Class Notes Nicole VanderDoes ’05 joined the American Bar Association as a staff attorney, working primarily with the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence to which she was previously a liaison from the ABA Young Lawyers Division. VanderDoes is enjoying life in Chicago and serving the ABA full time. Megan E. Bailey ’06 recently was promoted to senior associate status at Porter Wright. Bailey works with companies to resolve business disputes through litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Benton Bodamer ’06, a senior corporate associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Boston office, has been accepted into the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) 2012-13 Public Interest Leadership Program. This highly selective program targets participants who stand out as emerging leaders with a commitment to serving in the public’s interest. Bodamer is one of only 14 members selected by the BBA for this program. The 14-month program requires 150 hours from its members, and involves meeting local community leaders and participating in public service activities that benefit the community. At Weil, Bodamer represents public and private companies and financial sponsors involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, divestitures, and restructurings. Committed to serving the community, Bodamer belongs to both Weil’s global and Boston pro
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bono committees and serves as the current co-chair of the BBA’s Pro Bono Committee for the Business Transactions Section. Wesley Duncan ’06 has joined the Law Offices of Lee A. Drizin, Chtd. in Las Vegas, where he practices in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, guardianship, elder law, and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the United States Air Force as an active duty Judge Advocate and, later, a Judge Advocate General (JAG). See his recent election news on Page 87 as well. Ursula Barrera-Richards ’07 and her husband, Jimmy, welcomed Josefina B. Richards into the world on April 21, 2011. Barrera-Richards also joined the Lucas County Auditor’s Office in September 2011 as the human resources and labor director. Ritu Singh ’07 has been promoted to senior associate at Frost Brown Todd LLC. Singh, who works in the firm’s Cincinnati office, focuses on patent prosecution and application drafting in a variety of arts, including mechanical, electrical, software, and biomedical. For election news on Michael Stinziano ’07, see Page 87. Jennifer Storipan ’07 left the private practice of law and relocated to Harrisburg, Penn., to work on President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. She was the field organizer for Dauphin County, the Capital Region of Pennsylvania. For election news on Kathleen Clyde ’08, see Page 87.
Ryan Muennich ’08 recently won a precedential opinion in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing aliens to apply for waivers of criminal convictions even when they are already lawful permanent residents, so long as they never entered the United States as a permanent resident. Muennich is an immigration law attorney and founding partner of the firm Muennich & Bussard, LLP in New York City. Stephen S. Schmidt ’08 joined the Cincinnati office of Roetzel & Andress as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice primarily on business and commercial litigation. He also has significant experience with creditors’ rights litigation and has represented a wide variety of financial services industry clients in both consumer and commercial disputes. Nouvelle L. Gonzalo ’09 has developed a mobile application designed to help lawyers take their offices – case files, research, documents to draft, rules, and more – with them. The Mobile Lawyer Toolkit was released by Apple in September 2012 and is compatible the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. To check out the app, visit www.themobilelawyertoolkit.com.
Rachel C. Laing ’09 and her husband, Nathan, welcomed their son, William Mark, on May 1. The couple also has a 7-year-old son, John Laing, and 2-year-old daughter, Sylvia Laing. Rachel Laing has been an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office since 2009. Billy Means ’09 joined Chicagobased Nuveen Investments as vice president and assistant general counsel. Haley A. Debevec ’10 has joined the Cleveland firm Hurtuk & Daroff Co., LLP as an associate. She previously was an attorney in the risk management group of a real estate investment company in Columbus, Ohio. Priya D. Tamilarasan ’10 has joined Meranda Law Firm LTD, where she focuses on serving clients who are dealing with domestic and criminal legal issues. Tamilarasan worked with the Franklin County Public Defender for two years prior to joining Meranda, which has offices in Columbus and Newark, Ohio. For election news on Brian Stewart ’11, see Page 87.
Catch up on what’s new with classmates all year long. See class notes by year at moritzlaw.osu.edu/alumni/notes.
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