Laura Tyson Li Book Tour

IMG_0533_1_1will be speaking about “Madame Chiang Kai-shek: China’s Eternal First Lady,” recently published by Atlantic Monthly Press, in Los Angeles and San Francisco April 28-30 and I hope to see you there.

Thank you, Laura Tyson Li

Saturday April 28, 2007 — 2 PM talk/booksigning, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles. Contact: George Yin 323-333-5534

Sunday April 29, 2007 — 10:30 am Sunday April 29, panel discussion on biography. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Monday April 30, 2007 — 6 PM talk and book signing, World Affairs Council, San Francisco


Todd Cranford Joins Patton Boggs

Todd CranfordFormer House Financial Services Committee Senior Counsel Todd L. Cranford
Joins Patton Boggs LLP

Washington, D.C., April 23—Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that Todd L. Cranford has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Cranford’s practice will focus on assisting clients with Public Policy, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, capital markets, and corporate governance-related matters.

Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Cranford was Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, advising Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and other members on a breadth of substantive policy and legal issues coming before the committee. Specifically, he dealt with mutual fund reform, implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002, hedge funds, oversight of national securities exchanges, and credit rating agencies, while also focusing on market structure issues and securities arbitration.

He held a judicial clerkship with Hon. Anna Diggs Taylor, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Cranford attended Columbia University School of Law, earning a J.D. in 1988 and graduated with an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1985.

Laura Tyson Li Book Launch Party

tysonLaura Tyson Li ’85 invites all her classmates to her book launch party. See above for details. In MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK: China’s Eternal First Lady Laura, a former correspondent for the Financial Times, tells the story of an extraordinary woman who symbolizes America’s long, vexed love affair with China, as well as China’s own struggle to define itself as a world power. Brilliant, charismatic, and glamorous, she was both celebrated as “the world’s greatest living woman” and condemned as a scheming and manipulative “Dragon Lady.”

Check out Laura’s website at for some reviews and more, but I think “…a stunning achievement. Readers will be mesmerized…” gives you a pretty good idea how the press likes Laura’s work. Visit the site and buy the book!

Daniel Heyman

Hello to the Dartmouth class of ’85,

jordan_sana_abbasI just returned from spending a week in Amman, Jordan, with a group of lawyers from Philadelphia, Detroit, and London, as well as a journalist and a photographer from the states interviewing victims of torture from Iraq. Each day, I listened to interviews with the victims as I made dry point portraits of the victims.  Many of these portraits have text that I write down as I hear it from the translators.  When I return to Philadelphia late this spring, I will print these portraits, along with the texts into either a portfolio or an artist’s book.  I am put daily reports on my website, under the “news” section, which describe the interviews as well as my thoughts.  I thought I would let you know about the project, as it is truly fascinating, and I am very privileged to have been invited.  This project is partially funded with a grant from the Independence Foundation, and the 5 County Arts Fund.

Bill Senhauser Appointed Fannie Mae Chief Compliance Officer

WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Directors of Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE) today announced Beth Wilkinson has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Bill Senhauser has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Bill Senhauser will lead the Office of Compliance, Ethics and Investigations at Fannie Mae, reporting to the chief executive officer and to the Compliance Committee of the Board on compliance and ethics issues and on any open investigations, both internal and external. He will be responsible for developing and carrying out corporate policies related to compliance, ethics and investigations; overseeing legal and regulatory compliance and reporting to senior management and the Board; developing and promoting a code of ethical conduct; evaluating and investigating any allegations of misconduct in a thorough, effective, and fair way; and overseeing and coordinating regulatory reporting and exams. As a member of Fannie Mae’s senior management team Senhauser will be responsible for participating in senior management decision-making processes and particularly for maintaining an active dialogue with heads of other control functions, including the Chief Audit Executive, and the General Counsel.

“As Fannie Mae continues to strive toward building an open, productive and transparent relationship with our regulator, Bill’s experience working with OFHEO over the past year was critical. In his new role of ensuring that Fannie Mae operates with the highest standards of ethics and integrity throughout the company, Bill’s remarkable energy and abilities, extensive legal background, strong sense of justice, and a passion for Fannie Mae’s mission will be key. As Chief Compliance Officer, Bill will have an impact on all aspects of the company and will work closely with the Board of Directors,” said Mudd.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Compliance Officer, which followed a nationwide search, Senhauser was vice president of the Regulatory Agreements and Restatement Team. In his new capacity, he will continue to be responsible for the team carrying out the mandates in the company’s September 2004 and March 2005 agreements with OFHEO, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight. Senhauser comes to this role following an extensive career in fair housing and equal rights. He joined Fannie Mae in 1999 as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, responsible for fair lending and anti-predatory lending compliance.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, he was Executive Director of the Equal Justice Foundation; Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; and has several times served as a special master or mediator for class actions pending before the U.S. District Court, for the Districts of California and the District of Columbia. Senhauser received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and his bachelors from Dartmouth College.

Eric Kearney Named State Senator

bildeEric Kearney ’85 was recently named to fill the 9th District state Senate seat being vacated by the incoming mayor of Cincinnati. Eric is a lawyer and newspaper publisher these days.