Class Notes

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Whitney Siehl, 2013

Whitney K. Siehl '13 received an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for her dedication to representing underserved individuals. Siehl is an associate at Grant & Eisenhofer, where her primary area of practice is representing families and children in birth injury and birth trauma litigation nationwide.

Deborah Herman, 1982

Deborah Herman ’82 graduated from Ohio State with a dual-degree JD and MA in journalism. This combination gave her the credentials to co-author the bestselling book "Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties." The book, published by William Morrow, an Imprint of Harper Collins, October 2017, is the story of Dianne Lake, aka Snake, the youngest member of the Manson family. She joined the cult at age 14, did not participate in the murders, but became the unwitting confessor to those who perpetuated the horrific crimes on two nights in August 1969. Lake was the last witness helping to put Manson in jail until his death one month after the publication of the book.

Brian Shinn, 1996

Brian E. Shinn ’96 was appointed Chief of Claims Section and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations by Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein. He previously served as director of Human Resources for City Council for the city of Columbus.

Scott Stitt, 2001

Scott J. Stitt '01 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. Based in the firm's Columbus office, his practice focuses on ERISA criminal and civil disputes in state and federal courts across the U.S. Stitt also practices in employment and business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Seth Linnick, 2008

Seth Linnick '08 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. Based in the firm's Cleveland office, he represents businesses in disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, handing aspects of both the defense and plaintiff-side commercial litigation.

Christina Hassel, 2008

Christina T. Hassel '08 was named partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. She works in the firm's Cleveland office where her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including both individual and class action disputes regarding contracts, business torts, fraud, consumer protection defense, unfair and deceptive trade practices, ADA, and intellectual property, as well as appellate litigation.

Stephen Salley, 2009

Stephen Salley '09 has been elected partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. His practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and bank regulatory, supervisory and enforcement matters involving both U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions. He also advises clients on a range of corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Chad McQuade, 2002

Chad McQuade '02 was recently honored by Northwestern Mutual for his commitment to helping clients plan for and achieve financial security with membership in the company’s 2017 Forum Group. The forum recognizes financial advisors who have eclipsed specific milestones in 2017. McQuade is the managing director of Northwestern Mutual Chicago’s Oak Brook District Office based in Oak Brook, Illinois. This is the seventh time that McQuade has received the forum honor.

Karen Moore, 1975

Karen Moore ‘75 has been named of counsel on Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP’s trusts, estates and wealth transfer team. Her practice focuses on a full array of services in estate planning and administration, emphasizing the drafting of wills and trusts with related estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; administration of estates and trusts; and litigation involving trusts and estates.

Janet Welch, 1980

Janet Dyar Welch ’80 was sworn in for her third term as Marietta’s municipal court judge. She first took the bench in 2006 and again in 2012, before winning reelection this past November. Prior to her judicial role, Welch worked for 20 years in private practice, representing clients in a broad range legal matters.