He has been the co-chairman of a Practicing Law Institute Course on Accountant’s Liability; Law and Litigation; a member of the Special Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York on the Lawyer’s Role in Securities Transactions, co-author of an AICPA course, Handbook on Accountant’s Liability, and is a past secretary/director of the Connecticut Venture Group. He was the chairman of the Sub-Committee on Technology of the ABA Committee on Developments in Investment Services from 1983 to 1987. He was a director designate of Connecticut Innovations, Inc., the state venture capital fund. Mr. Mushkin received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin with a major in accounting, and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He served as a Judge Advocate General officer in the U.S. Air Force before entering civilian practice. He was a Senior Trial Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and largest attorney rating service in the United States. This is the highest rating that they award.