Trischa Snyder Chapman

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Trischa Chapman practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on the healthcare and insurance industries. She has extensive hands-on experience in litigation, from early-stage exposure assessments to appeals, and approaches her work with an enthusiastic and synergistic outlook. Trischa also regularly handles large-scale electronic discovery issues and is deeply involved with the e-discovery community.

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

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  • 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.
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Experience

  • 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.
  • Assisted with the research and analysis of legal issues raised on appeal in a class action alleging that an insurance company improperly charged and collected local taxes on insureds’ premiums.
  • 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

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 2016)
    • Advisory Board Member (2016)
  • 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. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • 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
  • 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