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Tad Herold ’06 was hired as economic development director of Columbiana County, Ohio in August. Herold previously was village solicitor for New Waterford an assistant prosecutor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in city planning and geography before attending law school at Ohio State, where he also earned a master’s degree in business administration.
The Honorable G. Gary Tyack ’74 has been elected chief justice of Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges Association. He will assume the post Jan. 1. Tyack has been involved with and served in leadership positions with many legal and judicial associations, civic organizations, and his church.
Megan M. St. Ledger ’07 has joined the Providence, R.I. firm of Duffy & Sweeney. Her practice has spanned a wide range of litigation, advisory, and regulatory matters, with a focus on commercial and intellectual property disputes. She previously was an associate for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City and clerked for Judge James J. Brady of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Aaron D. Ford ’01, a partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Las Vegas, was recognized by two Nevada news organizations and a community foundation for his work as a state senator during the 2013 legislative session. The Las Vegas Review Journal recognized him as the “best Senate freshman” in a poll, and Reno Gazette Journal reporter Ray Hagar named Ford “Rookie of the Year.” Finally Help Animals Nevada honored Ford during a luncheon ceremony in July for his legislative work. Ford concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Katherine Everett Iskin ’09 has relocated to South Bend, Ind. to work as the staff attorney for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee for the Northern District of Indiana - South Bend and Fort Wayne Divisions.
Seth Rose ’02 has been named a partner in the Chicago office of Loeb & Loeb LLP. Rose counsels clients on programs and initiatives in the areas of advertising, marketing, promotions, media, sponsorships, entertainment, social media, intellectual property, and privacy.
Mallika Reddy ’13 is an associate in the general corporate practice group of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland. She focuses her practice on assisting public companies and privately held companies in a wide array of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, health care, and real estate matters.
Tera Coleman ’13 is an associate in the litigation practice group of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland. She focuses her practice on business, corporate, and commercial litigation and on public law litigation.
Thomas A. Vetter ’13 has joined the finance, energy, and real estate group in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Vetter was a Vorys summer associate in 2012. In addition, he worked as an investment banking summer associate at Lancaster Pollard and completed a finance internship with Abbott Laboratories.
Kara M. Singleton ’13 has joined the litigation group in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Singleton served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael H. Watson in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kimberly Cocroft ’00 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. She was also a Vorys summer associate in 2012.
Michael J. Shoenfelt ’13 has joined the labor and employment group in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Shoenfelt previously served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Amul R. Thapar in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and as judicial extern for the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Angelyne Lisinski ’12 has joined the litigation group in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Prior to joining Vorys, Lisinski served as a law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Preston Deavers, magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Robert W. “Buzz” Trafford ’77, managing partner in the Columbus office of Porter Wright, was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of mergers and acquisitions by Best Lawyers. Trafford concentrates his practice in the area of complex business litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, including securities fraud; director and officer liability and other corporate governance matters; attorney and accountant liability; trade secrets; and consumer class actions.
H. Grant Stephenson ’79, a partner in the Columbus office of Porter Wright, was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of equipment finance law by Best Lawyers. Stephenson practices banking, securities, and commercial law and also works on corporate governance issues, financial institution mergers and acquisitions, technology contracts, payment system matters, and complex financing transactions for borrowers and lenders.