Board of Advisors

The Board of Directors created the Board of Advisors in September 2006 to promote the Society's work in the legal community and to support the Society's fund raising activities.

  • Linda E. Rappaport is the Chairperson of the Board of Advisors. She is a former Director of the Society and a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP.
  • Elkan Abramowitz, the former Chairman of the Board of Advisors and a former Director of the Society, is a principal at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello P.C.
  • Frank Barron, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Paul S. Bird, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
  • Christopher P. Bogart, a former Director, is the Chief Executive Officer of Burford Capital.
  • Michael J. Chepiga, a former President, is a retired partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
  • Richard W. Clary, a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
  • Charles Clayman, a former Director of the Society, is the founding partner of Clayman & Rosenberg P.C.
  • Barbara Latz Cohen, a former Co-Chair of the Civil Support Division, is a recipient of the Servant of Justice Award.
  • J. Peter Coll, Jr., a former Director, is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
  • Michael A. Cooper, a former President, is Of Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
  • David Crichlow, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
  • George A. Davidson, a former President of the Society, is Senior Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
  • Gandolfo Di Blasi, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
  • Dimitrios Drivas, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at White & Case LLP.
  • Richard A. Eisner, a former Director, is a partner at EisnerAmper LLP.
  • Bruce E. Fader, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.
  • Vincent FitzPatrick, a former Director of the Society, is a retired partner at White & Case LLP.
  • Michael D. Fricklas, a former Director, is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Viacom Inc.
  • Michael B. Gerrard, a former Director of the Society, is Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP.
  • Stuart Gold, a former Director, is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
  • Michele Hirshman, a former Director, is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
  • Steven G. Horowitz, a former Director, is a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.
  • Patricia M. Hynes, a former Chairman the Society, is Senior Counsel at Allen & Overy LLP.
  • Mel M. Immergut, a former Vice Chairman of the Society, is the retired Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.
  • Matthew D. Ingber, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
  • Jerome C. Katz, a former Director of the Society, is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP.
  • John Kirby, a former Director, is a retired partner at Latham & Watkins LLP.
  • David Klingsberg, a former Director, is Special Counsel at Kaye Scholer LLP.
  • Marti Kopacz is the Managing Principal for Brant Point Advisors LLC.
  • Theodore A. Levine, a former President, is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
  • Lewis Liman, a former Director, is a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.
  • Gregory A. Markel, a former Director, is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw.
  • Theodore V.H. Mayer, a former Director and Deputy Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
  • D. Stuart Meiklejohn, a former Legal Aid President, is Senior Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
  • Pamela A. Miller, a former Vice Chair of the Society, is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
  • Gary P. Naftalis, a former Director, is a partner at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
  • Gregory Palm, a former Director is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • Lawrence B. Pedowitz, a former Vice Chair of the Society, is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
  • A. Robert Pietrzak, a former Director, is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP.
  • Steven B. Rosenfeld, a former President, is a retired partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and a volunteer in the Juvenile Rights Practice.
  • William Roskin, a former Director, is the President of Roskin Consulting.
  • Frederick Schaffer, a former President, is Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel of The City University of New York.
  • Alan D. Schnitzer, a former Director, is a Vice Chairman at The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Charles Scherer, a former Director, is Senior Counsel at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP.
  • Jonathan Schwartz, a former Director of the Society, is General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Univision.
  • Elizabeth Sheehan is a former Secretary of the Board and a former Chairman of the Civil Support Division.
  • Richard Shutran, a former Director, is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
  • Jonathan D. Siegfried, a former Director, is a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US).
  • Gary Stein, a former Director, is a partner at Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP.
  • Myron Trepper, a former Director, is a retired partner at Willkie, Farr & Galligher LLP.
  • Alan Vinegrad, a former Legal Aid Director and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is a partner at Covington & Burling.
  • Paul F. Washington, a former Director, is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner, Inc.
  • Perry Weitz, a former Director, is Presiding Partner at Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
  • Barry Willner, a former Director, is Special Counsel/Managing Partner Emeritus at Kaye Scholer LLP.
  • Marc Wolinsky, a former Director, is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.