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SPOTLIGHT

Joshua Barkan ’12

Joshua Barkan ’12 is an associate at Kayne Law Group, and chairman of the Next Gen James Ambassador Society for the James Cancer Hospital. “The most rewarding aspects of my job are seeing my clients be successful and happy because they put a lot of money into their projects and they want to be successful,” Barkan said, “whatever I can do to help facilitate that is what I’m here for and to see them succeed is enjoyable for me.”Read more

Traci Martinez ’08

Traci Martinez ’08 is a partner in the Squire Patton Boggs Columbus office. “When you love what you do, it's contagious—whether that's with the attorneys you're working for or working with in your office—they'll want to continue to work for you or with you. As you are doing business development activities for yourself, when you’re so enthusiastic and believe in what you're doing, people want to give you work and they want to hire you," she said.Read more

Michael Franczak ‘95

Michael Franczak ‘95 serves as a commissioner for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. “My clients are not calling me in as a mediator because I’m a subject-matter expert, they’re calling me in because there’s something in terms of their people, their process, that’s getting tripped up, that’s creating barriers for them to have meaningful dialogue to resolve their issues,” he said.Read more

ALUMNI NEWS

  • Kreg Allison ’02 named director of Division of Real Estate, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

    Kreg Allison '02 was unanimously confirmed as director of the Division of Real Estate for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He was appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2016. In his position Allison serves as the head regulator for the real estate industry in Illinois overseeing professional education, licensure, regulation, and discipline for over 80,000 licensees working in seven professions. He also manages a large government agency with approximately 40 employees operating out of offices in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Springfield with a most recent budget of more than $8 million.

  • Anthony M. Sharett ’02 named vice president, bank legal for Nationwide Bank

    Anthony M. Sharett '02, formally a partner with BakerHostetler, is now the vice president, bank legal for Nationwide Bank, a subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance, a Fortune 69 company. In this role, Sharett is the general counsel for the $6.5 billion bank, including participation on the bank strategic leadership team.

  • Joseph Infante ’05 named among “40 Under Forty” by Grand Rapids Business Journal

    Joseph Infante ’05 was named among the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty.” He was selected as a business leader in the community, not only for his outstanding work in law, and in particular craft beverage law, but also for the outstanding work he does for Hospice of West Michigan. This year, he and his wife Niki co-chaired the successful premiere fundraiser, Hospice of Michigan Barley, BBQ & Beats, which raised nearly $250,000. He was profiled in the Grand Rapids Business Journal in October.

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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

  • Follow the Election Law @ Moritz election day coverage

    Join our expert faculty today for continuing coverage of legal issues arising from this year's election as they monitor races across the country to see if any are within the margin of litigation or have given rise to legal issues deserving of analysis and comment. Election Law @ Moritz will pay particular attention to the presidential race and a handful of U.S. Senate races that could be pivotal. The program has set up headquarters at The Ohio Union. Click here to follow continuing analysis throughout the day.

  • Kaminski discusses drones, consumer privacy at FTC workshop event

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a Fall Technology Series workshop on Drones Oct. 13 that looked at consumer privacy concerns surrounding the use of unmanned aircraft. Professor Margot Kaminski, an expert in the areas of cyber, intellectual property, and privacy law, shared her expertise on the subject as part of panel looking at how to address privacy concerns raised by the use of drones. Other topics covered on the agenda included a panel on whether or not drones raise a unique set of privacy concerns, a presentation from the FTC’s Office of Technology Research & Investigation, and another presentation on consumer perceptions of drones.

  • The Expanding First Amendment

    On Nov. 18, 2016, the Ohio State Law Journal will host a symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment.” The symposium will bring together legal scholars from across the country to explore the extent and consequences of the purported recent expansion of First Amendment law. There will be four panels discussing: What Is Speech Now?; Speech, Association, and Democracy; Speech and Public Health; and Speech and Anti-Discrimination Law. Click here to register.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Expanding First Amendment

    Friday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium.
    Click here to register

  • ALUMNI JOB CORNER

    • Contact Information

      Linda Jones, Senior Director, jones.2609@osu.edu, 614-688-8669

    • If you are hiring…

      If you are hiring students to work during the school year, please let us know. We can post the job and/or arrange for on-campus interviews.  

      If you are seeking candidates with experience, the career services office is happy to place a notice in the alumni job corner and/or place a posting on Symplicity, our job data bank.

    • If you are seeking….

      The career services office often receives job postings for experienced attorneys. Below is a sample of current positions. These, and more positions, can be viewed in Symplicity. Please contact Kylee Gonzalez, gonzalez.571@osu.edu, if you would like to post a job or obtain Symplicity access.

    • Jobs

      Firm: Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, Cincinnati, OH

      Position: Labor and employment litigation associate (1-2 years’ experience)

      Contact: G. Randall Ayers, partner

      Tel: (513) 579-6919

      Email: RAyers@KMKLAW.com

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      Firm: Porter Wright, Columbus, OH

      Position: Temporary full-time litigation staff attorney (recent grads encouraged to apply)

      Contact: David G. Zimmerman

      Email: dzimmerman@porterwright.com

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