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Long interested in business and finance and inspired, as were fellow future dealmakers of the day, by former Dean Robert H. Mundheim, McKenzie earned his JD/MBA at Penn. He calls the dual degree “a huge help for me. It has given people a different perception of me as a lawyer,” providing him with additional credibility in working with CEOs and CFOs. (McKenzie also negotiated the deal of a lifetime at Penn Law: Courting his future wife, Mimi E. Minehan L ’86.)

Historically, Penn Law has educated America’s dealmakers. Penn Law alumni frequently led the high-profile cases of the entrepreneurial 1980s. A sampler includes Gerald Levin L’63, former CEO of Time Warner; Howard Gittis L’58, vice chairman & chief administrative officer at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.; Charles A. Heimbold Jr. L’60, former Chairman & CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Henry R. Silverman L’64, Chairman, CEO and President of Cendant Corporation. Today, Penn Law alumni stand among the biggest names in dealmaking, as attorneys and as investment bankers and private equity investors. Paul Levy, senior managing partner and founding partner of JLL Partners; Saul Fox, CEO of Fox, Paine & Company; Robert L. Friedman, a senior partner at The Blackstone Group; Edward Scott Mead L’82, a former managing director of Goldman Sachs International; Michael J. Biondi L’83, chairman of investment banking at Lazard LLC; and Joseph D. Gatto, a managing director of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York come to mind.
 
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