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H. Alan Rothenbuecher

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Alan Rothenbuecher handles complex business litigation involving trade secrets, false advertising, business torts and infringement. In particular, he has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims in the design, manufacture, sale and marketing of numerous products and technologies. His trade secret practice is a nationwide practice, leading to Alan having been selected to chair the American Bar Association’s trade secret subcommittee for several years.

Alan also has a significant immigration practice, where he regularly consults businesses on strategies for employing foreign nationals, as well as assisting international personnel in obtaining work authorizations. Often his immigration practice finds him appearing in U.S. Immigration Court, defending employers against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits and training human resource professionals on best practices regarding I-9 compliance and E-Verify employment verification requirements.

Alan is also actively involved in trade associations and has developed significant industry experience in the plastics industry, in general, and additive manufacturing (3D printing), in particular. He serves on the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors and the American Mold Builders Association, where he serves on the board of directors and as general counsel of these national associations managed by business leaders, and also on the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, where he works on behalf of hospitals and healthcare professionals on immigration issues. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, is fluent in German and is recognized by Martindale-Hubble as an AV Peer Review Rated attorney and by Thomson Reuters as an Ohio Super Lawyer.

  • EDUCATION

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1989, J.D.
    • University of Michigan, 1985, B.A., German
  • BAR ADMISSIONS/ASSOCIATIONS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

    • Washington D.C.
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

    • Board Member/General Counsel, Manufacturers Association of Plastic Processors (MAPP), 2009-present
    • Board Member/General Counsel, American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), 2011-present
    • Steering Committee Member, Multi-State Employer's Council, 2011-present
    • Member, International Medical Graduate Taskforce, 2011-present
    • Board member, American Society of Additive Manufacturing, 2016-present
    • Member, Akron Urban League Board of Directors, 2016-present
    • Chairperson of Trade Secret Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, 2011- December 2013