Trischa Snyder Chapman

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Trischa Chapman focuses her practice on handling large-scale discovery in bet-the-company litigation and crisis-management matters, such as those related to major civil, criminal, congressional, and regulatory proceedings. Having spent several years as a seconded attorney to a Fortune 15 healthcare company, Trischa has been deeply involved in developing and executing litigation strategies from both the in-house and the outside-counsel perspectives. Her judgment, technical discovery skills, and client-oriented approach ensure that responses to discovery inquiries advance and coordinate with the overall strategies to address the immediate crisis, correct issues that lead to the crisis, and further the client’s long-term objectives.

Trischa also serves on the firmwide Women’s Committee and the Columbus Office Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

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  • Develops strategy and oversees execution of discovery for a healthcare company involved in massive litigation including thousands of lawsuits in nearly every U.S. state, a federal MDL, a multi-state attorneys general investigation, and numerous other federal and state inquiries. Also participates as part of core leadership team developing strategy for pre-trial proceedings, settlement discussions, media relations, investor relations and shareholder matters, regulatory and compliance matters, risk management and insurance matters, and business operational matters.
  • Prepared CEO to testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the United States House of Representatives and attended hearing as legal counsel.
  • As a seconded attorney, oversaw litigation and discovery strategy for a multi-district medical device product liability matter and participated in client’s business management, risk management, securities/investor relations, and media relations/reputation management strategy development and execution.
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Experience

  • Develops strategy and oversees execution of discovery for a healthcare company involved in massive litigation including thousands of lawsuits in nearly every U.S. state, a federal MDL, a multi-state attorneys general investigation, and numerous other federal and state inquiries. Also participates as part of core leadership team developing strategy for pre-trial proceedings, settlement discussions, media relations, investor relations and shareholder matters, regulatory and compliance matters, risk management and insurance matters, and business operational matters.
  • Prepared CEO to testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the United States House of Representatives and attended hearing as legal counsel.
  • As a seconded attorney, oversaw litigation and discovery strategy for a multi-district medical device product liability matter and participated in client’s business management, risk management, securities/investor relations, and media relations/reputation management strategy development and execution.
  • Defended an insurance company against claims of failure to engage in good faith and fair dealing with insureds in a putative nationwide class action. Performed early case assessment and exposure analysis; and drafted pleadings, discovery requests and responses, remand opposition briefing, and multiple rounds of dispositive motions. Conducted discovery collection, review and production, and monitored legislative and regulatory developments related to issues in litigation. Precertification dismissal of claims was secured.
  • Participated in settlement negotiations on behalf of several insurance company clients in class actions alleging that the companies improperly charged and collected local taxes on insureds’ premiums. Drafted settlement agreements and guided cases through settlement approval and the administration process, which included drafting settlement approval motions and class notices, attending settlement approval hearings, collaborating with outside settlement administrators, and ensuring compliance with federal Class Action Fairness Act requirements.
  • Defended a medical specialty hospital and cancer center for pets in a multimillion-dollar action alleging breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and other claims. Involved in conducting fact analysis and witness interviews, drafting briefs for dispositive and discovery motions, working with client contacts and third-party vendors to preserve and collect discovery, developing strategy for document review and production, and coordinating and managing third-party vendors and internal and external document review attorneys. Helped develop a strategy for dealing with complex attorney-client privilege issues implicated by the issuance of a subpoena to one of the client’s corporate attorneys during the course of litigation. Claims were dismissed following successful negotiation of favorable settlement terms during the parties’ first mediation attempt.
  • Tried a case to jury verdict involving claims that a large automobile manufacturer violated Ohio’s Lemon Law and consumer protection statutes and breached its warranty to purchaser. In preparation for trial, conducted and defended fact and expert witness depositions.
  • Seconded in the litigation department of a major healthcare services company.
  • Represented a regional health system in a False Claims Act qui tam action. Successfully eliminated nearly all of the relators’ claims on a pre-answer motion. Secured extremely favorable settlement terms after conducting strategic fact and expert discovery.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Central Ohio e-Discovery Roundtable
  • Columbus Friends of e-Discovery
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

News

Press Releases

Community

  • YWCA Family Center Pro Bono: Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Mentoring and More @ Moritz Program: Mentor
    • Mentor (2011 to Present)
    • Advisory Board Member (2016 to Present)
  • The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio: Grant Reader
  • Women for Economic and Leadership Development 
    • Women You Should Know Committee (2013 to 2015)
      • Co-Chair (2014)
    • Executive Women's Series Committee (2015 to 2016)

Pro Bono

  • Works for the on-site Brief Advice and Referral Clinic at a Columbus emergency shelter. Meets on-site with shelter residents who seek legal information and advice in the areas of family law, landlord/tenant disputes, employment, consumer issues, public benefits and expungement of criminal records. 

Prior Positions

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine: Program Coordinator of Student Financial Services

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2010, cum laude; Managing Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.S., Communication Studies, Ohio University, 2006, magna cum laude