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Kari K. Hall, '03 promoted to Counsel at BuckleySandler LLP


BuckleySandler LLP Announces Attorney Promotions; Associate Promoted to Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - BuckleySandler LLP announced today that Kari K. Hall, along with seven other associates, residents in the firm's Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices, has been promoted to Counsel, effective January 1, 2015.

Kari K. Hal ‘03 counsels financial services companies on a variety of regulatory compliance and risk management matters, with a focus on fair lending, fair servicing, UDAAP, Community Reinvestment Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, deposit account and electronic card issues. Hall represents clients in internal reviews and investigations, as well as examinations, investigations and enforcement actions by both federal and state regulators. She received a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (2003) and a B.S. from Miami University (1996).

Beth Mandel, '05 joins downtown law firm Dinsmore & Shohl as an attorney


Prior to Dinsmore, Mandel served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan J. Dlott with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She managed approximately one-third of Chief Judge Dlott's civil and criminal docket as a full-time legal advisor to the Judge. In that role, Mandel researched and analyzed civil and criminal litigation issues and drafted court opinions in a variety of cases. She also assisted Chief Judge Dlott in mediating settlements and offering creative solutions to disputes in civil cases and serve as an advisor to Chief Judge Dlott prior to and during hearings in civil and criminal cases.

Mandel also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She teaches a seminar on International Women's Human Rights that compares domestic, regional, and international human rights law pertaining to issues such as discrimination against women in employment and education and health care equity and access.

Mandel earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

Alumna Megan Gramke, '05 Named Partner at at Ulmer and Berne LLP


Ulmer & Berne Elects Six Outstanding New Partners and Promotes Three to Counsel

(January 2, 2015) – Ulmer & Berne LLP announces the promotion of six attorneys to the partnership effective January 1, 2015. The new partners are Megan B. Gramke, Elizabeth M. Hill, James D. Houston, Joshua A. Klarfeld, Nathan W. Lamb, and Robin D. Miller. In addition, the following three attorneys are being promoted to Counsel: Kristin W. Boose, Elise Balkin Ice, and Thomas G. McIntosh.

“We are pleased about these promotions,” said Kip Reader, managing partner of Ulmer & Berne. “Each of these attorneys has demonstrated exceptional legal knowledge and ability, a sharp focus on client service and client goals, and an active engagement with a collaborative work approach. We like to think that these characteristics are a significant part of our firm’s reputation for high quality client service and results.”

Megan Gramke of the firm’s Cincinnati office focuses her practice on product liability defense. She represents medical device, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturers on a local and national level. Her experience includes defense of claims pertaining to antidepressants, cancer medications, cardiac drugs, dietary supplements, and medical devices. Ms. Gramke has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her B.S.J., magna cum laude, from Ohio University.

Elizabeth Hill of the firm’s Cleveland office concentrates her practice on business litigation involving financial institutions. She represents national banks, broker-dealers, and financial advisory firms in court, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association arbitration proceedings. She also represents financial institutions in FINRA and state regulatory investigations. Ms. Hill has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University.

James Houston of the firm’s Cincinnati office focuses his practice on construction law as well as labor and employment. His trial experience includes first chair representation of contractors, employers and sureties in both arbitration and traditional trial court settings (including actions for emergency injunctive relief). He has also successfully defended Ohio employers against various wrongful death and discrimination claims. He has drafted and argued appellate briefs for various courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, various Ohio District Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Mr. Houston received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law and his B.A. from Miami University.

Joshua Klarfeld of the firm’s Cleveland office focuses his practice on product liability litigation, pharmaceutical, medical device and mass tort litigation. He also is engaged in complex business litigation. He represents major corporations in the defense of multidistrict, coordinated, and consolidated litigation; putative class actions; mass torts; toxic torts; drug and medical device; employment-related torts; and premises liability actions. Mr. Klarfeld has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University.

Nathan Lamb of the firm’s Chicago office focuses his practice on securities-related litigation, FINRA, the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and state securities commission regulatory investigations and disputes. He defends brokers, broker-dealers, and investment advisors in FINRA arbitrations, SEC actions, and FINRA enforcement actions. Mr. Lamb’s practice also involves advising clients on how to navigate the complex financial services regulatory environment. Mr. Lamb has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.

