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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.

 

OFFICERS

 

Co-Chair

Joe West
Duane Morris LLP
Washington, D.C.

Co-Chair

Danielle R. Holley
Dean, Howard University School of Law
Washington, D.C.

President & Executive Director

Damon Hewitt

Treasurer

David Smith
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Secretary

Roscoe Jones, Jr.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Washington, D.C.

Chair, Audit Committee

Michael Swartz
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
New York, NY

General Counsel
Ex-Officio

Nicholas T. Christakos
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Washington, D.C.

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CO-CHAIRS

 

Immediate Past Co-Chair

Tom Sager
Ballard Spahr LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Immediate Past Co-Chair

Hon. Shira Scheindlin
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
New York, NY

 

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

 

Donald J. Rosenberg
Qualcomm (retired)
San Diego, CA

James P. Joseph
Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, D.C.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
The Home Depot
Atlanta, GA

Jane C. Sherburne
Sherburne PLLC
Washington, D.C.

Edward Soto
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Miami, FL

Lillian Hardy
Hogan Lovells
Washington, D.C

Kim Boyle
Phelps Dunbar
New Orleans, LA

Wendy Richards
Miller Canfield
Detroit, MI

Harold Franklin
King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA

Neil Steiner
Dechert
New York, NY

Adam Klein
Outten & Golden LLP
New York, NY

Michael D. Jones
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, D.C.

Board

 

Atiba Adams
Bausch + Lomb

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
Meta

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. Behmer & Blackford LLP

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

Chava Brandriss
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Terrel J. Broussard
Broussard Dispute Solutions, LLC

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
McCarter & English, LLP

Douglass W. Cassel
Notre Dame Law School

Todd R. Chandler

Jim Chanin
The Law Offices of James B. Chanin

Kami Chavis
William & Mary 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
Freedman & Taitelman, LLP

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
Winston & Strawn 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

Roger Fairfax
American University Washington College of Law

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

Sara J. Gourley Euler
Sidley Austin LLP

Robert L. Graham
Jenner & Block

Deepak Gupta
Gupta Wessler

Jyotin Hamid
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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

Lilian S. Hardy
Hogan Lovells US 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

David H. Herrington
Cleary Gottlieb

Kirkland L. Hicks
Traffk, LLC

Tracy Richelle High
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Joshua Hill
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jay Himes
Office of the New York Attorney General

Derek Ho
Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC

Matthew M. Hoffman
Federal Trade Commission

Desmond Hogan
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Dean Danielle Holley
Howard University Law School

Eleanor Holmes – Norton
US House of Representatives

Dennis Hopkins
Perkins Coie LLP

Sadik Huseny
Latham & Watkins LLP

R. William Ide
Akerman LLP

Matthew Ingber
Mayer Brown, LLP

Corrine Irish
Squire Patton Boggs

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

 

Ernest Lamont Greer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gregory Landis
Yarmuth LLP

Prof. Brian K. Landsberg
McGeorge Law School

Harry Lee
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Andrew LeGrand
Gibson Dunn

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
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP

Milton Marquis
Cozen O’Connor P.C.

Cheryl W. Mason
Hospital Corporation of America

Christopher Mason
Nixon Peabody LLP

Brian Matsui
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Marilyn McClure-Demers
Nationwide Insurance Company

Ambassador Tom McDonald
Taft Stettinius & Hollister 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

Kenneth E. McNeil
Susman Godfrey LLP

Karen Turner McWilliams
SAIC

Brian Melendez
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Katherine Milgram
Guardian Life

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
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Ragan Naresh
Kirkland & Ellis

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

Gera Peoples
NextEra Energy Resources

Kit Pierson
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Michael Pignato
Dorsey & Whitney

Richard W. Pins
Stinson LLP

Harold Pope
Dykema Gossett PLLC

Neil Potts
Meta

Eva Pulliam
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 (ret.)

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.

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
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

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

Lola Velazquez-Aguilu
Medtronic

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

Ray Williams
DLA Piper LLP

Tamera Woodard
AT&T

Brenda Wright
Demos

Ekow N. Yankah
University of Michigan Law School

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

Fay Clayton
Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C.

Peter J. Connell

Marion A. Cowell
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Sara-Ann Determan
Hogan Lovells

Clarence Dunnaville

Robert Ehrenbard
Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP

Fred N. Fishman
Kaye Scholer LLP

Prof. Owen M. Fiss
Yale University School of Law

Marc L. Fleischaker
Arent Fox LLP

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

David L. Harris

Andrew D. Hendry

John Hickey

Gary T. Johnson
Chicago History Museum

Robert H. Kapp
Hogan Lovells

Henry L. King
Davis, Polk & Wardwell

Dan F. Kolb
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

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

Michael J. Remington

Carroll E. Rhodes
Law Offices of Carroll E. Rhodes

William L. Robinson
University of the District of Columbia

Lowell E. Sachnoff

John S. 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