Briefing Room



Overseas experience

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Lang ’89 talks about his current position as the resident legal advisory to the U.S. embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

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Alumna uses legal skills to help doctors, innovators as Cleveland Clinic’s deputy chief legal officer

In college, Jessica Flickinger Slifko ’98 found a passion for the law and helping others. Now she serves as deputy chief legal officer for the Cleveland Clinic where her team focuses on healthcare regulations.

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Alumnus tackles issues of espionage, trade secrets in practice and writing

James D. Robenalt ’81 is partner at Thompson Hine. In addition to managing and trying scores of high-stakes, complex cases involving trade secrets and espionage, he has found the time to write about historical events that helped shape our modern political landscape.

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Heather DiFranco ’01 awarded NALP Service Excellence Award

Heather DiFranco ’01 served as chair of the National Association for Law Placement’s ABA Audit Protocol Work Group, which helped law schools transition to new protocols on reporting graduate job placement data. For her work she was awarded the NALP Service Excellence Award.

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2016 Public Service Fellows Feature

2016 public service fellows named

The Moritz College of Law is home to multiple post-graduate public service fellowships, which place recent graduates in nonprofit positions where they begin their careers in the public sector.

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Mary Gallagher Feature

Mary Gallagher ’92 helps give hospitals cohesive voice at Ohio Hospital Association

As executive vice president and chief of staff for the Ohio Hospital Association, Mary Gallagher ’92 oversees the organization’s leadership in multiple divisions including health economics and policy, patient safety and quality, and operations.

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Erica Temple Feature

Erica Temple ’98 uses law degree to protect public, integrity of Washington legal system

Keeping the public protected and the integrity of the legal system intact is all in a day’s work for Erica Temple ’98 who works as disciplinary counsel for the Washington State Bar Association

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Michelle Chavanne ’01 uses legal degree to help shape higher education in Ohio

When Michelle Chavanne ’01 graduated from law school, she knew she did not want to spend her career in a courtroom. Now, as general counsel for the Ohio Department of Higher Education, she’s found a way to pursue her passions for the law and academia simultaneously.

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Remembering Judge David A. Katz ‘57

David A. Katz ‘57, a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, passed away on July 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.

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Patrick Dugan ’82 uses experience to carve out niche in healthcare strategic, transactional matters

Healthcare as many people know it is changing. Patrick J. Dugan ’82, who specializes in representing healthcare providers and payers, says there has been a shift toward consolidating the two, to create a better, more cohesive value-based experience for patients nationwide.

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On brand lawyering

At Abercrombie & Fitch, everyone from the interns to key members of the legal team dress with casual, comfortable, and effortless style—just like Abercrombie itself. Stacia Jones ’00 may wear jeans to the office, but she fiercely represents the retailer as senior manager and legal counsel.

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Moving on

Heather Kimmel ’06 always wanted to use her legal skills to help others. Little did she know she would one day have the opportunity to play a large part in helping two women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland area home rebuild their lives after their escape.

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