Richard Terapak has chaired the PorterWright's Health Care Practice Group since 1997. Mr. Terapak possesses an in-depth knowledge of commercial transactions gained while Senior Counsel with Bank One, and state and federal compliance issues through his directorship of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Today, however, he is focusing on the health care industry. He works with several local hospitals ambulatory surgery centers and physician organizations in a variety of legal matters that monitor federal and state enforcement efforts as they impact the health care industry. Mr. Terapak is also the Partner-in-Charge of Community Relations at PorterWright. He obtained his B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1968 and then in 1971 he received his J.D. from the Mortiz College of Law. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America book in the area of Corporate Law.
Colleen McMahon is a federal district court judge in New York. She graduated from Ohio State in 1973 with her BA in Political Science. She went on to Harvard Law School and then, degree in hand, off to private practice in New York City until 1995. She then served as Acting Justice of the New York County Supreme Court (Criminal Term). She was chair of The Jury Project, a task force that issued a much praised report on comprehensive jury reform in New York State, as well as chair of the Committee on Women in the Profession and the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She was Director of the Committee for Modern Courts and remains active in the jury reform movement. In 1979-80 she served as special assistant to Donald McHenry with the U.S. Mission to the U.N. She was appointed to the federal bench in 1998.
John Kasich graduated from Ohio State in 1974 with his BA in Political Science. Four years later, at age 26, he was elected to the Ohio Senate, and four years later in 1982, at the age of 30, he won election to the United States House of Representatives. He spent 18 years in the House of Representatives in Washington. As Chair of the powerful House Budget Committee, he was a prime architect of the budget agreement that turned almost 15 year's worth of federal budget deficits into the budget surplus that we inherited at the beginning of the 21st century. Since leaving the Congress in 2000, Representative Kasich simultaneously has pursued multiple careers. He is a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, with his investment banking responsibilities for health care, power and utilities, technology, and financial institutions. As a television host and contributor for Fox News, he can be seen on his Saturday show "From the Heartland" and as a substitute host on "The O'Reilly Factor." As Chairman of the New Century Project, he is leading a national grassroots effort dedicated to electing leaders who believe in the power of the individual. John Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s 69th governor on January 10, 2011 and was re-elected in 2014 for a second term.
Carter Phillips (B.A. 1973) is the Managing Partner of the Washington DC law office of Sidley Austin LLP. In June 2011, The Ohio State University awarded Mr. Phillips the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Public Service. Mr. Phillips served as a law clerk to both Judge Robert Sprecher on the U.S. Court of Appeals and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court and as Assistant Solicitor General before joining Sidley Austin, where he has maintained an active appellate practice. A prominent member of the Supreme Court Bar, he has been named by The National Law Journal as one of America's 100 Most Influential Lawyers. His 71 arguments before the Supreme Court are the most of any lawyer currently in private practice. The Ohio State Alumni Association presented him its Professional Achievement Award in 2007 in recognition of his distinguished career in and outstanding contributions to the legal profession. He and his wife Sue Henry have endowed a professorship in the Department of Political Science.