Robin Miller of the firm’s Cincinnati office focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She successfully represents publicly traded corporations, as well as small private businesses, at all stages of litigation including requests for immediate injunctive relief, trials, and appeals. She has experience defending and pursuing a variety of cases involving breach of contract, fraud, non-compete agreements, trade secret misappropriation, construction, employment discrimination, and product liability. Ms. Miller has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She received her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Ohio University.

Kristin Boose of the firm’s Cleveland office focuses her practice on assisting lenders, borrowers, and developers in financing matters. She represents clients in all facets of commercial real estate and commercial lending, including traditional mortgage lending, HUD-insured mortgage lending transactions, Fannie Mae Multifamily, and asset-based and cash flow credit facilities. Ms. Boose also represents developers in transactions utilizing New Markets Tax Credit, Low Income Tax Credit and/or Historic Tax Credit transactions. She also counsels clients on general real estate matters as well matters involving loan workouts and restructurings. Ms. Boose has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, her M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Baldwin-Wallace College.

Elise Ice of the firm’s Cleveland office focuses her practice on complex business litigation in both state and federal courts. She has successfully handled cases involving a variety of substantive areas, including ERISA, employment and labor, insurance, lead-based paint, class actions, product liability, securities, professional malpractice, and personal injury. In addition to her experience with these substantive areas of the law, she has solid experience taking fact and expert witness depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and preparing for trial. Ms. Ice received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law and her B.A. from Mary Washington College.

Thomas McIntosh of the firm’s Cincinnati office concentrates his practice on product liability litigation with a focus on personal injury defense involving pharmaceutical products. He has experience defending drug companies in complex matters across the country in multidistrict litigation and state-court consolidated litigation as well as individual cases in state and federal courts. He has worked on matters involving a variety of different products including generic and brand-name pharmaceuticals, supplements, and medical devices. Mr. McIntosh has specialized experience in federal preemption of state-laws involving generic drugs, and has briefed the issue in numerous state and federal courts across the country. Mr. McIntosh has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law and his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Kentucky.

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 190 attorneys, located in Cincinnati, Chicago, 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.

 

The 28th Annual Corporate Law Center Symposium


Rethinking Compliance

March 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
Downtown Cincinnati

A series of presentations and conversations designed to foster new ways of looking at compliance in a variety of fields, including health care, corporate work, and international law.

Opening Keynote, 9:00 a.m.
  • Sharon E. Abrams, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Procter & Gamble
Elements of a Successful Compliance Program, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
  • Daniel Sokol, University of Florida 
  • Tianlong Lawrence Hu, Renmin University of China Law School 
  • Clare Iery, Senior Counsel, Procter & Gamble
Claimants, Regulators, and the Influence of Outside Forces, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Matt Horwitz, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio 
  • Claire Sylvia, Phillips and Cohen
  • Kristin Johnson, Seton Hall
  • Lisa Taylor, Chief Compliance Officer, UC Health
Lunch Keynote, 1:00 p.m.
  • Michael R. McAlevey, Vice President, Legal Operations & Business Development, GE Aviation
Data Security and Privacy, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tom Zeno, Squire Patton Boggs 
  • Eric Rozier, University of Cincinnati 
  • Craig Hoffman, Baker & Hostetler 
  • McKay Cunningham, Concordia University
Compliance in the Corporate Hierarchy, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School
  • Mike Petrucci, Deputy General Counsel, FirstGroup America, Inc.
  • Rick Holmes, Fifth Third Bank
The symposium is free.  Lunch is provided to those who register in advance.  
5.5 CLE credits are available, pending approval.
 
Please register by:
Calling Lori Strait at 513-556-0117
Faxing this card to 513-556-1236
Mailing this card to:  Lori Strait
               UC College of Law
               PO Box 210040
               Cincinnati, OH  45221-0040

 

2015 Robert S. Marx Lecture featuring Jill E. Fisch


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time/Location: 12:15pm – 1:15pm, Room 114 (College of Law)

CLE: 1 hour CLE has been submitted for OH/KY; approval is expected.

