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JAMES E. NEVELS WG’78, L’78 has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) by President Bush. He will serve until 2007. Nevels is Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, Inc., an independent investment and financial advisory firm that manages more than $1.7 billion in assets. He is also Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, which administers the seventh-largest school district in the United States. The PBGC guarantees payment of pension benefits to American workers and retirees who participate in more than 30,000 private-sector defined benefit plans.

GERALD PAUL MCALINN L’79 has accepted a position as Professor of Law at Keio University Law School in Tokyo. His areas of specialization include international business transactions, Japanese Law & Society, and U.S. Constitutional Law. In addition to his duties as a fulltime professor, McAlinn consults with law firms and corporations doing business in Japan, serves on a number of boards, sits as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes, and has recently advised the Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association.

has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. The Institute is a national organization of judges, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to legal reform.

JEANNE C. OLIVIER L’79, a former member of the Penn Law Board of Overseers, has been appointed to the Board of Tulane University, her alma mater. She also chairs the school’s Associates Board of Directors. A partner at the global law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP, she leads the Project Development and Finance Group. She has broad experience in international finance, including sovereign and corporate debt restructurings and project finance, and is an expert in political risk insurance matters. Olivier is a member of the Board of Advisors at Penn Law’s Institute of Law and Economics as well as a member of the Board of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. In addition, she is on the national board of Boys Hope/Girls Hope.
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