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Donald J. Mooney, Jr. '75 Receives Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter


Cincinnati-based attorney Donald J. Mooney, Jr. will receive the 2015 Excellence in Journalism in Written Communication “Editorial” award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter. The award is in recognition for Mr. Mooney’s bi-monthly commentaries titled “Another View” written for Cincy Magazine. He will receive the award on June 18, 2015 at the Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Program held in downtown Cincinnati.

The Society of Professional Journalists promotes and protects a free press and the highest standard of professional ethics, providing a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely and to unite Cincinnati journalists behind those goals. The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists works with community partners in the region to host events and recognize the best of Cincinnati journalism. 

Mr. Mooney is a certified specialist in employment labor and law. With over 35 years of experience, his practice concentrates on civil trials and appeals; employment and labor relations; antitrust, trade secrets, securities and business litigation; and land use law. He represents employers in federal and state litigation involving noncompete agreements and discrimination. In SEC investigations and related securities litigation, he represents officers of companies.

In addition to his roles as a practicing attorney and columnist in Cincy Magazine, Mr. Mooney is a frequent writer and speaker. He has received the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

About Ulmer & Berne LLP

Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is a full-service law firm focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. Its more than 180 attorneys, located in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of clients to help them solve their business challenges and achieve their goals. The firm represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pharmaceutical companies, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit ulmer.com.

Patricia Kirkwood Burgess '94 returns to Northern Kentucky as a member of Frost Brown Todd in Florence


June 15, 2015 (Florence, KY) – Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce the relocation of Patricia (Trish) Kirkwood Burgess to the firm’s Florence office, after nine years of serving as a member in the Lexington, Kentucky, location. Burgess is a native of Northern Kentucky with strong ties in the region.

“It’s very exciting to be back in this area where I grew up, was educated all the way from grade school through law school, and still have many close connections. I look forward to serving this community the same way I have served clients and the wider community in Lexington,” she says.

As a trusted legal adviser for more than 20 years, Burgess places great emphasis on understanding all aspects of her clients’ businesses to focus not only on legal issues, but also the practical implications of those issues on their businesses and lives. She practices in business and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and reorganization law, and helps individuals and companies of all sizes navigate financial difficulties and legal issues to reach innovative, cost-effective and efficient solutions. She is a member of the Kentucky, Ohio and American Bar Associations, and of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She received a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College in 1991, and her law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1994.

Burgess joins 12 other legal professionals as the only female member in FBT’s Florence office. The team is led by member-in-charge Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, who served as the 135th President of the American Bar Association. The attorneys in the office serve in community leadership roles throughout the region for companies and organizations such as the Kenton County Airport, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center and The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

About 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 475 attorneys in ten offices throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia 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.

Constitution Day featuring Kenya Mann Faulker and Lauren Hunter


Constitution Day Takes a Look at Race-Based Admissions after Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

 

Date: September 17, 2015
Time: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Place: Tangeman University Center, Room 220
 
If you need assistance finding Tangeman University Center, student guides will escort you from the College of Law.  If you are interested, please come to the main entrance of the Law School by 11:45 a.m. 
 
CLE: Application for one hour of general CLE credit has been submitted for Ohio and Kentucky.
 
 
Presented by:

Kenya Mann Faulkner, Vice President of Legal Affairs & General Counsel, University of Cincinnati
Kenya Mann Faulkner was named Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the University of Cincinnati in 2013.  Before joining UC, she served as the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where her mission was to ensure integrity, accountability, and confidence in public programs, employees, and contracts.  Prior to her appointment to Inspector General, she was a partner at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia, and also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Faulkner also served as Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Drug Strike Force Section, and spent six years as a Philadelphia public defender.  Ms. Faulkner received her B.S. in criminal justice and English from Niagara University and her J.D. from the State University of New York, University of Buffalo Law School.
 

Lauren Hunter, Assistant General Counsel, University of Cincinnati
Lauren Hunter recently assumed the role of Assistant General Counsel at the University of Cincinnati, where her practice primarily involves addressing labor and employment issues that exist regarding University employees, as well as other student-related matters.  Prior to joining UC, she was an associate at Frost Brown Todd LLC where she was a member of the government services and labor and employment practice groups.  In that capacity, she advised various public sector clients regarding compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws.  She also has experience with public sector collective bargaining in both Ohio and Kentucky.  Ms. Hunter received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was an editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, and her B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
 
 
 

Parking options and directions:

CCM Garage – Take Jefferson Avenue and turn onto Corry Blvd.  Enter CCM garage and go to the 4th Floor.  You may enter TUC directly from that floor.  You will need to take your parking ticket and pay at the pay station prior to exiting the garage.

