Ulmer & Berne Attorney, Bari E. Goggins Named Vice Chair of Development for the Beech Brook Board of Directors

CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – US Attorney Newswire –Ulmer & Berne LLP, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2008, announced today that one of its senior counsel, Bari E. Goggins, has been named Vice Chair of Development on the Board of Directors for Beech Brook. Mr. Goggins has served on the organization’s Board for more than 15 years.

The mission of Beech Brook is “to advance the emotional well-being of children, youth and their families by providing effective and innovative behavioral health, permanency and educational services.” Beech Brook has several programs to assist with their mission including adoption placement and support, residential and day treatment for children, foster care for children of all ages, mental health services and several other programs to ensure a child’s best interests.

As an attorney at Ulmer & Berne, Mr. Goggins focuses on employment and labor law, worker’s compensation defense, business litigation, ADR, toxic tort and general tort defense. His extensive experience in labor arbitration includes discharges and contract interpretation disputes. Mr. Goggins serves as lead counsel in state and federal discrimination cases and National Labor Relations Board charges. He practices in federal district courts regarding collection issues and in defense of preference claims against creditors by trustees and debtors.

Ulmer & Berne LLP, established in 1908, is one of Ohio’s largest law firms. The Firm was recently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s most recent survey of corporate counsel as one of only 85 firms nationally that “delivers the best value for the dollar.” Also, in a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer & Berne has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm® for both 2007 and 2008. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the US and abroad received this distinction.

A full-service Firm with 180 attorneys in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ulmer.com.

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