Dante A. Marinucci

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Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Dante Marinucci is a trial lawyer with experience examining witnesses in jury and administrative trials and arguing before the Supreme Court of Ohio. He frequently represents corporations in large disputes, including multidistrict litigation, class actions and complex commercial matters. He always takes a creative, business-first approach to litigation.

Dante has considerable experience representing financial institutions in commercial litigation and defending companies in the fast-emerging area of data-breach litigation. Early in his career, Dante spent six months on secondment to the London litigation department of a Fortune Global 500 bank based in the United Kingdom.

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  • Represented energy-industry client in jury trial resulting in $5.5 million jury verdict in client’s favor. Successfully represented client on appeal.
  • Defended Fortune 500 hospitality company as part of core team defending against dozens of lawsuits in multidistrict litigation stemming from alleged data breach.
  • Represented the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (pro bono) at administrative trial, resulting in the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct finding that an attorney committed an ethical violation. Successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio to uphold finding.
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Experience

  • Represented energy-industry client in jury trial resulting in $5.5 million jury verdict in client’s favor. Successfully represented client on appeal.
  • Defended Fortune 500 hospitality company as part of core team defending against dozens of lawsuits in multidistrict litigation stemming from alleged data breach.
  • Represented the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (pro bono) at administrative trial, resulting in the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct finding that an attorney committed an ethical violation. Successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio to uphold finding.
  • Defended Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer in 3,500+ plaintiff multidistrict litigation, including as part of trial team in multiple bellwether trials.
  • Represented Fortune Global 500 bank as part of trial team in multimillion-dollar foreclosure action involving complex crossclaims.
  • Defended Fortune Global 500 bank as part of core team defending against multiple class actions involving alleged breach of contract, fraud and unfair business practices relating to complex loan product.
  • Represented Fortune 500 bank as part of core team defending against multiple class actions involving a novel lending product being offered to consumers.
  • Represented numerous marketing companies in consumer class actions relating to alleged violation of state consumer-protection laws, including successful protection of early dismissal of class action in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defended multinational supermarket chain in multiple consumer class actions related to alleged data breach.
  • Represented former bank holding company in adversary proceeding involving claim to ownership of approximately $200 million tax refund.
  • Obtained foreclosure judgment on behalf of regional bank in case involving multimillion-dollar commercial loans.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2021 to 2022)
    • “Ones to Watch” Ohio: Commercial Litigation
    • “Ones to Watch” Ohio: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2021)

Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Mind Matters Cleveland: Director of College Admissions

Pro Bono

  • Represented the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association in a successful professional misconduct trial and Supreme Court of Ohio argument.
  • Represented federal inmate in successful clemency application.
  • Represented pro bono clients in civil disputes and habeas proceedings.

Prior Positions

  • Seconded to London headquarters of global bank as in-house counsel in litigation group
  • Litigation associate at international law firm (2012 to 2017)
  • Judicial Extern for The Honorable Edmund J. Sargus, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Contributing Editor; Dean's Scholar Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2009, summa cum laude, with honors