Overview

Craig is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the firm’s technology and commercial transactions practice.  He has counseled purchasers, vendors, manufacturers and users in all aspects of technology transactions and has assisted clients in software, computer, eCommerce, copyright, database, mobile application and confidentiality matters.

Career highlights include:

  • structuring and negotiating major retailers’ website platforming and e-commerce agreements
  • representing a major financial institution in obtaining mobile eCommerce banking solutions and fraud protections from a major vendor
  • counseling multiple clients when acquiring, selling, protecting and escrowing intellectual property in commercial, lending and corporate transactions
  • drafting variety of form contracts for technology service providers, including consultants, credit card payment gateways, on-line merchants, and digital signage network providers
  • representing numerous non-technology companies in acquiring software licenses and development, customization, installation and hosting services from key industry vendors
  • serving as counsel to resellers and distributors of technology services and products
  • advising and coordinating multiple clients’ IT contracting
  • counseling on e-signature and e-record laws, platforms, and policies

Craig is AV-rated Preeminent (4.9 of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer review rating of legal ability and ethical standards.

Craig is a member of the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association.

Craig has published articles on technology contracting with InformationWeek in July 2014, with Law360 in August 2014 and with The Licensing Journal in December 2014.

Craig received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  He received his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A. summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2011-2021

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2005-2006

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Activities

Mental Health America of Franklin County, Board of Trustees, 2009-present

Children's Hunger Alliance, Governing Board Member, 2014-present; Advancement Committee, 2010-2014

TechColumbus, Member and Sponsor

Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Board of Trustees, 2003-2005

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1997

University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1990

Bowling Green State University, B.A., 1988, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Texas
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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