Briefing Room


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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Judith L. French ‘88 appointed to federal judiciary’s national policy-making body

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French ‘88 has been appointed to serve a three-year term on an advisory committee of the federal judiciary’s national policy-making body, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.

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Nimesh Patel ’95 named new director of diversity and inclusion at WilmerHale

Nimesh Patel ’95 has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as the firm’s director of diversity and inclusion. He previously headed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as executive director.

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Remembering Voinovich ’61

Former Ohio Gov. George V. Voinovich ’61 passed away on Sunday at the age of 79.

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Alumnus pursues passion for international work as corporate law attorney

From a young age, Ryan Waggoner ’10 ambitiously aspired to be a judge, an ambassador, and a businessman. Refusing to settle for just one, he pursued a unique practice in international corporate law, combining all three passions as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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