Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ralph Romano Death on 9/6/15 (9/10/15)

Ralph Romano died on 9/6/15.  Here is an article:  Ralph Romano, 73, retired administrative-law judge ( 9/9/15), here.

According to my database, Ralph was in Civil - Western and General Litigation.  I don't have the years.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Clare E. Connors Nominated for Federal District Court Slot (9/9/150

From the White House Release, here:
Clare E. Connors:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii 
Clare E. Connors has been an attorney at the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2011, where her practice focuses on civil litigation.  From 2004 to 2011, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii.  From 2003 to 2004, she served as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and also served on detail as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Connors began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable David Alan Ezra of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii from 2002 to 2003.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002 and her B.A. cum laude from Yale College in 1996. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fran Allegra Death on August 27 (8/30/11)

Fran Allegra died on August 27.  Links for information are:

Washington Post Notice - here.
Obituary Notice - here.
Guest Book - here.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tribute Booklet for Myron C. ("Mike") Baum (6/1/15)

In going through some old files, I found the tribute booklet for Mike Baum and share it in pdf format with the alumni.  The booklet is here.

The contributors are (in order presented):

Robert M. Baum
John F. Murray
Edie & David Tael
Sheldon S. Cohen
Fred B. Ugast
Herbert N. Beller
Claire Fallon
Griffin B. Bell (letter of 8/7/79)
Nancy Stanley
Cathy Livingston
Tom Troyer
Stan Krysa
Mortimer Caplin
Carleton Powell
Leonard Van Slyke
Beth Kaufman
Thad Williams
Cecilia Sqarlata
Shirley Peterson

Friday, May 22, 2015

Robert Handros Death on February 17 (5/22/15)

Robert Handros died on February 17.  He was a trial attorney in General Litigation and thereafter in Civil Northern.  His obituary is here.

Paul Barker Death on April 15 (5/22/15)

Paul Barker died on April 15.  He was a trial attorney in General Litigation and Civil Trial Northern, having previously worked with the IRS.  His obituary is here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tax Division Event Contemporaneous with ABA Tax Section Meeting on May 8 (4/28/15)

To the DOJ Tax Division Alumni:

I received the following email from Bob Bruffy, the Executive Officer of the Tax Division regarding an opportunity for DOJ Tax Alumni to attend a Tax Division outing at a Washington Nationals baseball game on Friday, May 8, which is contemporaneous with the ABA Tax Section May Meeting in DC.  The game will start at 7:05pm.  The opposing team is the Atlanta Braves.  Here is the text of the Bob's email:
We bought 76 tickets to the game, and have sold 53 so far to employees and family.  Any alumni who are interested in attending can send an email to Mike Martineau at with the words “Baseball” in the subject line.   Tickets are $33 each, and will be available a few days before the game, and we’ll have to make arrangements to distribute them – perhaps we can hand them out at the ABA meeting, or folks can stop by the office to pick them up before 5 on the 8th. 
It would be great to have some tax Division alums join us!