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Kenneth I. Tuchman L’76, WG’76 is Vice Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in New York, where he is a senior merger and acquisition specialist and oversees the consumer, retail, and financial sponsor groups. He was previously with Wasserstein Perella which he joined in 1997, after spending sixteen years at Lehman Brothers. He was named to the Board of Overseers of Penn Law School this year.

David D. Aufhauser L’77 was named General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department. Aufhauser is in charge of the department’s 2,400 lawyers and offers legal advice to Secretary O’Neill. In the aftermath of the November 2000 election, he headed a volunteer legal team for the Bush campaign that oversaw the counting of crucial overseas military ballots in Florida.

Gilbert F. Casellas L’77 has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. Casellas, President and CEO of Q-LINX Incorporated is also on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and previously served as Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Lewis I. Gantman W’74, L’77, was elected to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Economy League. Gantman is also the president of Kravco Incorporated located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

David F. Simon L’77 was appointed Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in May. Among his first responsibilities is a key role in the rehabilitation of Reliance Insurance Company, one of the largest receiverships in insurance history. Simon was previously Chief Legal Officer of Aetna U.S. Healthcare and its predecessor, U.S. Healthcare Inc., and prior to that time was a partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia.

James E. Nevels L’78, WG’78 chairman and CEO of the Swarthmore Group Inc., has been elected to the Greater Philadelphia First board of directors.

Philippe Sarrailhe GL’78 has joined White & Case as a partner in the Paris office where he will continue his practice in corporate, merger and acquisition and finance transactions with a special emphasis on cross-border transactions and related dispute resolution.

The Philadelphia Bar Association has elected Albert S. Dandridge III GL’79 to the board of governors. He is a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis.

Raymond W. Hepper L’79 joined Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine, as a partner in the Utilities & Energy Group. Prior to accepting this position, Hepper served for six years as General Counsel at Central Maine Power Co., Maine’s largest electric utility. In that position, he led CMP’s legal and business team that guided the utility through deregulation. He headed the team that negotiated the $846 million sale of the company’s generation assets and successfully litigated against the buyer’s attempt to avoid closing. At Pierce Atwood, Hepper will continue his practice representing utilities, customers, lenders and developers in all aspects of utility law and deregulation.

Niki T. Ingram L’79, a shareholder in Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Philadelphia, has been named co-chair of the workers’ compensation section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She also served as a speaker on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at its Ethical Consideration in Worker’s Compensation seminar held in Philadelphia in May. In addition, Ingram received a Distinguished Alumni Award at the Sadie Alexander Memorial Dinner sponsored by the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of Penn Law School.

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