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Richard M. Stone L’70 Richard M. Stone L’70, joined the Cincinnati-based law firm of Cohen Todd Kite & Stanford, representing its business and entrepreneurial clients. He was previously senior vice president and general counsel to the Mills Corporation, a national developer of shopping centers and malls.

Barry M. Abelson L’71, has been elected to the board of the Children Crisis Treatment Center, a private, nonprofit agency for mental health counseling and family services for children affected by violence or neglect. Abelson chairs the Executive Committee of Pepper Hamilton LLP, as well as the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

Arthur W. Lefco L’71 presented a segment entitled “Selected Hot Topics in Legal Malpractice” at the Legal Ethics in Pennsylvania seminar, organized by Lorman Education Services. A former member of the Law School Board of Managers, Lefco is chairman of a hearing committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and a shareholder in the regional defense litigation firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

G. Craig Lord L’71, will head the Business Department at Blank Rome LLP. The department is one of three main branches of the firm’s restructured practice.

Dennis L. Cohen C’69, L’72 has been appointed to the council of the tax section of the Philadelphia Bar Association for a two-year term. He is chair of the tax department of Cozen O’Connor.

Robert C. Heim L’72 has been appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist to serve a three-year term as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. The commission will study the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P) and recommend applicable changes. Heim has taught appellate advocacy at the Penn Law and is currently a partner and litigation chair at the Dechert law firm.

Michael F. Kraemer L’72 has joined Hickley Allen & Synder LLP as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Previously, he was partner and chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group at White & Williams in Philadelphia.

Michael Scheininger L’72 received the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award from Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches trial practice. Scheininger is a litigation partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge in Washington, D.C.

Joseph E. Murphy L’73 delivered a presentation entitled “What Business Has Learned from September 11 and Enron” at the annual meeting of the Australian Compliance Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Murphy is vicechairman of Integrity Interactive Corporation and co-editor of ethikos, a newsletter on compliance and business ethics.

The latest edition of The Best Lawyers of America includes: Edward M. Walters III L’70 and Barry M. Abelson L’71 (of Pepper Hamilton); Bruce S. Katcher W’71, L’76 (of Manko Gold Katcher & Fox); Thomas J. Gallagher W’74, C’74, L’77 and Kenneth J. Warren L’79 (of Wolf Block Schorr & Solis- Cohen); and Gerald Austin McHugh Jr. L’79 (of Litvin Blumberg Matusow & Young).

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