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 Continues to Expand Examinations Focused on Crypto-Assets
By Jessie M. Gabriel
August 27, 2018
Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), made clear back in December 2017 that his Commission was concerned with the proliferation of crypto-assets. The SEC defines crypto-assets as...
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Financial Services Blog
OCC Announces It Will Begin Accepting Fintech Charter Applications
By Melonia A. Bennett
August 1, 2018
On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it will begin accepting applications for special purpose national bank charters from financial technology companies. This “fintech charter” is limited to...
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Financial Services Blog
Third Circuit Upholds Foreclosure Sale Against Preference Attack
July 23, 2018
On July 19, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals entered a decision upholding the results of a foreclosure sale against a debtor’s allegation that the sale was a preference because the bankruptcy estate could have sold the property for a...
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Unique challenges for commercial landlords posed by large-scale retailer bankruptcies
By Lars H. Fuller
July 2, 2018
(Excerpted from “Retail Bankruptcies – Protections for Landlords,” Practical Law Journal, May 2018, by Lars Fuller) Due to increasing competition from online sellers, recent years have seen a dramatic uptick in Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
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CFPB Warns Mortgage Lenders and Brokers of Possible HMDA Violations
By Damon C. Barhorst
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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