Katie Clifford, J.D. is an Affiliated Consultant with TNG. Prior to joining TNG in 2011, Ms. Clifford served as the Ohio Attorney General’s Education Section Chief. As Chief of the Education Section, Ms. Clifford advised 53 Ohio public colleges and universities, the Ohio Department of Education and oversaw all litigation for such institutions. Ms. Clifford also served as Assistant Chief Legal Counsel for the Auditor of State’s Office. As Assistant Chief Legal Counsel, Ms. Clifford advised public entities on Ohio Sunshine laws, public finance laws, and advised the Auditor of State’s Office on internal employment matters. In addition to her government service, Ms. Clifford was employed by Means, Bichimer, Burkholder and Baker L.L.P. and served as legal counsel to school districts throughout the State of Ohio. Ms. Clifford represented over 25 K-12 educational districts in a wide array of litigation matters and general legal counsel. Finally, prior to her legal career Ms. Clifford was employed by the Governor of Illinois as a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
Ms. Clifford serves as a Grandview Heights City School District Board Member. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio in 1995 and her Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1999. Ms. Clifford is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.