Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:25 PM

Judicial Appointment, Professional Dev. & Networking Series Opp (deadline: tomorrow, Wed.  5/1/13), and Alumna Interview

Attachments: NYC Bar Association's Prof. Dvlpt & Networking Series for Women.pdf

Recent Appointment: Helen Milgate GL'82

Milgate has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP, as an Employment Judge in the East Midlands Region, effective July 1, 2013.

Read the official announcement here: http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/judicial-appointments/judicial-080413-007.

Helen resides in Nottingham, UK, and reports that she would be delighted to make contact with any Penn Law alumnae who are living or visiting in the UK. Congrats, Helen!

Professional Development and Networking Series for Women by the NYCBA (Deadline: Tomorrow – Wed., May 1, 2013!)

From the NYC Bar Association: Just a reminder that we are accepting applications for our new professional development & networking series for women through tomorrow, May 1st. The attached flyer includes the dates and topics of the series workshops.

To apply, please send a resume and brief statement of interest to Lin Ruan at lruan@nycbar.org. Accepted participants will be notified on Friday, May 3rd.

Please feel free to contact Gabrielle Brown (GBROWN@NYCBAR.org) directly with any questions.

Information about the series can be found in the attached document.

Alumna in the Spotlight: Vanessa Lowry L'88

The National Association of Bond Lawyers' recent newsletter included a brief interview with Lowry, a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office.

Choice excerpt:

NABL: "What was the best career advice anyone ever gave you?"

Lowry: "Go to Penn."

Read the full interview below:

Tell us a little about yourself – your family, your hobbies, etc..
I was born in Montreal but spent my early years in suburban London. Went to high school in Montreal and to college at Cornell. I went to law school at Penn, where I met my husband. My husband and I have two boys, 13 and 9. We like to travel, cook and enjoy dinner with friends. I also love to garden. Right now I am reading Persuasion, by Jane Austin.

What first interested you in law?
I liked to get the last word in with my parents. My father suggested that I would like the law. I also always had an interest in questions of legal philosophy. The realization that I might actually practice law was thrust upon me by the need to repay student loans.

What is your law specialization within public finance?
Well I provide tax support for the whole range of our public finance department. For a longtime in my practice I would have said I was a housing specialist, but perhaps a more apt description now would be a complex- deal tax-specialist.

What was the best career advice anyone ever gave you?
Go to Penn.

How (and when) were you first introduced to NABL?
I was sent to the Baby Bond Lawyer ("Fundamentals") seminar in 1989.

How has your participation and membership in NABL been of value to you and your practice?
It has been invaluable. Meeting people and hearing diverse opinions reinforces a practice of being open to change and new ways. This approach is fundamental to my practice.

As a member of the 2013 BAW Steering Committee (and Vice Chair of NABL's Tax Law Committee), can you tell us a little about your plans for the Tax Hot Topics Panel this year?
Well, everyone is waiting for guidance on issue price. It sounds as if guidance may be forthcoming. We will see.

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