For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate governance and increase management accountability. Now, in the era of Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom and other wayward companies, more people than ever are paying attention.
Years ago, when Wes Williams' children attended their first knighting ceremony, they asked, "Is there going to be a beheading?"
Designers of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., debated whether to depict the 32nd president in the wheelchair he hid from the nation. But according to Charles Gamer '66, they should have thought a little more about people in wheelchairs today.
The job was supposed to last only six months, so Joshua Gotbaum ' 76 (' 78) didn't even bother bringing his family with him to New York from Washington, D.C.
It was December 1992, and Virginia Tuthill sat by the bedside of her husband of 57 years, Stedman Tuthill '33 ('34). Stedman was in the final stages of Parkinson's disease, and Virginia struggled to write what she knew would be his last Christmas letter to his law school friend Leslie Fisher '34.
When I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1970, my feelings about the place were clear, sharp.
Bernard Koteen '40 is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight. A telecommunications expert and member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Koteen is also a strong supporter of public interest law.