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Nicole Hanna '12 Joins Dinsmore’s Cincinnati Office


CINCINNATI (January 18, 2013) – Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Nicole Hanna '12Nicole Hanna '12 has joined the firm as an associate in the Corporate Department and member of the Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Practice Groups. She will practice in the firm's Cincinnati office.

Prior to joining the firm, Hanna clerked for Ralph A. Kerns & Associates. Earlier in her career, she was an extern for the Honorable J. William L. Mallory, Jr. of the First District Court of Appeals. Hanna earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Toledo.

About Dinsmore
Dinsmore is comprised of more than 475 attorneys practicing in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C. For more than a century, Dinsmore has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals. For more information, please visit www.dinsmore.com.

Peggy Sullivan '04 appointed in Frost Brown Todd, Cincinnati Office


January 14, 2013 (Cincinnati, Ohio) – Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members in the Cincinnati and West Chester offices. The new members are: Peggy (M. Margaret) Sullivan, Shannah J. Morris, and William S. Morriss.

Peggy (M. Margaret) Sullivan, located in the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd, practices in the areas of real estate as well as lending and commercial services. She represents clients in a wide-array of national, regional and local commercial real estate transactions, including leases, development projects and loans. Peggy also advises clients on lending and regulatory issues and handles working capital facilities, asset securitizations and large multi-bank syndicated facilities.

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 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.

Whitney C. Gibson named Partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease


Whitney C. GibsonVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that Whitney C. Gibson has been named partner of the firm.

Gibson is a member of the firm’s litigation group in the Cincinnati office. He has particular experience representing companies and individuals in cases involving Internet issues, including Internet defamation. Gibson also has experience in False Claims Act cases, RICO cases, government contract cases, class-actions, medical- malpractice litigation, probate, trust and fiduciary litigation, breach of contract, copyright, trademark, false advertising litigation and complex commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and was an associate member of the Cincinnati Law

Review. Gibson received his B.S. from Penn State University.
Gibson, who currently lives in suburban Cincinnati, is one of two attorneys elevated to partner in the firm’s

Cincinnati office and is among 13 throughout the firm to be elevated in 2013.

Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with 375 attorneys in six offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Houston, Texas. Its Cincinnati office has more than 75 attorneys and is among the fastest growing in the city. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.

Alumni Lyndsey Barnett announced Partner at Graydon Head


Lyndsey R. BarnettCINCINNATI, OH – Graydon Head is pleased& to announce a new partner: Lyndsey R. Barnett.

Barnett’s practice is in the areas employee benefits & executive compensation. She is a member of the Firm’s Banking & Financial Services industry group as well as the Health Education & Public Sector Industry Group and the Manufacturing, Distribution & Technology Industry Group. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Joseph Home, the Advisory Board for the Hamilton County Unit of the American Cancer Society and recently graduated from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Program. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, her L.L.M from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.S. in accountancy at Miami University.

Graydon Head provides interdisciplinary services to clients in a variety of industries with particular emphasis on: banking & financial services; commercial real estate; media, communications & information; construction; health, education & public sector; 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.

Alumni Steven Goodin announced Partner at Graydon Head


Steven P. GoodinCINCINNATI, OH – Graydon Head is pleased& to announce a new partner: Steven P. Goodin.

Goodin practices in the Litigation Department and focuses on white collar defense and investigations, as well as a wide array of other civil litigation, including qui tam and civil rights defense. He is a member of the Firm’s Health, Education & Public Sector Industry Group as well as the Media, Communications & Information Industry Group. He earned his J.D from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his B.A. from Miami University.

Graydon Head provides interdisciplinary services to clients in a variety of industries with particular emphasis on: banking & financial services; commercial real estate; media, communications & information; construction; health, education & public sector; 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.

Jennifer D. Johnson '11 Joins Keating Muething & Klekamp’s Labor & Employment Group


Jennifer Johnson '11Cincinnati, OH — Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMKâ) is pleased to announce that Jennifer D. Johnson has joined the firm as an attorney in its Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Johnson’s practice focuses on labor and employment law. She has experience advising employers in handling discrimination, retaliation, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge, and unemployment compensation disputes and proceedings. Additionally, she assists employers with drafting and review of employment agreements, employee handbooks, and non-competition provisions, and advises employers on how to take preventative steps to comply with state and federal employment laws.

Prior to joining KMK, Johnson was an associate at Baker & Hostetler LLP. Johnson brings experience in the areas of labor and employment law, general litigation, data and information privacy, and trademarks. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2011, cum laude She earned her B.A. from Xavier University in 2008, magna cum laude.

 

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® 2012 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK received 20 first tier rankings in the 2013 Best Law Firms survey (Metropolitan Cincinnati) by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 105 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com.

Alumni Donald Mooney Named Ohip Super Lawyer


Donald MooneyUlmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that 43 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers. In addition, 26 firm attorneys have been selected as 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, a designation given to the legal industry’s best lawyers under the age of 40, as nominated by their peers. Alumni Donald Mooney has been named Ohip Super Lawyer.

Ohio 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 and 2.5 percent are recognized as Rising Stars. In selecting this year’s group of honorees, candidates were evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Alumni Reuel Ash Named Ohip Super Lawyer


Reuel AshUlmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that 43 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers. In addition, 26 firm attorneys have been selected as 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, a designation given to the legal industry’s best lawyers under the age of 40, as nominated by their peers. Alumni Reuel Ash has been named Ohip Super Lawyer.

Ohio 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 and 2.5 percent are recognized as Rising Stars. In selecting this year’s group of honorees, candidates were evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Rachael J. Rodman '01 joins Dinsmore


Rachael Rodman '01January 3, 2013 – Dinsmore is pleased to announce that it has promoted eight associates to the firm partnership. These newly named partners are located in six of the firm's offices. Rachael L. Rodman joined the Dayton office.

Rachael Rodman
Rachael is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, focusing on patent and trade secret litigation. She has substantial litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts and has represented clients in arbitrations through a variety of dispute resolution forums. She also has extensive appellate experience, having handled numerous appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Additionally, drawing on her substantial experience in trade secret litigation, Rachael drafted the Ohio chapters of the Defense Research Institute’s updated Trade Secrets & Non-Competes: A Compendium of State Law. She is also a member of Dinsmore’s Electronic Discovery Group and has given seminars on the topic of electronic discovery and trial practice. Rachael is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

 

About Dinsmore
Dinsmore is comprised of more than 475 attorneys practicing in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C. For more than a century, Dinsmore has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals. For more information, please visit www.dinsmore.com.

Bill Weber ’61 Recognized by Michigan State Bar


Bill Weber '61Bill Weber '61 was recognized by the Michigan State Bar Association as one of the key players in passing a new arbitration law through the MI legislature.  Governor Rick Snyder signed the new law on Dec 14.  See story in the January 2013 issue of The ADR Quarterly, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan, below.