Roetzel’s Public Law, Regulatory and Finance Group recently added two new members to the team. The firm welcomes Associate Diana M. Feitl to the Cleveland office and Madison Whalen to the firm’s Columbus office.
Ms. Feitl focuses her practice on all aspects of public law, including government relations, public law litigation, education law, and public finance. She also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pleadings, motion practice, discovery, and trial preparation. Before attending law school, Ms. Feitl worked in Washington, D.C. for a Member of Congress where she staffed key committees including the House Committee on Rules, the Judiciary Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee. She also worked at a government relations firm in Washington, D.C. where she represented clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on a variety of federal issues, including those related to healthcare, education, and transportation. Ms. Feitl earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and dual B.A.’s from American University in both Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Upon admittance to the Ohio Bar, Ms. Whalen’s practice will focus in the area of public law with an emphasis on government affairs and administrative law. While attending law school, Ms. Whalen worked as Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives to the former Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review and the Transportation and Justice Subcommittee of Finance and Appropriations. In addition, she worked as Deputy Legislative Liaison for Ohio Governor John Kasich, where she was responsible for advising and overseeing the legislative departments within the Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Energy, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Public Safety, Corrections, and Veterans related state agencies. Ms. Whalen also studied international criminal law in The Hague, Netherlands, and Nuremberg, Germany. She earned her J.D. from Capital University Law School and her B.A. from Kent State University.