Class Notes

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Craig Wilson, 2013

Craig J. Wilson ’13 has been named a partner at the Columbus-based law firm of Emens & Wolper. His practice areas at the firm include oil and gas law, pipeline and other easements, natural resources, real estate, and corporate law. He represents landowners in pipeline negotiations, oil and gas law cases and negotiations, mineral rights disputes under Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, and sales of business.

Sean Jacobs, 2011

Sean E. Jacobs ’11 has been named a partner at the Columbus-based law firm of Emens & Wolper. His practice areas at the firm include oil and gas law, natural resources law, real estate law, and corporate law. Jacobs is actively involved in counseling landowners in an array of oil and gas related issues, has experience representing landowners in oil and gas issues, and speaks regularly to groups of landowners about topics relating to oil and gas law.

Steve Abreu, 2004

Steven A. Abreu ’04 has been named a partner in the Boston intellectual property firm of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP. Previously he was a senior trademark attorney counseling clients on trademark clearance and registration, as well as enforcement, to help a wide range of enterprises meet their intellectual property protection and business goals. Abreu’s clients include renowned institutions of higher learning, consumer and medical product companies, and specialty magazines. He also represents well-known manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

Gerry Beyer, 1980

Gerry W. Beyer ’80, the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech University, was elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estates Planners & Councils for his exemplary service to the field of estate planning. He also received several other awards this past year, including being named Professor of the Year by the Texas Tech University School of Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta and the Hispanic Law Students Association. He also received the President’s Academic Achievement Award from Texas Tech University and the Gardener DeMallie Award from the Virginia Continuing Legal Education Committee for outstanding service to continuing legal education in Virginia. Beyer’s blog, “Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog,” was also named to the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.

David Landefeld, 1976

David L. Landefeld '76 was appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve as a judge on the Fairfield County Municipal Court in November. Landefeld served as the prosecuting attorney for Fairfield County from 1983 to 2011. Following his retirement, he joined Crabbe, Brown & James where his practice focused on government relations, general litigation, and legislative affairs.

Jack Schreibman, 2000

Jack Louis Schreibman ’00 was one of 16 individuals selected for the initial cohort of the White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program. The WHLD Program is a one-year program designed to develop the skillsets and networks that enterprise leaders need to deliver results on mission-critical priorities. Fellows meet each week for a variety of programming, which includes discussions with recognized experts in their fields, workshops to build skillsets in leadership and organizational performance, networking opportunities with colleagues across government, and situational mentoring and coaching sessions. For his fellowship, Schreibman is working on a government wide placed-based initiative on behalf the Executive Office of the President and OMB to institutionalize best practices and lessons learned from place-based efforts to inform the way the federal government serves communities and their residents.

David Patton, 1999

David Patton ’99 became a certified specialist in administrative agency law on Jan. 1. He is one of only six Ohio lawyers certified in this area and the only administrative agency law certified specialist in the Cleveland area. Patton owns The Patton Law Firm, LLC, where his practice is focused on litigation and appeals, administrative law, and professional licensure.

David Fitzgerald, 2008

David Fitzgerald II ’08 has been named an equity partner at Wood, Herron & Evans L.L.P. He has worked in the firm’s Cincinnati office since graduating from Ohio State for the second time in 2008 (he earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2005), specializing in patent and trademark prosecution. When he’s not working or hanging out with his three young daughters, Fitzgerald can be found writing about college sports on and podcasting on the shows Talking 10, This Week in Trek, and Current Geek.

Andrew Pullekins, 2009

Andrew J. Pullekins ’09 was appointed to the advisory council of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County. He is an associate in Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs’ litigation group where his practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in cases involving business disputes, shareholder derivative claims, contract disputes, and litigation regarding wills and trusts.

Katie Kalbacher, 2015

Katie M. Kalbacher ‘15 has joined Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell’s Warren, Ohio office as an associate. Her practice focuses on a wide range of matters from business law, taxation, and healthcare to real estate and affordable housing.