Briefing Room


Alumna helped resolve billions of dollars in civil penalties following BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Abigail Andre ‘10 was just weeks away from graduating with her JD when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana. In 2015, Andre and her colleagues successfully resolved civil claims against BP over the resulting damage.

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Keeping an Open Mind: How Alumna Catherine Heigel ’95 Found Her Career Path

For Catherine Heigel ’95, president of Carolina Water Service, Inc., working in the utility industry offers the opportunity to make a significant difference in the quality of life of her customers.

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Cheyenne N. Chambers

‘Because Moritz chose me, I felt like I had to give back to Moritz in some way,’ alumna says

By: Madeleine Thomas If Cheyenne N. Chambers ’14 hadn’t been selected as the ninth U.S. Supreme Court Justice for a First Amendment moot court case in her high school AP Government class, she probably would have become a history professor. As […]

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Rachel Tallmadge

Greif Fellowship allows alumna to pursue dream of helping victims of human trafficking

An interest in the Greif Fellowship in Juvenile Human Trafficking initially led Rachel Tallmadge ’17 to apply to the Moritz College of Law. Now as the Greif Fellow, she provides legal representation to juvenile victims in Ohio.

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Ryan Ragland

To succeed in public defense, ‘compassion is everything’ says alumna

Although Ryan Ragland ’15, felony trial counsel at the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office, originally considered becoming a prosecutor after graduation, the last two years working in defense have been more rewarding than she could have ever imagined.

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Columbus City Prosecutor Bill Hedrick

Alumnus named chief city prosecutor after years of dedicated service to Columbus

After more than 20 years of service at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, Bill Hedrick ‘96 has been asked to serve as chief prosecutor. It is a nod to Hedrick’s outstanding work over the years helping to find solutions to everyday problems faced by the city’s residents.

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Heidi Kemp

Putting home first: alumna becomes advocate for hometown

Now, as an attorney with Emens & Wolper, she represents landowners in her community as they negotiate with industry officials to lease their land for drilling.

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Jessica Kim

Alumna to bring passion for white-collar crime to the classroom this spring

As head of cybercrimes for the Columbus office, Jessica Kim ’11, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, witnesses firsthand how technology is rapidly altering the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

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Dominick Brook

Going green to make green: alumnus helps clients find savings in sustainability

Profits and environmental sustainability. What may seem like two concepts on opposite ends of the economic spectrum are actually mutually beneficial to businesses, according to Dominick Brook ’08, U.S. Leader—Global Sustainability Tax at Ernst & Young LLP (EY).

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Melinda Haggerty

Alumna uses legal skills to guide foundation that helps find loving homes for foster children

As senior vice president and general counsel of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Melinda Haggerty ’10 plays a vital role in helping the organization achieve its mission of finding adoptive homes for children in foster care.

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Amber Zibritosky

Alumna leads northeast Ohio city as law director

When Amber Zibritosky ’10 first pictured what a career in public service would look like, running for an elected position in a town of 35,000 people wasn’t quite what she had imagined. Now as law director of the city of Stow, she said the experience has been a rewarding one.

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Frank and Ginni Bazler

College mourns passing of alumnus Frank Ellis Bazler ’53

Frank Ellis Bazler ’53 passed away on May 12, 2017. He was 87. A loving husband, community leader, and passionate supporter of The Ohio State University, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia “Ginni” (Hutchison) Bazler, and many other loved relatives.

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