Class Notes

Do you have something to share? Get a new job? Earn that promotion? Win an award? Get married? Have a child? Let us know! We are always interested in keeping up with our alumni. These Notes that you submit may be used in alumni publications and appear on this web site.

Toshi Miyamoto, 2002

Toshi Miyamoto ‘02 was elected as special counsel in the Tokyo and Hong Kong offices of Baker & McKenzie. Miyamoto focuses his practice on capital markets, project work, and debt equity markets. Previously, he was a senior associate at the firm.

Steven Goldfarb, 1985

Steven Goldfarb ’85 was recently elected as a trustee of the Shaker Schools Foundation in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He and his wife have three children, who all are graduates of the Shaker Heights School District. Goldfarb is a partner in the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, where he is co-chair of the firm's litigation practice.

Christopher Hogan, 1998

Christopher E. Hogan ’98 was named a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation in June. Hogan, of Upper Arlington, is an attorney for Newhouse, Prophater, Letcher & Moots, where his practice centers on labor and employment issues. Over the course of 18 months, fellows volunteer their time to a project that promotes the foundation’s mission of improving the justice system and enhancing public understanding of the law.

Samuel Hamilton, 2008

Samuel Hamilton ’08 was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Hamilton is an associate with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC in Milwaukee. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and general business representation, as well as securities matters.

Gregg Eisenberg, 1997

Gregg Eisenberg ’97 was chosen as part of an inaugural group of “40 under 40” award winners from the M&A Advisor. Eisenberg is a partner with Benesch in Cleveland. He is a part of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Eisenberg focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private debt and equity financings.

Allen Reis, 1976

Allen J. Reis ’76 was recently named as an Ohio Super Lawyer in the Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights practice area in the June/July Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition. Reis is the managing partner of the Columbus offices of Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co., LPA, based in their Grove City office. This is the third year that Reis has been named a top lawyer.

Kristen Blankley, 2004

Kristen Blankley '04 will begin teaching this fall as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Blankley's courses are in the area of alternative dispute resolution.

Lisa Jones, 2007

Lisa Jones ’07 joined the U.S. Department for Education in July of 2007 as an attorney in the Office for Civil Rights in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul Kuzmickas, 2003

Paul Kuzmickas ’03 was recently hired to the Cleveland office of Luftman, Heck & Associates, a Columbus-based firm. Kuzmickas focuses on consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure cases covering all of northern Ohio and will manage the bankruptcy practice at the Cleveland office. He and his wife, Jennifer, and two sons, Andrew and Grayson, reside in a suburb of Cleveland.

Jason Hill, 2000

Jason A. Hill '00 recently accepted an appointed position as assistant court administrator of the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the court, Hill served as a partner with the law firm of Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP, where he maintained a litigation practice. Hill also recently completed the inaugural session of the Ohio State Bar Association's Leadership Accademy.