Summary

Ed represents clients in a wide range of business disputes. While most of his practice is in federal court, he also handles matters in state court and before regulatory agencies.

He is particularly experienced in antitrust and class action disputes, where he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases in federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Ed served as co-lead counsel for the State of Indiana in litigation against the tobacco industry which led to a national settlement and a recovery for the State of Indiana exceeding $4 billion. He was trial counsel for plaintiff cases in Plywood antitrust litigation which resulted in a favorable jury verdict and an eventual settlement of $170 million. He also served as national class counsel for the direct purchasers of diamonds from De Beers in litigation resulting in a $295 million recovery and broad injunctive relief.

For several years he has been recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation attorneys.  Ed has been rated for three years as a "Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star” in Indiana for Antitrust, Appellate and General Commercial Litigation by Benchmark Plaintiff and is named a “Seventh Circuit Litigation Star” in Indiana by Benchmark Appellate.  He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and as an Indiana Super Lawyer.

Awards

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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (1967)
  • Amherst College (1964)

Admissions

  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • State - Indiana

Notable Matters

  • Served as co-lead counsel for the State of Indiana in litigation against the tobacco industry which led to a national settlement and a recovery for the State of Indiana exceeding $4 billion.
  • Served as trial counsel for plaintiff cases in Plywood antitrust litigation which resulted in a favorable jury verdict and an eventual settlement of $170 million.
  • Served as national class counsel for the direct purchasers of diamonds from De Beers in litigation resulting in a $295 million recovery and broad injunctive relief.

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell) Awarded
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow Distinguished Fellow
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association Member
  • The Lawyers Club of Indianapolis Member

Community Involvement

  • Indiana Civil Liberties Union Member, Board of Directors; Chairperson of Indianapolis Legal Panel
  • Indiana Legal Services Organization of Indiana Consultant
  • Methodist Hospital Institutional Review Board Member
  • Michigan Law School Fund Indiana Chairperson
  • Park Tudor School Board of Directors