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Baker Botts Co-Sponsors Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation Event

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2017 – Baker Botts is proud to support and sponsor the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation’s inaugural fundraising event on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Members of the press are invited to attend the cocktail hour from 6-7pm ET. 

On Friday, August 18, 2017, the President of the United States signed into law a bipartisan bill authorizing the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF) to oversee the fundraising, design and construction of a national memorial honoring our nation’s service members and others killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 military campaigns in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The memorial will also honor the sacrifices of their families and those who supported our nation’s longest war. 

Over the course of a year, lawyers in Baker Botts’ Washington, D.C., office advised the non-profit Foundation, GWOTMF, and its Board of Directors on legal matters as it guided the effort for the memorial’s federal approval. The firm will continue to advise the Board which is tasked with raising the funds for construction. 

Several Baker Botts lawyers who advised the Foundation also served during the Global War on Terrorism. The lawyers working on this matter include (all in Washington unless noted) Brendan Dignan (Senior Associate, Corporate; Army veteran), Anthony Scalice (Senior Associate, Government Contracts; Air Force veteran), Gus Biggio (Associate, Corporate; Marine Corps veteran – Dubai office), Susan Toumanian (Associate, Corporate), Stephanie Jeane (Associate, Employment Benefits) and Peter Farrell (Associate, Tax). 

Event location: 
Potomac View Terrace 
The American Pharmacists Association 
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20037 

For additional information regarding the fundraiser, please click here

To learn more about the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation, please click here

To attend the event or speak with a Baker Botts lawyer on this issue, please contact Brecke Boyd at brecke.boyd@bakerbotts.com.


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