International Advisory Council

The UC Law International Advisory Council provides advice, counsel, and assistance to the leadership of the College of Law with regard to the development of international legal studies curriculum.  Members of the IAC are instrumental in connecting UC law faculty, staff and students to partners in the business and legal community at home and abroad to build a network that supports UC's strategic goals and enhances our students' experience.  

International Advisory Council Members

Aaron M. Bernay ‘10, Partner

Frost Brown Todd


Kai Bitter, Partner

Frost Brown Todd


Marcia Brandstadt, Director

US Commercial Service-Cincinnati


Chelsea Brint ‘13, Foreign Affairs Officer

US Dept. of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Washington DC


John G. Cobey ‘69, Partner

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC


Harvey Cohen ‘47, Partner

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Steve Driehaus, Resident Senior Director

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Iraq


Sarah Ganslein ‘09, Senior Legal Counsel

Global Internal Investigations Group, HSBC, London, United Kingdom


Thomas F. Glassman (BA, ’88), Shareholder

Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. LPA


Erica Hall ‘05, Technical Policy Lead

World Vision UK, London


Heather Heldman ‘14, Managing Partner and Principal

Luminae Group LLC.


Scott A. Kane ‘97, Managing Partner (Cincinnati)

Squire Patton Boggs


Marc M. Levey ‘72, Senior Counsel

Baker & McKenzie LLP (New York)


Bridget McGraw ‘03, General Counsel

North America at GE Additive


Antonia Mitroussia (BA ’83, MA ’86, JD ’90), Partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Judy Pershern '84, Of Counsel

Stall Legal LLC


John B. Pinney, Attorney

Bricker Graydon


Kathryn Pongonis ‘97, Deputy Chief of the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Section

U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China


Raul Rosado ‘88, Vice President and General Counsel International Business

Formica Group & Fletcher Building Ltd.


Maria T. Schneider ‘09, Partner

Musillo Unkenholt, LLC (Immigration Law)


Walter Spiegel, Vice President/General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Standard Textile


Peter V. B. Unger ‘83, Partner

Arent Fox, Washington DC


John Wirthlin (BS, ’82, JD ’85), Of Counsel

Blank Rome LLP, Cincinnati


Alexi Wood ‘00, Founding Partner

St. Lawrence Barristers LLP, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Clare Iery '01, Senior Director

Chief Human Rights Counsel - ESG Legal