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Harry First C’66, L’69 has returned to his position as Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, after a two-year leave during which he served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

In April, Michael L. Levy, L’69 was appointed to serve as Interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which includes nine counties in Eastern Pennsylvania. He will remain in the position until President Bush appoints and the Senate confirms a new U.S. Attorney. Since 1993, he has been the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district.

Marcia D. Greenberger CW’67, L’70, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Alumni Award of Merit by the Law Alumni Society at an awards ceremony during Reunion Weekend in recognition of her professional achievements and support of the Law School.

Edmund L. Harvey, Jr. L’70 was named Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association for 2001. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Teeters & Harvey.

Steven R. Waxman L’70, formerly a partner at Kleinbard Bell & Brecker, has joined the commercial litigation team at Fineman & Bach in Philadelphia.

Robert I. Whitelaw L’70, Managing Partner and co-chair of the litigation department of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP, was honored with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Philadelphia’s highest award, the Charles Edwin Fox Memorial Service Award in May. Whitelaw has been a member of the board of directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Philadelphia for over ten years and served as the Association’s president from 1996 to 1998.

Barry M. Abelson L’71, partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, was reelected to the executive committee of the firm.

Jane L. Dalton L’71 was named to the board of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Dalton is a partner at Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP.

In May, Intellectual Property, a Legal Times magazine, ranked Steven L. Friedman L’71 as one of the twenty-two leading “movers and shakers” of Intellectual Property world because of his victory before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in the State Street case which confirmed the legitimacy of business method patents and “galvanized a new era in patent law, especially as it relates to the Internet.” Friedman is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Dilworth Paxson LLP and a member of the Executive Committee.

The Honorable G. Craig Lord L’71, a former judge of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, was named to the board of Philadelphia’s Industrial Development Corporation, a non-profit economic development organization. Lord is a partner at Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP.

Sandra Sherman L’71, G’93, a professor of British Literature at the University of Arkansas, has been appointed as a visiting fellow at the Lucy Cavendish College of Cambridge University. Her book, Imagining Poverty: Quantification and the Decline of Paternalism, was published by Ohio State University Press (2001). She is also the author of Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

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