Damon C. Barhorst

Staff Attorney

Columbus
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Overview

Damon Barhorst is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.

During law school, Damon was an associate editor for the Ohio State Law Journal and a managing editor for the Pro Bono Research Group. He has helped write for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), aiding in a contribution to an OSBA practice guide regarding the effect of technology and social media on noncompete agreements.

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  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA trustee’s claims against defendants, and is also working to respond to document requests from defendants.
  • Was responsible, in the representation of an oil and gas company regarding the alleged shortchanging of shareholders, for reviewing documents for attorney-client privilege, attorney work product, responding to document requests and preparing a privilege log for production to opposing counsel.
  • Reviewed documents in an IP patent suit for attorney-client privilege, prepared a privilege log for production to opposing counsel and responded to document requests. Reviewed expert depositions and pulled relevant textual and video excerpts to bolster the case at short notice during the trial.
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Experience

  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA trustee’s claims against defendants, and is also working to respond to document requests from defendants.
  • Was responsible, in the representation of an oil and gas company regarding the alleged shortchanging of shareholders, for reviewing documents for attorney-client privilege, attorney work product, responding to document requests and preparing a privilege log for production to opposing counsel.
  • Reviewed documents in an IP patent suit for attorney-client privilege, prepared a privilege log for production to opposing counsel and responded to document requests. Reviewed expert depositions and pulled relevant textual and video excerpts to bolster the case at short notice during the trial.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

News

News

Community

  • American Red Cross Associate Board

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Attorney‘s Office for the Southern District of Ohio: Clerk
  • Ohio General Assembly Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review: Rules Analyst

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2012
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2011; cum laude; Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Managing Editor, Pro Bono Research Group
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, with distinction

Blog

In The Blogs

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Financial Services Blog
SEC Acts on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs
December 14, 2017
In the past few years, and particularly in the past few months, cryptocurrencies or digital currencies – most notably bitcoin and ether – have surged in popularity and dominated the financial press and to some degree even the mainstream...
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Financial Services Blog
Cordray to Resign as CFPB Director
November 16, 2017
In an email to CFPB staff on Wednesday, Director Richard Cordray announced that he will resign by the end of November. Although it is rumored that Director Cordray will run for governor of Ohio, he did not specify his future plans in the...
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Financial Services Blog
Second Circuit: Secured Lender Not Entitled to a Make Whole Premium in “Cramdown” Restructuring, But May Be Entitled to Higher Interest Rate
October 31, 2017
On October 20, in Matter of M.P.M. Silicones, L.L.C. (“M.P.M. Silicones”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that secured noteholders were not entitled to an approximately $200 million make-whole premium when...
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SEC Advisory Committee To Discuss Implications of Blockchain for Securities Markets – No Action Imminent
October 2, 2017
Blockchain technology has made the agenda for the October 12, 2017 meeting of the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, the SEC announced on September 22, 2017. The Committee will be hosting a two-hour panel discussion among industry...
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CFPB Warns Mortgage Lenders and Brokers of Possible HMDA Violations
By Damon C. Barhorst, Robert S. Niemi
October 31, 2016
On Oct. 27, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned 44 unnamed mortgage lenders and brokers that they may be in violation of data reporting requirements of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Enacted in 1975, HMDA...
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