Brad A. Sobolewski

Partner

Brad has extensive experience in complex litigation matters. He represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations throughout the U.S., defending companies in class actions and other complex commercial, banking, insurance, securities, trade secret and non-compete, and product liability litigation. He also represents broker-dealers and investment advisors in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC, state securities regulators, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Georgetown University

    (B.A., cum laude, 1997)

  • University of Notre Dame Law School

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000) Law Review

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained dismissal on multidistrict claim that a large American brewing company deliberately overstated the alcohol content of its distilled beverages.
  • Successfully represented a corporate director in obtaining a decision from the Supreme Court of Ohio holding that the corporation was obligated to advance the director’s legal fees. See Miller v. Miller, 132 Ohio St.3d 424, 973 N.E.2d 228 (2012)
  • Obtained dismissal of the amended complaint in a RICO action brought on behalf of a putative national class alleging conspiracy against a national bank in connection with telemarketing fraud.
  • Counsels businesses on regulatory issues and internal investigations.
  • Litigates cases for major corporations in nationwide litigation.
  • Represents clients in complex business and commercial disputes.
  • Defends corporations against product liability and other tort actions.
  • Litigates cases involving employment, trade secret, and non-compete issues.
  • Obtained successful result for financial regulatory authority using creative strategy to admit critical evidence from a foreign country.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

  • “Emerging Issues in Securities Arbitration,” Annual Ulmer Financial Services & Securities Litigation CLE Seminar (November 2016)
  • “Professionalism in the 21st Century: The Ethics of eDiscovery,” Client In-House CLE Seminar (October 2016)
  • “Balancing Act: Protecting the In-House Attorney-Client Privilege,” Ulmer & Berne CLE Seminar (December 2015)
  • “Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation,” CMBA Banking & Financial Services Section (December 2010)

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • United Way (Community Impact Volunteer Committee)
  • Legal Aid (Volunteer)
  • St. Malachi Center (Volunteer)
  • Notre Dame Club of Cleveland (Member)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate (Public Policy Advocacy Committee; Committee Member and Ohio Lobby Day Chair)

Honors

HONORS

  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2014)