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Scheinman Institute Board Member Edwin Baum Receives Prestigious Alpern Award

Headshot of Ed Baum.

The 2023 winner of the Jerome Alpern Award, for outstanding service and support to the ILR School and professional accomplishments outside the field of industrial and labor relations, is Scheinman Institute Advisory Board member Edwin Baum ILR ’81.

The Jerome Alpern Award was established in 1997 and named in honor of Jerome Alpern '49, whose contributions of outstanding service and support to the ILR School, its students, and its alumni, combined with his professional accomplishments outside the field of industrial and labor relations, embody the essence and spirit of the Alpern Award.

Baum will be honored at the annual ILR Groat and Alpern Awards to be held in New York City on April 20, 2023.

Harry Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor and Director of The Scheinman Institute stated, “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Ed Baum for this most deserved honor recognizing his outstanding contributions to ILR including his work with the Institute.”

In addition to his role as a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board, Baum is a member of the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council, and previously served as a Cornell Annual Fund volunteer for over 10 years.

With his wife, Holly Wallace, they sponsor an ILR partnership with the New York Advisory Board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). The Cornell ILR Baum and Wallace Family Scholarship supports full tuition for a NFTE graduate who attends Cornell.


Baum is a partner in the litigation department at Perkins Coie LLP in New York City. His practice is focused on representing public and private companies in complex business litigation, and on lender liability matters, creditors’ rights issues and business torts. Previously, he led Proskauer’s corporate litigation group.