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Passion, focus, hard work lead alumna to dream career on Capitol Hill

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Salaam ’06 has been fascinated with the political process. Growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, she dreamed of one day working on Capitol Hill. Today, she is living that dream as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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Kathryn Mayer ’13 uses ADR skills to give voice to those with disabilities

During her time at the Moritz College of Law, Kathryn Mayer ’13 became involved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program—a decision that would ultimately have a huge impact on the direction her career would take after graduation.

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Alumna uses international experience as in-house counsel for pump manufacturer

Brigette Burnell ’02 found a role that suited her varied background and aligned her professional and personal goals as general counsel and corporate secretary for The Gorman-Rupp Company.

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Alumna enjoys vibrant, complex career in energy

Kyra Fleming ’92 envisioned changes in the energy markets would create opportunities in an industry with a long history of stability. Two decades later as vice president and general counsel of DTE Energy, Fleming sees first-hand how vibrant and complex the industry is today.

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Maureen Frangopoulos ’09 finds niche at ride sharing company

Accomplishing two career goals in the first decade of your career is a considerable feat. Maureen Frangopoulos ’09 conquered her childhood dream of becoming a trial lawyer, before setting her sights on a new position as an in-house counsel at Uber.

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Alumnus influences national policy concerning access to financial services and products

As legislative director for the National Urban League’s finance and housing division, Kyle R. Williams ’07 works to help change and influence policy to give disadvantaged people living in urban areas better access to financial services and products.

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Putting fun on the calendar

Kent Wellington ’91 works to make life better for women living with breast cancer.

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Mentoring & More celebrates 10th anniversary: Professional mentors are an invaluable resource to students

Faculty and alumni discuss the importance and success of the Mentoring and More @ Moritz program on its 10th anniversary.

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Alumna protects intellectual property at Groupon

Erin Wright Lothson ’08 is the intellectual property senior corporate counsel for Groupon. In her position she has done more than just carve out a niche for herself, she’s now mentoring the next generation of leaders working to drive the company forward.

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The perfect match: Moritz leads university’s Ohio Scholarship Challenge

Alumni discuss why they decided to give to the Ohio Scholarship Challenge, which doubles the impact of scholarship gifts through a university match on the payout.

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Alumna thrives as elections counsel in office of Ohio Secretary of State

Law school prepares students for careers in all aspects of the law, but one thing that nothing can prepare someone for is how to work under the glare of the national news media’s spotlight. Just ask Carrie Kuruc ’04, an elections counsel in the office of the Ohio Secretary of State.

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Career in public service more than a job to Alejandro Cortes ’05

Just six years after graduation, Alejandro Cortes ’05 took on one of the biggest challenges a young lawyer can face – representing the City of Cleveland in matters involving police, fire, E.M.S, and homeland security forces as an assistant director of law.

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