Conference Organizers

Moritz and Vorys have been partners on a number of initiatives and programs over the years. Vorys regularly hires Moritz alumni, supports a chaired professorship, and sponsors the Vorys General Counsel series, among several other endeavors. The relationship makes perfect sense. One of the nation’s leading public law schools, the Moritz College of Law strives to make a difference in the world through excellence in teaching, meaningful scholarship and advancement of the legal profession. Vorys – with its team of 375 attorneys – is one of the largest law firms in the country and vigorously represents thousands of clients from around the world.

The collaboration between both Moritz and Vorys on the In-House Essential conference is no different. Staffs from both organizations have worked hard to provide a forward-thinking and practical two-day conference designed to educate and inspire lawyers across the country.

Conference Organizers

Paul RosePaul Rose
Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law; Director, Law, Finance & Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor

Paul Rose teaches Business Associations, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Investment Management Law, and Securities Regulation. He has written extensively on sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, and securities regulation, and he has consulted with and provided testimony on these topics to numerous regulators and other agencies.

Professor Rose also leads the Law, Finance and Governance @ Ohio State program. The nonpartisan program aims to further the discussion and study of law as it pertains to finance and governance in business. By linking the knowledge of scholars, industry professionals, policy-makers and students, the program stimulates new ideas; supports research; encourages knowledge sharing; provides valuable courses for professionals and law students; convenes conferences, workshops and roundtables; and fosters networks. Read more.

Professor Rose received his J.D. from U.C.L.A. School of Law and his B.A., with honors, from Brigham Young University.

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Director of Business Development and Professional Development at Vorys

Brittaney Schmidt is the Director of Business Development and Professional Development at Vorys, where she leads the marketing, business development and professional development functions for a 375-attorney law firm in seven markets in Ohio, Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Schmidt brings more than 10 years’ experience shaping, managing and executing business development and professional development strategies for AmLaw 200 firms. She works closely with firm executives and committees to create, implement and evaluate strategies for growth and helps establish the strategic direction for firm initiatives, including: attorney training and coaching; client service teams; individual, office, practice and industry group business planning, and pursuit of new business opportunities.

Schmidt enjoys drawing upon her marketing and legal background to create programs and present on topics key to attorneys’ development and success. She is responsible for creating Vorys University, the firm’s attorney training and professional development program, as well as other specialized programs designed to align with the firm’s needs.

Schmidt received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and her B.S. in marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business.

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