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Laurence Z. Shiekman W’68, L’71, chair of the commercial litigation practice group at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, was reelected to the firm’s executive committee in March.

Marc D. Jonas C’69, L’72, a real estate partner at Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, LLP, planned and moderated a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Program entitled, “The Federalization of Land Use,” which was presented in various cities throughout the Commonwealth this Spring.

Charles E. Dorkey III L’73 of Torys LLP, was appointed a member of the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in May of this year. Also this Spring, Historic Hudson Valley appointed Dorkey to its board of trustees. Historic Hudson Valley is a non-profit organization promoting historic landmarks of national significance in the Hudson Valley.

Martin E. Lybecker GL’73, a partner at Washington DC’s Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, has been named chair of the Banking Law Committee by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Michael K. Furey L’74 was one of two lawyers of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, to represent, pro bono, Dr. Longy Anyanwu, a Nigerian national who was released from a New Jersey correctional facility after four and a half years of incarceration for a civil contempt order.

Eleanor W. Myers CW’69, L’75 , Assistant Professor of Law at Temple University, moderated a panel discussion at the meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers entitled, “The Litigation Privilege, the Trial Publicity Rule and the First Amendment: Keeping Lawyers Out of Hot Water or Driving Them Into the Deep End?”

Herman B. Rosenthal C’72, L’75, G’76 was elected chairman of the business services department at the Baltimore-based law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. He will continue to head the firm’s tax group.

Joseph S. Finkelstein L’76, a partner in Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen’s Real Estate Practice Group, was moderator at The Delaware Valley Real Estate Investor’s Panel in April.

Lawrence Finkelstein W’73,L’76, a partner and co-chairman of the Tax & Fiduciary Department of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Woodmere Art Museum.

Frank M. Thomas, Jr. L’77 resigned from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to campaign for elected office as U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District.

David S. Antzis L’78 was named Chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s Business Department in March of this year. He concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions and securities law.

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