Briefing Room



Gurwin Finds Niche in Entertainment Law

David Gurwin ’85 extends his practice toward entertainment, media and sports, emerging technology, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals. His greatest passion however, lies in of entertainment law.

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Alumnus humble about breaking up large drug rings

Run Vincent Chiu’s name through a quick query on the Internet, and one will find headlines screaming with sensationalism.

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Keeping clients current on political laws, government contracts

With clients engaging in political activity at federal and state levels and working on government contracts overseas, it’s critical for Bassel Korkor ’06 and the staff at Arnold & Porter LLP to monitor changes to laws governing everything from campaign finance to lobbying to government ethics.

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Pro bono work leads to political asylum, clean energy cases

Pro bono work has been part of Benton B. Bodamer’s practice since day one.

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Commitment to diversity leads to gift

The game at Ohio Stadium only held the interest of Tom Kahle ’75 for so long. While the Buckeyes put points on the board against Indiana University on Nov. 5, Kahle was in deep conversation with his companions, Dean Alan […]

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Timothy Barnes ’95 to serve as bankruptcy judge

A partner in the restructuring and insolvency group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Timothy Barnes ’95 has been appointed as bankruptcy judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Barnes was appointed by Chief […]

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On the Front Line of Immigration

In the Douthett family, there are two traditions: the Buckeyes and law school. Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and a five-year stint in the Navy, Trenton Douthett ’06 followed suit and enrolled at […]

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Program helps graduate build unique solo practice

Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human-trafficking – all are areas many lawyers are hesitant to pursue due to financial constraints, Micaela Deming ’09 says. Perhaps that is why the Columbus attorney’s focused practice developed rapidly. A year after graduating […]

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Judicial Waiting Game

After a statewide selection process, federal review, recommendations by both U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich ’66, and introduction before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Toledo lawyer Jeffrey Helmick ’88 has been nominated as a fed­eral […]

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Baker Hostetler gives $500K for mentoring program

Students enter the dining room at the Barrister Club, scanning the room for familiar faces. Their smiles break wide open as they extend a hand to the lawyers seated at their table. The dining room gets louder with the chatter […]

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Servant The Leader: Brian Sandoval ’89 shares lessons learned during meteoric rise

After the votes were counted and the victory secured, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ’89 faced a num­ber of daunting challenges: Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in the United States and led the nation in fore­closures. The state’s high school […]

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Partner started career as 3L in energy law

From energy regulatory specialist to corporate transactional attorney, Brian Chisling ’94 is a partner in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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