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 Resolves Circuit Split Over Application of Section 546(e) to Transactions Involving Conduits
By Adam L. Fletcher, Eric R. Goodman
May 31, 2018
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., 138 S.Ct. 883 (2018), held that transfers made by or to entities that are not “financial institutions” or other covered entities fall outside the...
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Congress Passes Repeal of CFPB Guidance on Indirect Auto Lender Liability for Discriminatory Lending
By M. Mitchell Oates
May 16, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to reject a 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bulletin that provided guidance regarding liability for discrimination in indirect auto lending. The same measure passed the...
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Eleventh Circuit Sides with Wells Fargo on Post-Class Certification Motion to Compel Arbitration
By Douglas L. Shively
May 14, 2018
Wells Fargo achieved a significant victory on Thursday in decade-old litigation over allegedly unlawful overdraft fees when the Eleventh Circuit held that Wells Fargo had not waived its right to compel arbitration as to the unnamed...
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CFPB Auto Lending Rule May Be on the Way Out
By Kyle T. Cutts
April 30, 2018
An Obama-era regulation intended to restrain discriminatory lending practices by automobile lenders appears to be on its way out. On April 18, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the Senate voted to repeal the Consumer Financial...
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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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