Sunday May 1, 2011

May 2011 Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Dennis Leiberman '78 is featured in a question-and-answer article with the Dayton Business Journal in which he discussed trends in the legal industry and his career. Dennis is an attorney at Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman and Swaim, an adjunct professor at Dayton Law and coaches the school¿s mock trial team. He received the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.


Ann Davidson '79 has been selected to serve as general counsel and corporate secretary of a new stand-alone defense and information solutions company once it is spun off from its current parent company, ITT Corporation. Ann is currently vice president of corporate responsibility for ITT Corporation, which she originally joined in 2007. Prior to joining ITT, she held executive, legal and ethics and compliance positions at Alliant Techsystems, Honeywell and Parker Hannifin.


Michael R. Strong '80 has a chapter, Subrogation: Payback for the Insurance Companies ¿ Or What the Insurance Companies Giveth, the Insurance Companies Taketh Away, included in the new book A Wolf In Sheep¿s Clothing: What Your Insurance Company Doesn't Want You To Know and Won't Tell You Until It's Too Late! On the day of release, the book reached number 1 in the Insurance category and 42 in the Personal Finance category on Amazon.com. Michael now operates a private law practice in Falls Church, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland.


Chris McGrath '83 was named Citizen of the Year by the Inwood Civic Association in New York. Chris was honored for his community service. He is a trial attorney at Sullivan Papin Block McGrath & Cannavo in New York and a member of the Dayton Law Advisory Council.


Michael T. Vough '89 will act as the general chairperson of the Greater Pittston, Pennsylvania, Chamber of Commerce's 91st Anniversary Dinner Meeting on May 11. Since 1992, Michael worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. In 1991, he founded the Law Offices of Vough & Associates.


Valoria Hoover '92 was a featured speaker at a CLE, Navigating Gender Issues in the Workplace, at Ohio Northern College of Law on April 8. Valoria is president of the Ohio Women¿s Bar Association and a partner at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PPL in Columbus.


Clay Athey '93, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced that he will not run for re-election. He assumed office in 2002. He is chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee and vice chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee.


Ron Raether '96 will participate in a panel discussion, "Solving Special Computer Security Issues," at the second annual NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum in Philadelphia on June 9-10. His presentation will build on his articleData Security Breaches: Defining Measures Appropriate Under the Circumstances, which examined how businesses can meet the legal and compliance obligations presented by the technical threats.


Jeff Rezabek '97 bowled 300 on April 13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Englewood, Ohio. That day he also shot 234 and 246 for a 780 series. Jeff has operated his Dayton law practice since 2003.


Aaron A. Seamon '99 was elected partner at Squire Sanders, where he serves on the financial services and corporate practice groups in the firm's Columbus, Ohio, office. He advises financial institutions and public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and securities law matters.


Sarah Carter '05 is included in the 25 Women to Watch in 2011 list compiled by the Miami Valley Women in Business Networking organization. Sarah is an associate in the business department of the Dayton law firm Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling. She recently commenced a three year term on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter, and in 2010, was recognized as a Dayton Business Journal 40 under 40 award recipient.


Sasha VanDeGrift '06 is included in the 25 Women to Watch in 2011 list compiled by the Miami Valley Women in Business Networking organization. Sasha is an associate attorney at the Dayton law firm of Coolidge Wall, where she specializes in litigation. She is also the chair of the Dayton Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, maintains an active presence on other DBA committees, and is participating in the DBA's Leadership Development Program.

Send information for "Alumni Briefs" for the Dayton Docket and "Class Notes" for the Dayton Lawyer by contacting Bob Mihalek.