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Gregory J. Krabacher

Gregory J. Krabacher Partner & Data Privacy/IP Practice Group Chair
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California voters support the California Privacy Rights Act

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Court of Justice of the European Union strikes down Privacy Shield, but upholds Standard Contractual Clauses

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CCPA final regulations submitted, including a hint of what is on the horizon in California

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Copyrights and state sovereignty: U.S. Supreme Court removes monetary damages for state actor infringement

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Krabacher provides insight on “patent trolls” in Columbus CEO

Intellectual property attorney Greg Krabacher was featured in an article within the latest print edition of Columbus CEO magazine.

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Election campaign conduct

Represented the Supreme Court of Ohio, including each of its justices, to defend certain provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct relating to election campaign conduct. The case, involving a candidate who had never before run for office, challenged temporal restrictions on fundraising as well as limitations on public endorsements, public speaking and the like, as violations of his First Amendment Right to free speech.

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Bricker attorneys recognized in 2018 Super Lawyers list

42 Bricker & Eckler attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list.

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Patent troll calculus changes following U.S. Supreme Court venue decision

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Document retention policies and procedures

Assisted the Ohio Farm Bureau in developing and implementing a new document retention policy and creating reasonable and tailored procedures to implement the supplied retention policy. The engagement included meeting with department heads to discuss the retention policy, touring the client’s physical storage locations and recommending practical steps for implementing the new policy. We also conducted two on-site training sessions for staff once the policy was finalized.  

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Negotiation of a $1 billion electricity supply contract

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, serving about 900,000 electric and gas customers across 14 counties. NOPEC’s electric supplier abruptly notified NOPEC that it was terminating its contract, thus leaving NOPEC’s nearly half-million electric customers to return to utility service at higher rates. Bricker attorneys sprang into action to prevent NOPEC's customers from paying these increased rates. The team negotiated a new complex electricity supply contract with NOPEC's replacement supplier (worth approximately $1 billion); and, within 10 days, our client had signed a new three-year contract. With our assistance, NOPEC obtained two waivers from the PUCO to meet the expedited enrollment timeline. Meanwhile, within two weeks, our litigation team settled a TRO and injunction case involving the original supplier, which resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement payment to NOPEC. In addition, our energy litigation team dissolved an ex parte TRO issued against NOPEC to a competitor regarding the NOPEC customer enrollment process. We also obtained a complete dismissal of the competitor’s lawsuit on the basis that the PUCO had exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.  

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Bricker & Eckler announces 2017 new partner elections

The law firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP recently elected four new partners of the firm: Amy Bartemes, Diana Brown and Greg Krabacher, all based in the firm’s Columbus office.

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