July 10,2000

Roth Adds New Tax Counsel to Committee Staff

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced that Elizabeth Crewson Paris joined the Committee on July 5, 2000 as Tax Counsel.

"We are fortunate to have Elizabeth join the Finance Committee. Her experience and background in estate and gift tax and agricultural taxation are an asset to the Committee, as we work to reduce the tax burden on American families," Roth stated.

Paris joins the Committee from Reinhart, Boerner, Van Duren, Norris & Rieselbach, P.C. in Denver, where she was a tax partner. As an estate, gift, and agriculture attorney, she has lectured and authored several publications on these issues. Prior to Reinhart Boerner, she was a Senior Tax Associate in Denver for the D.C. firm of McKenna & Cuneo LLP. From 1992 to 1994, while a partner in the Tulsa firm Brumley, Bishop and Paris, she was an adjunct professor for real estate transactions at the University of Tulsa, College of Law. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tulsa and her LLM in taxation from the University of Denver.

Paris replaces Thomas J. Roesser, who left to become Director of Tax Affairs for Microsoft Corporation.