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Aron U. Raskas

Aron U. Raskas

Partner

2002 Clipper Park Road, Unit 108
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

    Aron U. Raskas is a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs and defendants in business, trade secrets, professional liability, personal injury, criminal and other litigation and arbitration matters. In his business and civil practice, Mr. Raskas is regularly involved in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance, and disputes over business operations and control. He has performed internal investigations for companies under various circumstances and has also successfully guided and represented individual clients in a wide array of other matters.

    Mr. Raskas also counsels and represents clients facing public integrity, regulatory and white collar criminal inquiries or charges, as well as attorneys facing disciplinary charges.

    Previously, Mr. Raskas worked for the Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner, Kramon & Graham, P.A. and Melnicove, Kaufman, Weiner & Smouse, P.A.

    Notable Representations

    • Obtained vacatur of an arbitration award entered by a committee of Major League Baseball against regional sports network
    • Recovered a significant confidential settlement on behalf of bankruptcy trustee for claim that professional negligence caused demise of the Debtor, the country’s largest lawn and garden products distributor
    • Defense of manufacturer and distributor of one of the leading energy drinks in the Maryland component of a multi-state consumer protection investigation
    • Represented a prominent digital currency company in a complex criminal case involving the claimed forfeiture of assets, charges of money laundering, the unlawful operation of a money transmitting business and other Bank Secrecy Act issues; the company emerged from the criminal matter with only minimal penalties and the ability to continue operations
    • Represented the Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 50 telecommunications company in congressional and criminal investigations
    • Successfully represented a high-level government official who avoided any criminal charges in one of Washington, D.C.’s highest profile criminal investigations
    • Represented a group of former U.S. and German military personnel in the successful pursuit of claims against several of the world’s largest government contractors for injuries caused by x-ray radiation that emanated from missile defense systems produced by those manufacturers and manned by the military personnel during their service
    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a major U.S. real estate developer in a challenge to a bid won by the developer for one of Maryland’s largest urban renewal projects
    • Defended the Chief Executive Officer of a major corporation in civil lawsuits and investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and multiple state agencies alleging unfair trade practices
    • Negotiated for the benefit of the CEO of one of Maryland’s most prominent real estate developers the acquisition of a majority stake in the corporation
    • Represented one of the United States’ leading computer manufacturers in several litigations to recover debts and the return of equipment from distributors and customers

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE PAST RECORD IS NO ASSURANCE OF FAVORABLE RESULTS IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

    Achievements

    • AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation
    • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers

    Publications

    • “An ESI Primer for Foreign Companies,” Jerusalem, Israel (2010)
    • “Planning and Controlling Costs in Electronic Discovery, Second Annual National Institute on Electronic Discovery: Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically Stored Information,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (2008)
    • “Responsibilities of Counsel in Electronic Discovery,” Prepared for Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2007)
    • “Managing e-Discovery, Construct!,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation (2007)
    • “Corporate Counsel Beware: In House Counsel Convicted of Mail Fraud,” The Daily Record (2007)
    • “Admitting ESI into Evidence,”  The Daily Record (2007)
    • “Preparing the Preservation Letter,” The Daily Record (2007)
    • “A Suggested Protocol for the Discovery of ESI,” The Daily Record (2007)
    • “Responsibilities of Counsel in Electronic Discovery,” The Daily Record (2007)
    • “ESI:  Consider it Carefully,” The Daily Record (2007)
    • “Rule 37(f):  Avoiding Sanctions for the Loss of ESI,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Quick-Peeks, Claw Backs and the Preservation of Privilege; Rule 26(b)(5)(B) Provides a Way to Get Evidence Back, But Doesn’t Address Waiver,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Rules 33 and 34: The Form of Production for ESI,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Rule 26(b)(2): When ESI is Not Reasonably Accessible; Amendments Establish a “Two Tier” System,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Rule 26(f): Meet and confer, Early attention is Critical to Obtaining a Favorable ESI Discovery Order,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “The Rules on ESI Are About to Change,” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Insulating the Corporation from Potential Liability (Part One),” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Insulating the Corporation from Potential Liability: Not All Companies’ Compliance Programs Are Created Equal (Part Two),” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Insulating the Corporation from Potential Liability: Internal Investigations Call For Careful Planning and Handling (Part Three),” The Daily Record (2006)
    • “Insulating the Corporation from Potential Liability: Disclosure in a Post-McNulty World (Part Four),” The Daily Record (2006)

    Presentations

    • Lecturer on “Jump Start Your U.S. Operations” at the Har Hotzvim Lecture Series in Jerusalem, Israel (2010)
    • Presenter on “Electronically Stored Information: Preservation, Management, Production, Use and Ethics in Civil and Criminal Cases” before the Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter, United States District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland (2009)
    • Presenter on “The Use of Electronic Search Tools and Experts in Discovery” for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Webinar (2008)
    • Presenter at the Second Annual National Institute on Electronic Discovery: Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically Stored Information before the American Bar Association Section of Litigation in Chicago, Illinois (2008)
    • Presenter on “Ethical and Malpractice Issues in the World of Modern Technology” at the Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2007 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2007)
    • Presenter on “Dealing with New Developments in E-Discovery in State and Federal Courts” at the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Bar-Bench Conference in Ocean City, Maryland (2007)
    • Presenter at the First Annual National Institute on Electronic Discovery before the American Bar Association Section of Litigation in Chicago, Illinois (2007)
    • Presenter on “E-Discovery Developments: What Every Litigator Needs to Know,” for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL) in Columbia, Maryland (2006)
    • Presenter on “Electronic Discovery and Document Retention Policies,” at the Maryland Association of Counties Administrators and Attorneys Fall Conference in Annapolis, Maryland (2006)

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland (1987)
    • Washington, D.C. (1990)
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1988)
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1991)
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (2007)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2007)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1989)

    Education

    Mr. Raskas received his Juris Doctor, with honor, from the University of Maryland School of Law. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Towson University and Ner Israel College.

    Government Service

    • President, Civil Service Commission, Baltimore, Maryland (2002-2004)
    • Trustee, Employees Retirement System, Baltimore, Maryland (2000-2002)