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David Scott & Amanda Waesch Promoted to Vice President Roles as Part of Continued Succession Planning

BMD has promoted Columbus Office Managing Partner David Scott and Executive Committee Member Amanda Waesch to the position of Vice President.

In a continued effort to cultivate succession planning for the firm, Co-Founder/Chairman Anthony Manna and Co-Founder/CEO Jack Diamond announced the latest firm promotions. “Since BMD’s inception in 2000, it has always been a priority and a pledge to look ahead - and crucial to create intentional opportunities for success and growth,” said Manna.

“David and Amanda will work closely with current President Matt Heinle, the office managing partners and BMD business team to ensure that our entrepreneurial spirit continues to evolve for our clients, attorneys and staff,” said Diamond.


Amanda Waesch was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee and appointed Business Development and Marketing Partner, succeeding Robert Hager, in late 2019. Amanda operates a national healthcare practice where her focus includes healthcare law, employment law, corporate law, and healthcare litigation. She advises a variety of employers, particularly healthcare providers, hospitals and physicians. Amanda chairs the firm's healthcare litigation team that manages reimbursement audits and appeals for healthcare clients, and is the founder and creator of BMD Gateway, a cloud-based, proactive risk management solution for employers. She is licensed in Ohio and Florida. Amanda serves on the board of National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC) as its Education Committee Chair, the HR/Leadership Advisory Board for The University of Akron College of Business Administration and the Executive Board of the Mount Union Alumni Association, in addition to chairing its Alumni Weekend and Awards Committee.

Amanda resides with her husband, Keith, and three children in Rootstown, Ohio where she is active in the community, currently serving as President of the Rootstown Local School Board.

David Scott is the Managing Partner of BMD’s Columbus office. He applies his skills as a litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and negotiator to resolve all manner of business, real estate, and construction conflicts. David’s many career accomplishments include winning Central Ohio’s largest jury verdict in 2011, being rated “AV® Preeminent™” by Martindale-Hubbell® (signifying “the highest level of professional excellence”) and being a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. David is also a LEED® Accredited Professional, reflecting his commitment to sustainability and green building. He represents numerous NYSE-listed global enterprises, for which he has developed proprietary litigation systems to accelerate workflow efficiencies. As an active member of his community, David was one of Columbus’ Forty Under 40 in 2012, and he currently serves on the Resource Committee for the COGENCE Alliance – Central Ohio Chapter, and as the Director and Statewide Advocacy Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, Ohio Chapter. David and his wife Daphne live with their children in Worthington, Ohio.

BMD set succession planning in motion in December of 2019, naming Tony Manna as Chairman, Jack Diamond as Chief Executive Officer and Matt Heinle as President. Member Justin Alaburda was appointed to Akron Co-Managing Partner along with BMD Founding Member Lee Walko. BMD also elected Jeana Singleton to its Executive Committee and appointed her as firm General Counsel, succeeding Lee Walko.

“Our expansion by attorneys and offices has been exciting, but we are also committed to growing and developing our people personally and professionally. In order to continue to be a thriving and successful firm for our clients, members, employees, and community partners, we felt it was crucial to create a sustainable succession plan with our next generation of leaders,” said Matt Heinle, BMD President.

“I am truly excited to work alongside my partners, David and Amanda, who have proven themselves to be the types of leaders a team wants to follow,” said Heinle.

'Culture, Culture, Culture’: The Essence of Printing Industry M&A Deals

BMD/Signet's Tony Manna interviewed by Printing Impressions

Signet’s Anthony Manna: U.S. Deal Activity Remains Steady As China Responds To Coronavirus

“When SARS came around (in February 2003), China had about 4 percent of the global supply chain,” says Manna, founder, principal and chairman at the global private investment firm. “Now they have 16 percent, and you see this massive stimulus package being put in place to combat the coronavirus problem. China has already announced that they’re going to have more stimulus packages.”

Brennan, Manna & Diamond opens Stark office

As published in the Canton Repository, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Akron-based law firm wants to serve existing and future Stark County customers. Summit County-based law firm Brennan Manna & Diamond has opened an office in Jackson Township.

Jeffrey C. Miller discusses "Guns and Drugs in the Workplace" at Legal Education event Feb. 20, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Builder's Exchange Training Center in North Canton, Attorney Jeff Miller will be discussing guns and drugs in the workplace. Both are legal in Ohio, but what about the workplace? Jeff will discuss concealed carry and medical marijuana in the workplace, and employer options for addressing these emerging issues. In today's tight labor market, the correct policies and procedures on guns and drugs are crucial.

BMD Strengthens Presence with New Office in Canton, Ohio

CANTON, OHIO - Brennan Manna Diamond, LLC, a full-service law firm based in Akron, Ohio and with more than 70 attorneys, is expanding to Stark County. We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new office in Canton, Ohio. The new office is located at: 4518 Fulton Road, Suite 202, Canton, OH 44718.