Monica is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2009. She serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Personnel Committee.
Monica is an experienced Member that untangles the regulatory process for her clients, both in administrative proceedings and in the courtroom. With over a decade of experience in advising utilities, Monica understands the business of providing gas, electric, and water service and how to navigate legal challenges and regulatory requirements. Monica also represents clients in other heavily regulated industries, including the equine industry.
Her experience includes:
Recent successes include:
Outside of the office, Monica is a board member for the KY Market of the March of Dimes and volunteers her services to Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Static Control Components, Inc., et al. v. Lexmark International, Inc., et al., Case No. 04-84-GFVT (E.D. Ky) (multiple published decisions)
This multi-party, complex litigation involved claims for, among other things, patent infringement, antitrust violations, and false advertising. SKO argued the issue of standing to assert false advertising claims in front of the Supreme Court on December 3, 2013.
Margie Elstein v. Lexmark International, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 16-CI-02380 (Fayette Circuit Court)
SKO successfully represented Lexmark in successfully dismissing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming Lexmark’s merger was unfair to shareholders. A mere three days before the scheduled shareholder vote, an injunction hearing was held and the Court dismissed the lawsuit.
Jerry Jamgotchian v. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, et al., Civil Action No. 11-CI-01047 (Franklin Circuit Court)
SKO represented the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a dormant commerce clause challenge filed against it by a thoroughbred owner regarding an industry-standard regulation pertaining to the purchase of horses in claiming races. SKO successfully argued the case before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Court ruled in the Commission’s favor in a unanimous published opinion.