People

Ali I. Haque

Ali Haque's practice includes complex commercial litigation, class action defense, insurance, financial services and employment litigation. Ali has represented clients in cases throughout the U.S., both in federal and state courts.

Some of Ali’s noteworthy experience includes serving as first-chair trial and appellate counsel in a case brought by a former agent against a national insurance carrier. The trial court dismissed the case on summary judgment. Ali argued the case before the appellate court, which affirmed the trial court, and the Supreme Court of Ohio denied review of the appeal.

Ali served as second-chair in a trial defending a national life insurance carrier against a breach of trust claim and obtained a directed verdict in favor of his client. He was also involved in defending a bank in a $6 billion adversarial bankruptcy proceeding against investors related to a leveraged buyout of a company that went bankrupt.

Previously, Ali worked in-house on a secondment with a Fortune 100 insurance company. He also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for UBS Financial Services. Prior to law school, he worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for nearly three years, assisting with antitrust and corporate litigation matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Bricker & Eckler Recruiting Committee, 2013-2018
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2018-present
  • Vice Chair, Rising Professionals Council, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Member, The Columbus Academy Diversity Committee
  • Chair, Vassar College Alumni Admissions Committee of Columbus

Presentations & Published Works

  • Author, “An Interview with Patricia Hatler,” Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Winter 2014
  • Author, “A Conversation with Judge Sutton,” Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Fall 2014

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow, 2018
  • President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, 2018
  • President-Elect, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, 2017
  • Member Liaison, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, 2016
  • Treasurer, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, 2014-2015
  • Board Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, 2014-present
  • Chair, American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee on Business Law, 2014-2015
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee on Business Law, 2013-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association (Admissions Committee)
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Business Litigation; Civil Litigation: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts), 2014, 2017–2018

Education

  • The Ohio State University (J.D., cum laude), 2011
  • Vassar College (B.A., economics) 2005