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Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow L’74, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in 2001, recently published Mediation: Theory, Practice and Policy (Ashgate Press, 2001) and received a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to found and direct a graduate fellows (LL.M.) program in Dispute Resolution and Problem Solving at Georgetown University Law Center. She is Professor of Law and Director of the Georgetown Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Manuel Sanchez L’74 was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northern Illinois University. He will be the first Hispanic in Illinois to hold the top post on a public university’s governing board. Sanchez became one of the founding members of NIU’s board in 1996 when he was appointed by then-Governor Jim Edgar. He is founder and partner of Chicago law firm Sanchez & Daniels.

Michael D. Green L’75 was appointed to the Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair in Law at Wake Forest University. He previously taught at the University of Iowa.

Robert S. McIntyre L’75 was profiled in the New York Times (May 21, 2000) for his role in the tax debate in Congress. McIntyre is the director of a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization called Citizens for Tax Justice in Washington, which analyzes congressional tax proposals.

Robert L. Wallace, Jr. L’75, currently Managing Director of FleetBoston’s trucking and trade leasing group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Transportation Equipment Asset Management Corporation (“TEAM”) in Coral Gables, Florida.

Wendy S. White L’75 was named Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania in July. She joined Penn in 1999 from the Washington, D. C. offices of Shea & Gardner, where she had been the administrative partner, specializing in litigation and in issues related to non-profit institutions. Since then, as Deputy Counsel for Penn, she has played a key role in developing Penn’s legal responses to a variety of major challenges, managed the legal activities for a broad range of institutional issues across the University, and provided advice and counsel on numerous other issues.

Bruce F. Bratton L’76 was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Bratton has been in general practice in Harrisburg for almost twenty-five years, the last thirteen of which as a partner and managing partner of Martsolf & Bratton, where his practice has emphasized general civil litigation.

Joseph S. Finkelstein L’76, partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The Retail Law Strategist, a new monthly publication of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Finkelstein specializes in real estate financing, shopping centers, retail and commercial properties, and title insurance.

Kathleen O’Brien CW’69, L’76 partner at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, was profiled in Philadelphia Business Journal in March for her work with Philadelphia’s Forum of Executive Women. As the co-chair of the Forum’s Executive Suites Committee she works to promote awareness in the limited “vertical” career mobility of women. In alliance with a number of sister organizations in Atlanta and Boston, the Forum hopes organize programming to raise awareness of this issue.

Lawrence V. Stein L’76 was named Senior Vice President of American Home Products Corporation in Madison, New Jersey. He previously served as a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the company.

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