14 Under 45, Series 1
Freeborn & Peters LLP, Law Practice
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Todd J. Ohlms

Partner & Co-Chair, Private Equity/Portfolio Company and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Todd Ohlms is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and is Co-Leader of the Commercial Litigation Team.
His practice involves advising and representing clients on their business-critical litigation matters. He has substantial experience in actions involving temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and in the substantive areas of intellectual property, fiduciary litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, antitrust and trade regulation and complex/multi-jurisdictional disputes.
In addition, Todd has extensive experience in creating and implementing electronic discovery strategies and protocol for clients. Since 2006, he has actively participated in the Firm’s development of its own in-house E-Discovery Lab, which clients use to dramatically reduce their costs associated with identifying, collecting, analyzing and producing electronic discovery information in disputes.
He is often retained by private equity firms to counsel their portfolio companies on a wide range of matters and is frequently selected to serve as outside general counsel to their portfolio companies. Todd is the author of the blog where he highlights some of the strategies he uses to help portfolio companies implement litigation avoidance strategies and address other legal challenges while simultaneously managing the cost of their legal services. He has also represented clients involved in disputes over family owned enterprises where sensitive and complex relationships often play as large a role in determining the result as the actual legal theories at issue.
Todd is admitted to practice before numerous federal district courts and has participated in legal proceedings across the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Throughout his 18 years of practice, he has tried several cases to verdict before juries and the bench. He has also participated in numerous arbitration proceedings, including counseling clients regarding disputes subject to international arbitration agreements.

Teamwork is one of our Firm’s core values and I see it in practice every day. However, as a litigator, I believe it truly occurs when our clients consider us an integral part of their team