CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Ulmer & Berne LLP ann…

CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today that one of its attorneys, Richik Sarkar, has been selected to serve a one-year term as Secretary Treasurer for the William K. Thomas Inn of Court and appointed to serve a two-year term as an At-Large Delegate for the Ohio State Bar Association Counsel of Delegates.

The William K. Thomas Inn of Court is part of the American Inn of Courts and is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. The William K. Thomas Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and law students. The Inn helps lawyers to become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness; allowing members to learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in the community. The William K. Thomas Inn of Court meets monthly to “break bread” and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism.

As an attorney with Ulmer & Berne, Sarkar focuses on complex litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution in the areas of commercial, product liability and public law. His expertise includes litigation in the areas of: business torts, contracts, corporate governance, securities and finance, real estate, real property taxation and education law. Sarkar also represents financial institutions and their officers in class actions and other compliance-related litigation regarding: predatory lending, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering program compliance, truth-in-lending, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other securities regulations. In addition to the William K. Thomas Inn of Court and the Ohio State Bar Association, Sarkar also is a member of the American Bar Association and the Cleveland Bar Association. Since 2005, he has been distinguished as an “Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star” in Law & Politics and Cincinnati magazines.

Ulmer & Berne LLP, established in 1908, is one of Ohio’s largest law firms. The Firm was recently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s most recent survey of corporate counsel as one of only 85 firms nationally that “delivers the best value for the dollar.” Also, in a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer & Berne has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm®. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the US and abroad received this distinction.

A full-service firm with over 180 attorneys in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

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