Bill Barath represents business clients in employment and data protection/cybersecurity matters.

Bill's practice is concentrated in helping businesses deal with employees and employee-related issues.  This includes both day-to-day human resource guidance, as well as defending employers against lawsuits asserting discrimination or other wrongful activity.  In light of a significant portion of data breaches being related to current or former employees, Bill advises businesses in dealing with data privacy and Internet of Things ("IoT") issues and developing industry-specific data security plans.  

Bill has had first chair responsibility in numerous jury trials and other proceedings before state and federal courts in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.




Reported and Representative Cases
  • Royer v. Tigerpoly Manufacturing, Inc. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Represented Tigerpoly Manufacturing Company and obtained summary dismissal of Ohio employment intentional tort claim filed on behalf of former employee. C2-05-1134
  • Forbes v. International Fiber Corporation (S.D. Ohio)
  • Represented International Fiber Corporation and obtained summary dismissal of Ohio employment intentional tort claim field on behalf of former employee. 3:05-cv-00154-WHR
  • Mohammed Harb v. London Industries (S.D. Ohio)
  • Represented London Industries and obtained summary dismissal of ethnic discrimination and FMLA lawsuit on behalf of former employee. C2-02-0224
Selected Experience
  • Dotson v. Ohio Bureau of Employment Services--Served as Special Counsel for the state of Ohio in case arising from murder-suicide involving Ohio Bureau of Employment Services employees
Speaking Engagements
  • "Importance of Data Security in Health Care:  How Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents Impact Patients and Providers," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Indianapolis, Indiana - Dec. 11, 2015
  • "Importance of Data Security in Health Care:  How Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents Impact Patients and Providers," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio - Dec. 1, 2015
  • "Data Breach:  Guarding Against and Responding to a Data Breach," CO-ACC Data Privacy and Professionalism CLE Presentation, Columbus, Ohio, March 19, 2015
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