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Vorys Partners Named Fellows of the Ohio State Bar Foundation

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is pleased to announce that David W. Hardymon, Elizabeth Turrell Farrar and David J. Tocco have been named Fellows of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.  Justice Paul E. Pfeifer of the Supreme Court of Ohio presided over the induction ceremony held at the Ohio State Bar Association headquarters in Columbus. 

Membership in the Ohio State Bar Foundation is an honor extended only to lawyers whose careers have demonstrated their dedication to the highest ideals of the legal profession and the welfare of their community. Sixty individuals from across the state were invited to become 2011 Fellows through nomination by an existing Fellow.

Hardymon is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation in energy-related fields such as oil and gas contract disputes, royalty litigation, landfill controversies and environmental contamination claims.  He has extensive civil, criminal and appellate litigation experience and has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials.

Farrar is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the corporate and finance group.  Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of public companies and financial institutions, and she works regularly with clients who are subject to regulatory frameworks provided by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex, The NASDAQ Stock Market, various federal banking regulators and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tocco is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the litigation group. He has 25 years of experience in financial litigation, concentrating on trials and arbitrations involving accounting issues, shareholder rights, corporate governance, disputes among shareholders, securities fraud and civil RICO.  His focus includes representing corporations and senior officers in SEC investigations, as well as assisting broker/dealers in NASD/FINRA compliance actions. 

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