Larry Obhof is of counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice. He focuses on complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels and has experience in a wide range of matters involving antitrust, fiduciary duties, torts, contracts, securities and employment law. Larry builds on a wide range of experiences to enhance his understanding of the law and his clients' situations.
In addition to his practice with the firm, Larry has taught as an adjunct law professor and has published legal scholarship on constitutional law, law and economics, and securities. He has been cited in more than 50 law journals throughout the country and by a member of the US Supreme Court. Larry is also member of the Ohio Senate, and has led the chamber as Senate President since January 2017. In 2018, he received the Ohio State Bar Association’s 2018 Lawyer-Legislator Distinguished Service Award. This was due in part to his role as sponsor of a comprehensive update to Ohio’s corporate code and limited liability company law, including the sections setting out fiduciary duties for officers and shareholders. Larry also sponsored significant updates to Ohio’s Control Share Acquisition Act.
In 2018, Larry was appointed to the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC), which provides advice to the US Trade Representative on issues of trade and economic development that have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local governments.
Larry served as a law clerk to Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is active in the Federalist Society and is a former board member of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the statewide umbrella organization for legal aid.