Pace Names Bianco Leader in Management

The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced that Pace University will be honoring Aniello A. Bianco at the 2005 Leaders in Management Award Dinner on April 27 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP Media Contact: Andrew Blum, Public Relations Manager, (212) 728-4519, ablum@chadbourne.com

Pace University Media Contact: Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information, (212) 346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP MANAGING DIRECTOR NAMED PACE UNIVERSITY’S 2005 LEADER IN MANAGEMENT

Aniello A. Bianco to be Honored at 43rd Annual Event on April 27th

New York, NY – April 19, 2005 – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced that Pace University will be honoring Aniello A. Bianco at the 2005 Leaders in Management Award Dinner on April 27 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

As managing director of Chadbourne, Mr. Bianco, B.B.A. ‘61, is responsible for all non-legal services, including finance, technology, marketing, human resources and operations. He is currently the Chair of Pace University’s Board of Trustees.

His distinguished career in finance has included serving as managing director, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Rothschild Inc., while also serving as Executive Vice President and principal of its subsidiary, Rothschild Ventures Inc. From 1981 through 1984, Mr. Bianco was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Polygram Corporation.

Ticket information for the dinner is available from 914-761-7111. Individual tickets are $500; sponsorships are $5,000, and patron packages are $10,000.

“High Achieving Students”

In presenting the Award, Pace University President David A. Caputo described Mr. Bianco “as a distinguished and dedicated member of the corporate community who shares his time and talent generously as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.” He noted, “Neil has provided outstanding support for the university, and we continue to move forward with our strategic plan to become one of the nation’s leading private universities. He has been instrumental with Pace attracting high achieving students who wish to improve their lives and the lives of others.”

The Leaders in Management Award, initiated in 1962 and presented annually to prominent members of the business community, celebrates the recipients’ achievements, which serve to enhance the economic, civic and cultural life of New York and the nation.

Past recipients include Herbert Henkel, Ingersoll-Rand Company; Ivan G. Seidenberg, Verizon Communications; Roger Blough, United States Steel Corporation; Edward D. Miller, AXA Financial Inc.; Thomas Hays, Fortune Brands; Eugene R. McGrath, Consolidated Edison; Thomas G. Labrecque, The Chase Manhattan Bank; William Ferguson, NYNEX Corporation; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.

Centennial

“I am truly honored to receive this award, and look forward to strengthening and enhancing academic excellence and quality at Pace,” Mr. Bianco stated. “Pace celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. I am glad to have played a part in the University’s many initiatives over the years and am excited to see this work carry on as we move forward into the next century.”

“We at Chadbourne & Parke applaud Neil’s leadership over the years both at Pace and at Chadbourne,” said Charles K. O’Neill, managing partner of Chadbourne. “Neil has had a key role in Chadbourne’s success and we are thrilled to help honor him at this event.”

Mr. Bianco, of Riverdale and East Hampton, N.Y., was appointed to the Pace University Board of Trustees in 1969, where he has served as Chair Finance and Audit, Chair Student Services Committee, Vice Chairman and as a member of the Executive Committee. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 1961, and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from Pace in 1996. He began his career at Arthur Young & Co. (presently Ernst & Young) in 1961 and became a partner there in 1971. Mr. Bianco joined Chadbourne in 1988. In addition to his other roles, he is also on the board of directors of the Council of Governing Boards.

In 1985, Mr. Bianco was awarded the Peter F. Drucker Award for outstanding business leadership and contribution to understanding and use of effective management concepts.

The Leaders in Management Awards Dinner is one of Pace’s most important fundraising events.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, reinsurance and insurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, Kyiv, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

About Pace University
Pace is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area with a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement, international perspectives and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

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