WASHINGTON, D.C. LAWYER TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
FROM ABA SECTION OF TAXATION
WASHINGTON, DCThe American Bar
Association Section of Taxation today announced that it will
award its 2004 Distinguished Service Award to Washington, D.C.,
lawyer K. Martin Worthy, senior counsel to Foley & Lardner,
LLP. The award will be presented during the Section's 2004
May Meeting at a luncheon on Saturday, May 8, at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented each
year in recognition of a lawyer's outstanding contributions to the
ABA Section of Taxation, as well as to the tax system and tax education
in this country.
"Throughout a career spanning more than five decades, K. Martin
Worthy's dedication to the profession, to the betterment of our
nation's tax system, and to a variety of community and charitable
activities has been truly extraordinary," said Richard A. Shaw,
chair of the Section of Taxation. "We are proud to honor him
with this award."
Prior to joining Foley & Lardner (formerly Hopkins & Sutter)
in 1951, Worthy served in the United States Army. He held two presidential
appointment positions during his law career. From 1969 to 1972,
Worthy served as chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service
and assistant general counsel of the Department of Treasury. From
1970 to 1972 he served as a member of the National Council on Organized
An active member of the Section of Taxation, Worthy served as its
chair from 1973 to 1974. In addition to leading the section, Worthy
has held a number of leadership roles within the ABA, including
member of the ABA House of Delegates, chair of the ABA Audit Committee,
and the ABA representative to the National Conference of Lawyers
and CPAs. A graduate of The Citadel, Worthy earned an MBA from Harvard
University and a J.D. from Emory University.
For more information about the Section of Taxation's May Meeting
visit the Section of Taxation Web site, www.abanet.org/tax.
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation is the national
voice of tax lawyers with approximately 20,000 lawyers nationwide.
Its goals include helping taxpayers better understand their rights
and obligations under the tax laws and working to make the tax system
fairer, simpler and easier to administer.
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members,
the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education,
information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges
in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the
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