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Moritz College of Law
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Columbus, OH 43210-1391
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Kara Newbury \'05 was named a \"Rising Star\" as one of the top leaders in the ASC Industry under 40. Newbury serves as assistant director of government affairs for health policy at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
Frank Ray \'73 was named the \"Number One Attorney in Ohio\" by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2017. Frank is a solo practitioner at Frank A Ray Co., L.P.A. where he serves as a private mediator.
Jonathan Woodman \'93 was sworn in on Jan. 12, 2017 as a superior court judge in Palmer, Alaska.
Craig Byrnes \'99 was named to the Executive Board of the California Employment Lawyers Association. CELA is a professional organization for plaintiff\'s employment attorneys. It is the largest statewide organization of its kind, with over 800 attorney members who represent employees in termination, discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. As a member of the Executive Board, Craig will help CELA in its mission of advancing workers rights through litigation, education, and advocacy.
Chenee Castruita \'13 has joined Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder in the firm\'s Columbus office as an associate. Her practice focuses on the areas of civil rights and government liability, employment and labor law, and insurance coverage and bad faith claims.
Bart Keyes \'08 was named a partner at Cooper & Elliott LLC in Columbus as of Jan. 1, 2017. He is a civil trial lawyer who focuses on representing individuals and small businesses who have suffered harm, and includes litigation matters ranging from personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases to civil rights, wrongful conviction, and commercial disputes. Keyes has successfully represented clients in jury trials, appeals, and arbitrations, including cases that have resulted in some of the largest jury verdicts in their jurisdictions. He lives in Columbus with his wife Kate and their three children Ben (age 7), Sam (age 6), and Eliza (age 4).
Lyndean Brick í84 has been named president, CEO and sole owner of Murer Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare consulting organization. She has three decades of experience in healthcare law, management, and regulatory consulting. Brick has led the firmís recent pioneering work in numerous areas of product development, including programs that enable healthcare providers to thrive amid growing regulatory demands, shrinking margins, and an uncertain marketplace. She is married to Myron Brick and the couple lives in Frankfort, Illinois, and are the parents of three.
Jeremy A. Mercer \'00 has joined Blank Rome as a partner in the firm\'s energy, environment, and mass torts practice group. There he counsels clients in the shale and hydraulic fracturing arena, advising on zoning ordinances and defending against lease invalidity claims and in litigation matters involving drilling-related contamination and health allegations. He has also counseled clients in matters involving rights-of-way, easement, and regulatory compliance.
Jeffrey A. Hall \'13 has joined Day Ketterer in the firm\'s Canton office as an associate. His practice there focuses on estate planning and probate administration, and he assists his clients with all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust settlements, probate and trust disputes, guardianships, and powers of attorney.
Catherine T. Dunlay \'84 has joined Bricker & Eckler in the firm\'s Cincinnati office as partner. There her practice focuses on health care mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures as well as contractual arrangements including a variety of hospital-physician relationships. She also counsels clients on operational and compliance matters, which include Anti-Kickback and Stark physician self-referral laws as well as Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement.
Chad McQuade í02 was honored with membership to Northwestern Mutualís 2016 Forum Group which recognizes company leaders who have eclipsed specific milestones in 2016. McQuade is the managing director of the Northwestern Mutual Ė Chicago district office based in Oak Brook, Illinois. This is the sixth time that McQuade has received the forum honor. The annual forum conference is an exclusive achievement, with approximately 5 percent of Northwestern Mutualís more than 6,000 financial representatives invited to attend.
Craig Byrnes í99 was named to the executive board of the California Employment Lawyers Association. CELA is the largest statewide organization of plaintiff\'s employment attorneys in the country, with more than 1,200 members. In this new role, Byrnes will help CELA continue its mission of promoting the interests of working people. CELA advocates for workers\' rights legislation, and provides skills and training for attorneys who represent employees.
Charles Elsea \'09 has been elected partner at Stebelton Snider LPA in Lancaster, Ohio. His practice focuses on business and corporate disputes, zoning and land use litigation, and environmental law. Charles lives in Lancaster with his wife, Rachel, and their children Ainsley (4) and Graeme (2).
Matthew Strayer í14 has been named a partner of the Columbus-based firm Goldman & Braunstein, LLP. His practice is focused on representing landowners in property rights and eminent domain issues, but he also brings additional commercial litigation experience to the firmís expanding practice.
Marjorie P. Duffy \'07 was named partner at Jones Day. She focuses her litigation practice on the representation of corporations, directors, and officers in securities, shareholder, and derivative actions. She also concentrates on litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions and on fiduciary-duty and governance claims. Marjorie is in Jones Day\'s Columbus office.