ASECA ANNUAL DINNER HELD ON MARCH 5, 2004
The 12th Annual ASECA William O. Douglas Awards Dinner was held on Friday, March 5, 2004 at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. In attendance were legal and securities industry professionals, current and past winners of the William O. Douglas Award, and recipients of the scholarship awards and writing competition sponsored by ASECA.
\The evening began with a birthday celebration for Milton P. Kroll, a member celebrating his 90th birthday. Mr. Kroll followed his years at the SEC with a professional career dedicated to fostering the work of the SEC and enhancing investor protection and the institutions participating in that effort. Mr. Kroll was also a leading practitioner in the area of investment company regulation, and served as the first chairman of the New York Stock Exchange legal advisory board.
During the years 2003 and 2004, ASECA gave out a record number of SEC staff scholarships - there were 12 winners who received $24,000 in scholarship money. Scholarships were also awarded to students of Georgetown University and Brooklyn Law School interested in pursuing careers in the securities laws.
The most important event of the evening came when Herbert F. Janick III announced that Theodore A. Levine was the 12th recipient of the William O. Douglas Award. Please refer to the ASECA website for the biography of Mr. Levine and all other winners of the William O. Douglas Award.
In November 2003, ASECA conducted its first membership drive in several years and has received an estimated 400 responses thus far. If you wish to continue your participation in ASECA, please complete the 2003-2004 Membership Application and Directory Listing form found on the ASECA Membership website. However, if you are not currently a member, we encourage you to join ASECA.