Senior Vice President, the American Arbitration Association. Currently Vice Chair, Committee on
Women and The Courts and President of the Childrens Law Center; Member of the Board, American
Judicature Society and Legal Services for New York. Has served as Executive Secretary and Chief
Administrative Officer of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and as Program
Development Officer for the Soros Foundation-Open Society Institute.
Corporation Counsel, City of New York; formerly Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; past President of the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York; former Chair, New York State Committee on Judicial
Administration; former Chair, New York State Appellate Division Task Force.
Professor and former Dean, Fordham University School of Law; Chairman, Board of Directors,
American Arbitration Association; past President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York;
former Chairman, New York State Commission on Government Integrity; President, Board of
Directors, Citizens Union Foundation.
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; United States Chairman of the Board of the Pirelli Group; past President,
American Judicature Society; past President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; member,
judicial selection committee of Senator Daniel P. Moynihan; former legislative assistant to Senator
Jacob K. Javits.
Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell; past President, American Bar Foundation; past President,
American Bar Association; past President, American Judicature Society; past President, New York State
Bar Association and the New York Bar Foundation; former Counsel to Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP, specializing in Communications Law and Civil Litigation.
Recipient of the Jerome Michael Award and the E.B. Converse Prize. Current Member, New York State
Commission on Public Access; past Member, New York City Mayor’s Committee on the Judiciary; past
Member and Chair, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct; Former Corporation Counsel,
City of New York, 1990-1991.
Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, specializing in Insurance Law; Environmental Law; Civil
Rights; Appellate Law. Member: Nassau County (President, 1967), New York State (Member, House of
Delegates, 1972-1977), and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1973-1976) Bar Associations;
District of Columbia Bar. Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Sigma Nu. New York State Senator, 1966-1989. Deputy
Majority Leader, 1987-1988. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights
Division, 1990-1993. Chair, New York State Capital Defender Office, 1997-1999. Member, New York
State Judicial Screening Committee. President, Nassau County Legal Aid Society.
Retired from the New York State Assembly in 2000 after eight years in the Assembly and twenty-one
years in the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Chaired the Assembly Subcommittee on Adult
Education and the Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management. Was the First Vice-Chair of the
Legislative Women’s Caucus and a member of the Assembly Committees on Education, Local
Governments, Transportation and Consumer Protection. Improved the funding formula for Adult
Education. While a member of the County Legislature, served two terms as Minority leader, and
chaired the County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Currently serves on the board of Planned
Parenthood of Hudson Peconic, Inc.
Commissioner, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Former Director of External
Affairs at the After School Corporation (TASC).
Partner, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae, LL. Member, NYS Bar Association; Chair, Association of
the Bar of The City of New York’s Task Force on Restructuring of the New York Court System; former
Chair, New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.