Class Notes

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Ronald Kopp, 1979

Ronald S. Kopp ’79 was named one of the top 100 lawyers in Ohio and one of the top 50 lawyers in Cleveland by Super Lawyers in 2015. He was also named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of business litigation. Kopp is the administrative partner for the law firm of Roetzel & Andress LPA.


Erika Haupt, 1995

Erika L. Haupt '94, partner-in-charge of Roetzel & Andress, LPA's Columbus office, has been named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of estate and probate law. She focuses her practice on wealth transfer and estate planning matters, including business succession planning and all aspects of tax and business planning for owners of closely held businesses.


Seth Linnick, 2008

Seth J. Linnick '08 was promoted to counsel at the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis LLP. He represents businesses in complex disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He focuses his practice on commercial contract disputes and product liability lawsuits.


George Rooney, 1973

George W. Rooney, Jr. ‘73 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation. He is a partner in the Akron office of Roetzel & Andress LPA.


Bradley Wright , 1990

Bradley A. Wright ‘90, partner-in-charge of the Roetzel & Andress LPA Akron office and Transportation and Retail Group manager, has been named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of transportation/maritime law.


Arun Kottha, 2008

Arun Kottha '08 has been promoted to counsel at the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis LLP. He handles product liability, mass tort, subrogation, environmental, and business litigation claims, and has served as national and regional coordinating counsel for manufacturing and services companies.


Susan Ryba, 2006

Susan Ryba '06 has been named partner at the Chicago office of the law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP. Ryba advises domestic and international corporations on US federal income taxation issues.


Bryan Sims, 1994

Bryan Sims '94 has rejoined Squire Patton Boggs after spending the past seven years as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at firm client SolarWinds, Inc., an IT management software company. Sims will reside in Squire Patton Boggs’ Tampa office as of counsel and a member of the Global Corporate Practice.


Tracey Ballard Tangeman, 1995

Tracey Ballard Tangeman ’95 accepted a new position as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Northern District of Ohio’s Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in Toledo. She previously served 16 years as a Montgomery County, Ohio prosecutor.


Beverly Marsh, 2006

Beverly A. Marsh '06 was promoted to partner at Standley Law Group LLP. Her practice focuses on intellectual property law, and she has worked at the Standley Law Group since her second year of law school, when she started there as a clerk.