Class Notes

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Richard Galbraith, 1992

Rich Galbraith '92 is a practicing pathologist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas, and also teaches Histology to biology upper class students and bioengineering graduate students at the University of Kansas.


Alexis Gage, 2008

Alexis Nguyen Gage '08 graduated from the Initial Officers Course of the Royal Australian Air Force in October 2017. Her first posting is at the Air Force Headquarters Ministerial Liaison Office as a Ministerial Liaison Officer.


Craig Byrnes, 1999

Craig Byrnes '99 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the California Employment Lawyers' Association ("CELA"), the largest statewide organization of plaintiff's employment litigators in the country. Mr. Byrnes is also the chief editor of CELA's Bulletin, which provides monthly updates on employment law, including cases, litigation updates, and other developments. You can find out more about CELA and read the monthly Bulletin at www.cela.org.


Whitney Siehl, 2013

Whitney K. Siehl '13 received an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for her dedication to representing underserved individuals. Siehl is an associate at Grant & Eisenhofer, where her primary area of practice is representing families and children in birth injury and birth trauma litigation nationwide.


Deborah Herman, 1982

Deborah Herman 82 graduated from Ohio State with a dual-degree JD and MA in journalism. This combination gave her the credentials to co-author the bestselling book "Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties." The book, published by William Morrow, an Imprint of Harper Collins, October 2017, is the story of Dianne Lake, aka Snake, the youngest member of the Manson family. She joined the cult at age 14, did not participate in the murders, but became the unwitting confessor to those who perpetuated the horrific crimes on two nights in August 1969. Lake was the last witness helping to put Manson in jail until his death one month after the publication of the book.


Brian Shinn, 1996

Brian E. Shinn 96 was appointed Chief of Claims Section and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations by Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein. He previously served as director of Human Resources for City Council for the city of Columbus.


Scott Stitt, 2001

Scott J. Stitt '01 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. Based in the firm's Columbus office, his practice focuses on ERISA criminal and civil disputes in state and federal courts across the U.S. Stitt also practices in employment and business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.


Seth Linnick, 2008

Seth Linnick '08 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. Based in the firm's Cleveland office, he represents businesses in disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, handing aspects of both the defense and plaintiff-side commercial litigation.


Christina Hassel, 2008

Christina T. Hassel '08 was named partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. She works in the firm's Cleveland office where her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including both individual and class action disputes regarding contracts, business torts, fraud, consumer protection defense, unfair and deceptive trade practices, ADA, and intellectual property, as well as appellate litigation.


Stephen Salley, 2009

Stephen Salley '09 has been elected partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. His practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and bank regulatory, supervisory and enforcement matters involving both U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions. He also advises clients on a range of corporate governance and other general corporate matters.