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.
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.
Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 was officially sworn in as the 61st judge of the Eastern District of New York during an investiture ceremony at the Roosevelt Courthouse in Brooklyn earlier this month.
Kathleen Lyon ’98 discusses her career and what it’s like to win an Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for her work on the U.S. Justice Department’s Program for Non-Prosecution Agreement or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks.
Scott Richard Stanley ’06 was awarded the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Ferdinand Pecora Award after he helped uncover a massive international pyramid scheme that affected millions of people from Boston to Uganda.
Moritz alumnus Robert Bilott ’90 was the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile, for his work taking on American chemical company DuPont.
The Grassbaugh Veterans Project, founded by Jenna Grassbaugh ’14 in honor of her late husband Jon, was featured in a recent article in the Fayetteville Observer. Grassbaugh is currently a JAG officer, serving as chief of legal assistance for the 82nd Airborne Division. She founded the project while during her second year of law school at Ohio State.
Leaving a position as a partner in a major firm is often a risky proposition. For Brent Miller ’86, making that move seemed like the natural next step. He is now president of a successful housing development company geared toward creating communities for young professionals.
Brian F. Jordan ’15 has won the 2015 Epstein Becker Green Annual Health Law Writing Competition with his paper titled, “Remembering to Protect Those Who Cannot Remember: Rethinking Alzheimer’s Liability and Healthcare Solutions.”
On Angela Sullivan ’02’s first day of law school, a faculty member imparted these words of wisdom. “They said, ‘Look around you. Some of these people will be judges who you appear before. Some of them will be opposing counsel. Some of them, you will work with, or for. And your reputation starts today.’”
Looking back, the path that led Tera Doak ’94 to her current position as associate general counsel for Habitat for Humanity International is clear. While she may not have realized it at first, her passion for helping others and strong background in transactional practice prepared her to step into her role with Habitat for Humanity which partners with people all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home.
When Ben Franklin famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person,” he probably had someone like screenwriter, lawyer, and family man Hanz Wasserburger ’97 in mind. For years, Wasserburger, who lives with his family in Austin, Texas, has juggled and excelled in two wildly different, but equally demanding, careers.