Problems with voting? Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.

Board of Directors

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was created at the request of President John F. Kennedy in the summer of 1963 following a meeting of 244 lawyers in the East Room of the White House. President Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy spoke at the conference and urged the lawyers to use their training and influence to move the struggle for the protection of civil rights from the streets to the courts. The 244 lawyers who attended were from throughout the United States and included, leaders of state bars and the ABA, and 50 African American lawyers. President Kennedy had held similar meetings with representatives of business, education, and the clergy, but the decision to call a meeting with the lawyers and the timing of the meeting was born of a sense of urgency about the absence of the organized bar in the civil rights movement.

Executive Committee Officers

 


Joseph K. West
Co-Chair
Duane Morris

Judge Shira Scheindlin
Co-Chair
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Nicholas T. Christakos
General Counsel
Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eleanor H. Smith
Secretary
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

David Smith
Treasurer
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
 

 

Executive Committee

 

Joseph K. West
Co-Chair
Duane Morris

Tom Sager
Ballard Sphar

David Smith
Treasurer
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Stanley Brown
Hogan Lovells

Michael D. Jones
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Adam Klein
Outten & Golden LLP

Don Rosenberg
Qualcomm

Edward Soto
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Dean Danielle Holley-Walker
Howard University School of Law

Judge Shira Scheindlin
Co-Chair
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Eleanor H. Smith
Secretary
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Nicholas T. Christakos
General Counsel
Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Rob Harrington
Robinson, Bradshaw, Hinson, P.A.

James P. Joseph
Arnold & Porter

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Home Depot

Jane C. Sherburne
Sherburne PLLC

Michael E. Swartz
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Board

 

Atiba Adams
Mars Inc.

Edward B. Adams
Crown Castle

Gaye Adams-Massey
YWCA of St. Paul

Robert J. Alessi
DLA Piper LLP

Nancy Anderson

Kevin J. Armstrong
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Roy Austin
Facebook

Adam B. Banks
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Daniel C. Barr
Perkins Coie LLP

Judy Barrasso
Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC

Douglas W. Baruch
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Lynne Bernabei
Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC

Laura Besvinick
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

John A. Bick
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Frances Bivens
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Victoria Bjorklund

Dylan C. Black
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Timothy S. Blackford

Jonathan I. Blackman
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jack Block

Benjamin Blustein
Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.

David J. Bodney
Ballard Spahr LLP

John W. Borkowski
Husch Blackwell

Gary A. Bornstein
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kim M. Boyle
Phelps Dunbar LLP

William H. Bradley
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Alvin Bragg
New York Law School

Chava Brandriss
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Terrel J. Broussard
Broussard Dispute Solutions, LLC

David W. Brown
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paulette Brown
Locke Lorde LLP

Stanley J. Brown
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Susan Cannon Kennedy
Baker Potts

Prof. Paulette M. Caldwell
New York University School of Law

John A. Camp
Ice Miller LLP

Douglass W. Cassel
Notre Dame Law School

Todd R. Chandler

Jim Chanin
The Law Offices of James B. Chanin

Kami Chavis
Wake Forest Law School

Nicholas T. Christakos
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Lisa E. Cleary
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Jeanine Conley Daves
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Miles Cooley
CMNTY Culture

Edward Correia
Correia & Osolinik

Peter J. Covington
McGuire Woods, LLP

Michelle D. Craig
Transcendent Legal

Nora C. Cregan
The Access Project

David A. Crichlow
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

William V. Custer
Bryan Cave LLP

Board

 

Jennifer Daniels
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Terrence J. Dee
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Michael de Leeuw
Cozen O’Connor

Armand Derfner
Derfner & Altman, LLC

Derin Dickerson
Alston & Bird, LLP

Emma Dickson
BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P.