Webcast: Fisch Lecture

 

The Mess at Morgan: Risk, Incentives and Shareholder Empowerment

This lecture considers the focus on the “public” nature of the corporation following the financial crisis of 2008 and its relationship to policies increasing shareholder empowerment.  Using the case of JP Morgan and the London whale, the lecture suggests that, rather than improving incentives for corporate decision-makers to engage in risky behavior, shareholder empowerment may increase those incentives.  Thus the mess at Morgan highlights the potential limits of corporate governance.

Professor Jill Fisch

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is honored to present Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as the 2015 Robert S. Marx Lecturer.  Fisch is an internationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.  Her work, which consists of more than 50 scholarly articles, has appeared in the top law reviews including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  Current projects include the regulation of mutual funds, an empirical analysis of securities arbitration, and a reconceptualization of the structure of private securities fraud litigation. Recently Fisch traveled to China to meet with Chinese regulators and to lecture on regulatory issues resulting from the globalization of the capital markets.  She received the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010-2011.

 

 

 

Professor Arthur Miller to Speak at Law School


 

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: Room 114

This event is sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

Title: Are They Closing the Courthouse Doors?

When the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were promulgated in 1938, they reflected a policy of citizen access for civil disputes and sought to promote their resolution on the merits rather than on the basis of the technicalities that characterized earlier procedural systems. The federal courts applied that philosophy of procedure for many years. However, the last quarter century has seen a dramatic contrary shift in the way the federal courts, especially the U.S. Supreme Court, have interpreted and applied the Federal Rules and other procedural matters. This shift has produced the increasingly early procedural disposition of cases prior to trial. Indeed, civil trials, especially jury trials, are very few and far between today.

Professor Miller cautions that some restoration of the earlier underlying philosophy of the Federal Rules is necessary if we are to preserve the procedural principles that should underlie our civil justice system and maintain the viability of private litigation as an adjunct to government regulation for the enforcement of important societal policies and values. 

About the Speaker

Professor Arthur Miller is a leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure, a University Professor at New York University, and Chairman of The NYU Sports & Society Program. Prior to that, he was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Miller is a co-author of Federal Practice and Procedure, which is often considered the most notable source for practicing in the federal courts and is an essential reference for judges and lawyers worldwide. Miller is also one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition, privacy and, most recently, sports law. He has authored more than 40 books and numerous scholarly articles, including The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers (University of Michigan Press, 1971) and Miller’s Court (Plume, 1983).

Miller has argued cases in all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and several before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as a Member and Reporter for the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. President Gerald Ford also appointed Miller as commissioner of the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works.

Professor Miller is the recipient of many honors, including six honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law. In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed on him the prestigious honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire. A renowned commentator on law and society, Miller has also moderated several acclaimed PBS series, including “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” “Managing Our Miracles: Health Care in America” and “The Presidency.” He won an Emmy Award for “The Sovereign Self.” He further served for two decades as the on-air legal editor for ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

2015 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law


Criminal Law as Regulation

 

Date: Monday, February, 23, 2015

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

Location: College of Law, Room 114

 

Rachel E. Barkow

by Professor Rachel E. Barkow, Segal Professor of Law and Policy, New York University School of Law

In her lecture, Criminal Law as Regulation, Professor Barkow will argue that the criminal justice system should be seen as a regulatory system.  She will give clemency as an example of an area that could be improved by applying the insights of administrative law and policy.

Barkow’s scholarship focuses on applying the lessons and theory of administrative and constitutional law to the administration of criminal justice. She has written more than 20 articles, recently joined the leading criminal law casebook as a co-author, and is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on criminal law and policy. She received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013 and the Law School’s Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. In June 2013, the Senate confirmed her as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission. Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel. After graduating from Northwestern University (BA ’93), Barkow attended Harvard Law School (’96), where she won the Sears Prize. She served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the DC Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court. Barkow was an associate at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, DC, before joining the NYU Law faculty.

About the Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

The Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law was endowed by Mr. Chesley in 2006 to bring outstanding legal scholars of national and international prominence in all areas of law to the College as visiting professors.  Mr. Chesley, a 1960 graduate of the College of Law is a longtime supporter of the law school and the University of Cincinnati.

