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• Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, 1989
• Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, 1980

Admitted to Practice

• Supreme Court of Ohio
• U.S. District Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Achievements

• The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-present)
• Crain’s 2018 Women of Note
• Inaugural Inductee, Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law Hall of Fame, 2017
• Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, President (2018) and Member Board of Directors (2014 – 2019) and Treasurer
• Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
• Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2013 – Present
• Women Leaders in the Law, The American Lawyer Magazine, 2013
• Ohio Super Lawyer (2006 – Present)
• Ohio Super Lawyer – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio
• Ohio Super Lawyer – Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland
• Super Lawyer, Nationwide Business Edition
• Super Lawyer, Nationwide Corporate Counsel Edition (2008 – Present)
• Living Legend, Hall of Fame – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• Top Rated Lawyers – Cleveland – Featured Article, 2012
• Leading Lawyer by Inside Business – Featured Article, January 2009
• CMBA Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award, 2012
• Member, Litigation Counsel of America
• Life Member Eighth District Judicial Conference
• Member, Ohio Bar Association
• Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA)
• Litigation Section Labor & Employment Law Section
• National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Past Treasurer and Member Board of Directors
• Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Association

Frequent Author and Presenter on Topics including

• Legends in the Law Faculty, CM-Law, 2017
• Presenter, CMBA Diversity Summit 2015
• Law Firm Cyber Security, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, 2016
• The City Club of Cleveland- We Object!
• The Successes and Struggles of Female Attorneys, 2010
• The Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel, American Association of Corporate Counsel, 2012
• Human Resource Impacts of Social Media, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, 2015
• Anatomy of a Discrimination Lawsuit, Council on Education in Management, 2012
• On Point, Sharpening Your Deposition Skills, Prof. Edu. Systems, 2011

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling