Type: News
Date: 01/02/2014

Taft Elects Six New Partners

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that the following six attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership:

  • Brian E. Ambrosia / Labor & Employment / Cleveland
  • Jayna M. Cacioppo / Litigation, Environmental / Indianapolis
  • Christopher M. Fowler / Tax / Indianapolis
  • Abram B. Gregory / Litigation / Indianapolis
  • Joseph C. Pickens / Litigation / Columbus
  • Stephen F. Rost / Intellectual Property / Indianapolis

Brian E. Ambrosia focuses his practice on complex commercial and employment litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country. He has extensive first chair experience defending employers in cases arising under various federal and state laws pertaining to restrictive covenants, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, discipline, social media and privacy, intentional tort, and wage and hour. Ambrosia received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Ohio University and his J.D., with honors, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2012-2014.

Jayna M. Cacioppo has significant experience in complex litigation, primarily in the environmental context, and has represented major corporations in commercial business, copyright infringement and securities litigation. She has defended corporate clients in environmental actions involving CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and related state statutes. Cacioppo received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She was selected as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2010-2013.

Christopher M. Fowler counsels employers on a broad range of employee benefit and executive compensation matters, including the design, implementation, administration and termination of 401(k), pension, profit sharing, health and welfare, and fringe benefit plans, as well as executive deferred compensation arrangements, equity-based compensation plans, and employment, severance and change-in-control agreements. He also provides advice on compensation and benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions and financing arrangements and represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor. Fowler received his undergraduate degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where he received Dean’s Honors.

Abram B. Gregory represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters before Indiana state and federal courts, including securities litigation and employment cases. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge John D. Tinder in the Southern District of Indiana. Gregory received his undergraduate degree, with highest distinction, from Indiana University and his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. He was selected as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2009-2013.

Joseph C. Pickens focuses his practice on civil litigation, including all aspects of debtor/creditor litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, real estate disputes, eminent domain actions, professional negligence/malpractice claims and administrative law actions. He frequently appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as state and other government agencies. Pickens received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law. He was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007 and 2012.

Stephen F. Rost focuses his practice on intellectual property, including patent preparation and prosecution, with a technical emphasis in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. His experience includes technologies related to powertrain systems, construction and forestry machinery, and electromechanical devices. Before private practice, Rost was an engineer for Allison Transmission, Inc. and General Motors, where he worked on the research and development of powertrain systems. Rost received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.

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