William M. Todd

Legal Education

The Ohio State University College of Law; Columbus, Ohio
J.D. 1976 (cum laude)

Honors:

  • 1st Place Team, Region VI, National Moot Court Competition
  • Best Brief for Appellant, Region VI, National Moot Court Competition
  • 2nd Best Brief Nationally, National Moot Court Competition
  • George R. Beneman Memorial Award

Activities:

  • National Moot Court Team
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Associate Justice, Moot Court Governing Board

Undergraduate Education

University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana
B.A. 1973 (with honors) (3 year accelerated program)

Honors:

  • Committee on Academic Progress
  • Notre Dame Scholar

Legal Experience

Axelrod Laliberte LLC
137 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

I joined Axelrod Laliberte LLC as a partner, effective February 9, 2011. I intend to continue my current practice areas of: constitutional law; campaign finance and election law; health care law and policy; and, general business litigation.

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
88 E. Broad Street
Suite 900
Columbus, Ohio 43215

I joined Benesch Friedlander in October 2006 in the capacity of counsel. I left the firm in February 2011. At Benesch, I am continuing my practice in the areas of health care law and policy, as well as election law and campaign finance.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P.
1300 Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6150

I joined Squire, Sanders as a partner in April 1993. I left the firm in October, 2006. At Squire Sanders my practice was devoted to health care law and policy, as well as election law and campaign finance issues. I was involved in litigation, legislative counseling, and planning in these substantive areas.

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Prior to joining Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, I was associated with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur from June, 1976 through April 1993. I became a member of the firm in January, 1983. During my career at Porter Wright, I maintained a broad-based litigation and legislative counseling practice, with concentrations in health law and energy law.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association [Tort and Insurance Law Section; Forum Committee on Health Law (Governing Committee 1988-1991); Health Law Section]
  • Ohio State Bar Association [Health Law Committee (Secretary 1988-1991); Chairman, Special Committee on Advance Directives for Health Care 1991-1993)]
  • Columbus Bar Association [Health Law Committee (Chairman 1996-1998)]
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys (President 1999-2000)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Republican National Lawyers Assn. (Chair, Ohio Chapter, 2005)
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • Ohio Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio November, 1976
  • U.S. District Court S.D. Ohio March, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court November, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio May, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit June, 1989

Special Counsel Appointments

  • Resolution Trust Corporation 1991-1993
  • State of New Hampshire 1994-1995
  • State of Ohio 2006-2007

Other Community Activities

  • Ohio Chair — Lawyers for McCain, 2008
  • Ohio Lead Litigation Counsel — Bush-Cheney '04
  • General Counsel, Ohio Chamber of Commerce 2002-2006
  • Chair, Ohio Chamber of Commerce Health Care Initiative (2001-2004)
  • Republican Candidate for Mayor of Columbus 2007

Personal Activities

  • Member St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church
  • Member, Athletic Club of Columbus
  • Member, Rev. Edward F. Sorin Society
  • Member, Notre Dame Club of Columbus

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth — December 13, 1952
  • Place of Birth — Cleveland, Ohio
  • Marital Status — Single
  • Children — Will (24), Eric (22)

