Class Notes

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Chenee Castruita, 2013

Chenee Castruita '13 has joined Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder in the firm's Columbus office as an associate. Her practice focuses on the areas of civil rights and government liability, employment and labor law, and insurance coverage and bad faith claims.


Bart Keyes, 2008

Bart Keyes '08 was named a partner at Cooper & Elliott LLC in Columbus as of Jan. 1, 2017. He is a civil trial lawyer who focuses on representing individuals and small businesses who have suffered harm, and includes litigation matters ranging from personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases to civil rights, wrongful conviction, and commercial disputes. Keyes has successfully represented clients in jury trials, appeals, and arbitrations, including cases that have resulted in some of the largest jury verdicts in their jurisdictions. He lives in Columbus with his wife Kate and their three children Ben (age 7), Sam (age 6), and Eliza (age 4).


Lyndean Lenhoff-Brick, 1984

Lyndean Brick ’84 has been named president, CEO and sole owner of Murer Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare consulting organization. She has three decades of experience in healthcare law, management, and regulatory consulting. Brick has led the firm’s recent pioneering work in numerous areas of product development, including programs that enable healthcare providers to thrive amid growing regulatory demands, shrinking margins, and an uncertain marketplace. She is married to Myron Brick and the couple lives in Frankfort, Illinois, and are the parents of three.


Jeremy Mercer, 2000

Jeremy A. Mercer '00 has joined Blank Rome as a partner in the firm's energy, environment, and mass torts practice group. There he counsels clients in the shale and hydraulic fracturing arena, advising on zoning ordinances and defending against lease invalidity claims and in litigation matters involving drilling-related contamination and health allegations. He has also counseled clients in matters involving rights-of-way, easement, and regulatory compliance.


Jeffrey Hall, 2013

Jeffrey A. Hall '13 has joined Day Ketterer in the firm's Canton office as an associate. His practice there focuses on estate planning and probate administration, and he assists his clients with all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust settlements, probate and trust disputes, guardianships, and powers of attorney.


Catherine Dunlay, 1984

Catherine T. Dunlay '84 has joined Bricker & Eckler in the firm's Cincinnati office as partner. There her practice focuses on health care mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures as well as contractual arrangements including a variety of hospital-physician relationships. She also counsels clients on operational and compliance matters, which include Anti-Kickback and Stark physician self-referral laws as well as Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement.


Chad McQuade, 2002

Chad McQuade ’02 was honored with membership to Northwestern Mutual’s 2016 Forum Group which recognizes company leaders who have eclipsed specific milestones in 2016. McQuade is the managing director of the Northwestern Mutual – Chicago district office based in Oak Brook, Illinois. This is the sixth time that McQuade has received the forum honor. The annual forum conference is an exclusive achievement, with approximately 5 percent of Northwestern Mutual’s more than 6,000 financial representatives invited to attend.


Craig Byrnes, 1999

Craig Byrnes ’99 was named to the executive board of the California Employment Lawyers Association. CELA is the largest statewide organization of plaintiff's employment attorneys in the country, with more than 1,200 members. In this new role, Byrnes will help CELA continue its mission of promoting the interests of working people. CELA advocates for workers' rights legislation, and provides skills and training for attorneys who represent employees.


Charles Elsea, 2009

Charles Elsea '09 has been elected partner at Stebelton Snider LPA in Lancaster, Ohio. His practice focuses on business and corporate disputes, zoning and land use litigation, and environmental law. Charles lives in Lancaster with his wife, Rachel, and their children Ainsley (4) and Graeme (2).


Matthew Strayer, 2014

Matthew Strayer ’14 has been named a partner of the Columbus-based firm Goldman & Braunstein, LLP. His practice is focused on representing landowners in property rights and eminent domain issues, but he also brings additional commercial litigation experience to the firm’s expanding practice.