Deaconess Garage – From Clifton Avenue, turn west onto Straight Street.  Garage will be one block down on the right and you pay $5 cash when exiting.

West Campus map showing location of the Tangeman University Center on UC’s campus

Tangeman University Center map - second level, room 220 (Main Street Cinema)

 
 
This lecture is made possible through the generous support of Alfred B. Katz Constitution Day Fund in memory of Alfred B. Katz '35.

Professor Chris Bryant to Speak at Taft National Historic Site Program


A. Christopher Bryant, Rufus King Professor of Constitutional Law at the College, will be the keynote speaker this week at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site Summer Tea Program. Professor Bryant will speak about President Taft (a College of Law graduate!) and his relationship with the law school. The program will be held tomorrow, July 29th , beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

The program is free and open to the public; reservations and additional information can be made by calling 513-684-3262. 

Read more information.

2015 William Howard Taft Lecture on Constitutional Law


featuring
Professor Heather Gerken
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law
Yale Law School

 

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: University of Cincinnati College of Law - Room 114

This event will be webcast.

 Living Under Someone Else's Law

Federalism is commonly thought to be single field of study, but in fact it is two; it encompasses not just relations between the states and the federal government, but relations among the states.  The two fields have developed quite differently, however.  Professor Gerken will explore the differences between these two fields and suggest that they are both preoccupied with the same problem:  what happens when we are forced to live under someone else’s law?  While the costs of living under someone else’s law are well known in both fields, we’ve overlooked the substantial democratic benefits associated with clashing sovereigns.  Professor Gerken will argue that democracy isn’t just about self-rule, but about ruling together.  In in our highly polarized democracy, living under someone else’s law should be understood as an important means of promoting pluralism and fostering a well-functioning democracy

 

About the Speaker

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Gerken specializes in election law and constitutional law.  She has published in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Political Theory, Political Science Quarterly, Roll Call, Legal Affairs, Legal Times, The New Republic, Democracy Journal, and elsewhere.  She has served as a commentator for a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, NPR, the Lehrer News Hour, Bill Moyers, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC News. Her most recent scholarship explores questions of election reform, federalism, diversity, and dissent.  Her work has been featured in The Atlantic’s “Ideas of the Year” section, the Ideas Section of the Boston Globe, and NPR’s On the Media.  It has also been the subject of three academic symposia.  

Professor Gerken clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th Circuit and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court. After practicing for several years, she joined the Harvard faculty in September 2000 and was awarded tenure in 2005. In 2006, she joined the Yale faculty.  

Professor Gerken has won teaching awards at both Yale and Harvard, been named one of the nation’s “twenty-six best law teachers” by a book published by the Harvard University Press, was featured in the National Law Journal for balancing teaching and research, won a Green Bag award for legal writing, testified three times before Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and serves as a trustee for Princeton University.  Professor Gerken served as a senior legal adviser in the “Boiler Room” for the Obama for America campaign in 2008 and 2012.  Her proposal for creating a “Democracy Index” was incorporated into separate bills by then-Senator Hillary Clinton, then-Senator Barack Obama, and Congressman Israel and turned into reality by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which created the nation’s first Election Performance Index in 2013.

 

Professor Houh Publishes Article on Contract Law


Emily Houh, Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts, has published Sketches of a Redemptive Theory of Contract Law, now in print at 66 Hastings Law Journal 951 (2015).  Learn more about Professor Houh. 

UC Law Hosts 50 Students for Law Leadership Program


Cincinnati Law hosts over fifty (50) high school students, ninth through twelfth grade, for the annual Law & Leadership Institute (LLI) summer session.  LLI is a state-wide initiative in collaboration with the legal community that inspires and prepares high school students, primarily from urban public school districts, for post-secondary and professional success through a comprehensive four-year academic program in law, leadership, analytical thinking, problem solving, writing skills and professionalism.  Students represent several area high schools - including Walnut Hills, Mason, Mother of Mercy, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Western Hills, Dater, Cincinnati College Prep Academy, Withrow, Norwood, Clark Montessori, Winton Woods, and Princeton – and engage in a robust curriculum and ACT prep, and also participate in internships, mock trial and field trips for four to five weeks during the summer.

