December 14, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Daniel A. Gottesman, Jennifer Snyder Heis, Eric M. Robbins, and Michael N. Ungar have been elected to Ulmer’s Management Committee effective January 1, 2022. Each will serve an important role on the Committee, which is a 10-member group responsible for guiding the operations and strategic direction of the firm.
“We welcome this extraordinary group of partners to our management team,” said Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner. “They are accomplished lawyers who have the keen judgment, unique insights, and leadership skills we want to see in members of our Management Committee. I am highly confident they will thrive in guiding Ulmer’s strategy and focus on providing exceptional client service and that they will help us continue to build on our firm’s success.”
Daniel A. Gottesman, Co-Group Leader of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, will serve his first term on the Management Committee. A corporate attorney in Ulmer’s Cleveland office, he applies his extensive mergers and acquisitions experience to advise health care clients on a variety of corporate, real estate, and transactional matters. He represents private equity funds, family offices, and long-term care investors and providers in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing complex M&A transactions, real estate acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, leases, and private placements. In addition to his practice, he serves as President of Cleveland Community Mikvah, Inc., and as a Board Member of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland. In recognition of his legal accomplishments, he has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and The Best Lawyers in America© for Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
Jennifer Snyder Heis, a product liability litigator in Ulmer’s Cincinnati office, will serve her first term on the Management Committee. She has more than 20 years of experience defending clients in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements, consumer products, and construction and industrial equipment. She represents clients in complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and consolidated court proceedings, as well as individual cases throughout the country. Outside of her practice, she serves as an Advisory Board Member of Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, and as a leader of the Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability and Drug & Medical Device Committees. Recognized for her leadership and skill, she has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2021 list of “Women Worth Watching.”
Eric M. Robbins, Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, will serve his first term on the Management Committee. Based in Ulmer’s Cincinnati office, Robbins provides counsel to sophisticated clients in a range of industries on securement, ownership, licensing, infringement, dispute resolution, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and has patent litigation experience in federal and International Trade Commission cases. He oversees the entire international patent portfolios of several corporate clients, and assists emerging businesses working to develop key technological innovations. He is recognized by Chambers USA as one of Ohio’s “Leaders in Their Field” in Intellectual Property and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law every year since 2011, among other honors.
Michael N. Ungar was re-elected to serve a new term on the Management Committee after having previously served multiple times as a member of this leadership group. Based in Ulmer’s Cleveland office, he serves as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Ungar is known for his courtroom and appellate victories involving complex commercial and financial services matters, including the defense of commercial, banking, professional liability, securities, broker-dealer, class action, consumer, product liability, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases. He is also a highly respected mediator and arbitrator, and is relied upon to help find solutions in contentious and complicated disputes. He is a Past President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and a Past President of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Board of Directors. A nationally recognized trial lawyer, Ungar has received several honors throughout his career including consistently being named one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” and being ranked in Band 1 for General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA.