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Michael N. Beekhuizen


Phone: (614) 365-4153
Fax: (614) 365-9145
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Professional Biography:
Michael Beekhuizen has an active commercial litigation practice.  He has prosecuted and defended commercial disputes in more than 20 states and has been lead or co-counsel in numerous bench and jury trials.  Michael's experience includes matters involving multi-district litigation, multi-state class actions, mortgage-backed securities and securitization trusts, business tort, contract, joint venture and franchisor/franchisee claims.  Representative matters include:

• Defense of leading national insurer in multi-district litigation involving more than twenty lawsuits brought by more than 150 auto body shop plaintiffs;
• Prosecution of claims on behalf of major mortgage securitizer against sellers of defective mortgage loans;
• Defense of major mortgage securitizer in more than a dozen lawsuits filed by financial guaranty insurers and by institutional investor purchasers of residential mortgage-backed securities;
• Defense of Japanese seat belt manufacturer in putative consumer class actions in Arizona, California, Tennessee and Texas;
• Defense of U.S. auto manufacturer in multi-state auto dealer class actions challenging national marketing program;
• Defense of leading national insurer in putative consumer class action involving claims in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia;
• Prosecution of franchise dispute against major agricultural corporation; and
• Prosecution and defense of claims on behalf of international food producer in food import dispute.

Michael also has extensive appellate experience in numerous state and federal courts of appeal, and previously served as an adjunct professor in appellate advocacy at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Education and Honors:
Oberlin College (B.A., 1991)
The Ohio State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995)
     Articles Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal, 1994-1995
Law Clerk to Hon. Monroe G. McKay, 
     United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1995-1996

Bar Admissions:
     Ohio, 1995
     New York, 2014

Federal District Courts:
     Southern District of Ohio, 1997
     Northern District of Ohio, 1997
     Southern District of New York, 2014

Federal Appellate Courts:
     United States Supreme Court, 2005
     Fourth Circuit, 2004

     Sixth Circuit, 2000
     Seventh Circuit, 2004
     Tenth Circuit, 1996



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