Cynthia Dow
Russell Reynolds Associates

Joseph M. Drayton
Cooley LLP

Johnita P. Due
Warner Media News & Sports

Sandra B. Durant
Durant & Associates

Paul F. Eckstein
Perkins Coie LLP

Phillip England
Anderson Kill, P.C

John Ericson
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Ira Feinberg
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Douglas H. Flaum
Goodwin Proctor LLP

John H. Fleming
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Shirlethia Franklin
Jones Day

Harold E. Franklin, Jr.
King & Spalding LLP

Koji Fukumura
Cooley LLP

Marc Gary
The Jewish Theological Seminary

Craig T. Goldblatt
WilmerHale

Sara J. Gourley Euler
Sidley Austin LLP

Robert L. Graham
Jenner & Block

Danielle C. Gray
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Deepak Gupta
BGupta Wessler

Jyotin Hamid
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Gregory P. Hansel
Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP

John D. Harkrider
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Robert E. Harrington
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Keith J. Harrison
Crowell & Moring LLP

Vilia B. Hayes
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Damaris Hernandez
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kirkland L. Hicks
Traffk, LLC

Tracy Richelle High
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Joshua Hill
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jay Himes
Labaton Sucharow LLP

Derek Ho
Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC

Matthew M. Hoffman
Federal Trade Commission

Desmond Hogan
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Dean Danielle Holley-Walker
Howard University Law School

Eleanor Holmes – Norton
US House of Representatives

Sadik Huseny
Latham & Watkins LLP

R. William Ide
Akerman LLP

Matthew Ingber
Mayer Brown, LLP

Michael D. Jones
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Roscoe Jones Jr.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

James P. Joseph
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Stephen J. Kastenberg
Ballard Spahr LLP

Jerome C. Katz
Ropes & Gray LLP

Doneene K. Keemer
Damon Richards Layton & Finger, PA

Kim Keenan
Odyssey Media

Andrew W. Kentz
Picard Kentz & Rowe LLP

Charles L. Kerr

Moe Keshavarzi
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton

John S. Kiernan
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Paul J. Kiernan
Holland & Knight, LLP

Loren Kieve
Kieve Law Offices

Adam Klein
Outten & Golden LLP

Alan Klinger
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Naho Kobayashi
McGuireWoods LLP

Board

 

Michael Lacovara
Latham & Watkins LLP

Ernest Lamont Greer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gregory Landis
Yarmuth LLP

Prof. Brian K. Landsberg
McGeorge Law School

Harry Lee
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jerome Levine
Loeb & Loeb LLP

John Libby
Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Marjorie Press Lindblom
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Andy Liu
Nichols Liu LLP

George Lombardi
Winston & Strawn LLP

Jack W. Londen
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Christopher Mann
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Judy Perry Martinez

Milton Marquis
Cozen O’Connor P.C.

Cheryl W. Mason
Hospital Corporation of America

Christopher Mason
Nixon Peabody LLP

Brian Matsui
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Ambassador Tom McDonald
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Robert B. McDuff

Colleen McIntosh
CVS Health Corp

Neil V. McKittrick
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.

James P. McLoughlin, Jr.
Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Marilyn McClure-Demers
Nationwide Insurance Company

Kenneth E. McNeil
Susman Godfrey LLP

Karen Turner McWilliams
SAIC

Brian Melendez
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Rodney G. Moore
Dentons

Becky Monroe
Leadership Conference Education Fund

Marc H. Morial
National Urban League

Peter J. Mucklestone
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Aasia Mustakeem

Shawn P. Naunton
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

John Nonna
Westchester County

Linda Odom
K&L Gates LLP

Raymond E. Owens, Jr.
Higgins & Owens PLCC

Richard Parker
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Bradley Phillips
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Kit Pierson
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Michael Pignato
Dorsey & Whitney

Richard W. Pins
Stinson LLP

Bettina B. Plevan
Proskauer Rose LLP

Kenneth Polite
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Stephen J. Pollak
Goodwin Procter LLP

Harold Pope
Dykema Gossett PLLC

Neil Potts
Facebook

Eva Pullam
Arent Fox PLLC

Board

 

Tracie Ransom
Ransom Strategies Group LLC

Michael H. Reardon

John P. Relman
Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC

Christopher Reynolds
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

Wendolyn Richards
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C

Sidney S. Rosdeitcher
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
The Home Depot

David Rosenbaum
Osborn Maledon, PA

Donald J. Rosenberg
Qualcomm

Thomas L. Sager
Ballard Spahr LLP

Paul C. Saunders
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

John F. Savarese
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Richard Schwartz
Holland & Hart LLP

Hon. Shira Scheindlin
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Tacita Mikel Scott
Wong Fleming, P.C.

