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Aaron M. Shank

Columbus
p +1 614.227.2110
f +1 614.227.2100
  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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Aaron concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, e-discovery matters, and litigation at all levels of Ohio courts and in federal district and appellate courts. Aaron assists commercial enterprises, public utilities, and professional organizations on developing strategies to resolve complex litigation disputes, and has particular experience with managing complex electronically-stored information (ESI) matters.

Aaron devotes a significant portion of his practice to counseling entities in the wireless industry. He regularly advises wireless telecommunications carriers and related construction enterprises on matters of new cell site deployment to build out legacy and state-of-the-art wireless technologies nationwide, including 3G and 4G LTE upgrades using macro, distributed antenna system (DAS), micro and small cell technologies. Aaron’s wireless practice focuses on initiatives to improve wireless voice and broadband services that drive e-commerce and residential connectivity by teaming with radio frequency engineers, real estate professionals and external relations personnel to develop and implement legal and business strategies from entitlement proceedings to breaking ground on new wireless infrastructure. This work involves administrative permitting proceedings, zoning and rights-of-way disputes, and related litigation in federal courts arising under applicable federal laws, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

Aaron also advises clients in commercial transportation defense, including trucking litigation, government and regulatory affairs, and the resolution of disputes common in the transportation and logistics industry.

Representative Matters

  • Represents national telecommunications and video provider with disputes and regulatory matters throughout the United States, including proceedings regarding deployment of wireless services and access to Internet Protocol video and related programming issues.
  • Serves in pivotal role as project management contact in a case involving national telecommunications and video provider. Provides ongoing process and system analysis, legal review, and management of legal team.
  • Represented consumer electronics manufacturer in complex arbitration over termination of contract with reverse logistics vendor. 
  • Played a primary role in representing the Columbus Bar Association in its prosecution of American Family Prepaid Legal Plan, a national “trust mill,” before the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. After several years of hard work, the Supreme Court of Ohio imposed more than $6.4 million in penalties against one of the largest trust mill schemes in the nation, the largest-ever award in such a case in Ohio.
  • Assisted several national electric utilities in their defense of major environmental enforcement actions brought by the U.S. EPA and several Northeastern states under the Clean Air Act.
  • Managed complex E-Discovery matter involving efficient in-house analysis of more than a Terabyte of (ESI), including substantial Japanese content.
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