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For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2004
Contact: Maureen Collins
(202) 662-8648 / mcollins2@staff.abanet.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. LAWYER TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
FROM ABA SECTION OF TAXATION

WASHINGTON, DC—The 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 Crime.

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 public.

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Editor’s note: : Reporters are invited to cover any or all sessions of the May Meeting. Course materials are available upon request. To obtain press credentials or to make arrangements for electronic coverage of any sessions, or for more information, call Maureen Collins at 202/662-8648, or e-mail mcollins2@staff.abanet.org.

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