Announcing Eleven Philanthropic Gifts
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DEWEY BALLANTINE LLP has established a scholarship fund
that will benefit Penn Law students over the next five years. The
New York-based law firm stipulated that special consideration
be given to students who have overcome socioeconomic or educational
disadvantages to attend law school. Two students per
year will receive scholarships. Dewey Ballantine employs 550
attorneys in thirteen offices, including seven in Europe. Many
of the firm’s highly respected lawyers are consistently ranked
among the world’s leaders in their respective fields.
MYER FELDMAN W’35, L’38 has made a generous donation
to the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Feldman,
who practices law in Washington D.C., has served in a number
of prominent government positions since his graduation from
Penn Law. He served as Special Counsel and Executive Assistant
to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
from 1946 to 1954; Counsel of the Banking and Currency Commission,
U.S. Senate from 1955 to 1957; Legislative Assistant
to John F. Kennedy from 1958-1961; Deputy Special Counsel
to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961 to 1964; and
Counsel to President Johnson from 1964 to 1965. In 1965,
Feldman became a founding partner of the Washington, D.C.
law firm of Ginsburg & Feldman, which later became Ginsburg,
Feldman & Bress. Feldman serves on several corporate and
nonprofit boards including as vice chairman, chairman of the
executive committee and lead director of the Special Olympics.
He is married to Adrienne Arsht, daughter of the late Roxanna
Arsht L’39, the first woman judge in Delaware.