ECDC Director Receives Courier’s 2015 Second Act Award


Lew Goldfarb, director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic,  has been named a winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2015 Second Act Award. The award recognizes local professionals who have forged new paths after achieving success in their first careers.  The award will be presented on September 22.

Goldfarb, once an entrepreneur himself, is both a business lawyer and a CPA. Before law school he worked as an accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP and Cardinal Foods, Inc. After graduating from law school, he went on to practice law at Baker & Hostetler. Goldfarb transitioned to Honda of America Mfg., Inc., where he was in-house counsel, responsible for the day-to-day administration of Honda’s Legal Department and for legal counsel provided to Honda’s entities throughout the U.S.

He left Honda to operate In-Home Tutoring Services, providing in-home education services to customers throughout Central Ohio. He later began a career as a law professor, teaching in the small business clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School and Wayne State University College of Law. Goldfarb joined the College in 2010 to design, develop, direct and teach the school’ first small business clinic.  During his tenure he has forged partnerships with numerous small business incubators, including the Hamilton County Business Center/First Batch, the Brandery, and MORTAR. 

Read more about the award and the winners: 2015 Second Act Awards

2015 Harris Distinguished Practitioner Lecture featuring Rachael Rowe


Date: September 16, 2015

Time: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Location: College of Law, Room 118

Rachael Rowe is the Executive Partner at KMK.  She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and served as its Co-Leader from 2010 until April 2012, when she was named Executive Partner.  Rachael litigates complex commercial cases and employment class actions and also spends significant time working with clients in the mass tort settlement trust space.  As a young partner at KMK, Rachael spent two years working on site for one of the firm’s largest clients that was, at the time, the target of a nationwide labor campaign.  In that role, Rachael was responsible for coordinating all work handled by the client’s outside law firms and for managing litigation-related media attention, cost containment, insurance coverage and operational sustainability issues.  As Executive Partner, Rachael shares the day-to-day management responsibilities with the firm’s Managing Partner and Executive Director, and works with the firm’s Board of Directors to ensure that the firm is meeting and exceeding the goals set in the firm’s strategic plan.  Rachael is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Best Lawyers and as an Ohio Super Lawyer.  Rachael serves on the Board of ProBono Partnership of Cincinnati, serves as a Volunteer Juvenile Court Magistrate for Hamilton County,  and is a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Board of Visitors.

2016 Judge in Residence Program featuring Hon. Jed S. Rakoff


Jed S. Rakoff has served since March, 1996 as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Judge Rakoff also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law. He has co-authored five books, written over 130 published articles, delivered over 520 speeches, and authored over 1500 judicial opinions.

Judge Rakoff holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College (1964), an M.Phil. degree from Oxford University (Balliol, 1966), and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1969).  Following law school, he spent a year clerking for the late Hon. Abraham L. Freedman, US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and two years as an associate at the Debevoise law firm. From 1973-80, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney Office in the Southern District of New York , the last two years of which he was Chief of Business & Securities Fraud Prosecutions.  Thereafter, before going on the bench, he was a partner at two large law firms in New York, specializing in white collar criminal defense and civil RICO

Judge Rakoff serves on the National Commission on Forensic Science and is co-chair of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Eyewitness Identification.  In addition to his current service on the New York City Bar Association’s Executive Committee, he previously served as chair of the Association’s Honors and Criminal Law Committees, as Chair of the Second Circuit’s Bankruptcy Committee, and as Chair of the Southern District of New York’s Grievance Committee and Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  He has also served on Swarthmore College’s Board of Managers, on the Governance Board of the MacArthur Foundation’s Project on Law and Neuroscience, and on the Committee on the Development of the Third Edition of the Manual on Scientific Evidence.  He serves the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State in training programs of Iraqi judges in Baghdad and in Istanbul. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Law Institute, and is a Judicial Fellow for the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.  He was a Director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers from 1990-1994.

Judge Rakoff is married to Dr. Ann Rakoff (the Executive Director of the Fordham Law School Corporate Center); they have three daughters and one grandchild.  Judge Rakoff has officiated at over 60 weddings.  He is the author of numerous lyrics and humorous poems, some of which have been published.  His and his wife’s hobby is ballroom dancing.