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Graydon Head Attorney J. Stephen Smith '95 Elected to Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors


J. Stephen Smith '95CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY– Graydon Head is pleased to announce the election of J. Stephen Smith to a second term on the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors, representing the 6th District. Smith has admirably served the KBA in a number of roles over the years. His previous involvement with the KBA includes serving on the Ethics Committee and Ethics Hotline (2005 - June 2011). As a Hotline member he provided ethics guidance to Kentucky attorneys in the 21 counties of the 6th Appellate District. Smith is also an adjunct professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law, where he teaches Ethics. 

Licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, Smith has a background in employment law and litigation, complex commercial disputes, construction, white collar crime, professional ethics, attorney discipline, and securities arbitration. His clients range from family businesses to multinational corporations in both state and federal courts. Smith practices in Graydon Head’s Northern Kentucky office and is a resident of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.

Graydon Head attorneys serve clients in a variety of industries with particular experience working with clients in: banking and financial services; commercial real estate; media, communications and information; construction; health, education and human services; and manufacturing. The Firm’s personal planning group provides legal counsel to many local business owners and their executives and families in the estate planning and administration area. With offices Downtown on Fountain Square, in Northern Kentucky at the Chamber Center, and in the Butler/Warren area at University Pointe, the Firm provides convenient accessibility to clients in key areas of the growing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.

Clone of Katie Cassidy Tranter '12 and Allison Kendall '12 DBL Law Join Firm as Associates


Allison Kendall '12

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY: January, 2013— DBL Law is pleased to announce that Allison M. Kendall and Katie Cassidy Tranter have joined the firm as associates.

 

Ms. Allison M. Kendall is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group with an emphasis on Commercial, Banking, and Collections. She is based in DBL’s Crestview Hills Office. 

Ms. Kendall obtained her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2012, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her B.A. in History of Art with a Minor in English from the Ohio State University where she served as the Public Relations Executive for and also competed with Mock Trial at OSU. 

While in law school, Allison externed for the Honorable Judge Black of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, served as an Articles Editor of University of Cincinnati’s Law Review, and served as a class representative to the Student Bar Association her third year.

Allison was also a member of the Trial Practice team, competing in the Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional competition, placing first, and advancing to the National Competition in Austin, Texas.

Allison resides in Covington, Kentucky.

 

Ms. Katie Cassidy Tranter is an associate attorney practicing primarily in the area of employment law.  She joined DBL Law as a law clerk in May of 2011 and is based in the firm’s downtown Cincinnati office.  

Ms. Tranter obtained her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2012, where she graduated cum laude. Katie has a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from Boston College.

Katie Cassidy Tranter '12

During law school, Katie was an Associate Member of the Law Review and was named to the Dean’s Honors List. 

Katie resides in Hyde Park with her husband.

DBL Law is a full-service, mid-sized law firm with Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati offices. The firm was recognized by US News and World Report in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as a Best Law Firm and named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in the region by the Cincinnati Enquirer and the national surveying firm Workplace Dynamics. DBL Law serves private individuals and companies in many industries including banking, construction, health care, labor and employment relations, real estate and technology.

The Brandery Fellowship Program: A Partnership with the College of Law


 

  • hands on legal experience
  • legal mentorship
  • dynamic environment

Fellowship time period:

  • Mid-June - early October (Exact dates to be determined)

Application Process:

  • Details to be provided in January
Accelerating Startups by Building Powerful Brands

What is The Brandery Fellowship Program?

The Brandery Fellowship is a unique opportunity for law students to receive hands-on experience (and compensation!) in a dynamic environment working with high-growth potential business start-ups. The Fellows will work in 2-person teams to: (a) provide a variety of legal services, including entity formation, preparing operating agreements, protecting intellectual property, and more (depending upon their clients’ needs); and (b) interact with innovative entrepreneurs on business and other issues that may arise.

Description of Fellowship

The Fellowship is a 15-week experience ending on The Brandery’s Demo Day in early October – a day on which its graduating class of entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to investors assembled from across the U.S. Each Fellow will be expected to work approximately 300 hours, working closely with their clients during the course of the Fellowship. Work hours will be front-loaded during the summer months, with fewer hours expected after Fall semester begins in August. Fellows are encouraged to attend Brandery classes offered on entrepreneurship (marketing, customer acquisition, raising capital, etc.). The Brandery will provide workspace for the Fellows at its offices in Over-the-Rhine, with 24/7 access.

Fellows are eligible for SPIF funding ($2,500 when combined with Federal Work Study Funds), as well as an additional $250 stipend from The Brandery. Professor Lew Goldfarb, Director of UC’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic,and attorneys from Taft Stettinius and Hollister, LLP will supervise the Fellows.

