Type: News
Date: 02/15/2017

Taft Expands Practice Group Structure

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces the expansion of the firm’s practice group structure, with the addition of seven practices. According to Chairman and Managing Partner Robert J. Hicks, “The new structure is an attempt to provide manageable practice group sizes that can engage in focused, directed activities. In addition, the new structure has the effect of opening more leadership positions and opportunities for our attorneys.”

Following is the expanded structure, with the seven additional practices listed in italics.

Practice Groups

Practice Group Leader(s)

Business & Finance

Ralph A. Caruso

Debt and Structured Financings

Kimberly M. Copp

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dominic A. DiPuccio

Private Equity

Elijah J. Hammans

Venture Capital

Howard Bobrow

Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights

Michael P. O’Neil

Domestic Relations

Jill Friedman Helfman


Justin D. Flamm, Heather A. Jackson

Workers’ Compensation

Samuel M. Duran


Frank J. Deveau


Kimberly M. Copp, Paul T. Jenson

Government Contracts

Barbara A. Duncombe

Health & Life Sciences

Gregory W. Bee

Higher Education

Howard P. Zweig

Intellectual Property

Jonathan G. Polak

Labor Relations

Gregory P. Rogers


Russell S. Sayre


James D. Wilson


David H. Wallace


David H. Thomas


Timothy G. Pepper


Jayna M. Cacioppo

Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Litigation

Stephen R. Auten

Private Client

Susan E. Wheatley

Public Finance

Kostas A. Poulakidas, James D. Shanahan

Real Estate

Kathryn Kovitz Arnold


David R. Tavolier

Technology Services

Tracey A. Puthoff

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 400 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; and Phoenix, Ariz. 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 reach their goals.

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