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Meet our new National Council members

May 13, 2018 | Alumni

Volunteers are the key to our college’s success — The National Council provides the law school with constructive advice on programs and plans; recognizes the accomplishments of graduates through awards and other methods; and members serve as ambassadors for the college. Voting members may serve a maximum of two, five-year terms. The membership meets twice yearly. Continue reading to meet the newest members of our National Council.

Glenn Bost II ‘78
Glenn Bost II is senior vice president and general counsel for PPG Industries, Inc. He has been there for almost 30 years and plans to retire soon. Prior to his current role at PPG, Bost worked primarily for the company in finance and transaction work. He then transitioned to PPG’s international legal division, serving as assistant general counsel for the Asia-Pacific and Canadian regions, and a general counsel of the company’s European arm. Before joining PPG, he was an attorney with the firm Thorp, Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Following his JD from Ohio State, he earned a certificate in international law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University.

Linda Fisher ‘82
Linda Fisher has worked as the vice president of safety, health and environment and chief sustainability officer for DuPont since 2004. She previously worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as deputy administrator from 2001 to 2003, and held several other positions with the EPA, including assistant administrator-Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances; assistant administrator—Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation; and chief of staff to the EPA administrator. Prior to her time at the EPA, Fisher was the vice president of government affairs for Monsanto Company and of counsel for Latham & Watkins. She has her M.B.A. from George Washington University, and her B.A. from Miami University.

Stephanie Baker Jarrett ‘81
Stephanie Baker Jarrett graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1981. Jarrett joined BakerHostetler as an associate in the Tax Group. She was elected to the partnership in 1990, then joined the General Electric Company (GE) as tax counsel to the lighting division in 1991. After 10 years at GE, she retired to focus on raising her two daughters and volunteering in her community. Jarrett and her husband, Chuck (retired chief legal officer of the Progressive Corporation, Michigan Law ’83), created the Jarrett Family Scholarship, which provides an annual full scholarship to a law student who has financial need and has demonstrated perseverance in overcoming obstacles, determination to strive toward attaining individual goals, and a commitment to professional growth.

Jim Jones ‘86
Jim Jones is a partner at Jones Day in New York, New York. For over three decades, he has prosecuted and defended high-stakes commercial actions for industry leaders across a variety of sectors. Jones’ casework has included breach of contract, business tort, accountants’ liability, antitrust, environmental, product liability, False Claims Act, fraud, and consumer fraud claims. His environmental work includes the defense of former Edison Mission Energy and current NRG affiliates in Clean Air Act litigation initiated by the federal government and various states against current and former owners and operators of coal-fired power plants. Jones earned his bachelor’s from Miami University.

Steve Mortinger ‘89
Steve Mortinger is associate general counsel, IP law for systems, cognitive solutions and research at the IBM Corporation. He leads a team of intellectual property lawyers providing guidance on IP protection and monetization for all product, services, and analytics groups at IBM, including Watson. His career at IBM spans nearly three decades, where he helped start and co-chair the ABA IP Section’s Committee on Computer Gaming and Virtual Worlds. Mortinger also created and implemented a compliance plan for IBM’s growth markets countries. He worked with a team to re-engineer and restructured a formerly internally-focused portion of IBM’s business to be more customer-oriented. His bachelor’s degree is from Denison University.

Hope Sharett ‘03
Hope Sharett joined Crane Group as director of community stewardship in 2016. Sharett had previously served as the first executive director of the Law and Leadership Institute, LLC, a program to prepare under-served students in Ohio schools for college and the possibility of law school. Before joining the institute, Sharett was an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University’s Glenn College of Public Affairs, and an attorney for Bricker & Eckler, LLP. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Craig H. Smith ‘96
Craig H. Smith is board-certified in health law by the Florida Bar, and Chambers USA ranks him in the top tier of all healthcare lawyers in Florida. After serving as general counsel for Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Smith returned to Hogan Lovells to help healthcare providers, managed care organizations, and private investment firms on Medicare and Medicaid program issues, including federal and state prohibitions against kickbacks, fee-splitting, and patient self-referrals. He also oversees internal investigations for clients and represents them in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Bob Tannous ‘87
Bob Tannous is a managing partner at Porter Wright in Columbus. He has a proven track record representing publicly-traded and large privately-held companies in federal securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law issues. Tannous also counsels energy clients on corporate and financing issues related to power generation facilities, power transmission, the operation of pipeline systems for the transportation of petroleum products, and the development, production, and transportation of energy resources. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers and in 2013 was selected as one of Ohio’s top attorneys in Corporate/M&A law by Chambers USA. He has his B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University.