Overview

Aaron is an associate in the Vorys Cleveland office and is a member of the litigation and intellectual property groups.  His practice focuses on representing clients in connection with the defense or prosecution of their intellectual property rights, including cases involving patent and trademark infringement, trade secrets, and non-competition agreements.  Aaron also maintains a broad-based litigation practice representing public and private companies, as well as individual officers, directors, partners, and fiduciaries, in complex business disputes involving securities fraud violations, shareholder derivative actions, business torts, and class action defense.                                              

His notable experience includes:

  • Representation of manufacturer of automotive battery jump starters in patent infringement lawsuits
  • Representation of technology security firm in patent infringement lawsuit
  • Representation of a state university in a class action alleging violations of the Sherman Act, Lanham Act and Ohio's Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Representation of a major brewery in a trademark infringement jury trial against a bottler of root beer branded similarly to the client’s iconic marks
  • Representation of public entities and officers and directors thereof in merger strike suits and derivative shareholder class actions alleging violations of federal securities law
  • Representation of businesses, financial institutions, and lenders in connection with consumer class actions alleging violations of Ohio's Uniform Commercial Code and Consumer Sales Practices Act
  • Representation of law firms and attorneys in defense of claims of legal malpractice and other breaches of trust
  • Representation of financial institutions and lenders in commercial contract and secured transaction disputes in state and federal courts, as well as administrative tribunals
  • Representation of corporations and affinity groups challenging local charter provisions and initiatives purporting to strip corporations of constitutionally protected rights and privileges

Aaron received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review.  He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Dickinson College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to joining Vorys, Aaron served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America 'Ones to Watch,' Intellectual Property Law, 2022-2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Litigation, 2022

Professional & Community Activities

Member, Dickinson College Admissions Volunteer Society (2014-present)

Associate Member, The Kathleen M. O'Malley Inn of Court (2021 - present)

Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association Patent Litigation Committee (2021 - present)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy (Class of 2020-2021)

Member, Greater Cleveland Young Professionals Council of the American Cancer Society (2016-2019)

Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Litigation Section Council (2016 – 2018)

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Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012

Virginia Tax Review, editorial board member, 2010-2012

Dickinson College, B.A., 2009, magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2012-2014
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