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Ian M. Comisky, Wí71, Lí74, a partner in the tax and fiduciary department of Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP in Philadelphia, was elected to the Board of Directors of Historic Philadelphia, Inc, a non-profit tourism organization in Philadelphia. In addition, he participated in a CLE course for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants in December. He chaired two panels, the first discussing what an accountant needs to know to avoid running afoul of the criminal tax and money laundering laws; the second focused on current criminal tax initiatives and priorities. Comisky also participated in the 18th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud, speaking on Federal Sentencing Guidelines, including a discussion of the new Tax & Money Laundering Guidelines, Negotiating Pleas and Creative Guideline Departures.

Jonathan W. Delano Lí74 was been named the Money and Politics Editor for KDKA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reporting and analyzing political and economic issues in Pennsylvania. Delano continues to teach courses on legislative policy-making, campaign finance law, media and public policy, and the Congress to graduate students at Carnegie Mellon Universityís H. John Heinz School of Public Policy & Management.

J. David Howman GLí75 is Chair of the Legal Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and Chairman of the Independent Observer Group set up by WADA to oversee the doping controls at the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics. He was previously Deputy Chair of a similar team that attended the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. Howman is a barrister specializing in sports law and medicolegal law in Wellington, New Zealand.

Eleanor Myers CWí69, Lí75 was recently honored with the 2001 Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. An associate professor at Temple Universityís Beasley School of Law, she is one of six professors from the Temple University faculty to receive the award.

John D. Sharer Lí75 has been promoted to Managing Counsel - Electric Delivery & Telecommunications in the law department of Dominion, an energy services company based in Richmond, Virginia. Sharer is responsible for advising Dominion Virginia Powerís Distribution Operations business unit on customer contracts, joint use, and infrastructure access issues. He also advises Dominionís start-up telecommunications affiliate, Dominion Telecom, Inc. on a wide range of legal issues.

Andrea E. Utecht Lí75 has been elected vice president, general counsel and secretary at FMC Chemicals Corp., a Philadelphia chemical company. She was formerly general counsel at Atofina Chemicals, previously known as Elf Atochem.

From Private to Public: Joining the S.E.C.
Alan L. Beller Lí76, formerly a partner with Cleary Gottlieb, has been named Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and to the newly-created post of Senior Counselor to the Commission. Bellerís practice at Cleary Gottlieb focused on a wide variety of domestic and international securities and derivatives activities. He has extensive experience in securities offerings, including representing issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings as well as pioneering the offerings of a number of complex structured products.

C. Baird Brown Lí76 was elected chairman of the board of directors of the International Visitors Council. Brown is a partner in the business and finance department at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP and co-head of the firmís energy and project finance group.

John B. Kearney Lí76, a partner in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey law firm of Kenny & Kearney LLP, was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

 
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