Sunday November 30, 2014

Law Alumni News: Nov. 2014

Pickrel Schaeffer and Ebeling in Dayton is pleased to announce the newest member of their team, Jessica Brockman '14, who has been with the firm since 2012 as a law clerk. Brockman graduated second in her class and was awarded CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) awards for receiving the highest grade in 13 different classes. She served as a publication editor for the University of Dayton Law Review and was selected as a member of the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Courts. As an undergraduate at the University of Dayton, Bockman was in the honors program, on the Dean's list and graduated with Honors.


Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman '80 was selected as part of Ebony's elite Power 100. The Power 100 “recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America,” according to Ebony’s website. The elite Power 100 list includes Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jesse Jackson, Joy Reid, TD Jakes, Michael Sam, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Derek Jeter and LeBron James. Mayor Coleman can be found in the Community Crusaders category.

Coleman also announced that, after 23 years in public life, he will not seek a fifth term as mayor. "Turning 60 didn't make him feel old — he says it's 'the new 40' — but it did make him realize that after thinking for so long about Columbus’ future, the time has come to consider his own. He isn't certain where a second career will take him. But he is confident that the remarkable transformation he has helped accomplish in [Columbus] now can continue in another's hands," said the Dispatch article. 


Chris Cotter's '08 article, "Recent Developments in Montreal Convention Litigation," was published in the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 79, Number 2 (Spring 2014). Cotter also presented his article at the Southern Methodist University 2014 Air Law Symposium.


Jack B. Hemenway '14 has joined Frost Brown Todd’s West Chester, Ohio, office, practicing in the area of government services, with a focus on labor and employment matters. Hemenway advises clients on compliance of federal and state labor laws and represents employers in litigation cases as well as collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations. Prior to joining FBT, Hemenway was a law clerk at General Electric (GE) Aviation. He served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Dayton Law Review.


The law firm of Troutman Sanders is pleased to announce Clifford S. Sikora '89 has been named to The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms. Sikora is co-leader of the Energy Practice Group at Troutman Sanders, where he counsels energy and utility companies on regulatory and transactional matters. Sikora was singled out, by name, by his clients in the BTI survey for delivering outstanding client service. Each year, the BTI Consulting Group interviews approximately 200 individual corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies to compile its list. BTI asks clients about their needs and priorities, the law firms they rely on, and the quality of service they receive. This year, 114 attorneys, including Sikora, were sited for their unique understanding of clients' business needs and for providing effective legal counsel.


For more information, or to submit a news item, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at lawcomm@udayton.edu.

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