Biography

Drew Campbell is a partner in, and former chair of, Bricker & Eckler’s Litigation group. He is also chair of the firm’s Class Action group. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, class action defense, insurance, energy and fiduciary litigation. Drew regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

His representation includes the defense of class claims asserting violations of premium tax collections laws in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; defense of class claims against a specialty financier arising from a shareholders derivative suit; defense of consumer class action challenging the business practices of a specialty lender; recovery of $5 million in damages for breach of an energy supply agreement; prosecution of fraud and contract claims against a California-based health care provider on behalf of a specialty financier; prosecution of an individual officer of a Texas-based company on behalf of a specialty financier; prosecution of contract and tort claims against an Illinois-based fiduciary trust institution; and defense of fraud and RICO claims asserted against a lender and lender’s officers in $30 million multi-state lender liability litigation involving the collapse of nursing homes in 13 states.

Drew was appointed as special litigation counsel for the estate of National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc., in connection with the collapse of NCFE’s $3 billion bond issuance and has been involved in numerous engagements on behalf of lenders and financiers located throughout the United States. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Joseph P. Kinneary for the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Served two terms on the Board of Trustees for Columbus Christmas in April (currently known as Rebuilding Together Central Ohio), providing warm, safe and dry housing for low income, disabled and elderly in Central Ohio
  • Co-founder and coordinator, the Vineyard Church of Columbus Legal Clinic providing pro bono legal services to the poor and indigent in Central Ohio
  • Served two terms on Board of Trustees of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Litigation and Enforcement Actions: Effective Defense Strategies for New and Emerging Claims and Government Enforcement Actions Arising From TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA," ACI's Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference, July 28, 2014
  • Speaker, "Class Action Roundup: The Latest Developments in State and Federal Court," Ohio State Bar Association CLE, June 25, 2013
  • Author, "Civility: How a Handshake Can Win Your Case, Contain Your Costs, And Promote Your Image," In-House Magazine, June 2008
  • Author, "The Mechanics of Class Action Litigation", published in Best Practices For Class Action Litigation, Aspatore Books, Fall 2007
  • Speaker, "Threshold Motions in Class Action Litigation," the Ohio State Bar Association, Fall, 2011
  • Speaker, "Final Trial Preparation," the Ohio State Bar Association, Fall 2006, 2008
  • Speaker, "Federal Interpleader Practice," Lorman Institute, Spring 2000
  • Speaker, "Injunctions in Federal Court: What’s The Harm?" Lorman Institute, Fall 1999
  • Author, "Motions During Trial", Lawyers Cooperative Federal Practice Guide For The Sixth Circuit, 1998
  • Speaker, "Discovery Practice in the Courts of Ohio", the Ohio State Bar Association, Fall 1997, 1998
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts) 2004 to 2008; 2015
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Litigation Law with a Band 3 ranking, 2008-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Litigation , Banking & Finance), 2011-2014
  • Awarded, Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Banking & Finance, 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Premier Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008
Education
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1990) Editor-in-Chief, Ohio State Law Journal, 1989-1990
  • Boston University (B.F.A. with honors, 1981)
Insights & Resources
Upcoming Events
AUG
20
Seminars

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Where: Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Who: Drew H. Campbell, Gregory J. Krabacher, Jacqueline S. Mallett, David K. Stein, Kurtis A. Tunnell, Thomas C. Washbush


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