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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 announced. 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 Social Problems. 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. 8.5.97 19,164