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.


Lisa Reisz, 1992

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced that Lisa Pierce Reisz '92, a partner in the Columbus office, has been elected to the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors. The Board of Governors establishes policies and goals for the Columbus Bar Association (CBA), which is nationally recognized among the most successful metropolitan bar associations. Reisz was one of three new board members elected to first-time terms. Reisz is a member of Vorys’ health care and litigation groups and is also the firm’s pro bono coordinator.


Matthew Brandt, 2010

Matthew Brandt '10 will be practicing in Abercrombie & Fitch's Real Estate Department and assisting with furthering the company's international and domestic growth.


Scott Stanley, 2006

Scott R. Stanley '06 recently accepted a position as Attorney in the Market Abuse Unit at U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.


Gerry Beyer, 1980

Gerry W. Beyer '80 recently received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from Texas Tech University. The Chancellor's Award is the highest teaching award given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members and is the sixteenth teaching award won by Prof. Beyer since 2000. Prof. Beyer was elected to the American Law Institute and co-authored a book entitled Fat Cats and Lucky Dogs -- How to Leave (Some of) Your Estate to Your Pets. Prof. Beyer is also excited about returning to Moritz in January 2012 to teach Wills & Trusts and Property as a Visiting Professor.


Ryan Shrout, 2009

After attending Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, Captain Ryan Shrout '09, U.S. Marine Corps, was certified as a Marine Corps Judge Advocate on April 1, 2011. He assumed duties as a Trial Counsel (prosecutor) at the Legal Services Support Section, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Jennifer Elleman, 1998

Jennifer N. Elleman '98, Director & Senior Corporate Counsel at LexisNexis, was a recipient of the 40 Under 40 award presented by the Dayton Business Journal. The award, which recognizes the regions up and coming leaders, was given to Jennifer in part because of her dedication to community service. Jennifer sits on the Citizens Review Board of Montgomery County, Ohio which is an arm of the Juvenile Court and operates to review the services provided to children who are in the care or protection of the Coutny due to abuse, neglect or dependency. She was also the recipient of a Special Recognition Award from the Citizens Review Board on April 29, 2011 for outsanding performance and lasting contribution to the Board.


Paul Debolt, 1989

Paul Debolt '89 has been named a co-chair of Venable LLP's Government Contracts Practice Group. Venable has one of the country's largest government contract teams, with clients ranging from large defense contractors to small, entrepreneurial companies. Located in Venable's Washington, D.C. office, Debolt assists companies and individuals on all issues that arise from doing business with the federal government, including civil fraud and government contracts issues.


Paul Nick, 1990

The Ohio Ethics Commission voted April 28 to appoint Paul M. Nick '90 as its permanent Executive Director. Nick has served as the Interim Executive Director since January and has been the Commission’s Chief Investigative Attorney since 2000.


Jeff Kaplan, 1976

Jeff Kaplan '76 has stepped in as senior vice president for university development, president of The Ohio State University Foundation and special assistant to the president for advancement. His new duties will include leading OSU's fundraising efforts, including an upcoming university-wide campaign aiming to raise $2.5 billion, serving as president of The Ohio State University Foundation and as special assistant to the president for advancement. [Read Columbus Dispatch article]


Jason Bichsel, 2008

Jason P. Bichsel '08 joined the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt LLP in the firm's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office in April. He is an associate in the firm's Consumer Finance Litigation practice group.