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Randy J. Holland L’72, a judge on the Delaware Supreme Court, edited Delaware Supreme Court Golden Anniversary (2001), a history of the bench.

Nancy M. Weinman L’72, a member of the Health Law Practice Group of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, was a speaker at the Fall Educational Conference of the Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association (PAMGMA) held in Valley Forge. As a follow-up to her presentation at the Spring PAMGMA conference, where she offered a roadmap and practical tips on how to implement a compliance plan for physician practices, Weinman gave the attendees pointers on how to interpret and respond to warning signs often hidden in audit and review letters sent to physicians by Medicare carriers and intermediaries.

Charles E. (Trip) Dorkey III L’73, Managing Partner of the New York office of Torys, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. Dorkey heads the firm’s New York litigation practice and is a member of Tory’s Executive Committee. He was appointed by President Bush to be a member of his Justice Transition Advisory Team in March.

Allen E. Rennett C’69, L’73 has left Richards, Watson & Gershon after twenty-eight years to join the new Los Angeles law firm of Neufeld, Jaffe, Levin & Colantuono, LLP, where he will continue to specialize in transactional matters. Rennett is also the senior member of the Board of Directors of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation.

Henry S. Schleiff C’70 L’73, Chairman and CEO of Court TV, was a panelist in the Alumni and Faculty Exchange “Law and Pop Culture” at Penn Law during Reunion Weekend in May. The panel discussed the portrayal and representation of the law in contemporary fiction and on TV.

Donald K. Stern GL’73 has joined the Boston law firm of Bingham Dana LLP. Previously, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. As a partner in the firm’s litigation department he concentrates on business regulation and white collar defense work.

Ian M. Comisky W’71, L’74, a Partner in the Tax and Fiduciary Department at Philadelphia’s Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, participated in the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education’s 15th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime 2001. He was a panel member for the session “Here Today - Gone Tomorrow: Seizing, Freezing and Forfeiting Assets.”

Michael T. Everett L’74 was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer at Network Robots in Pleasanton, California with primary responsibility for leading all aspects of its financial operations. A networking start-up company, Network Robots is developing a high performance programmable networking platform that will enable service providers to deliver high value services, such as managed security, networked storage, content delivery and broadband streaming to customers. Everett, who has previously held executive posts with Raychem and Netro Corporation, was formerly a partner at the international law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe as a specialist in corporate finance.

Arlene Fickler CW’71, L’74, partner at Hoyle Morris & Kerr, LLP, was presented with the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Alumni Award of Merit by the Law Alumni Society at a ceremony during Reunion Weekend in recognition of her professional achievement and support of the Law School.

Covanta Energy Corporation of New York named Jeffrey R. Horowitz C’71, L’74 as its Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs. He served previously as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of OEG, where he had oversight of the Company’s legal matters.

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