Briefing Room

administrative law and government regulation


Alumna works to protect Ohioans as senior assistant attorney general

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.’”

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Shane writes op-ed for Bloomberg BNA

Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, wrote an article for Bloomberg BNA about congressional attacks on FCC-White House links and net neutrality.

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Cicero not surprised by immigration crisis

The immigrant crisis at country’s southern border didn’t simply appear overnight. It’s something those who have been carefully following the U.S.’s immigration problems have seen coming for years, says Chicago attorney Salvador Cicero ’98.

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Shane writes for Slate

Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.

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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”

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Seidt ’98 takes on leadership role

Andrea Seidt ’98, Ohio Securities Commissioner, began a one-year term Tuesday as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Seidt has served as Commissioner of Securities since 2008.

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Berman part of $18.7 million grant to study tobacco

Law Professor Micah Berman is part of a team of researchers at Ohio State that received an $18.7 million grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices, and public perceptions. The information will be used to help the Food and Drug Administration’s in its new role in regulating tobacco.

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Summer internship deepens ‘obsession’ for 3L

Flipping through more than 350 pages of decisions and listening to more than a day’s worth of testimonies as part of an internship could be dreary for some law students. But for 3L Emily Dunlap, the paper cuts and courtroom jargon deepened her “obsession” with immigration law.

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New professor brings expertise in legislation, national security

As a boy listening to the radio in snowy Fargo, N.D., Dakota Rudesill keenly remembers the feeling of dread when he heard in 1983 that the Soviet Union had walked out of nuclear arms talks. A

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Going all in: John Barron ’01 a high-roller in Ohio casinos

From the pit bosses to the winning percentage on the slots, John Barron ’01 knows every casino in the Ohio like the back of his hand. He can tell you about the type of felt used on the roulette tables […]

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Making leap to in-house counsel like ‘ultimate backstage pass’

Over the course of his almost 30-year professional career, working for the U.S. Department of Treasury right out of law school, then for a private firm, and later as an investment banker, sometimes it’s hard to tell by glancing at John Bruno’s resume whether he’s devoted to practicing the law or dedicated to the financial arena.

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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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