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Center for Law & Business Dedicated to Lester Pollack ’57

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To honor Lester Pollack for more than 25 years on the Law School’s board of trustees, the last eight as chairman, the NYU Center for Law & Business was renamed the NYU Lester Pollack Center for Law & Business. Pollack ’57 (pictured with his wife, Geri), who has also been a member of the University’s board since 1987, said, “This evening celebrates my ambitions to give back to the school that gave so much to me.” He thanked Dean Thomas Cooley of the Stern School of Business and Dean Richard Revesz for bringing their two schools together to promote this interdisciplinary study.

The evening’s keynote speaker was former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker, whom center director and Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business William Allen lauded for “the fortitude and moral leadership” necessary to eliminate double-digit inflation during the ’80s.