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Stephen H. Case Is Elected a Trustee
Of Columbia University
Stephen H. Case, a partner in the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, has
been elected a Trustee of Columbia University, President George Rupp has
Mr. Case, an authority on bankruptcy law, is a graduate of both Columbia
College and Columbia Law School. His six-year term as an Alumni Trustee will
begin with the new school year September 2.
Associated with Davis Polk since 1968, Mr. Case has focused on complex
Chapter 11 cases and financial distress matters involving more than 40 major
corporations and other business firms. He has also helped guide a wide range of
corporate securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions. His office has been in
Washington, D.C., but will soon be relocated to New York City. He has taught at
the Georgetown University Law Center and testified before House and Senate
judiciary committees on bankruptcy legislation.
Mr. Case has long been active in Columbia alumni affairs as a volunteer
and benefactor. He has been a director of the Columbia College Alumni
Association and a member of the Law School's Board of Visitors and capital
campaign executive committee. His gifts have endowed the Edwin H. Case
Professorship in Music and a scholarship in the College, both in memory of his
late son, a member of the College's Class of 1992. He was co-chairman of his Law
School class's 25th anniversary fund, which at the time set a record for the most
money ever raised by one alumni class.
Born in Trenton, N.J., March 1, 1942, Mr. Case earned the A.B. from the
College in 1964, studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of
Michigan in 1964-65, and in 1968 received his LL.B. cum laude from Columbia
Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Law and
Mr. Case is Columbia's 99th Alumni Trustee. There are 24 Trustees, of
whom six are nominated by the University's alumni, one each year.