Class Notes

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Peter Igel, 1986

Peter Igel ’86 was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. A partner at Tucker Ellis LLP, his practice focuses on tax law.

Miranda Fields Stephani , 2006

Miranda Fields Stephani ’06 has joined Levi Strauss & Co. as associate general counsel for commercial transactions in the firm's San Francisco, California headquarters. Prior to joining Levi’s, Miranda was at L Brands, Inc. in Columbus.

Susan Stead , 1984

Susan T. Stead ‘84 has joined Bailey Cavalieri LLC as of counsel in the firm’s insurance regulatory practice area.

Ryan Lovitz , 2006

Ryan S. Lovitz ’06 was recently named partner in Quarles & Brady LLP’s Milwaukee office. He practices in the firm's business law practice group where he represents public companies in connection with securities law compliance, corporate governance matters, and offerings.

Mikaela Patton , 2015

Mikaela R. Patton ’15 recently joined Keating Muething & Klekamp’s labor and employment group as an associate in Cincinnati. Her practice is concentrated in the area of labor and employment law.

William Fowler, 1984

Scott Fowler ’84 was awarded the Mahoning County Bar Association’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the Mahoning County Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. Fowler is a partner at Comstock, Springer & Wilson Co. where his practice focuses on automobile liability and premises liability, medical malpractice, general and civil litigation, municipal liability, and civil rights litigation.

Carlos Garritano , 2004

Carlos Garritano ’04 has joined Tucker Ellis LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property and brand protection group. His practice focuses on intellectual property consultation and strategy.

Barbara Combs , 1993

Barbara Harris Combs ‘93 wrote an article for Bio on the history of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary this year. In 2014 she published a book, From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom, detailing the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Steven Shandor , 2004

Steven Shandor ‘04 has been chosen to manage the new Day Ketterer office in Youngstown. He is chair of the firm’s banking practice group, where his practice focuses on commercial banking and litigation work.

Emily Root, 2003

Emily E. Root ’03 has joined the Porter Wright health law group as of counsel in firm’s Columbus office. Her practice focuses on counseling and representing hospitals and health systems, joint ventures such as ambulatory surgery centers, physicians, and insurers with regard to regulatory compliance and litigation risks.