|Patricia||Cavanaugh||1335 Biolchini Hall||574.631.6626||574.631.5474||Patricia.A.Cavanaugh.firstname.lastname@example.org|| || || ||Ms. Cavanaugh joined the Notre Dame Law School Admissions staff as the Alumni Volunteer Coordinator in January, 2006. Over 250 Law School Alumni from across the country generously donate their time to attend law days and forums, to sponsor Fall information sessions for prospective applicants, to host Spring luncheons for admitted applicants, and to do general outreach. She coordinates the participation of the alumni in these recruiting events throughout the academic year.|| ||Admissions Assistant|| |
|Patricia||McLaughlin||1154 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| || ||Patti, a 1990 graduate of NDLS, joined the Career Development Office in 2015. A New York native who practiced in NYC upon completion of her JD, she now calls South Bend home. In 2011, she initiated her career at Notre Dame in the Marketing and Communications department of Annual Giving and began her work with the Law School in May of 2013 directing the Law School Annual Fund and the Order of St. Thomas More. Patti has a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Notre Dame. Prior to joining the staff at Notre Dame, she taught Spanish at multiple institutions of Catholic education.|
- Career Development Office
|Patricia||O'Hara||1117 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
- Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty
- Business Associations
- Legal Education
- Securities Regulation
|Patricia A. O’Hara joined the faculty of the Law School in 1981, received tenure in 1987 and became a full professor in 1990. That same year she was elected by the University’s Board of Trustees as vice president for student affairs, the first woman to serve as an officer of the University. As vice president for student affairs, Professor O’Hara had oversight responsibility for eleven departments responsible for student life outside the classroom, as well as the University’s undergraduate residence halls and graduate student housing. In 1999 she was appointed dean of the Law School and served in that capacity for ten years. During her tenure as dean, the $57.6M construction of Eck Hall of Law and renovation of Biolchini Hall were conceived, designed, and funded.
Following a sabbatical, Professor O’Hara returned to the faculty during the 2010-2011 academic year. Her areas of academic interest include business associations and securities regulation, as well as higher education in general and legal education in particular as informed by her administrative experience.
Professor O’Hara served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) from 2005-2011 and as Council Secretary from 2011-2013. During her tenure on the LSAC Board, she chaired the Test Development and Research Committee of that organization from 2009-2011, and she chaired the 2010 LSAC Nominating Committee. During her tenure as dean, she chaired the Section for the Law School Dean of the American Association of Law Schools in 2008, co-chaired the Dean’s Workshop at the 2007 mid-year meeting of the American Bar Association, chaired the Nominating Committee of the American Association of Law Schools in 2005-2006 and served on a variety of other committees for both organizations, including the AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance and planning committees for the ABA’s annual seminar for new law school deans. Prior to her service as a University officer and dean, she served as a member of the Committee on Infractions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1988-1990
Closer to home, Professor O’Hara served as a member of the Lay Review Board for the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops from 2002-2011. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board to Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a summa cum laude undergraduate of Santa Clara University, Professor O’Hara was a Kiley Fellow at Notre Dame Law School. She graduated from the Law School summa cum laude and first in her class in 1974. Prior to entering the academy, she practiced corporate law for six years with Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison in San Francisco.
Professor O’Hara has received a number of awards recognizing her service to the University, the Law School, and the Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as her deep commitment to Notre Dame’s distinctive mission. The Congregation of Holy Cross presented her with the Howard J. Kenna Award in 1997 and with one of the inaugural Spirit of Holy Cross Awards in 2008. She received the St. Thomas More Award from the Notre Dame Law Association in 2009. The Notre Dame Alumni Association chose her as the 2010 recipient of the James E. Armstrong Award. Father John Jenkins honored her with the 2010 Presidential Award for her service in the spirit of Father Edward Sorin, the University’s founder.|| ||/assets/110442/original/ohara_8_2013_web.jpg||LAW70101 Business Associations
LAW70107 Securities Regulation
LAW73313 Law of Higher Education Seminar||Book Segments
Churning Claims Under Federal Securities Law, in Contemporary Issues in Securities Regulation 325 (M. Steinberg ed., Butterworth Legal Publishers 1988).
Legal Aspects of Insider Trading, in Ethics and the Investment Industry 101 (John Houck and Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., eds., Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and University Press of America 1989).
The Elusive Concept of Control in Churning Claims Under Federal Securities and Commodities Law, 75 Georgetown Law Journal 1875 (1987); reprinted in 21 Securities Law Review 281 (1989).
