Briefing Room

litigation and the judicial process


Alumnus tackles issues of espionage, trade secrets in practice and writing

James D. Robenalt ’81 is partner at Thompson Hine. In addition to managing and trying scores of high-stakes, complex cases involving trade secrets and espionage, he has found the time to write about historical events that helped shape our modern political landscape.

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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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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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Carla Moore ’77 receives Catholic Diocese of Cleveland’s St. Thomas More Award

Carla Moore ’77 was selected by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as the recipient of this year’s St. Thomas More Award.

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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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Professor Ric Simmons chosen for court task force to examine grand jury system

Professor Ric Simmons has been selected to serve on a task force that will examine potential changes to Ohio’s grand jury system in the wake of controversy over fatal police shootings.

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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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Robert Bilott ’90 profiled in New York Times Magazine article

Moritz alumnus Robert Bilott ’90 was the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile, for his work taking on American chemical company DuPont.

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Hanz Wassenburger feature

Alumnus Balances Law, Writing Careers

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.

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Asian Moot Court Competition winners features

Goyal, Snow take home moot court awards

2Ls Shalini Goyal and Kyla Snow took second place in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Central Regional competition on October 3. The duo won the Best Brief Award in the competition and Goyal was named Best Oralist. The team will advance to the national competition in New Orleans on November 8-9.

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Kate sandretto feature

Sandretto Fights For Victims of Domestic Violence

Kathryn Sandretto ’05 knows what it feels like to be hated. As a prosecutor in Lucas County who has devoted the last few years to putting abusers behind bars, she has felt the wrath of both the abusers – and the family members who have suffered at their hands.

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Supreme Court Litigator Carter Phillips Visiting

Carter G. Phillips, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., and graduate of The Ohio State University, will speak on his Supreme Court practice at the Barrister Club on Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon. Phillips has argued over […]

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