Selected Presentations

  • Expanding Theories of Liability for the Alternate Delivery System
    ABA Forum Committee on Health Law Program
    May 7, 1987; Boston, MA
  • Ohio’s Revised Medical Malpractice Act
    The Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
    October 7, 1987; Columbus, Ohio
  • Chairman, Columbus Bar Association
    Expert Witness Seminar
    November 7, 1987; Columbus, Ohio
  • The Expanded Concept of Medical Claims
    Ohio’s Revised Medical Malpractice Act, Am. Sub. H.B. 327
    Ohio Legal Center Institute
  • Employee Well Being: Testing for Substance Abuse
    Industrial Medical Center, 1988 Seminar
    January 27, 1988; Dayton, Ohio
  • Legal Aspects of AIDS
    Stark County Medical Association Seminar
    April 26, 1989; Canton, Ohio
  • Model Medical Staff Bylaws
    Ohio State Medical Association Hospital Medical Staff Section
    May 5, 1989; Dayton, Ohio
  • Emerging Theories in Professional Liability
    Physicians Insurance Company of Ohio; Legal Counsel Seminar
    September 6, 1989; Columbus, Ohio
  • Conference Co-Chairman Medical Staff and Hospitals: That Delicate Relationship
    ABA Forum Committee on Health Law
    October 5-6, 1989; Boston, MA
  • Representing a Professional Before A State Licensing Board
    Columbus Bar Association Litigation Practice Institute
    November 17, 1989; Columbus, Ohio
  • The Aftermath of Webster: Abortion and the Law in 1990
    American Society of Medical Association Counsel-Seminar
    November 27, 1989; Maui, Hawaii
  • Facing AIDS in the 90s: Ohio’s Legislative Response
    University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Law and Medicine AIDS Symposium
    April 23, 1990; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • AIDS and The Physician’s Office
    Medina County Medical Society Seminar
    November 15, 1990; Medina, Ohio
  • Relations with Third Party Payors
    American Society of Medical Association Counsel Seminar
    November 27, 1990; Orlando, Florida
  • Medical Malpractice in Ohio
    NBI Seminar — Co-Presenter
    January 31, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Credentialling and Reporting Physician Misconduct
    Columbus Bar Association Health Care Law Committee
    Provider Liability Issues
    February 7, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Conference Co-Chair
    Health Care Issues and Litigation in 1991
    Ohio CLE Institute
    April 12, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Conference Co-Chair
    Medical Staff and Hospitals: That Delicate Relationship
    ABA Forum Committee on Health Law
    April 18-19, 1991; San Francisco, California
  • Informed Consent; A Psychiatric Perspective
    Ohio Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
    April 27, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • PROs and the Sanction Process
    Lancaster-Fairfield Community Hospital Retreat
    April 28, 1991; Mt. Sterling, Ohio
  • Big Brother is Watching You: The National Practitioner Data Bank
    Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting; Health Law Seminar
    May 16, 1991; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Economic Credentialing
    Ohio State Medical Association Hospital Medical Staff Section
    May 17, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio Law Update Senate Bill I and Durable Powers of Attorney
    Ohio Hospital Association
    June 19, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives for Health Care
    Greater Cincinnati Hospital Association
    July 31, 1991; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Making Life and Death Decisions in the 90’s Counselling the Physician
    American Bar Association Annual Meeting
    August 12, 1991; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Advance Directives for Health Care
    Ohio State Bar Association Advanced Probate Seminar
    September 12, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives in the Hospice
    Ohio Hospice Association Annual Meeting
    October 4, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives Practical Tips
    Wood County Bar Association
    October 9, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Conference Chair
    Advance Directives
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    October 23, 1991; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives
    Mt. Carmel East Hospital
    January 30, 1992; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives
    Ohio Agency of Aging Conference
    February 12, 1992; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives and Senate Bill I
    Ohio State Bar Association District Meeting
    March 4, 1992; Zanesville, Ohio
  • Risk Management Issues for Physicians
    Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    April 15, 1992; Athens, Ohio
