Overview

Brent is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the litigation group.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, cybersecurity and data privacy, qui tam and federal False Claims Act cases, ERISA, government procurement law, intellectual property law and internet defamation.  Brent has represented large corporations and individuals in both state and federal courts.

Career highlights include:

  • Serving as member of the trial team defending False Claims Act litigation in the Southern District of Ohio, involving alleged liability of more than $1 billion
  • Representing and advising multiple corporate, banking, insurance, and non-profit clients on a variety of issues regarding data breach and cybersecurity law
  • Defeated class certification on behalf of a third party administrator regarding alleged status of the client as an ERISA fiduciary and related alleged violations of ERISA
  • Successfully served as lead counsel in a variety of coverage dispute matters for several insurance industry clients
  • Successfully served as lead counsel in commercial litigation alleging fraud and conversion of property
  • Conducting independent investigations for large corporate clients regarding regulatory compliance and potential litigation
  • Successfully pursuing claims for defamation and obtaining removal of defamatory material from the internet
  • Obtaining substantial recoveries, including seven-figure amounts, for clients in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation
  • Successfully representing clients in multiple federal and state courts

Brent has presented on the issues of data security, privacy and data breach, and legal ethics in the area of cybersecurity to various groups, organizations and governmental bodies, including the Kentucky legislature, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky appellate judiciary, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

Brent teaches intellectual property law – including patent, copyright and trademark law – as an adjunct professor at the Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Brent received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Transylvania University.

Honors & Recognitions

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Litigation, 2022-2023

Professional & Community Activities

Cincinnati Bar Association, Character and Fitness Committee, Member

Kentucky Bar Association, Member

Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, Member

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Education

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009, Order of the Coif

Transylvania University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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