agents.
  • Served as appellate counsel in federal court appeal and overturned $2.8 million verdict against insurance carrier.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a seven-figure contract and business tort dispute with a former agent related to an agent development program. Argued the appeal, and appellate court affirmed dismissal.
  • Successfully challenged personal jurisdiction over a steel supplier company in a business dispute with a corporate customer.
  • Provided regulatory advice and litigation exposure risk assessment to in-house attorneys and business partners on introduction of new insurance products for property and casualty lines of business in all 50 states.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree (2020)
  • Columbus CEO Future 50 (2020)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation (2014, 2017 to 2018)
    • Civil Litigation: Defense (2014, 2017 to 2018)
    • Class Action/Mass Torts (2014, 2017 to 2018)

Memberships

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD): Fellow (2018)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio: President (2018), President-Elect (2017), Member Liaison (2016), Treasurer (2014 to 2015), Board Member (2014 to present)

Community

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Rising Professionals Council: Former Chair
  • Vassar College Alumni, Admissions Committee of Columbus: Former Chair

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: Judicial Extern (2009 and 2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 2011, cum laude; Articles Editor and Staff Member, Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.A., Economics, Vassar College, 2005