Briefing Room


Moritz introduces seven new faculty members

August 22, 2011 | Faculty

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is proud to introduce seven new faculty members starting in the 2011-12 school year.  The new faculty members are:  Steven M. Davidoff, Cinnamon Carlarne, Guy A. Rub, Kimberly Jordan, Katrina Lee, Anne E. Ralph, and Todd Starker.

Associate Professor Steven M. Davidoff’s research focuses in on financial regulation, hedge funds and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, deals and deal theory, and jurisdictional competition. He has a particular interest in international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance. Professor Davidoff writes a weekly column for The New York Times as The Deal Professor, which primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions. He is also the author of Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal and the Private Equity. Prior to entering academia, Davidoff practiced in both New York and London.   His full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Professor Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne is a leading expert in environmental law and climate change law and policy. Prior to joining the Moritz Faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Carlarne’s scholarship focuses on the evolution of system of domestic and international environmental governance and includes a book on comparative climate change law and policy with Oxford University Press, a series of journal articles and book chapters exploring questions of domestic and international environmental law, and a forthcoming textbook on seas, society and human well-being. She is on the editorial board for the Climate Law journal (IOS Press) and the newly established Transnational Environmental Law journal, to be launched by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Her full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Kimberly Jordan teaches in the Justice for Children Practicum. Prior to joining Moritz, she was a senior attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio where she focused on family law and representing children in abuse and neglect proceedings in juvenile court.  Professor Jordan was previously an assistant defender for the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender and staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. Her full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Clinical Professor Katrina Lee teaches legal writing. Lee is an accomplished commercial litigator, coming to Moritz after a career in complex litigation spanning more than 12 years. At the national law firm Nossaman LLP, she was elevated to equity partner in her seventh year of practice, making her one of the youngest ever in that firm’s history to achieve that distinction. Professor Lee has represented Fortune 100 companies in all complex litigation phases, including discovery/pre-trial, mediation, trial, and appeal. Based in San Francisco, she litigated in California state courts and federal district courts and in the areas of antitrust, real estate, construction defect, healthcare, and insurance coverage. Her full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Clinical Professor Anne E. Ralph teaches Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) I and II. Following her graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She then practiced as a associate with law firms in Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio, focusing on copyright litigation, business litigation and appeals. Her full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Professor Guy A. Rub is an expert in the intersection between intellectual property law and economic theory. Prior to joining Moritz, he was practicing at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. Rub has studied law on three continents. He completed his studies as an SJD candidate and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School; a master’s degree in Law & Economics from the University of Madrid; a European Master in Law and Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands; and a LL.B. degree from Tel-Aviv University. His full profile can be viewed here.

Assistant Clinical Professor Todd Starker teaches Legal Analysis and Writing. Prior to joining the faculty at Moritz full-time, he clerked for the Hon. Alan E. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, practiced at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP, and taught Appellate Advocacy at Moritz as an adjunct professor. His full profile can be viewed here.