Marissa Black is a results-oriented litigator representing clients in complex civil disputes. She has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the US, at both the trial and appellate levels. Marissa has experience defending clients across a wide range of areas including data privacy and cybersecurity litigation, securities, tort, contract, products liability, and class action matters from inception through the appeals process.

    Before joining the firm, Marissa clerked for two years for the Honorable Dan Aaron Polster of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Before that, she was an associate at another Cleveland-based AmLaw 100 law firm.

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    • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015
    • Ohio State University, B.A., magna cum laude, with Honors Research Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2012


    • Ohio, 2015


    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Colorado
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Constitution Society, Northeast Ohio Chapter
    • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court
    • Partners, Young Professionals of Playhouse Square


    • English
    • French
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2023: Ones to Watch for Appellate Practice

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