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
Supreme Court to Determine Whether Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected From Retaliation
June 28, 2017
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on an issue that has long divided the federal courts: whether a whistleblower is entitled to protection from retaliation for blowing the whistle internally even if he or she doesn’t...
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Policymakers Increasing Their Scrutiny of Virtual Currencies
June 8, 2017
Virtual currencies are attracting unprecedented worldwide attention from not only businesses and investors but also U.S. policymakers. The increasingly intense interest in virtual currencies is fueled by all-time highs in the price of...
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Supreme Court Holds That Filing of Time-Barred Bankruptcy Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA
By Rand L. McClellan
May 16, 2017
On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) in which it held that filing an “obviously time-barred” proof of claim in a bankruptcy proceeding does not violate...
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Supreme Court Holds That Cities Have Standing to Sue for Fair Housing Act Violations
May 9, 2017
On Monday, in Bank of America Corp. et al. v. City of Miami, Florida, the Supreme Court held in a 5-3 decision that the City of Miami had standing to challenge alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act by lenders. 581 U.S. ____ (2017)...
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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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