Professor Sperino's Article Published in OSU Law Journal


Professor Sandra Sperino’s Let's Pretend Title VII is a Tort is now in print at 75 Ohio State Law Journal 1107 (2014). 

Mark L. Newmann named as 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers


CINCINNATI, OH( December 03, 2014)-The law firm of Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co., L.P.A. (BPBS) is pleased to announce that Mark L. Newman, a resident of Symmes Township, has been recognized as 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers®. This recognition continues the tradition of Super Lawyers designation for the attorneys of BPBS. 

mark l. newmannOhio Super Lawyers showcases outstanding lawyers in Ohio who are recognized by their peers for professional accomplishments. Only five percent of Ohio lawyers are chosen as Ohio Super Lawyers. In selecting this year’s group of honorees, candidates were evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

For over 20 years, Mark Newman has devoted his practice to helping injured and disabled individuals pursue claims related to workers’ compensation and social security disability.  Mark Newman was named an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2006, 2011 and now again in 2015 for Workers’ Compensation area of practice. Mark is an Ohio Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of Ohio lawyers are chosen as Ohio Super Lawyers.

About Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, Co., L.P.A.

With offices in Oakley, Over-the-Rhine and Northern Kentucky, BPBS provides comprehensive legal services for individual and commercial clients in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. For more information on BPBS’s attorneys, practice areas and specific services, visit www.bpbslaw.com or call 513-721-1350. 

Kathryn J. Bross '14 hired as associate by KMK Law


Cincinnati (November 11, 2014) — The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law) has recently hired four new associates: Kathryn J. Bross, Meaghan K. FitzGerald, Shannon D. Lawson and Sarah A. Vonderbrink.

Bross, KatherineKathryn J. Bross practices in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Bross’ practice includes a variety of real estate transactions, including the disposition or acquisition of real property and lease transactions of commercial or residential property. Before joining KMK Law, Bross worked for GE Aviation where she performed research, contract revision and drafting in several corporate transactional areas. Bross earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2014, where she was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Cincinnati Law Review and was selected as a participant in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Prior to attending law school Bross worked for an international non-profit as a site coordinator and project manager. She earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University in 2010. Bross is admitted to practice law in Ohio.

Meaghan K. FitzGerald practices in the firm’s Litigation Group. Prior to joining KMK Law, FitzGerald served as an intern in the Office of Congressional Affairs of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) in Washington, D.C., designing and compiling databases for the candidate selection process of the First Responder Network Board. She also researched and prepared materials for Assistant Secretary of NTIA to use when testifying before Congress. FitzGerald earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2014, where she served as a Mentor in the Law and Leadership Program and as a Moritz Admissions Ambassador.  She earned her B.A. from Duke University in 2011. FitzGerald is admitted to practice law in Ohio.

Shannon D. Lawson practices in the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and business planning. Lawson earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2014, where he was a member of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law and served as vice president of the Black Law Student Association. While in law school, Lawson worked as a law clerk for Landrum & Shouse in Lexington, Kentucky, where he drafted motions for summary judgment and performed legal research.  Prior to law school, Lawson worked several years as an internal auditor for Ashland Inc., where he led an array of financial and operational audits. He also worked as an internal auditor for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a Fortune 100 company, and was a corporate accountant at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, now a part of Pfizer. Lawson is a certified public accountant (Delaware, 2009). He earned his B.S. from Delaware State University in 2001, cum laude. Lawson is admitted to practice law in Ohio.

Sarah A. Vonderbrink practices in the firm’s Litigation Group.  Prior to joining KMK Law, Vonderbrink was a co-mediator for the Family Alternative Dispute Clinic, Mediation Center of Charlottesville, Virginia, where she co-mediated parental disputes regarding custody, visitation and child support. Vonderbrink earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014.  While attending law school, she spent her summers working at the Kentucky Court of Appeals and at regional law firms researching legal issues on appeal from Kentucky circuit courts and gaining experience in the legal skills of mediation, deposing parties, attending motion hours and trials.  She earned her B.A. from the University of Richmond in 2010, cum laude.  Vonderbrink is admitted to practice law in Kentucky.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

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. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2014 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring.  KMK earned three national rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Venture Capital Law and 37 metropolitan rankings in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.  Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com