Class Notes

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Andrew Pullekins, 2009

Andrew J. Pullekins ‘09 has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs as an associate in the firm’s Akron office. His practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in cases involving business disputes, shareholder derivative claims, contract disputes, and litigation regarding wills and trusts. Pullekins has also been named a Rising Star for 2015 by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Catherine Heigel , 1995

Catherine Heigel ‘95 was named director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in June. Prior to taking the position she served as general counsel and corporate strategies officer for Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC.

Stuart Stuart Casillas , 1999

Stuart Casillas ‘99 has joined the board of governors for the University Foundation, California State University, Chico. He is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's corporate group in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Jon Allison, 1993

Jon Allison ‘93 has been named executive vice president for external affairs for CareSource. He comes to the position from Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP where he was a partner.

Ronald Kopp, 1979

Ronald S. Kopp ’79 has been chosen as the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) president-elect. His term will begin on July 1, 2016. Kopp is partner at Roetzel & Andress where his practice largely focuses on business litigation.

Robert Baraona , 1998

Robert Cosmo Baraona ‘98 has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC’s intellectual property department as senior counsel. His practice focuses on the creation and management of patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual assets.

Andre Porter, 2005

Andre Porter ’05 was appointed chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich in April. Prior to the appointment he served as director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. In the past he was a commissioner at PUCO and an energy attorney at Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co. LPA.

Christopher LaRocco , 2015

Christopher A. LaRocco ’15 has joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation group in Columbus.

James Ronk, 1972

Hon. James Ronk ‘72 was recently presented the Legacy Award by the Knox County Democratic Party for longstanding service to the community and to the Democratic Party. He was given the award, presented for the first time this year, at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in October. Ronk retired from the bench at the end of 2014 after 24 years of service as a juvenile/probate judge in Knox County.

Henry Schuck, 2009

Henry Schuck ’09, co-founder and CEO of DiscoverOrg, was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award in the growth stage category. The awards celebrate entrepreneurs and highlight their impact on Oregon’s economy across four categories – launch stage, development stage, growth stage, and entrepreneurial achievement. Out of more than 60 nominees, only 16 entrepreneurs were named finalists.