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Stinson Leonard Street Partner Marc Albert Named to the George Washington University Museum Board

Press ReleaseMuseum Set to Open in Fall 2014
02.26.2014

Stinson Leonard Street LLP announced that Marc Albert, a partner in the law firm's Washington, D.C. office, has been appointed to the board of the George Washington University Museum, which is set to open in the fall of 2014.

Albert, an alum of the George Washington University, will serve as co-chair of the Museum's board, along with Bruce P. Baganz, president of The Textile Museum board of trustees. Steven Knapp, president of the George Washington University, appointed Albert to the board, which includes art and museum collection experts, art historians and other professionals.

"I am most grateful to Dr. Knapp for giving me the opportunity to join the board and to work with a group of individuals who are committed to the success of the museum and the future of the arts community in Washington," said Albert. "Bruce and the board are helping build an institution that will firmly establish GW as the center of arts and education in the city and the region.”

The new museum near the corner of 21st and G Street is being custom-built for both the GW museum and the Textile Museum. In addition to housing the Textile Museum, the museum will also serve as the permanent home for the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. This collection contains artifacts central to the founding of the District. The museum is part of GW’s efforts to enhance the role of the arts in DC and among its students.

"The museum will raise the stature of arts education in the District and enhance global understanding by bringing together great collections and institutions," said Albert.

"Marc is most deserving of the board appointment because of the significant energy and effort he's put toward GW and the arts community," said David D’Alessandro, managing partner of Stinson Leonard Street's Washington, D.C. office. "We congratulate GW on its commitment to the arts and the District and we are privileged to be involved with their efforts, which will go a long way to benefitting many different constituents in the DC community."

Based in Stinson Leonard Street's Washington, D.C. office, Albert is chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Division. His practice focus is primarily in the bankruptcy area. He has been a trustee in bankruptcy for the District of Columbia for more than 25 years. He also handles substantial asset bankruptcy cases from the U.S. Trustee's Office, serves as a Chapter 11 trustee or examiner, and represents Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession in bankruptcy, mainly centering on real estate owners and developer clients. Prior to joining the firm, Marc was litigation counsel with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.

Albert currently serves on the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. He is an amateur thespian, serving as honorary producer for four productions at the main stage at the George Washington University. He is scheduled to perform this spring in the George Washington University production of "Cradle Will Rock."

Albert earned law and undergraduate degrees from the George Washington University. He also holds a master's degree in taxation from Georgetown University.

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