Briefing Room

leadership

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1L pursues law degree as another means to serve

1L Amy Riedel has always felt a strong commitment to community and service. Her time in the Navy and her volunteer work led her to pursue a J.D. in hopes of making a difference in multi-planetary exploration and resource cultivation as the world looks toward the future.

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Inside the boardroom

Alec Wightman ’75 found a way to combine his passion for complex business deals and giving back by developing a niche practice of assisting public companies in evaluating board effectiveness.

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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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Professor Amna Akbar receives American Constitution Society award

Professor Amna Akbar was awarded this year’s Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception in April.

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Asim Z. Haque ‘06 named PUCO chairman

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Asim Z. Haque ‘06 the next chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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Alumna thrives as director of litigation practice at Smucker’s

Before law school, Jaclyn Bryk ’04’s Buckeye physician father gave her two rules: “You can’t sue doctors, and you can’t go to Michigan.” With an illustrious litigation career, a strong work ethic, and a winning case against Michigan, Bryk has made her Buckeye family proud.

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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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New Congressional Conversations initiative kicks off with Portman, Pelosi

The Ohio State University continues its proud heritage of developing future policymakers and legislative leaders with Congressional Conversations, an initiative that brings prominent federal legislators to the university on a regular basis. The inaugural speakers will be U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) April 8, and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) April 22.

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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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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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Program on Law and Leadership to host emotional intelligence workshop

Want to know what your EQ is? Want to know how that information can make you a more effective lawyer, leader, and professional? Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn about EQ through a three-part workshop with the Program on Law and Leadership.

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Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 sworn in as federal judge for the Eastern District of New York

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.

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