Overview

Tony is a partner of the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the litigation practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Management and Strategic Operations Committees and served as managing partner of the Cleveland office for 17 years. He represents public and private companies and their officers and directors in a broad array of complex business disputes involving commercial, securities, corporate governance, and change of control issues. For decades, Tony has represented clients in the health care industry as well as clients in arbitrations, class actions and professional liability matters. 

Recent Experience Highlights:

  • Representation of public company and certain officers in securing dismissal of post-merger claims under Section 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Representation of national bank in securing reversal of class certification order
  • Representation of bank and its board of directors in securing dismissal of securities claims in litigation arising from merger transaction
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 financial institution in defense of securities litigation arising out of its underwriting of mortgage-backed securities
  • Representation of acquiring corporation in disputes arising under stock purchase agreement
  • Representation of public company's board of directors in derivative litigation arising from a going private transaction

  • Representation of privately held corporation in fraudulent conveyance litigation
  • Representation of closely held corporation in shareholder dispute
  • Representation of AmLaw 50 firm in legal malpractice action relating to intellectual property issues
  • Representation of AmLaw 50 firm in legal malpractice action relating to trust and estate issues 

Tony has given numerous presentations on attorney-client privilege and work product immunity, internal corporate investigations, criminalization of civil conduct, class action defense strategies, trends in medical staff relations and trial practice strategies.

Tony received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was articles editor of the Case Western Law Review.  He received his B.A. cum laude from John Carroll University.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Litigation: General Commercial, 2006-2022

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2006-2023; Litigation - Securities, 2023

Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers in Ohio, 2009-2015

Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Cleveland, 2009-2015

Ohio Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2004-2022

Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media, 2012

Inside Business, Northeastern Ohio's Leading Lawyers, 2001-2010

The Best Lawyers in America, Business Litigation, 2001-2002

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star - General Commercial and Health Care

Professional & Community Activities

John M. Manos Inn of Court, Master Bencher and Member of the Executive Committee

Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Life Member

Judicial Conference of Ohio's Eighth Appellate Judicial District, Life Member

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Member, Society of the Benchers, 2017-present

Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association Cleveland Chapter Board, 2015-2021

Cleveland Institute of Music, Trustee, 2019-2021

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cleveland Chapter, Director and Member, 2006-2012

Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2009

Judicial Conference of Ohio's Eighth Appellate Judicial District, Co-Chair, 2016

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Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Case Western Law Review, articles editor, 1984

John Carroll University, B.A., 1980, cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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