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Annual Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
Trio, 7565 Kenwood Rd., 45236
Open to all Harvard alumni and affiliates in the area at no charge.
Non-alumni guests and non-members are $15 payable at the door.
Cash bar after the first complimentary drink.

Please join us at the annual President’s Reception which will be held this year at Trio in the Kenwood Room.  The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary drink.

The President’s reception is our annual kick-off event and is meant to provide an opportunity for everyone to reconnect with Harvard friends, make new introductions and get re-engaged with the Club. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Valerie Bogdan-Powers, President 2014-15

The Harvard Law School Association of Cincinnati


Friday, September 26, 2014

At Noon
Blank Rome LLP
  201 East Fifth Street, 17th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Aaron Bernay will guide us in a conversation about current issues in the Middle East.  Aaron earned a Masters Degree in Middle East Studies from Harvard and is an attorney at Frost Brown Todd.

Bring Your Brown Brown Bag Lunch – Drinks and Dessert Provided
Business Casual Attire

Friday, October 3
Noon, University Club
RSVP required
Bradley Joslove, HLS '86.
The Harvard Law School Association of Cincinnati will have a luncheon program at the University Club also featuring French attorney Bradley Joslove. Bradley’s talk will focus on how a Midwestern “boy” came to lead a distinguished Paris law firm. Both Bradley and the Franklin law firm are very well respected. This year IT Law Experts named Bradley French IT Lawyer of the year. And in 2013 Who's Who Legal  named Bradley one of the 10 most highly regarded IT lawyers in the world. Franklin was named French Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards in February of this year and presented the Entrepreneurial Law Firm of the Year Gold Award by Décideurs in 2013.

Reservations, Questions and Topic Suggestions:

Please contact
Lori Nuckolls, '86

Harvard Book Club

7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Bistro in Joseph Beth Bookstore
2692 Madison Road  Cincinnati, OH 45208

At the September meeting, the Book Club will be choosing the next selection.  Have you read something this summer that you are burning to share?  Is there something you want to read but would rather tackle it with the group?  Bring your ideas!

For information about the Book Club, contact Steve Strauss, sdstrauss@earthlink.net.

Young Ivies Alumni Club

Ivy Happy Hour    Friday, September 12, 2014        Downtown, TBA
Ivy Lunch    Thursday, September 18, 2014        Downtown, TBA

The Ivy Happy Hour and the Ivy Lunch are excellent ways to meet other Ivy young professionals from a variety of schools, companies, neighborhoods, etc., so please join us if you can! The Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club is currently looking for members to serve on our Steering Committee and to help manage our Initiatives ("hands on" roles such as coordinating the Ivy Happy Hour, Ivy Lunch, Mentorship and College Coaching programs) and administrative roles (Communications, Membership and Technology). Please contact Sid D'Souza, Club Coordinator at <sid@cincyivy.org>

Questions:  Ask Sid  D'Souza at ivyhappyhour@cincyivy.org
Visit our website www.cincyivy.org

Thursday, October 2
PNC Building, 201 E. Fifth St.
8:30 am-noon

Export University 301

France: What You Need to Know About the Legal System

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This seminar will provide an overview of French business law and an introduction to the French "New Technologies" law.  The U.S. Commercial Service will be on hand to talk about the resources available to help companies sell into the French market; and there
will also be a discussion about the Cincinnati USA Sister City relationship with Nancy, France. 


Bradley Joslove

Partner, Franklin Law Firm

Marcia Brandstadt

Director - Cincinnati, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jenny O'Donnell

President, Cincinnati-Nancy Sister City Association

Event Information


Thursday, October 2, 2014


(8:30am Registration)

Cost:  $15 Per Person


Hines Conference Center - First Financial Center

255 East 5th Street, 2nd Floor

Cincinnati, OH  45202

Click Here for Directions

Register:  Click Here to Register Now!

