Timothy C. Dougherty

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Offices Cincinnati
Phone 513.723.4605
Fax 513.852.7858

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Bar & Court Admissions

Tim is a litigation associate in the Vorys Cincinnati office.  Tim’s litigation practice focuses on commercial litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, defamation and First Amendment law, and appellate litigation.  Tim also supports the Vorys eControl technology and intellectual property group, where he manages litigation in response to false advertising and other unlawful online conduct, and he assists clients with brand protection and product diversion prevention.

Tim has contributed to the defense of manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, and energy companies on various matters.  Tim has counseled clients in conducting risk analyses and review of insurance coverage issues, and he has protected insurance companies from beneficiary disputes. Tim has represented universities and transportation logistics companies to enforce their contractual rights.  Tim also has experience in various aspects of transportation law, including the application of the Carmack Amendment, defending and subrogating cargo damage claims, and vicarious liability for shippers and brokers.

For the Vorys eControl team, Tim helps clients manage product diversion problems created by the rise of online marketplaces and misleading online advertising.  His experience includes managing enforcement strategies against unauthorized diverters of grey market products, counterfeit goods, and materially different products infringing on client trademarks.  From forensic investigation to litigation and enforcement of judgments, Tim has obtained successful outcomes for his clients to protect their brands.

Tim’s notable experiences include:

While at Vanderbilt University Law School, Tim clerked at the Tennessee Attorney General’s Civil Rights and Claims Division, where he assisted in defending against First Amendment lawsuits, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he assisted in drafting pre-trial and post-trial motions.  Prior to law school, Tim was the managing editor of member publications for the American Academy of Actuaries and a freelance magazine writer.