Damon C. Barhorst

Staff Attorney

Columbus
T +1 614.462.2628  |  F +1 614.462.2616

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.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association: Young Lawyers‘ Section Social Committee

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

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Financial Services Blog
D.C. Circuit Agrees to Hear Controversial PHH Case En Banc
By Ruth E. Hartman
February 24, 2017
On Feb. 16, 2017, the D.C. Circuit granted the CFPB’s petition to rehear en banc the court’s landmark October 2016 decision finding that the structure of the CFPB was unconstitutional. We covered the panel decision here. In its Feb. 16...
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Financial Services Blog
CFPB Fines Lender and Real Estate Brokers for Improper Kickback Scheme
February 2, 2017
On Jan. 31, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed consent orders against one of the largest independent residential mortgage lenders, two real estate brokers and a mortgage servicer for their roles in an improper...
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Financial Services Blog
OCC Announces Creation of New Office to Foster the Development of Fintech in Banks
November 2, 2016
Fintech is at the forefront of the financial industry. A recent announcement by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) shows that this trend will only continue to grow and cements fintech as an important piece to the financial...
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Financial Services Blog
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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Financial Services Blog
Federal Appellate Court Deems CFPB ‘Unconstitutionally Structured’ and Overturns PHH Penalty
By Douglas A. Vonderhaar
October 12, 2016
On Oct. 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deemed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) “unconstitutionally structured” and overturned its enforcement action, including a $109 million penalty, against PHH Corp., a...
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