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Prepping for the U.S. Court of Appeals

Follow a student in the Federal Tax Clinic as he prepares to argue an appeal on behalf of a military veteran forced to pay back taxes on $500K he didn't know his wife had embezzled. Continue Reading

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Longtime Corporate Counsel, Committed HLS Supporter and Adviser

Jerome E. Hyman ’47 had a long and distinguished career at the firm that is now Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, focusing on corporate and securities matters. For many years he was the principal corporate counsel for leading companies including Pan American World Airways, Macy’s and Scientific American.

He also was a longtime philanthropist, a participant in civic affairs, and a public-spirited humanitarian. A supporter of Harvard Law School for more than 50 years, he served as a member of the HLS Visiting Committee and on the Advisory Board for the HLS dean. Continue Reading at Legacy.com »

Former President of the HLSA, Served in Nixon White House

Early in his career, Paul L. Perito ’64 served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, as chief counsel and later as staff director to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Crime, and as chief counsel and deputy director of the White House Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. He went on to a career in private practice as a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and was an officer and member of the board of directors at Star Scientific Inc. From 2012 to 2014, Perito served as president of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association. Continue Reading at The Washington Post »

Law Firm Partner, Advocate for LGBT Rights

Vincent P. McCarthy ’65 began his career managing Bobby Kennedy’s Massachusetts presidential campaign and co-founded the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, a child welfare agency. In the early ’70s, after joining the law firm that became WilmerHale, he came out as one of the few openly gay partners at a major U.S. law firm, battled alcoholism and achieved permanent sobriety. He went on to co-found the Human Rights Campaign (today the nation’s largest advocacy group for LGBT people), the Mass. Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Governor’s Advisory Committee on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and helped organize gay and lesbian alumni throughout Harvard (leading to a university-wide nondiscrimination policy in the early 1980s). Continue Reading at Chicagoland Cremation Options »