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Jay A. Yurkiw

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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

Contact Information

Jay litigates business disputes involving technology, intellectual property, financial services and contract rights. He has represented clients in cases involving class actions, constitutional claims, copyrights, covenants not to compete, defamation, false advertising, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Jay is the chair of the firm's E-Discovery Practice Group and regularly advises clients on the management and discovery of electronically stored information and computer forensic investigations. He also is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Social Media Practice Group. Jay regularly speaks and writes about technology and e-discovery issues. He is a regular contributor to the firm’s Technology Law Source blog.

Jay clerked for retired United States Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio before joining the firm. He is a past president of the Columbus Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Representative Matters

Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete

  • Represented automobile manufacturer in trade secret and breach of contract action against former contractor who anonymously posted confidential information on internet
  • Defended software company in trade secret action
  • Represented national insurance company in non-solicitation and trade secret action and obtained a preliminary injunction against a group of former employees who formed a competing firm
  • Defended health care company in covenant not compete and trade secret action and successfully argued against temporary restraining order
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against former employee requiring the return of all company information that he threatened to disclose publicly
  • Represented wireless telephone retailer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representatives and managers
  • Defended survival equipment provider in covenant not to compete action
  • Represented scholastic memorabilia manufacturer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representative

Banking & Financial Services Litigation

  • Defending trustee against claims arising from Trust Indenture Agreement
  • Obtained injunction for national bank in trade secret action against former employee
  • Defended banks in cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Defended banks and financial services providers in cases arising from embezzled funds and forged endorsements
  • Obtained injunctive relief for equity research firm in state court and FINRA proceedings against group of former employees who formed a competing firm
  • Defended national bank against breach of contract claims brought by former mutual fund wholesaler for fees allegedly owed
  • Represented financial services technology provider in breach of contract action regarding telephone and internet bill payment services
  • Defended national bank and its employees in non-solicitation and trade secret action regarding asset management services
  • Defended national bank in trade secret action regarding electronic payment processing services
  • Obtained contempt ruling and permanent injunction on behalf of national bank against individuals attempting to use fraudulent companies to convert $18 million in assets
  • Defended global insurance company in action involving an alleged joint venture to sell title insurance

Intellectual Property Disputes

  • Representing supplier in patent infringement action
  • Defended online retailer in trademark infringement action
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in declaratory judgment action involving multiple patents
  • Represented national manufacturer in trade dress infringement action against competitor
  • Represented national manufacturer in false advertising action against competitor
  • Defended Internet search engine company in trademark infringement action involving keyword advertising
  • Represented trademark owner in counterfeiting action that resulted in permanent injunction and money judgment
  • Represented business broker in dispute with former business partner over intellectual property ownership rights
  • Defended and obtained summary judgment for manufacturer of figurines and collectibles in copyright ownership action
  • Defended trucking software companies in multi-district patent infringement litigation
  • Represented national manufacturer in dispute with former contractor over patent rights

Other Business Disputes

  • Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of international consumer electronic company in multi-million dollar contract dispute with supplier
  • Obtained dismissal of putative class action against national telemarketing company in federal court
  • Argued and won Sixth Circuit appeal involving claims arising from biomedical research study after obtaining summary judgment in the trial court
  • Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of automotive component supplier in contract dispute with sub-supplier 
  • Represented automotive component supplier in multi-million dollar contract dispute before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution
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