Class Notes Mary Ellen Fairfield ’72, a partner with the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List, which entails an exhaustive peer-review survey. Fairfield’s practice focuses on all kinds of litigation: bet-thecompany, commercial, labor and employment, personal injury and product liability. Stephen Lloyd Smith ’72 was elected to serve a three-year term as the District 16 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. District 16 includes 252 attorneys
practicing in a four-county area. Smith is a general practice attorney in New Bremen, Ohio. Curtis A. Loveland ’73, a partner at Porter Wright’s Columbus office, was recognized by Chambers USA 2012 as a leading lawyer in his field of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Douglas Mancino ’74 has been appointed as commissioner of the Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority, The commission oversees the world-famous Olvera Street in the heart of downtown L.A., five museums,
28 historical buildings, and hundreds of artifacts. Mancino, a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, has represented health care and nonprofit organizations on tax, business, and financial matters for 35 years. Frederick L. Ransier III ’74, a partner with the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List, which entails an exhaustive peer-review survey. Ransier’s practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditor debtor rights/insolvency, and reorganization law. Suzanne K. Richards ’74, a partner with the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List, which entails an exhaustive peer-review survey. Richards' practice focuses on employment law, labor and employment litigation, and mediation. Louis E. Tosi ’74, a partner at the Toledo, Ohio firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, has been named a leader in the field of natural resources and the environment by the 2012 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In addition to having extensive experience, Tosi is a past vice-chairman of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources Section Air Quality Committee and former chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee.
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For election news on Gary Tyack ’74 and Thomas M. Bernabei ’75, see Page 87. Terrence P. Kessler ’75 is the general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Kessler previously was a partner of Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh in Canton, Ohio. Terry M. Miller ’75, a partner with the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List, which entails an exhaustive peer-review survey. Miller's practice focuses on commercial litigation. Alec Wightman ’75 has been selected to receive The Ohio State University’s 2012 John B. Gerlach Sr. Development Volunteer Award, which recognizes high-level involvement with development activities as a volunteer. Wightman is serving his second five-year term on The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s National Council and is a member of The James Foundation Board. His membership on the College’s $30 million Investing in Momentum campaign helped create additional student scholarships, endowed faculty positions, and programmatic enhancements. His leadership helped to build the Barrister Club, a $2.2 million events facility funded completely by alumni support. Additionally, he joined a small, select group of donors to establish the College’s Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic.
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