Drew Hicks assists clients in litigation and dispute resolution by, among other things, advising clients on litigation risk management and cost issues.  Drew focuses his practice on representing public and private companies in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including class actions, multidistrict litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and appellate matters on an national, regional, and local basis.  Drew’s diverse range of commercial litigation experience includes successfully representing clients in breach of contract claims, fiduciary duty claims, unfair competition claims, business torts, trademark infringement, financial services litigation, securities litigation, real estate disputes, and antitrust claims.

Drew is also a member of KMK’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Team, an interdisciplinary group of attorneys focused on helping clients manage risk; develop and implement data protection and cybersecurity response plans; coordinate cybersecurity response actions and manage notice procedures; and handle litigation as needed. Drew has authored legal alerts and presented at seminars on these topics.

Drew serves as Chair of the Associates Committee at Keating Muething & Klekamp.

Representative Work

Represented multiple financial institutions in purported class actions against claims alleging the improper charging of overdraft fees and NSF fees.

Represented large public company in defense of product liability litigation involving multiple deaths and significant burn injuries.  

Represented large public company against claims for breach of partnership agreement, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duties, and unjust enrichment

Represented large public company against class action claims relating to alleged violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Represented large financial institution against price-fixing, tying and exclusive dealing class action claims related to payment cards and payment card transactions

Represented large financial institution against breach of contract claims relating to bank owned life insurance (BOLI) policies

Represented large financial institution in multiple class actions relating to overdraft fees

Represented large public company in union organizing campaign and civil RICO litigation

Represented private manufacturing company against claims for breach of real estate contract

Represented insurance company in large subrogation matter resulting from fire damage to insured’s property

Represented private greeting card company against claims for breach of asset purchase agreement

Represented private factoring company in action for breach of factoring agreement

Part of litigation team that prevented the enjoinment of Ohio election statutes on the eve of the 2004 presidential election

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, John W. Peck Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Chapter, Board Member and Community Liaison 

Magnified Giving, Board Member 

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2021

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2021

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2005-2016

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  • Cincy Leading Lawyers

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements


Blog Posts


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2003, Law Review, Associate Member (2001-2002) Law Review, Business Manager (2002-2003)

B.A., Duke University, 1999

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