Requirements

  • Rising 3L with eligibility to receive a student practice license
  • An open mind and dedication to helping startups succeed

Key Contacts

What is The Brandery?

The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator, nationally ranked as one of the top programs in the United States. We’ve made our name by focusing on the importance of consumer marketing and branding. Our four-month-long program in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses on turning great ideas into a successful, brand-driven startup. Founded in 2010, we annually select 8 – 12 companies for our program, each receiving $20,000 in seed funding, a great team of mentors, world-class design assistance, and the opportunity to pitch to investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. The benefits available to our companies exceed $175,000. To ensure Cincinnati welcomes its startups, The Brandery has coordinated special deals and VIP access to events around town for our startup companies.

 

Brandery Named A 2013 Seed Accelerator

Congratulations to The Brandery, our fellowship partners, on their recent designation as the #10 accelerator in the nation at SXSW.  Read the story here: The Brandery is a Top 10 Accelerator

Law & Leadership Institute Launches Class of 2016


June 24, 2013 - July 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline : April 15 2013

The application is available at the LLI website: Application for Law and Leadership Institute

For more information, contact Professor Bradley at 513/556-0177 or Michele.bradley@uc.edu, or visit the LLI website at http://www.lawandleadership.org/.

The Ohio Law & Leadership Institute (LLI), to be held at the College of Law from June 24 – July 26, 2013, is accepting applications from 8th grade students.  LLI—born out of collaboration with the Ohio State Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education—is designed to increase diversity in the legal profession. The program has been recognized by numerous groups for its pipeline work; most recently, in 2012 the Roundtable of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati recognized LLI for its work in the field of education to increase diversity.  

 

LLI, now in its fourth year at the College of Law, is directed by Professor Michele Bradley, assisted by law student teachers and an educator from Cincinnati Public Schools.

 

LLI begins the summer after the eighth grade year. Students attend class at the College of Law five days a week learning basic legal concepts and theory, meeting with guest speakers from all areas of the legal profession, attending field trips, and ending in a mock trial competition.

 

Successful participants are those students who are motivated to succeed once opportunity and access are provided. Participants may or may not want to become attorneys, but they will learn skills that will help them continue to succeed in school and in life.

 

This free program meets daily, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., includes lunch, snacks, and transportation.  Upon completing the summer program, students can earn up to $150.

 

Read more about the Law & Leadership Institute here.

Rhonda Frey '96 and Kevin M. Tierney '00 Named as New Members to Frost Brown Todd


Rhonda Frey '96

February 6, 2013 (Cincinnati, OH) – Frost Brown Todd has recently named three attorneys in the Cincinnati office to serve as Member, out of which two are UC Law alumni. The new members include: Rhonda Frey '96 and Kevin M. Tierney '00.

Rhonda Frey '96 practices in the Regulated Business group. For the past five years, Frey has served as the Assistant Compliance Officer for TriHealth, Inc. In this capacity, she counsels hospitals and physicians with regard to medicare and Medicaid compliance, including billing and coding issues, provider-based facilities, auditing and monitoring, and anti-kickback and false claims violations. Frey is also a member of several organizations such as the Health Care Compliance Association and American Health Lawyers Association.

Kevin M. Tierney '00 is in the Business Litigation practice group. Tierney represents clients in matters concerning forgery, bank fraud, securities fraud, environmental crimes, healthcare fraud and abuse, and other white collar crimes. Prior to joining the firm, Tierney served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio. He also has experience as a Special Agent for the United States Secret Service for seven years, where he handled federal criminal investigations and prosecutions.

 

Kevin M. Tierney '00About Frost Brown Todd

Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm serving some of America’s top corporations and emerging companies. With attorneys regularly identified by clients, peers and industry organizations as leaders in their practice areas, the firm advises and protects clients in business transactions and litigation in industries including insurance, banking, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, real estate, construction, energy and healthcare. Its over 450 attorneys in nine offices throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia provide unparalleled service to meet clients’ needs; deliver the insights and solutions available only from a diverse group of professionals; and support the communities in which they operate. To learn more, visit www.frostbrowntodd.com.

Five Alumni Named to America’s Leading Business Lawyers


James E. BurkeCincinnati, OH — Ten attorneys at Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK®) were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers®, published by Chambers & Partners Publishing. In addition, KMK was recognized as a leading law firm in Ohio in the following practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A
  • General Commercial Litigation.

 

The KMK lawyers designated as “Leaders in their Field” in Ohio byChambers USA 2013 are as follows.5 of the ten attorneys selected for inclusion are UC Law alumni:

James E. Burke '78— General Commercial Litigation [45208]

Robert E. Coletti '82— Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions [45243]

Gary P. Kreider '64— Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions [45157]

Robert E. Coletti

Kenneth P. Kreider '89— Real Estate [45206]

Michael L. Scheier '91— General Commercial Litigation [45140]

 

The Chambers & Partners research team spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers across the country to obtain a consistent market view of those firms and lawyers that are considered leaders in their fields. The directory contains a detailed and independently-researched editorial describing each listed law firm and lawyer and its strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers, and a list of active clients within each practice area.

