Larry J. Obhof, Jr. Selected to Serve as Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association

COLUMBUS, OH – Shumaker Partner Larry J. Obhof, Jr. has been selected to serve as Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association. Larry is a graduate of the law school and is currently serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee, which focuses on important initiatives for the law school and provides advisory support to Dean Heather K. Gerken. Executive Committee members also serve as alumni ambassadors through activities such as mentoring, recruiting, and attending regional events.

Beginning July 1, 2024, Larry will be a Vice President of the Executive Committee and will also chair the Association’s Nominating Subcommittee, which oversees consideration of alumni for membership on the Executive Committee. His term in those positions will run from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026.

“I am honored to serve the law school in this new capacity,” said Larry. “This provides a great opportunity to give back to the law school community while working with alumni from around the country.” 

Larry has a wide range of experiences in law, politics, and higher education. He is a partner in Shumaker’s Litigation and Disputes Service Line, where he focuses his practice on complex litigation, including appeals and high-profile matters before the Ohio Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. Larry has represented some of the nation’s largest companies, as well as nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and key public figures, including statewide officeholders. 

In addition to his litigation practice, Larry served as a member of the Ohio Senate for nearly a decade. Over those 10 years, Larry was selected by his colleagues to serve as Majority Whip, President Pro Tempore, and ultimately as Senate President, the presiding officer of the 33-member chamber. He successfully sponsored legislation on a wide range of topics, including education, tax law, elections administration, criminal law, and corporate law. Larry has also taught law school courses as an adjunct professor.

In 2018, Larry received the Ohio State Bar Association’s Lawyer-Legislator Distinguished Service Award.