About the Speakers

Bradley Joslove heads the Franklin law firm's New Technologies Department and its India Desk as well as co-manages its Commercial Law Department. Bradley was born in Milwaukee and raised in Kansas. He received his undergraduate degree from the Universities of Kansas and Bordeaux and his law degree from Harvard Law School. IT Law Experts named Bradley French IT Lawyer of the year for 2014. In 2013 Who's Who Legal named Bradley one of the 10 most highly regarded IT lawyers in the world. Franklin law firm was named French Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards in February 2014. Franklin was presented the Entrepreneurial Law Firm of the Year Gold Award by Décideurs in 2013.

Marcia Brandstadt is Director of the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) in Cincinnati, Ohio, overseeing the U.S. Department of Commerce's trade promotion activities in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The U.S. Commercial Service is the federal government's front line trade agency, promoting both U.S. exports and foreign investment into the U.S., and protecting U.S. commercial interests overseas.  Marcia completed her Master's coursework in Government with a concentration in International Relations at The College of William & Mary and earned her Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in International Relations and German Studies.

Jenny O'Donnell has been the President of the Cincinnati-Nancy Sister City Association since January 2010. She took over this 20-year-old association after she and her husband, Patrick McDevitt, returned to Cincinnati after a 4-year expat experience in France, where Jenny and Pat served as Cincinnati's ambassadors to Nancy, on behalf of Mayor Mark Mallory.  The Association is planning now for the 2015 visit of Nancy's new mayor, Laurent Henart, to Cincinnati while also working with former Mayor Mark Mallory who plans to represent Cincinnati in September 2014 in Nancy for the 70th anniversary of Nancy's liberation from the Germans during World War II. The relationships formed when the Nancy and Lorraine-region leaders paved the way for economic development, educational exchanges, environmental project sharing, and the sharing of cultures.

Export University Art LogoExport University (EU): is a trade education program of the District Export Councils (DECs), developed in partnership with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), that offers consistent, high-quality export education & training to local U.S. exporters. 

EU 301-level Advanced Series: is designed for executives responsible for developing & adjusting the strategic direction of exporting initiatives

Don't Miss this Special Event!  Register Now!

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NAACP with Hill Harper '92
Saturday, October 25
Horseshoe Casino

This year's 59th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner at the Horseshoe on Sat., Oct. 25 features keynote speaker Harvard Law graduate (HLS '92) and "CSI: New York" actor Hill Harper. To become a sponsor for this special program or acquire tickets, please contact

 Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
(513) 482-1220

HCC Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Cincinnati Branch

150 East Fourth Street, 5th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Program begins at 11:45 sharp until 1:00
Please allow an additional 10-15 minutes for security at the Fourth Street entrance.

“At the Federal Reserve”

Please join us for a wonderful and interesting presentation by Dr. LaVaughn Henry on "The Current Status and Outlook of the U.S. and Regional Economy.” Dr. Henry is a well-known and popular local speaker who clearly explains pressing national and regional economic issues. Please bring your most burning question to ask during the Q + A session at the end of his presentation.

LaVaughn M. Henry, Ph.D., earned his B.S.B.A. ’83 in Finance-Economics from Rockhurst University, and earned his A.M. ’87 and Ph.D. ‘91 in Economics from Harvard. He is Vice President and Senior Regional Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch

Lunch is provided, please indicate your choice of either a duo of fish and chicken, or vegetarian, when you register.

Reservation via Eventbrite to be emailed in early October

Questions? Please contact:

Dan Cunningham, OPM ‘99

Site or event submissions or questions?  marcytaylor@post.harvard.edu

Upcoming Events:

September Opening Reception
October Fall Luncheon and Joint HLSA/HBS/HCC Luncheon with Bradley Joslove of the US Commercial Service
November The Game and Ideas Worth Sharing
December Holiday Reception
January Family Fun at the Winter Club and Global Networking Night
February Annual Meeting with Vice Provost Dr. Peter Bol
March Spring Luncheon
April Harvard Serves
June Shore Dinner

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