  • Advance Directives
    Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    April 25, 1992; Athens, Ohio
  • Ethical Issues Regarding Death and Dying;
    Relations with Third Party Payors;
    OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Rules
    Academy of Medicine/Grant Medical Center Education Conference
    May 9-12, 1992; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Compliance with OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards
    Grant Medical Center Conference
    June 10, 1992; Columbus, Ohio
  • Conference Co-Chair Hot Topics in Health Law Antitrust Law Developments
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    September 11, 1992; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives and Senate Bill I
    Ohio Legislative Service Commission Seminar
    October 8, 1992; Columbus, Ohio
  • A Year Later: Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care
    4th Annual Estate Planning Institute
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    January 14, 1993; Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio’s Advance Directive Law: One Year Later
    Case Western Reserve University
    Center for Biomedical Ethics
    February 5, 1993; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Antitrust and Managed Care
    American Society of Medical Association Counsel Seminar
    October 10, 1993; San Antonio, Texas
  • The Ohio Health Care Board
    Catholic Conference of Ohio
    October 18, 1993, Columbus, Ohio
  • Closing Argument
    ABOTA Masters in Trial Program
    October 22, 1993; Cleveland, Ohio
  • The State Legislative Process
    American Society of Anesthesiology
    Governmental Affairs Workshop
    November 13, 1993; Chicago, Illinois
  • The Formation of a 501(c)(3) Organization
    Ohio Chamber of Commerce
    Winter Meeting
    February 10, 1994; Worthington, Ohio
  • The Tax Treatment of Trade Associations Engaged in Lobbying
    Ohio’s New Ethics and Lobbying Regulation Law
    Ohio Chamber of Commerce
    February 23, 1994; Columbus, Ohio
  • Riding The Wave of Health Care Reform
    OSMA Managed Care Conference
    April 21, 1994; Dayton, Ohio
  • Legal Issues in Telemedicine
    Ohio Hospital Association
    Risk Management Conference
    May 13, 1994; Dublin, Ohio
  • Integrating Physician Practices: The Physician Organization
    OSMA Annual Meeting
    May 14, 1994; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Organizing and Representing Physician Groups
    ABA Forum Committee On Health Law
    Health Care Integration Program
    September 27-28, 1994; New York, New York
  • Making Life and Death Decisions in the 90’s
    Midwestern Legislative Service Agency Staff
    Annual Meeting
    October 7, 1994; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1994 The Legal Year In Review
    Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
    Annual Meeting
    December 9, 1994; Columbus, Ohio
  • Managing Information In A Changing Technological Environment
    Ohio Hospital Association
    Risk Management Conference
    May 17, 1995; Worthington, Ohio
  • Ohio Health Law in the Courts
    Healthcare Law Update
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    June 8, 1995; Columbus, Ohio
  • Physician Recruitment
    An Overview of the Legal Issues
    Ohio Hospital Association
    September 15, 1995, Columbus, Ohio
  • Provider Networks, Joint Ventures and Antitrust Law
    Ohio Hospital Association
    Annual Meeting
    April 17, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Hospital Physician Relationships
    Employees or Independent Contractors
    Ohio Hospital Association
    Annual Meeting
    April 17, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Managed Care Uniform Licensure Act
    Ohio Hospital Association
    Annual Meeting
    April 17, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Legal Issues In Medical Records
    Ohio Hospital Association
    August 23, 1996; Dublin, Ohio
  • Risk Management in Integrated Delivery Systems
    Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
    Annual Fall Conference
    September 16, 1996; Mt. Sterling, Ohio
  • Ohio Health Law in the Courts
    Healthcare Law Update
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    September 20, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Legal Issues in Telemedicine
    Ohio Hospital Association
    November 15, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives
    Ohio Hospital Association
    November 22, 1996; Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio’s 1996 Tort Reform
    Application to Health Care Providers
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    December 3, 1996, Columbus, Ohio
    December 10, 1996, Columbus, Ohio
