Albert Lin's practice focuses on complex litigation with notable experience in financial services, government regulatory enforcement, and appeals. This includes:
 
  • Litigating favorable resolutions in cases involving securities class actions, financial services companies, or government regulatory enforcement with settlement values exceeding $1 billion in the aggregate; 
  • Oral argument and motion practice in numerous state and federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and 
  • Briefing at every level of the Ohio and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. 
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Albert served as General Counsel to former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, where he was the primary manager for securities litigation involving the State of Ohio. With Cordray, Albert negotiated the resolution of two of the largest securities class actions in U.S. history, In re Marsh & McLennan Sec. Litig. ($400m), and In re AIG Sec. Litig. ($937.5m).
 
Albert also served as law clerk for two federal judges: The Honorable Ann Aldrich (N.D. Ohio); and The Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr. (6th Cir.).

Albert is an active member of the civic and legal community in Columbus, Ohio and currently serves in the following roles:
 
  • Board Member, American Red Cross, Ohio Buckeye Region
  • Co-Founder, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio
  • Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, Columbus Bar Association
  • 2014 Fellows Liaison, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, Ohio State Bar Association
 
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Represented hospitality industry and consumers in an Ohio City in a local lodging tax case. The court found that the lodging tax enacted by the City in late 2014 conflicted with the Ohio Revised Code and was illegal.
  • Lebanon Trotting Club, Inc. v. Ohio State Racing Commission, Case No. 13-CV-5488 (Franklin County, Ohio C.P. Ct.). Represented large regional gaming company in administrative appeal relating to relocation of horse racing tracks and video lottery terminal facilities.    
  • City of Columbus v. Lyft, Case No. 2014 EVH 060145 (Franklin County Muni. Ct.). Defended national mobile ride-sharing application against allegations by City that Company violated various vehicle-for-hire and taxi cab regulations. Case settled favorably. In related public records dispute, successfully protected from public disclosure names and identifying information of drivers. See City of Columbus v. Lyft, 22 N.E.3d 304 (Franklin County Muni. Ct. 2014).
  • State ex rel. Walgate v. Kasich, Case No. 2013-0656 (Ohio). Defended large regional gaming company in Ohio Supreme Court appeal challenging constitutionality of statutes and regulations relating to casino gaming and video lottery terminals.
  • Ohio Casino Control Commission Hearings. Represented large regional gaming company in various administrative hearings relating to licensure of casinos in Ohio.    
  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio v. Phoenix Golf Links, Case No. 12-CV-879 (Franklin County, Ohio C.P. Ct.). Represented government agency in litigation against golf course operator and energy company relating to dispute over golf course built atop a government-owned landfill. Case settled favorably.    
  • Clark v. Lender Processing Services, --- Fed. Appx. ----, 2014 WL 1408891 (6th Cir. April 14, 2014). Represented national company providing loan management services in successful dismissal of class action claiming violations of the OCSPA and FDCPA. Rule 12 dismissal affirmed by the Sixth Circuit.
  • Corbett v. Beneficial Ohio, Inc., 847 F.Supp.2d 1019 (S.D. Ohio 2012).  Represented national company providing loan management services in successful Rule 12 dismissal of complaint alleging OCSPA, FDCPA, and common law claims arising from purported improper execution of mortgage documents.    
  • Thomas v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co., Case No. 2:11-CV-866, 2012 WL 1854297 (S.D. Ohio May 21, 2012).  Defended national company providing loan management services in successful Rule 12 dismissal of lawsuit alleging fraud, negligence and OCSPA claims relating to purportedly improper foreclosure.    
  • The Huntington Nat'l Bank v. Guishard, Wilburn & Shorts, LLC, Case No. 2:12-CV-1035, 2012 WL 5902916 (S.D. Ohio Nov. 26, 2012). Represented large regional bank in successfully seeking injunctive relief against Defendants who had allegedly engaged in fraud relating to the improper deposit of federal checks.   
  • Ramius Private Select v. Robert Daugherty, Case Co. 10-CV-742173 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio C.P. Ct.). Represented institutional investors seeking recovery of $26 million investment from issuer and executive of hedge fund who had allegedly misappropriated funds.  
  • In re Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 04-CV-08144 (S.D.N.Y.). Represented Ohio Attorney General and institutional investors in securities class action against national insurance company alleging false and misleading statements in public filings regarding the charging and collecting of “contingent commissions.”  Directly negotiated $400 million settlement.   
  • In re AIG Sec. Litig., Case No. 04-CIV-8141 (S.D.N.Y.). Represented Ohio Attorney General and institutional investors in securities class action against international insurance and financial services company alleging material misstatements and omissions in connection with an allegedly illegal market division scheme. Directly negotiated $725 million settlement, with a total of $937.5 million recovered from all Defendants.  
  • In re Bank of Am. Corp. Sec. Litig., Case No. 09-MDL-2058 (S.D.N.Y.). Represented Ohio Attorney General and institutional investors in securities class action against national financial services company alleging material misstatements and omissions relating to billions of dollars of losses immediately prior to shareholder vote, among other things. Case settled for $2.45 billion.  
  • Merck & Co., Inc. v. Reynolds, 559 U.S. 633 (2010). Represented Ohio Attorney General and 25 other states in amicus briefing regarding interpretation of discovery rule and limitations period for federal securities fraud actions under § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  
  • In re TJX Co. Retail Sec. Breach Litig., 246 F.R.D. 389 (D. Mass. 2007). Represented regional bank in data breach class action brought by community banks and retailers alleging violations of Massachusetts deceptive trade practices Act.  Motion for class certification denied. 
  • Ross v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Case No. 2:05-CV-819 (S.D. Ohio). Represented publicly traded company in defense of shareholder securities class action alleging material misstatements and omissions regarding company’s financial performance and improper executive compensation. 
  • Robert v. Tesson, 507 F.3d 981 (6th Cir. 2007). Pro bono representation of father seeking to regain partial custody of sons under Hague Convention.  
  • In re Pharmaceutical Indus. Average Wholesale Price Litigation, Case No. 01-cv-12257 (D. Mass.). Represented generic drug manufacturers in multi-district litigation relating to purported overcharging for Medicaid drugs.
Selected Experience
  • General Counsel to Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.  Responsible for day-to-day management of six legal sections with over 200 legal professionals.  Managed policy development, legislative analysis, and media planning for financial litigation, gaming, and criminal justice, among other matters. 
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Ann Aldrich, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.   
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 
  • Founder (2006), Past President (2006-08), and Board Member (2006-11), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio.
  • 2014 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. 
  • Chair (2014) and Member (2011-2013), Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee. 
  • Member (2011 to present), Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, Ohio State Bar Association.
  • State Liaison, Hillary Rodham Clinton for Ohio (2016)
  • State Liaison, Obama for Ohio (2012).  Responsible for presidential primary ballot application for Democratic incumbent.  
  • State Liaison, Howard Dean for Ohio (2004).  Responsible for presidential primary ballot application for Democratic candidate.  
  • Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP  
  • Associate, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
  • Board Member, American Red Cross, Ohio Buckeye Region
  • 2014 Fellows Liaison, Executive Committee, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
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