Chairman of Global Law Firm to Receive Prestigious Honor

Honoree Dedicated to Sustaining a Strong New York

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

February 27, 2006, New York, NY

Mel M. Immergut, Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, will be honored at The Jewish Theological Seminary's Judge Simon H. Rifkind Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 15.

Luncheon Co–Chairs include John C. Cushman III, Cushman & Wakefield; Scott A. Edelman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Beth and Michael Fascitelli; Gershon Kekst, Kekst and Company; Alan Levine, Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman, LLP; William E. Simon, Jr., William E. Simon & Sons, Inc.; and Michael Recanati and Ira J. Statfeld.

A partner in the Global Corporate Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP since 1980 and Chairman since 1995, Immergut has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate transactional work, including M&A transactions, financing transactions, and leveraged leasing. His clients include: JP Morgan Partners, Anheuser–Busch, Astoria Financial, Mastercard, NASCAR, Tyson Foods, and William E. Simon & Sons, Inc.

Immergut received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD and MBA from Columbia University. He serves as a Trustee and Past President of the American College of Investment Counsel, a Trustee of The Eye–Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc., and past President of The Billfish Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Immergut serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society and on the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. Additionally, he is a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Advisory Council and a Member of the Partnership for New York City.

The Judge Simon H. Rifkind Award was established in 1996 in recognition of Judge Rifkind's exemplary life, marked by professional preeminence, distinguished public service and unstinting devotion to the Jewish community. A graduate of JTS's Teachers College (now known as List College), Judge Rifkind served as Chairman of the JTS Board from 1963 until 1972.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets begin at $500. For information and reservations, please call the JTS Department of Special Events at (212) 678–8019 or email.

Editors/Reporters: To cover the Judge Rifkind Award Luncheon, please contact Sherry Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678–8953; or email.

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