  • Prostate Cancer and Urology Business Practice
    A Zeneca National Consultancy Workshop
    Making the Right Choices in your Relationships
    March 20-23, 1997 St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Ohio Health Care Law In The Courts
    “Hot Legal Issues”
    Ohio Hospital Association
    March 27, 1997, Columbus, Ohio
  • The New Tort Reform Act: An Encore Presentation
    Medical Malpractice Issues
    Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute
    April 3, 1997, Dayton, Ohio
    April 10, 1997, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Ohio Attorney General's Symposium on Nonprofit Health Care Conversions
    Conference Co-Chair
    April 17-18, 1997, Columbus, Ohio
  • American Urological Association’s 92nd Annual Meeting
    Urology Practice Integration in the Time of Managed Care
    April 19, 1997, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Fiduciary Duties Applicable to the Board of Trustees
    of a Nonprofit Corporation
    Nonprofit Health Care in Ohio: A System in Transition
    Columbus Bar Association
    December 16, 1997, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Delinquent Insurance Company: A Legal Framework
    PIE Mutual Conference
    OHA: The Association for Hospitals & Health Systems
    January 23, 1998, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Delinquent Insurance Company, a Legal Framework
    Columbus Bar Association Health Law Committee Meeting
    April 22, 1998 Columbus, Ohio
  • 1998 Health Law Update
    OHA Annual Meeting
    OHA: The Association for Hospitals and Health Systems
    April 18, 1998, Columbus, Ohio
  • Advance Directives and End-of-Life Treatment
    OHA: The Association for Hospitals and Health Systems
    September 11, 1998, Columbus, Ohio
  • Hot Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine
    OHA: The Association for Hospitals and Health Systems
    September 18, 1998, Columbus, Ohio
  • Managed Care Liability: Tort Law Principles
    Ohio Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting
    September 29, 1998, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1999 Health Law Update
    OHA Annual Meeting
    OHA: The Association for Hospitals and Health Systems
    April 20, 1999
  • Evolving Issues in Managed Care Law
    SOHA Annual Conference
    September 10, 1999 Columbus, Ohio
  • Overview and Response to Health Reform Issues
    29th Annual Family Practice Seminar
    April 8-9, 2000 Columbus, Ohio
  • Downstream Risk Regulation: A Provider’s View (Negotiating Third Party Payor Agreements)
    Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys Annual Meeting
    October 4, 2002 Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio Medical Malpractice Law in the Courts
    OAMSS Fall Forum
    November 8, 2002 Columbus, Ohio
  • Provider Networks, Joint Ventures and Antitrust Law
    March 6, 2003 Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio Employers Health Care Initiative
    Community Healthcare Coalition
    May 7, 2003 Canton, Ohio
  • The Life of the Law is Experience: Developments in the Common Law of Fiduciary Standards
    Chester Professionalism Institute, Columbus Bar Foundation
    October 13, 2003 Columbus, Ohio
  • The First Amendment, Judicial Elections and Issue Advocacy
    Ohio State Bar Association
    October 17, 2003 Columbus, Ohio
  • The Life of the Law is Experience: Evolving Standards of Fiduciary Duty and Professional Ethics
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Ethics and Professionalism Seminar
    December 9, 2003 Columbus, Ohio
  • The First Amendment and Judicial Elections
    Law and Media Conference
    April 23, 2004, Canton, Ohio
  • Professional Ethics and the First Amendment
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Ethics and Professionalism Seminar
    December 7, 2004 Columbus, Ohio
  • The Life of the Law is Experience: Evolving Standards of Corporate Fiduciary Duty and Professional Ethics
    PESI, Health Care Seminar
    January 26-27, 2005 Columbus-Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Evolution of Product Liability Law in Senate Bill 80
    OSBA CLE Institute
    March 4, 2005, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Limitations on Liability in Senate Bill 80
    OSBA CLE Institute
    March 4, 2005, Cleveland, Ohio
  • H.B. 1 Ohio’s New Campaign Finance Law
    Franklin County Republican Seminar
    May 7, 2005, Columbus, Ohio
  • H.B. 1 Ohio’s New Campaign Finance Law, Impact Upon Issue Advocacy
    Franklin County Republican Seminar
    May 7, 2005, Columbus, Ohio
  • Election Law Litigation in Ohio:
    Ground Zero in 2004
    RNLA National Summer Election School
    August 13, 2005, Chicago, Illinois
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