 

ABOUT KEATING MUETHING & KLEKAMP

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes — from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. KMK received national and metropolitan rankings in the 2013 Best Law Firms survey (Metropolitan Cincinnati) by U.S. News and Best Lawyers KMK was named a Top Ranked Law Firm in the Midwest 2012 by Am Law. KMK has approximately 105 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com.

Kenneth P. KreiderGary P. KreiderMichael L. Scheier

Katie Cassidy Tranter '12 joins DBL Law Firm as Associate


Katie Cassidy Tranter '12

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY: January, 2013— DBL Law is pleased to announce that Katie Cassidy Tranter has joined the firm as associate.

Ms. Katie Cassidy Tranter is an associate attorney practicing primarily in the area of employment law. She joined DBL Law as a law clerk in May of 2011 and is based in the firm’s downtown Cincinnati office.

Ms. Tranter obtained her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2012, where she graduated cum laude. Katie has a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from Boston College.

During law school, Katie was an Associate Member of the Law Review and was named to the Dean’s Honors List.

Katie resides in Hyde Park with her husband.

DBL Law is a full-service, mid-sized law firm with Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati offices. The firm was recognized by US News and World Report in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as a Best Law Firm and named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in the region by the Cincinnati Enquirer and the national surveying firm Workplace Dynamics. DBL Law serves private individuals and companies in many industries including banking, construction, health care, labor and employment relations, real estate and technology.

Bloomberg/BNA has published False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, Sixth Edition by James B. Helmer, Jr. '75


BNA / Bloomberg has published in 1300 hardcore pages including a searchable cd rom the 6th edition of treatise: False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation. The False Claims Act turns 150 years old in 2013.

It is the government's primary tool for recovering stolen taxpayer dollars accounting for more than $30 billion in recoveries since 1986. Helmer's testimony in 1985, 1989, and 2008 before the United States Congress were the foundations for amendments to the Act signed by Presidents Reagan and Obama.

Anne B. Pellot '93 Bolsters Porter Wright's IP Practice


Anne B. Pellot '93CINCINNATI, Ohio —Porter Wright is pleased to welcomeAnne B. Pellotas an attorney in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice, resident in the firm's Cincinnati office.

"We are excited to add Anne's broad intellectual property knowledge and her extensive patent law experience to our strong IP practice," said Dave Croall, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Cincinnati office. "Her particular technical experience in the electrical, mechanical and computer software disciplines will be a great asset to the firm and our clients."

Porter Wright's Intellectual Property Practice Group leader, Holly Kozlowski, added, "We are very pleased to add Anne's knowledge and experience in the electrical and software areas to our growing IP practice, which now includes four Cincinnati-based attorneys and over 20 additional intellectual property attorneys throughout the firm's other offices."

Anne concentrates her work in all facets of Intellectual Property law. As a registered patent attorney, her practice has particularly focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as freedom-to-market, patentability and patent validity studies.

Over the past decade, Anne has maintained her own patent consultation business, working with a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer to fast-track patent applications in a variety of electrical and mechanical technologies. She received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Outside of the office, Anne commits her time as a volunteer for Mason City Schools and St. Susanna Parish: Society of St. Vincent De Paul.

About Porter Wright:

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is a large regional law firm that traces its origins to1846 in Ohio. With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Naples, Florida, Porter Wright provides counsel to a worldwide base of clients.

William G. Deas '72 named to the 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer list


William G. Deas '72DAYTON, Ohio – Porter Wright is proud to announce that two attorneys in the firm's Dayton office have been named to the 2013Ohio Super Lawyers® list. With their colleagues in other Porter Wright offices, those honored in Dayton bring the firm's total number of Ohio Super Lawyers to 48.

In addition, the Dayton office has one attorney named to the 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This brings the total number of Porter Wright attorneys named to Rising Stars to 18 attorneys across all offices.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. No more than five percent of lawyers in each state are chosen for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are age 40 or younger or have been practicing law for 10 years or less, and represent the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Less than 2.5 percent of lawyers are selected for Rising Star status.

Porter Wright's attorneys named to the 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists in Dayton include William G. Deas, Jeffrey W. Morris and Tami H. Kirby. Primary practice area of William G. Deas '72 is Real Estate.


About Porter Wright
The complete 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list can be found at www.superlawyers.com where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is a large law firm that traces its roots to 1846 in Ohio. With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Naples, Florida, Porter Wright provides counsel to a worldwide base of clients.www.porterwright.com