Ruth E. Hartman

Partner

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.7309
F +1.216.696.0740

Overview

With over 15 years of experience, Ruth Hartman practices complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, trademark and licensing disputes, construction matters and bankruptcy issues. She is an aggressive litigator and has appeared in matters across the United States. She employs effective and creative strategies to reach the desired outcome for her clients.

Select Experience

  • Represents a national pharmaceutical company in the opioid MDL and related litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represents a major aluminum manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar construction litigation.
  • Represents a national standards association in contract litigation.
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Experience

  • Represents a national pharmaceutical company in the opioid MDL and related litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represents a major aluminum manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar construction litigation.
  • Represents a national standards association in contract litigation.
  • Represents an automotive company in a contract dispute.
  • Represents an Internet advertising company in trademark litigation.
  • Served as counsel to the FDIC with respect to its $170 million dispute with AmTrust Financial Corp. and its affiliated debtors in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Involved with numerous adversary proceedings to recover fraudulent transfers from feeder fund defendants for the fund of customer property in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Served as lead counsel in obtaining a preliminary injunction in a trademark dispute.
  • Achieved a reversal of class certification before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding an improper class action definition.
  • Served as lead counsel in a partnership dispute in the oil and gas industry.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation: Board of Trustees
  • Cleveland Law Library: Board of Directors

News

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Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2004
  • M.A., American History, University of Michigan, 1999
  • B.A., English and History, University of Wisconsin, Phi Beta Kappa

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
U.S. Companies May Risk Liability Under Canadian Anti-Spam Law
By Ruth E. Hartman
April 28, 2016
U.S. companies may soon risk litigation for failing to comply with the provisions of Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) in their electronic communications to Canadian consumers. While this anti-spam law has been in force since 2014, its...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Banks Win Class Certification in Target Data Breach Case
By Ruth E. Hartman
September 18, 2015
A federal court recently granted class certification to a group of financial institutions (the “Banks”) in the data breach case against Target Corporation (“Target”) arising from the December 2013 hacking of its computer system, which...
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