The Brief: Law School News and Events

The Campaign for Penn Law

Leslie J. Altus, L’83, made a generous gift to establish the Carolyn Joy Altus Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide financial support to law school students, especially those who have persevered in spite of a disability, serious medical illness, or other debilitating condition. Altus is counsel in Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Tax Department, where she advises clients on the tax aspects of leveraged leasing transactions and on tax controversy matters.

Adrienne Arsht made a generous gift to the Myer “Mike” Feldman Endowed Scholarship Fund and to the Myer “Mike” Feldman Endowed Teaching Fund, which will enable Penn Law faculty to teach in the arts and sciences. Ms. Arsht is the widow of Mr. Feldman. She chaired the board of TotalBank for more than 10 years.

The Haldeman Family Foundation has made a generous gift to Annual Giving. Charles Edgar Haldeman, Jr. runs the foundation. He is chairman of the board of directors of Putnam Investments, where he served as president and CEO.

The Estate of Florence Glass Kaufman made a substantial gift to establish the David E. Kaufman and Leopold C. Glass Professorship. Mrs. Kaufman was married to David E. Kaufman, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand and Bolivia.

The Microsoft Corp. made a gift in support of Penn Law’s Center for Law, Technology, and Communications. Professor of Law and Communication Christopher S. Yoo is the founding director of the Center. The money will be used for the study of technology-related issues.

Joseph F. Roda, L’74, and Dianne M. Nast made a generous gift to establish the Joseph F. Roda and Dianne M. Nast Fund and to support Annual Giving. Roda and Nast are members of RodaNast, P.C., a law firm in Lancaster, Pa.

Terri Solomon Topaz, L’79, made a significant gift to fund a faculty office in Gittis Hall. A shareholder with Littler Mendelson, Topaz has more than 25 years of experience practicing employment and labor law.