Ulmer Partner Frances Floriano Goins received a 2017 Diversity Award from the Diversity Law Institute (DLI). The presentation was made on November 3 at the 2017 Diversity Law Institute Summit & Awards in Philadelphia. DLI Diversity Awards are given annually to a select number of individuals, law firms and companies who have at an elite level advanced, promoted or supported diversity and inclusion in the profession of law.
In addition to her standing as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Ms. Goins is ranked as one of Ohio’s “Leaders in Their Field” in General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a “State Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Baking and Finance Litigation in Cleveland by The Best Lawyers in America®
Ms. Goins is Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group and Data Privacy & Information Security Practice Group. She is skilled in resolving complex business disputes for public and private companies, including matters involving securities, corporate governance, cybersecurity, and consumer and contract law. She has managed numerous takeover and proxy contests involving public companies, and is an accomplished appellate lawyer. Her practice also includes counseling businesses on compliance and training for data privacy and cybersecurity, ethics, anti-bribery, and governance best practices. She regularly defends clients in SEC and other regulatory enforcement actions, and has conducted many internal corporate and special litigation investigations.