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March 17, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Karen Green, of Grenada, to the Mississippi State Board of Banking Review. This board considers and determines applications to establish a bank, as well as ruling on protested branch bank applications and adopting regulations for regularly conducted banking activities.


“With years of legal training as well as banking experience, Karen is an excellent choice to fill this position,” Governor Barbour said. “She will be a great asset to this board, and I am confident Karen will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”


Green is a law professor and Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she has also served as associate dean for academic affairs. Green has previously worked as a visiting assistant professor of law at New York University School of Law as well as assistant corporate trust officer at Union Planters National Bank. In 1974, Green was admitted to the Mississippi Bar; she is currently a member of both the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association, including the Taxation and Estates and Trusts Sections. In 1982, Green was selected as the “Outstanding Law Teacher.”


She attended the University of Mississippi, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a law degree. Green also attended the New York University School of Law, where she received a master of law (LLM) in taxation. While at NYU, she was the recipient of the Harry Rudick Memorial Tax Award as “Outstanding Student in Tax Law” and has since been awarded the NYU Alumnae Award as “Outstanding Graduate Woman Student in Law.” Green is a frequent speaker at estate planning and federal taxation institutes; she teaches in the areas of federal wealth transfer taxation, partnership taxation, individual taxation, and estate planning.