Overview

Marcel is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, a litigator and a privacy lawyer.  His practice includes privacy, class actions, consumer protection, banking litigation, complex litigation, bankruptcy litigation and appellate practice.

Marcel’s litigation practice has frequently involved representing lenders and loan servicers in defense of consumer and commercial class actions, lender liability claims, loan servicing claims and privacy claims.  He has defended class and individual actions raising data privacy, consumer protection, FCRA, TCPA and FDCPA claims.  In addition, Marcel represents clients defending claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Regulation Z, the Uniform Commercial Code, Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act, Ohio’s Retail Installment Sales Act and other theories of liability to consumers.  He has also represented clients in shareholder actions challenging mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy litigation and general business litigation.

Marcel’s privacy practice includes counseling clients with respect to privacy practices and compliance and allegations of data breach.  He has advised clients with respect to GDPR compliance and cross-border data transfers from the EU to the US, financial privacy compliance, and he has counseled clients through the Privacy Shield certification process.  He advises clients regarding digital marketing privacy issues, such as compliance with TCPA, CAN-SPAM and similar regulatory regimes.  He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

He has spoken on subjects related to GDPR, privacy class actions, appellate advocacy and trial advocacy.

Marcel received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University.

Marcel clerked for the Honorable Ann Aldrich of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2018-2022

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association Consumer Litigation Committee, Data Security Subcommittee, past co-chair

Sedona Conference Working Group II, member of Brainstorming Task Force on U.S. Enforceability of GDPR

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, past member of Board of Trustees, and past chair, Court Rules Committee, and past co-chair, Bench Bar Committee

Sub-Committee on Proposed Local Rule Governing ESI, past co-chair

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees

Dobama Theatre, past President and current member of the Board of Trustees

United Jewish Cemeteries Association, Board of Governors

Anti-Defamation League, current member of Board of Trustees, past participant in Glass Leadership Institute

Eighth District Judicial Conference, Life Member

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Events

Publications

Education

The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1993

Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1990, summa cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

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

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Ann Aldrich, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1993-1995
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