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Bill Markovits - Cincinnati, OH

119 E. Court StreetSuite 530 Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Updated: 01/20/2021

Cincinnati Complex Civil Litigation Lawyer


Founding Partner Bill Markovits focuses his experience and expertise on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on securities, antitrust, RICO, Intellectual Property, and False Claims Act cases.

Bill began his career as a trial lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. After moving to Cincinnati his antitrust focus continued, including his becoming an adjunct professor of antitrust law at the University of Cincinnati Law School...

About Bill Markovits

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner

Practice Areas

  • Complex Civil Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Collins v. Eastman Kodak, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • In re Federal National Mortgage Association Securities, Derivative, and “ERISA” Litigation, United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • Ohio Employees Retirement System v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage, aka Freddie Mac, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division
  • Williams v. Duke Energy et al., United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, Central District of California
  • In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • In re Microsoft Corp. Litigation, United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • Procter & Gamble v. Amway Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, at Houston; United States District Court, District of Utah, at Salt Lake City
  • United States ex rel. Brooks v. Pineville Hospital, United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Procter & Gamble v. Bankers’ Trust Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States ex rel. Watt v. Fluor Daniel, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Forsyth v. Humana, United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • In re Choice Care Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Chair of the Antitrust Section)
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law, University of Cincinnati Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Teaching Trial Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • “Implications of Sixth Circuit Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. Decision,” American Bar Association panel discussion, December 10, 2015
  • “Defining the Relevant Market in Antitrust Litigation,” Great Lakes Antitrust Seminar, October 29, 2010
  • “Beyond Compensatory Damages – Tread, RICO and The Criminal Law Implications,” HarrisMartin’s Toyota Recall Litigation Conference, Part II, May 12, 2010
  • “The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO),” HarrisMartin’s Toyota Recall Litigation Conference, March 24, 2010
  • “The False Claims Act: Are Healthcare Providers at Risk?,” presentation to Robert Morris College Second Annual Health Services Conferences, Integrating Health Services: Building a Bridge to the 21st Century, Moon Township, PA, October 9, 1997
  • “The Federal False Claims Act: Are Health Care Providers at Risk?,” (Co-Speaker), Ohio Hospital Association, April, 1996
  • Antitrust Law Update, National Health Lawyers Health Law Update and Annual Meeting (Featured Speaker), San Francisco, California, 1989

Past Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C., Trial Lawyer


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981
    Honors: cum laude
  • Washington University, 1978

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Published Works

  • “A Focus on Reality in Antitrust,” Federal Bar News & Journal, Nov/Dec 1992
  • “Using Civil Rico and Avoiding its Abuse,” Ohio Trial, William H. Blessing, co-author, Summer 1992
  • “Antitrust in the Health Care Field,” a chapter published in Legal Aspects of Anesthesia, 2nd ed., William H. L. Dornette, J.D., M.D., editor

Office Information


119 E. Court StreetSuite 530 Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • 513-665-0219


Other Sources of Feedback About Bill Markovits

Included on the 2024 Ohio list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list

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