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Class Notes David A. Swift ’78, 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. Swift’s practice focuses on trusts and estates. Ronald Kopp ’79, an administrative partner at Roetzel & Andress, was recently elected to serve as the District 11 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association for a three-year term on the budget and headquarters committee. Kopp currently works in Roetzel’s Akron and Cleveland offices practicing business litigation and commercial disputes. John M. Stephen ’79, a partner at Porter Wright’s Columbus office, was recognized by Chambers USA 2012 as a leading lawyer in his field of labor and employment law, and area which he also has been recognized for in the Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. John P. Wellner ’79, 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. Wellner’s practice focuses on real estate law.

1980s Douglas G. Haynam ’80, 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 in that area of law, Haynam has served as chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee and is a member of the National Resources Law and Litigation sections of the American Bar Association. Chris J. North ’80, 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. North’s practice focuses on labor and employment law. Carl D. Smallwood ’80, 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. Smallwood’s practice focuses on appellate, commercial litigation, mass tort litigation/class actions, and workers’ compensation law. Linda R. Mendel ’81, of counsel 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. Mendel’s practice focuses on employee benefits (ERISA) law.

Daniel J. Minor ’81, 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. Minor’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation law. Richard D. Schuster ’81, 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. Schuster’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. James P. Botti ’82, a partner at Porter Wright, was recognized by Chambers USA 2012 as a leading lawyer in his field of bankruptcy/restructuring. Botti works in the firm’s Columbus office. Lynette ChappellWilliams ’82, Cornell University’s Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, received the 2011 Chris C. Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute. Benita A. Kahn ’82, 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. Kahn’s practice focuses on energy law.

Richard Mancino ’82, a partner with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York City, contributed to his firm’s selection by Law360 as “Pro Bono Firm of 2012.” Law360 singled out two of Mancino’s pro bono cases for special recognition. In Favors v. Cuomo, a three-judge federal court panel granted judgment for Willkie’s clients, agreeing to redraw New York’s congressional districts by following neutral redistricting principles that did not favor incumbents. In the other, Mancino led a pro bono team’s submission of an amicus brief on behalf of the National Center for Science Education in Ohio’s Knox County Fifth Appellate District Court of Appeals. The case, Freshwater v. Mount Vernon School District Board of Education, raised issues concerning the inappropriate teaching of Creationism by a public high school science teacher. The case is now before the Ohio Supreme Court. Thomas E. Szykowny ’82, 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. Szykowny’s practice focuses on insurance law. Jeff Leonard ’83 has rejoined the business services group at Roetzel & Andress as partner. He worked at the firm from 2001 through 2009 before starting his own firm, the Leonard Legal Group Co. LPA. Leonard will work out of Roetzel & Andress’ Akron and Cleveland offices.

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