Dinsmore Promotes 10 Associates to Partner in Cincinnati

January 9, 2020News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is proud to announce 10 of its Cincinnati-based attorneys have been elected to partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

They include attorneys from multiple practice groups, including intellectual property, corporate, litigation, labor and employment, cybersecurity, and mergers and acquisitions. 

“When we empower our attorneys, good things happen,” said Dinsmore Chairman and Managing Partner George Vincent. “I’m looking forward to this next generation putting their stamp on the firm. I have nothing but excitement for the future.”

We spoke with eight of Dinsmore’s new partners. See what they had to say about this career milestone below:

Tony Bickel, Corporate & Transactional:

“Being voted to the partnership at Dinsmore ranks at the top of my current career achievements. The honor of being formally accepted as a peer by the leaders of the firm has not been matched to date. Entering partnership has the feeling of a second career with a brand new set of goals. I am excited to continue to develop both as an attorney and as an owner of the business.”

Jerrad Howard, Mergers & Acquisitions:

“My success as an associate was built on the support and guidance I’ve received from remarkable attorneys at Dinsmore who excel in a variety of fields. That support has allowed me to build a robust practice comprised of industry-leading clients of which I am immensely proud, and I look forward to continuing to serve those clients in the future.”

Kurt Hunt, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy:

“I’m excited to keep building a diverse, cross-disciplinary privacy and security team that allows us to serve our clients, big and small. My legal practice has been remarkably varied and has given me a unique skill set to assist with a wide variety of client matters. When I think of career achievements, I think of those matters—guiding clients through crises, completing difficult negotiations, winning bet-the-company proceedings—and generally having those moments where I know I’ve helped a client achieve a goal.”

Lauren Ingebritson, Intellectual Property:

“By far, my biggest career achievements all relate to advocating on behalf of clients, both in and out of the courtroom, but making partner and being recognized for those substantive achievements is certainly icing on the cake. My goal is to continue building my reputation as a go-to IP litigator and licensing attorney, and to help continue the growth of our IP group’s national reputation and presence.”

Allison Knerr, Litigation:

“Making partner is a great achievement, but I’m hopeful it is just the beginning. I’m also proud of my work in the courtroom, which is by far my favorite part of being a litigator. Obtaining a defense verdict out of a three-week trial and a cross-examination of a challenging neuroradiologist expert witness have been my favorite experiences to date. I hope to continue to grow my practice and expand my trial experience. Cincinnati is still, at its heart, a small-town legal community, and as I grow in my career, I hope to have a reputation as an attorney who provides excellent legal service in an ethical and efficient manner.”

Michael Mattingly, Labor and Employment:

“I am very proud of being elected to partner at Dinsmore. I equate this career progression to when I became a captain in the Army. While I still have a lot to learn, clients and other attorneys recognize that I have sufficient experience to properly advise them in important legal matters. It feels like my career is just beginning, and that’s exciting.”

Nicole Nan, Intellectual Property:

“I joined Dinsmore as a summer associate following my 2L year of law school, and I jumped at the chance to join after graduation as an associate. I’ve been here ever since, and making partner at Dinsmore is a meaningful and exciting event for me.

“My goal is to grow my licensing practice and contribute to the growth of the firm and its IP practice. My niche area is collaboration agreements of any kind–especially those with universities–and I’m excited for the new opportunities that follow this career milestone.”

Eric Quinn, Mergers & Acquisitions:

“I started at Dinsmore right out of law school, and it has always been my goal to join the partnership, so I’m incredibly excited about this next chapter. So many of the partners here have provided invaluable mentorship to me over the years. I’m eager to do the same with our talented group of junior attorneys. I’m also looking forward to leveraging my own expertise, as well as that of my partners, and using the incredible platform we have at Dinsmore to help clients achieve their business goals.”

Sarah Cameron, Litigation:

Sarah’s practice is primarily focused on defending business entities and professionals in contract-related and business tort litigation. She has experience in complex commercial litigation and has first-chair bench and jury-trial experience. Additionally, she has successfully represented clients in appellate court and in alternative dispute resolution.

Cory Ingle, Intellectual Property:

Cory concentrates his practice on intellectual property law with a focus on patent application preparation and prosecution. He advises clients on the patentability, freedom to practice, acquisition and licensing of technical innovations.