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Seoul-based attorney Thomas P. Pinansky L85 has been elected Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), an organization that represents the interests of some 50,000 business executives from more than 8,000 business entities engaged in US-Asia trade, services, and investment. Among Pinanskys responsibilities will be the leadership of the annual APCAC delegation to Washington DC which briefs Congressmen, senior members of the Executive Branch, and other political and business leaders on APCACs positions on issues affecting US business in Asia. Pinansky has been a governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea for over six years and is the Senior Foreign Attorney at the law firm of Kim, Shin & Yu.

Baker & Hostetler LLP hired John J. Burke L86 as partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Burke practiced at Pepper Hamilton LLP as chairman of the international trade practice prior to joining Baker & Hostetler.

Quintin L. King L86 has been elected to a two-year term as the president of the National Association of Insurance Litigation Management. King is a founding member and senior advisor of Lord & King LLC, a law and lobbying multidisciplinary firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois.

Randall J. Boe L87, a former vice president and deputy general counsel of America Online, was promoted to general counsel after the merger with Time Warner.

Tracy D. Hill L87 joined Germani & Riggle LLC in Portland, Maine focusing on civil litigation and probate law.

Cuyler H. Walker L87, WG87 was made partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. Walker focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and securities law.

USA Information and Services (USAIS) of USA Networks in New York has appointed Michael B. Adler W85, L88 Senior Vice President in Finance and Administration. He was formerly the CFO and General Counsel for SchoolSports, Inc. and the Vice President and General Counsel for Cheyenne Software, Inc.

Jeffrey B. First L88 has joined Neal, Jacobs & Associates in Philadelphia where he will handle commercial litigation and transactional matters. He was formerly an attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll.

Abbe F. Fletman L88, a partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP in Philadelphia has been named by Philadelphia Mayor John Street to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Advisory Board. She was also recently appointed to Philadelphias Human Relations Commission. Fletman concentrates her law practice on commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, information technology and trade secret matters.

A book by Kenneth A. Adams L89, Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements, was published by Greenwood Publishing Group, a Reed Elsevier company, this year. Adams is an associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York.

Timothy E. Davis L89, a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll in Philadelphia, has been elected to the Board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale.

Saul Ewing named Abbe A. Miller C86, W86, L 89 special counsel in its bankruptcy and reorganization department in Philadelphia.

J. Denny Shupe L89, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, has been named president of United Service Organization (USO) Philadelphia.

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