Erosion of the Privity Requirement in Section 12(2) of the Securities Act of 1933: The Expanded Meaning of Seller, 31 UCLA Law Review 921 (1984); cited in Pinter v. Dahl, 486 U.S. 622, 648 n. 24 (1988).|| ||Professor of Law||LuAnn Nate||POHARA1|
|Patrick||Griffin||479 Decioemail@example.com|| || ||http://history.nd.edu/assets/46673/original/griffin_patrick.jpg||Concurrent Professor, Law Chair; Madden-Hennebry Professor of History|| |
|Patrick||Salvi||1100 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Patrick A. Salvi earned his B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1975. He earned his J.D., from Notre Dame Law School in 1978.
Today, Salvi is regarded as one of the most prominent personal injury trial attorneys in the country. His law firm, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard is an Illinois-based Plaintiff law firm handling cases across the country. The firm concentrates its practice in medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, aviation and product liability cases. By his peers, In 2016, Salvi was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List for the third year in a row. His peers selected him as one of the top 10 lawyers out of all categories of law and out of 96,000 Illinois lawyers..
Salvi has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. and received the “Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendation” from Martindale Hubbell American Law Directory and was named one of the “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois” by Leading Lawyer Magazine. Salvi was also the recipient of a 2011 and 2012 Award of Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He is also a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Committee that drafts Jury Instructions in civil cases. Additionally, Salvi is Chairman of the Law School Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Law School.
For the past 33-years, Salvi’s law firm has been dedicated to helping families recover both emotionally and economically by providing the highest professional and ethical legal representation. Salvi has won 200 multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts totaling more than $950 million.|| ||/assets/139818/257x/patrick_salvi_2014.jpg||LAW75712, Personal Injury Litigation||Adjunct Professor|
|Patrick ||Thomas ||W. ||725 Howard Street South Bend, IN 46617||(574) email@example.com||/assets/202016/fullsize/patrick_w._thomas_cv_6_2016.pdf|| ||Patrick W. Thomas is the founding director of Notre Dame Law School’s Tax Clinic, in which he trains and supervises law students representing low-income clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2016, he received an American Bar Association Section of Taxation Public Service Fellowship to work as a staff attorney for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
At the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, he represented clients in IRS collection matters, in IRS examinations, and before the U.S. Tax Court. He also partnered with local community organizations to educate taxpayers on their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers, focusing particularly on the English as a Second Language and refugee communities in Indianapolis. Prior to his work at Neighborhood Christian, he clerked for the Indiana Solicitor General.
Thomas earned his B.A, summa cum laude, in Germanic studies, international studies, and near eastern languages and cultures from Indiana University and received a J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, he directed Indiana University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, founded the law school’s Pro Bono Immigration Project, and was a managing editor on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.|| ||/assets/202203/fullsize/rsz_img_3014_1.jpg||Director, Notre Dame Tax Clinic|
|Paul||Dykstra||1100 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Paul Dykstra is a partner at Ropes & Gray. He focuses his practice on the representation of mutual funds and fund boards throughout the country. He also has experience counseling independent fund directors involved in corporate reorganizations and internal or SEC investigations.
Dykstra is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches a course, along with Paulita Pike, on mutual fund regulation.|| ||https://law.nd.edu/assets/187643/original/rsz_dykstra_paul.jpg||Adjunct Professor|
|Paul||Harold||1100 Eck Hall of Law||Paul.E.Harold.email@example.com||http://www.lck-law.com/attorneys/pauleharold.php|| ||Paul focuses his practice on business litigation and labor and employment litigation and counseling. Before joining the Firm, Paul served two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and two years as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Leon Holmes of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. During his clerkships, Paul assisted these federal trial and appellate court judges in conducting legal research and analyzing a broad range of issues presented in cases before the courts and drafting judicial opinions. His clerkship experience included an emphasis on employment matters, which dominate the federal judiciary's civil docket.
Paul earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 2005, where he served as the Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and President of the St. Thomas More Society. He graduated summa cum laude from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2002, receiving a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Mathematics.
Paul is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.|| ||http://www.lck-law.com/images/g-attorneys-harold.jpg||Adjunct Professor||PHAROLD|
|Paul||Peralta||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||574.631.4197||Paul.J.Peralta.firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||A frequent speaker on litigation and arbitration issues Paul Peralta brings extensive successful high-stakes trial experience to his varied litigation clients.
He has handled wide-ranging employment and commercial litigation, including management representation in Title VII, ADEA, ADA and ERISA litigation, as well as proceedings before the EEOC and corresponding state and local agencies.
Additionally, Mr. Peralta has counseled and represented clients on employment termination cases; breach of contract claims; trade secret disputes; enforcement/challenge of non-compete, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements in injunctive and trial proceedings; and product liability litigation.
His trial experience includes federal and state courts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Michigan and Illinois, and appeals in the United States Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana Courts of Appeals; Illinois Appellate Court; Florida Court of Appeals; and Minnesota Court of Appeals.|| ||LAW70109, Business Torts||Adjunct Professor|
|Paul||Shagen||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627|| || || || ||Adjunct Faculty||Rebecca Ward||PSHAGEN|