Class Notes

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Octavia Donnelly, 2009

Octavia Donnelly '09 has joined the firm Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA as an associate in downtown Phoenix, AZ.


DOUGLAS MANCINO, 1974

Douglas M. Mancino '74 joined the firm Hunton & Williams LLP as co-head of the firm’s health care practice in its newly expanded Los Angeles office. Mancino was previously with McDermott Will & Emery. He has served as counsel to health care clients in a number of cases that have defined the limits of tax-exempt organizations participating in health care joint ventures. A former president of the American Health Lawyers Association, Mancino is vice chair for publications of the ABA’s Tax Section, also serving as editor-in-chief of The Tax Lawyer. He has been profiled by California Law Business as among California’s most prominent practi­tioners in the tax exempt organizations and health care fields; recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the nation’s leading managed care lawyers, by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of Southern California’s top 100 health care executives, and by Los Angeles Magazine as one of its Super Lawyers. He has also been named in The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2011 editions and is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Laura Kulwicki, 1984

Laura Kulwicki '84 recently joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP as Of Counsel to its Akron office. Kulwicki joins the law firm’s tax group.  Her practice is focused on state and local taxation, with an emphasis on multistate issues that affect taxpayers doing business across the United States. She has represented multistate and multinational corporations in state tax matters in more than 30 states working with state taxing departments nationwide to resolve issues for her clients, including 50-state voluntary compliance programs and Multistate Tax Commission audits. She regularly advises companies on issues involving nexus planning and defense, sales and use tax, corporate income/franchising tax, gross receipts tax and unclaimed funds, as well as substantive tax planning.


Michael Jackson , 2009

Michael Jackson '09 will join the Cleveland office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national law firm representing management in all aspects of labor and employment, as an associate this month.


Paul Martin, 1961

Paul R. Martin '61, JD/MD, has been elected to the Alumni Board of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Miami, FL. The AUC School of Medicine has over 3,000 graduates currently practicing in the United States and elsewhere. Martin practices law in California.


James Campbell, 2010

James David Campbell, Jr. '10 recently incorporated The Campbell Family Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to raise awareness and support for educational opportunities and youth education initiatives. The foundation works to provide the hope and growth that are only possible through learning. Whether it is through the fundraising for and endowment of an annual Campbell Memorial Scholarship or through fiscal support and leadership of other educational advancement programs, the Campbell Family Charitable Foundation spends each day working to ensure that each child has a chance to succeed through education. More information can be found at www.campbellcharity.org. In addition, he recently published a landmark article on European Law within the Syracuse Journal of International Law. The piece, entitled "Unenforceable Impracticality: Exploring Köbler’s Constitutional Jurisprudential and Practical Miscues," was written while he was a part of the Moritz semester study program at the University of Oxford. The article discusses evolving EU constitutional theory and focuses on recent landmark European Court of Justice rulings in a broadly expanding field of law, and has been called an important and intricate evaluation of the issues by several members of the Oxford law faculty.


Meredith Smith, 2004

Meredith Smith '04 recently accepted a position as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs at Dartmouth College. Most recently, she worked in the Northwestern University Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.


Steve and Mary Yoost, 2006

Mary '07 and Steve Yoost '06 welcomed their first child, Simon James Yoost, on May 1. Mary practices at McGuireWoods LLP and Steve practices at Alston & Bird LLP in Charlotte, N.C.


Steve Magas, 1982

Steve Magas '82, Ohio's "Bike Lawyer," will be celebrating the second anniversary of his new firm, The Magas Firm, in June 2010. While his practice focuses on litigation, personal injury and insurance issues, his niche in the world of Bicycling is well recognized. Steve is the co-author of a popular book, "Bicycling and the Law," sits on the Board of the Ohio Bicycle Federation and has handled close to 300 "bike cases" over the past 25+ years. He is active in bike advocacy at the local, state and national level. Steve recently moved his office to eastern Cincinnati, but his practice takes him all over Ohio. Steve has also been called into bike cases in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Florida! Steve is also very happy to announce the birth of his first grandchild, William I. Johns, to his step-son Billy & his wife Teresa.


Susan Landrum, 2009

Susan Landrum '09 has recently moved to Atlanta, Ga, where she is working as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.