Class Notes

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Marjorie Duffy, 2007

Marjorie P. Duffy '07 was named partner at Jones Day. She focuses her litigation practice on the representation of corporations, directors, and officers in securities, shareholder, and derivative actions. She also concentrates on litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions and on fiduciary-duty and governance claims. Marjorie is in Jones Day's Columbus office.

Joseph Koncelik, 1993

Joseph Koncelik '93 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. He serves as chair of the firm's environmental and renewable energy group where his practice focuses on environmental law, property development and remediation, and oil and gas.

David Yaussy, 1984

David L. Yaussy '84, a member at Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, was appointed by the Kanawha County Bar Association to serve a three-year term as its representative on Legal Aid of West Virginia’s board of directors. Yaussy, who serves as chair of Spilman Thomas & Battle's environmental practice group, is a longtime Legal Aid volunteer, serving as a pro bono attorney in dozens of client cases.

Laura Ephlin, 1991

Laura Ephlin ‘91 has been selected as co-chair of the newly formed corporate counsel section of the Akron Bar Association, which aims to better meet the needs of counsel serving in in-house and non-traditional roles. Ephlin is the director of accreditation and regulatory affairs at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Brian Stewart, 2011

Brian Stewart '11 was re-elected in November 2016 to a second term as a Pickaway County Commissioner. As commissioner, he also serves on the board of directors for the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO). Stewart is also a partner with the law firm of Farthing & Stewart LLP in Circleville, Ohio.

Douglas Sesnowitz, 1994

Douglas K. Sesnowitz ’94 has been named vice chair of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s business law practice group. He counsels public and private companies in a wide range of industries on a variety of corporate matters and has served as general counsel and advisor to many closely held and middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries. Sesnowitz also has significant experience structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Alexander Koenig, 2016

Alexander Koenig '16 has joined Ulmer & Berne LLP as an associate in the firm’s Cleveland office. He is a member of the mergers and acquisitions practice group where his practice focuses on a wide range of corporate law issues, including mergers and acquisitions and capital markets and securities transactions.

Meredith Sugar, 1999

Meredith K. Sugar ’99 has been elected to the board of directors of the National Easterseals. She previously served as president of the board of directors of Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, and as the immediate past-president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf in Washington, D.C. Sugar is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where her practice focuses on business succession planning, sophisticated wealth transfer and estate planning and administration, tax, and general corporate representation.

Ronald Petroff, 2006

Ronald R. Petroff ’06 has been recognized by Columbus Business First as one of "20 People to Know in Law." He serves as the founder and managing partner of Petroff Law Offices, LLC, which specializes in family law. Petroff was also featured in the June 2016 Columbus CEO article “Five Legal Trends Business Owners Need to Know” as an expert on child and spousal support payments for local business owners.

Daniel Klonowski, 1978

Daniel James Klonowski ’78 was sworn in as acting judge of the Garfield Heights Municipal Court in May. He is particularly honored by the appointment having grown up in Garfield Heights and having a father who also served as acting judge in the 1950s and 1960s, when the court was first established.