Advisory Board & Institutional Sponsors

The work of Center on the Legal Profession would not be possible without the tremendous support by the many individuals, foundations and institutions affiliated with the Center. Nurturing and developing the relationships with each of these supporters is a key aspect of one of the Center’s primary goals of forging a strong, interactive connection between the academy and the profession.

See our institutional sponsors.

Advisory Board Members

Ralph Baxter

Former Chairman & CEO Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Alexandre Bertoldi

Managing Partner Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Jacob Bier

Partner Poul Schmith Kammeradvokaten

Sabine Chalmers

Group General Counsel BT Group plc

Kenneth Chenault

Chairman & Managing Director General Catalyst

Jonathan Chiel

EVP and General Counsel Fidelity Investments Inc.

Ricardo Cortés-Monroy

Former SVP & General Counsel Nestle S.A.

Ignasi Costas

Co-Managing Partner DWF-RCD

Jennifer Daniels

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary Colgate-Palmolive Company

John R. Ettinger

Senior Counsel Davis Polk

Lucy Fato

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Seaport Entertainment Group

Ken Frazier

Former Chair and CEO Merck

Horacio Gutierrez

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Walt Disney Company

Ben W. Heineman, Jr.

Former SVP, General Counsel & Secretary General Electric

Brad Karp

Chair Paul, Weiss, Wharton, Rivkin & Garrison, LLP

Robert Katz

Senior Counsel Sullivan & Cromwell

Matthew Layton

Former Managing Partner Clifford Chance LLP

Joseph M. Leccese

Chairman Emeritus Proskauer Rose LLP

William Lewis, Jr.

Managing Director & Co-Chairman of Investment Banking Lazard Ltd.

Vincent Maffeo

Former EVP and General Counsel Leidos

Raymond J. McGuire

President Lazard

Jami Wintz McKeon

Chair Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Roger Meltzer

Partner and Chairman Emeritus DLA Piper

Henry T.A. Moniz

EVP and Chief Compliance Officer Meta

Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Chairman Global Infrastructure Partners

Caroline Pontoppidan

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Maersk

Amy Schulman

Managing Partner Polaris Partners

Cyril Shroff

Managing Partner Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Robert Shuftan

Partner Steptoe LLP

Brad Smith

Vice-Chair and President Microsoft

John Soroko

Partner and Chairman Emeritus Duane Morris LLP

Avy Stein

Co-Founder & Managing Partner Cresset Capital Management

Laura Stein

EVP and General Counsel Mondelēz International

Nils H. Thommessen

Former Managing Partner Wiersholm

Hugh Verrier

Partner & Former Chair White & Case LLP

Barton J. Winokur

Partner & Immediate Past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dechert LLP

Karim A. Youssef

Founder and Chairman Youssef + Partners

Tracey Brady Yurko

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Bridgewater Associates

Mitchell Zuklie

Global Chairman & CEO Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Institutional Sponsors


Microsoft (Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Group) works on the cutting edge of business and regulatory issues around the world, playing a proactive and engaged role pioneering new legal and corporate affairs solutions that will advance business goals and also benefit consumers, industry partners, and the communities where we live and work.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters (TR) provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. TR enables professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world’s most trusted new organizations.

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Davis Polk & Wardwell (DPW) is one of the world’s premier law firms. Known for its skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to their clients, they offer unrivaled breadth and excellence across all practices and specialties. DPW’s clients, many of them industry and global leaders, rely on the exceptional, collaborative service delivered through DPW’s nine offices worldwide.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP is an international law firm with practices in corporate and securities, complex litigation, finance and real estate, and financial services and asset management. With broad industry knowledge and experience in a wide variety of areas, Dechert delivers integrated strategies that produce the best results for its clients, whether they’re looking for fresh perspectives on routine matters or entering uncharted legal and business territory. Each practice area is supported by a fully integrated infrastructure of offices throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Asia.