Jennifer R. Scullion
Seeger Weiss LLP

Marc M. Seltzer
Susman Godfrey LLP

Lila Shapiro-Cyr
Ballard Spahr LLP

Valerie Shea
Goldberg Segalla

Jane C. Sherburne
Sherburne PLLC

Ronald J. Sholes
Adams & Reese LLP

Richard H. Silberberg
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jeffrey A. Simes
Goodwin Procter LLP

Garfield B. Simms
Tully Rinckey PLLC

Marsha E. Simms

Matthew Slater
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Rodney Slater
Squire Patton Boggs LLP

David Smith
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Eleanor H. Smith
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Laura D. Smolowe
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Edward Soto
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Lawrence S. Spiegel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mark A. Srere
Bryan Cave

Neil A. Steiner
Dechert LLP

Eric A. Stone
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Michael Swartz
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Board

 

Errol B. Taylor
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Craig Thompson
Venable LLP

Sandra P. Thompson
Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lily LLP

Daniel P. Tokaji
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Andrew E. Tomback
McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

Rossie E. Turman, III
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Suzanne Turner
Dechert LLP

Michael W. Tyler
Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Peter D. Van Cleve
Bryan Cave LLP

Alan B. Vickery
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Beatryx Washington
O.C. Tanner Company

Sharon Werner
PNC Financial Services

Joe West
Duane Morris LLP

Joe R. Whatley, Jr.
Whatley Kallas, LLP

Gregory Williams
Fox Rothschild LLP

Ray Williams
DLA Piper LLP

Brenda Wright
Demos

Ekow N. Yankah
Cardozo School of Law

Honorary Lifetime Trustees

 

Berl I. Bernhard
DLA Piper

Harry B. Bremond
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

William H. Brown, III
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Michael Chanin

Irvin B. Charne

Michael Ciresi
Ciresi Conlin LLP

Fay Clayton
Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C.

Hon. William T. Coleman, Jr.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Peter J. Connell

Marion A. Cowell
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Sara-Ann Determan
Hogan Lovells

John H. Doyle, III

Clarence Dunnaville

Robert Ehrenbard
Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP

Fred N. Fishman
Kaye Scholer LLP

Prof. Owen M. Fiss
Yale University School of Law

Alexander D. Forger

Eleanor M. Fox
New York University School of Law

Joseph Gelb
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

John Gibbons
Gibbons PC

A. Spencer Gilbert, III

Barry Goldstein
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho

Michael H. Gottesman
Georgetown University Law Center

Conrad K. Harper

Karen Hastie Williams
Crowell & Moring LLP

Andrew D. Hendry

John Hickey

Jerome E. Hyman
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Gary T. Johnson
Chicago History Museum

Robert H. Kapp
Hogan Lovells

Maximilian W. Kempner

Henry L. King
Davis, Polk & Wardwell

Edward Labaton
Labaton & Sucharow

Stuart J. Land
Arnold & Porter

Charles T. Lester, Jr.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Jerome B. Libin
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sanford M. Litvack
Hogans Lovells

Henry L. Marsh III

Ronald S. Miller
Miller, Shakman & Beem LLP

Robert S. Mucklestone
Perkins Coie

Robert A. Murphy

Frederick Nicholas
The Hapsmith Company

John E. Nolan
Steptoe & Johnson

Harold Pachios
Preti, Flaherty, Belivea, Pachios
& Haley, LLC

Roswell B. Perkins

Michael J. Remington

Judith Resnick
Yale Law School

Carroll E. Rhodes
Law Offices of Carroll E. Rhodes

William L. Robinson
University of the District of Columbia

Lowell E. Sachnoff

John Skilton
Perkins Coie LLP

Hon. Ulysses G. Thibodeaux
State of Louisiana, Third Court of Appeals

Michael Traynor

Herbert M. Wachtell
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Sylvia H. Walbolt
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Audit Committee

 

William H. Bradley
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Loren Kieve
Kieve Law Offices

Naho Kobayashi
McGuireWoods LLP

David Smith
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Michael Swartz (Chair)
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Peter D. Van Cleve
Bryan Cave LLP