October 27, 2006
Ohio Consumers’ Counsel to speak at Columbus Bar
~ written by John H. Jones, Government Agencies Committee Chair
Janine L. Migden-Ostrander, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), is the guest speaker for the Government Agencies committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at noon at the Columbus Bar Offices.
On April 5, 2004, Migden-Ostrander was sworn into office by Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro and became the first woman and only the third person to hold the position in the agency’s thirty-year history. As Consumers’ Counsel, Migden-Ostrander oversees the state agency that represents the interests of Ohio’s 4.5 million residential households in proceedings before state and federal regulators and in the courts. The OCC also provides information and responds to consumers’ questions about their electric, natural gas, telephone and water services.
Prior to her appointment, Migden-Ostrander was a partner at Hahn Loeser + Parks and served as co-chair of the firm’s utility and regulatory practice group. Her previous experience also includes serving as Senior Director of Government Affairs for Enron Corporation and as Special Prosecutor for Montgomery County. She earned her B.A. from the State University of New York and a Certificat de la Langue et Civilisation Francaise from the Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Please join us for an informative discussion. Box lunches are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis.