Community Leadership

Our lawyers are involved in the community in every region in which the firm has locations. With the efforts of vibrant Community Affairs Committees and dedicated partners and associates in each office, Gibson Dunn supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations through board service, invaluable pro bono work and meaningful financial contributions. To help associates serve on local nonprofit boards, several of our offices have established an Associates Fund comprised of donations from individual partners. Recognizing that there is often a financial commitment required for board and committee participation, the Fund enables associates to serve on boards that they might not otherwise be able to join.

OUR INVOLVEMENT RUNS DEEP

​Just as with our firm’s pro bono work, our community involvement reflects the varying interests of our lawyers around the world. By pledging their time to serve these groups, through board service or otherwise, our lawyers forge deep relationships with their communities. In doing so, they connect with and impact the world around them in a profound and meaningful way.

  • Alliance of Resident Theatres (A.R.T.)/New York:  New York partner Andrew Lance serves on the board of this organization, is a member of the Board’s Finance Committee, and has been both a recipient of the “Local Hero” award and the honoree of their annual benefit for the pro bono work he has performed for the organization.
  • American Air Museum in Britain:  London partner Jeffrey Trinklein serves on the Board of the American Air Museum in Britain.
  • Arts Arena:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss is a member of the Arts Advisory Board of the Arts Arena, a nonprofit initiative for the creative and performing arts and issues of culture and society.
  • Center Theatre Group:  Los Angeles partner Amy Forbes is on the Board of Directors of the Center Theatre Group, which is dedicated to supporting theatre arts in Los Angeles.
  • Chinese American Museum:  Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang previously served as the President of the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles.
  • Colburn School of Performing Arts:  Los Angeles partner Peter Wardle is on the Board of Directors at the Colburn School of Performing Arts.
  • Copland House:  New York partner Jennifer Rearden serves on the Board of Trustees of Copland House.
  • Dallas Theater Center:  Dallas partner Bob Krakow serves on the Board of Directors as its legal liaison.
  • Elisa Monte Dance:  New York of counsel Bryan McGee serves on the Board of Directors of Elisa Monte Dance.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library:  Washington, D.C. partner Jarrett Arp is a member of the Board of Governors of Folger Shakespeare Library.
  • Hamptons International Film Festival:  New York partner Randy Mastro is the Vice Chair and serves on the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
  • Huntington Library:  Los Angeles partner Richard Doren is a Corporate Fellow of the Huntington Library.
  • Los Angeles Ballet:  Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire is a founding board member and has been on the board since 2005.
  • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival:  Los Angeles partner Theane Evangelis serves on the advisory board.
  • Moving Picture Institute:  Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan is on the Advisory Council of the Moving Picture Institute.
  • National Coalition to Save our Mall:  Washington, D.C. partner Joseph D. West is a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as the Treasurer of the Coalition.  The Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of historians, designers, and concerned citizens seeking a broad, visionary plan for the National Mall that recognizes the Mall’s value to all Americans as a symbol of American founding ideas, the People’s Place, and a stage for our evolving democracy.  Founded in 2000, it is an all-volunteer group supported by individual donations from members across the country.
  • North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc.:  Dallas partner Harlan Cohen serves on the Board of Directors of this organization, which owns and operates the public television and radio stations (including the PBS and NPR affiliated stations) in North Texas.  Mr. Cohen presently heads the Investment Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.
  • Parallel Exit:  San Francisco partner Matt Kahn serves on the Board of Directors of this nonprofit physical theatre company in New York.
  • Royal Society of Arts:  London associate Tamas Lorinczy is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
  • Salastina Music Society:  Los Angeles associate Heather Richardson is a member of the Board of Directors for this organization, which strives to popularize classical music for a modern audience.
  • Serpentine Gallery:  London partner Selina Sagayam is member of the board of the Learning Council of the Serpentine Gallery.
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company:  Washington, D.C. partner Ted Olson serves on the Bard Committee of this organization.
  • Southern California Public Radio (KPCC):  Los Angeles partner Julian Poon serves on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio.
  • Step Afrika!:  Washington, D.C. partner Judith Lee was the 2013 Chair of the Step Afrika! Gala.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee, which supports this museum and its programs on law and the Holocaust.  Washington, D.C. partner Jason Schwartz is also a member of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee:  Washington, D.C. partner Jason Schwartz is a member of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee.
  • Washington Performing Arts Society:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson is a former member of the board and lifetime honorary director.
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN):  Singapore partner Brad Roach has been a director of the AIPN for several years.  The AIPN is an independent not-for-profit professional membership association that supports international energy negotiators around the world and enhances their effectiveness and professionalism in the international energy community.
  • Aspen Institute:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves as a Member of the Corporate Values Strategy Group and the Advisory Board to the Business & Society Program.
  • Berkeley Center for Law, Business and The Economy:  San Francisco partner Joel Sanders serves on the advisory board.
  • British Chamber of Commerce Singapore:  Singapore partner Saptak Santra is a member of the Financial Services Sub-Committee.
  • Bureau of National Affairs:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for this organization that publishes articles on new developments in securities and corporate law.
  • California Chamber of Commerce:  Century City partner Jonathan Layne serves on the board of this statewide business organization.
  • Central City Association:  Los Angeles partner Amy Forbes serves on the board of this organization, which focus on the economic development of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Committee for Economic Development:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves as a Trustee.
  • Forum for Corporate Directors:  Orange County partner Michael Flynn serves on the Board of Directors.
  • Insights:  The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for this organization that publishes articles on new developments in securities and corporate law.
  • International Institute for Communications:  Brussels partner Peter Alexiadis serves as a trustee of the International Institute for Communications.
  • International Project Finance Association (IPFA):  Singapore partner Saptak Santra is an original member who assisted in establishing the Asia-Pacific branch of the IPFA.
  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce:  Los Angeles partner Tom McHenry serves on the board of directors, the executive committee and chairs the environmental committee.
  • The Mentoring Foundation:  London partner Charlie Geffen serves as a mentor for The Mentoring Foundation
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS):  Singapore partner Robson Lee sits on the appellate committees of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. MAS is the central bank of Singapore.
  • National Defense Industrial Association:  Washington, D.C. partner Karen Manos is past chair of the Procurement Division and the Contract Finance Committee for the National Defense Industrial Association.
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY):  New York partner Eric Feuerstein is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York.
  • San Francisco’s Committee on Jobs:  San Francisco partner Mary Murphy is Vice-Chair of this city and county committee.
  • Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS):  Singapore partner Robson Lee is the Asst. Honorary Secretary of SIAS.  SIAS is a charity and the largest organized investor group in Asia. It actively promotes investor education, corporate governance and transparency and is the advocate for investor rights in Singapore.
  • TMA New York:  New York partner Matthew Kelsey serves on the Programming Committee of the New York chapter of TMA.
  • Worshipful Company of Carmen:  London associate Tamas Lorinczy is an apprentice to the Worshipful Company of Carmen, one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
  • Anti-Defamation League:  San Francisco partner Dan Kolkey is on the Board of this organization, and Los Angeles associate Daniel Weiss is a member of the Pacific Southwest Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League.  New York partner Mitch Karlan serves on the New York Regional Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League.
  • Diversity UK:  London partner Selina Sagayam is on the Advisory Board of this organization, which is a think tank aimed at developing and promoting new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in the UK.
  • Federalist Society:  Washington, D.C. partner Ted Olson is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Federalist Society.  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Committee of this organization.
  • Jewish National Fund:  Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan serves on the D.C. Board of the National Jewish Fund, where he co-chairs the Northern Virginia Committee.  Baruch Fellner, another D.C. partner, is the Assistant Vice President for Government Relations for the Jewish National Fund.
  • JUSTICE:  London partner Nicholas Aleksander serves on the Executive Board of JUSTICE – the British section of the International Committee of Jurists.  JUSTICE is the leading organization of lawyers active in the field of human rights within the UK–a number of its reports have been significant in the development of legislation–and it has intervened as an amicus in some of the seminal human rights cases before the courts.
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND):  San Francisco partner Rachel Brass serves on the Board of Directors of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), an organization that protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.  
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:  New York partner Mitch Karlan serves on the national Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
  • Legal Momentum:  San Francisco partner Matthew Kahn also sits on the Board of Directors.
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU):  New York associates Matthew Porcelli and Paul Kremer serve on the Associate Council for the New York Civil Liberties Union.
  • The Petra Foundation:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss serves on the Board of Trustees for this small foundation which provides recognition and support to unsung individuals making distinctive contributions to racial justice, human freedom and community development.
  • Vera Institute of Justice:  New York partner Mylan Denerstein serves of the Board of the Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Washington Lawyers Committee:  Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan is on the Washington Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
  • American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro:  New York partner Romina Weiss is a member of the Board of the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro.
  • American Indian Heritage Foundation:  Washington, D.C. partner Judith Lee has served as a member of the American Indian Heritage Foundation and the Washington Indian Leadership Council.
  • Catholic Renewal:  New York partner Matthew Kelsey serves on the Steering Committee of Catholic Renewal, which is a networking organization for restructuring professionals that fundraises on behalf of Catholic Charities.
  • Centre for Jewish Life (London):  London partner Alan Samson serves as a member of Advisory Board.
  • City First Enterprises:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss serves as a member of the Board of Directors of City First Bank of D.C., a community development bank in Washington, D.C.
  • Eagle Academy Foundation:  New York partner Stephen Nordahl serves on the Board of the Eagle Academy Foundation, an organization which services a series of all-boys college preparatory public schools 6-12 in NYC and Newark.
  • Educap, Inc:  Washington, D.C. partner Stephen Glover serves on the board of this organization which provides educational loans and supports various other charitable causes.
  • Good Shepard Shelter:  Los Angeles partner Chris Chorba is on the Senior Board of this organization.
  • His Highness the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board:  New York partner Rahim Moloo serves on the Board of Directors of His Highness the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board.
  • The HOPE Program:  New York partner Gabrielle Levin serves on the Board of Directors.
  • Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement:  New York partner Gabriel Herrmann serves on the Board of Directors for the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement.
  • Jericho Project:  New York partner Joel Cohen is a member of the Board of Directors for the Jericho Project, a non-profit that supports housing and rehabilitation for homeless men throughout New York.
  • Jewish National Fund:  Washington, D.C. partner Baruch Fellner is President for the Mid-Atlantic Zone.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles:  Los Angeles partner Jesse Sharf is the Board and is the Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Board:  Los Angles partner Cathy Conway sits on the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Board.
  • Meals on Wheels Association of America:  Gibson Dunn provides intellectual property and media related legal services to the Meals on Wheels Association of America, which supports the efforts of community-based programs in all 50 states in providing approximately one million meals per day directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited or who live in congregate housing.  In 2008, MOWAA thanked Gibson Dunn by honoring Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan with the organization’s MOWAA Friend of the Year Award.
  • Mile High United Way:  Denver partners Greg Kerwin, Steve Talley, Jessica Brown and John Partridge are members of the Tocqueville Society of the Colorado United Way, which seeks to help create and deliver long-term solutions for individuals and families at-risk throughout metro Denver.
  • Muttville, Inc.:  San Francisco partner Erin Rothfuss serves on the Board of Directors of this senior dog rescue organization.
  • National Summer Learning Association:  New York associate Lindsey Schmidt is a member of the Board of National Summer Learning Association (NSLA).
  • Open Door Ministries:  Denver partner Robyn Zolman serves on the Advisory Council of Open Door Ministries, which provides practical help and hope to people in Denver’s inner city who are homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, through transitional housing, child care programs, meals and job skills training.
  • Pacific Research Institute:  Dan Kolkey serves on the board of directors and the executive committee, chairs the California Reform Committee, and is a member of the development committee.
  • Park Avenue Synagogue:  New York partner Eric Feuerstein is a member of the Board of Trustees of Park Avenue Synagogue.
  • Room to Read Foundation:  Singapore partner Saptak Santra is a member of the Campaign Committee to build a library at a school in a remote village in Vietnam.
  • Salvation Army:  Los Angeles partner Steve Sletten serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Division.
  • San Francisco Challenge:  San Francisco partner Doug Smith serves on the Board of this non-profit organization that supports community sailing, disabled sailing and U.S. Olympic sailing.
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival:  San Francisco partners Thad Davis and Michael Wong sit on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.
  • St. Anne’s Lutheran Church:  London partner Jeff Trinklein serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Anne’s Lutheran Church.
  • Tipping Point Community:  San Francisco partner Matthew Kahn serves on the Leadership Council.
  • United Way:  Denver partner Jessica Brown is a member of the Tocqueville Society of the Colorado United Way, which seeks to help create and deliver long-term solutions for individuals and families at-risk throughout metro Denver.  Palo Alto partner Greg Davidson is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way Silcon Valley.
  • Valley Jewish Community Center Board:  Los Angeles associate Daniel Weiss is on the board of this organization.
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty:  San Francisco partner Rachel Brass is on the Board of Directors, and Los Angeles associate Heather Richardson is on the Advisory Board.
  • World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM):  As part of the WCCM Singapore community programme, Singapore partner Jamie Thomas regularly teaches meditation on a voluntary basis and provides support to people who have suffered from some form of mental breakdown or mental problem.
  • Yale Club of New York City:  New York partner Jennifer Rearden serves on the Council of the Yale Club of New York City.
  • YMCA:  Los Angeles partner Scott Calfas serves on the board of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA.
  • Alta Vista School:  San Francisco partner Stewart McDowell sits on the board of this independent school.
  • American Friends of Hebrew University:  New York partner George Schieren is an Honorary President and member of the Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, which supports the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Board of this organization, is the President of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (AFHU), and serves on its national board.  New York partner Larry Zweifach President Ex Officio of the New York Regional Board, and New York partner Mark Kirsch is a member of the New York Regional Board as well as a member of the National Board of Directors of American Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Berkeley Carroll School:  New York partner Andrew Fabens serves on the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Carroll School.
  • Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee:  Joel Sanders serves as the alumni representative on this campus committee.
  • California Science Center Foundation:  Los Angeles partner Patrick Dennis serves on the Board of Trustees of this organization, as well as being the Vice Chair of the Foundation.
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School:  Washington, D.C. partner Jason Schwartz is the Secretary of the board of directors and a member of the executive committee of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.
  • City Year UK:  London Partner Charlie Geffen serves on the board of Trustees at City Year UK
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers:  Bill Kilberg is the immediate past President of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and ex officio member of the board of the College.
  • Colgate University:  New York associate David Kusnetz serves as Chair of the Colgate Lawyers Association.
  • Columbia Law School:  New York partners Richard Birns, Eduardo Gallardo and Matthew Hurlock serve on the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School.  In addition, Matthew Hurlock is a member of the Board of Supervising Trustees of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, and Eduardo Gallardo is a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.
  • Coney Island Prep:  New York associate Cary McClelland serves on the Director’s Council Coney Island Prep.
  • Cornell Law School:  New York partner David Furman is a member of Cornell Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee and is the National Chairman of the Cornell Law School Annual Fund.
  • Cybersecurity Law Institute:  New York partner Alexander Southwell serves on the Advisory Board of the Cybersecurity Law Institute at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Democracy Prep Charter High School:  New York partner Lee Dunst is a member of the Board of Directors of Democracy Prep Charter High School.
  • Department of Education:  London Partner Charlie Geffen serves on the panel for the Department of Education Free School interviews
  • Duke Law Alumni Association:  Munich partner Markus Nauheim is on the Board of Directors of this organization.  Los Angeles partner Chris Dusseault sits on the Board of Visitors.
  • Duke Alumni Association:  Munich partner Markus Nauheim is the chair of the Duke Germany Board of Directors (Duke University’s alumni association in Germany).
  • EduMaKate:  New York partner Jose Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of EduMaKate.
  • Emory University:  Century City partner Jonathan Layne serves on the Board of Trustees.
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools:  New York partner Orin Snyder serves on the Board of the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools.
  • Fordham University School of Law:  New York partner Alexander H. Southwell serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center on Law & Information Policy at Fordham University School of Law.  New York associate Kelly Herbert is Co-Chair of the Alumni Affinity Group.
  • Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation: Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves on the Board of Directors and is former President of this organization, which provides grants and scholarships to DC Public and Charter School students going to college and fellowships to public interest lawyers.
  • George Washington University:  New York partner John Gaffney is Sustainability Advisor on the Board of Trustees for George Washington University.
  • George Washington University School of Law:  New York partner Larry Zweifach is a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors.  Washington, D.C. partner Joseph D. West is a member of the Government Contracts Advisory Board.  New York partner John Pollack serves on the Business and Finance Advisory Board for George Washington University School of Law.  The Board is comprised of government, academic and private industry lawyers who work in or provide services to the government contracts industry, and its purpose is to advise the Dean of the Law School as to how the School can best prepare its students to address current and future issues in this segment of the economy.
  • The Harvey School:  New York Partner Eric Wise is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Harvey School.
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem:  New York partner George Schieren is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • The Hewitt School:  New York partner Andrew Lance is on the Facilities Committee of The Hewitt School.
  • Historical Society for the Tenth Judicial Circuit:  Denver partner, Greg Kerwin, is a board member and officer (Counselor) for this nonprofit, which organizes exhibits and events about the history of the federal courts in the six-state region comprising the Tenth Judicial Circuit, and the judges and lawyers who work in those courts.
  • Indiana University School of Law:  Los Angeles partner Cathy Conway sits on the Board of Visitors.
  • Inner-City Scholarship Fund:  New York partner Arthur Long is a member of The Lawyers Committee for the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which funds scholarships to Catholic schools for low income New York City children.
  • Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS):  Denver partner, Greg Kerwin, serves on the Board of Advisors for IAALS, a nonprofit independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system.  Gibson Dunn is a member of the IAALS Law Firm Council, and its lawyers participate in IAALS programs and events.
  • Johns Hopkins University:  Washington, D.C. partner Howard Adler is the Secretary of Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.  He is also a member of the Campaign Cabinet, and Johns Hopkins Rising to the Challenge Capital Campaign.
  • Kings College London:  Brussels Partner Peter Alexiadis serves as a visiting professor and course coordinator for the LLM course on competition at Kings College London.
  • KIPP Colorado:  Denver Partner John Partridge serves on the Advisory Board of KIPP Colorado, a network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from educationally underserved communities to succeed in both college and life.
  • Langdon Park School:  London Associate David Dowling is a governor of Langdon Park School in Tower Hamlets, London as well as serving on their Finance Committee, and chairing their Strategy & Scrutiny Committee.
  • Literacy Design Collaborative, Inc.:  New York partner Randy Mastro is on the Board of Directors of Literacy Design Collaborative, Inc., an organization which offers teachers, coaches, and leaders an instructional system for developing students’ literacy skills to prepare them for the demands of college and careers.
  • Midland School:  Century City partner Ruth Fisher serves on the Board of Trustees of this institution.
  • Montclair Kimberley Academy:  New York partner John Gaffney serves on the Board of Trustees of Montclair Kimberley Academy.
  • Naima Jewish Preparatory School:  London partner Alan Samson serves as governor of this school, which is also a charitable trust.
  • New Jersey Scholars Program:  New York partner Adam Offenhartz serves on the Board of the NJ Scholars Program at the Lawrenceville School.
  • New York University School of Law:  New York partner Barbara Becker serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU School of Law.
  • NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate:  New York partner Steven Klein is on the Advisory Board of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
  • Otis College of Art and Design:  Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire is on the Board of Trustees.
  • The Partnership for Inner-City Education:  New York partner Jose Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of The Partnership for Inner-City Education.
  • Potomac School:  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the board of The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.
  • Project Explorer:  New York associate Michael Springer serves on the board of Project Explorer whose mission is to bring the world into the classroom with free multimedia content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross cultural understanding.
  • Impetus-PEF:  London Partner Charlie Geffen serves on the development committee at Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation (PEF).
  • San Francisco Day School:  San Francisco partner Matt Kahn currently serves on the Alumni Board of this co-educational independent day school.
  • Shuker Scholarship Fund:  Washington, D. C. partner Stephanie Brooker is the Treasurer of the Shuker Scholarship Fund Board of Directors.
  • Singapore Chinese High School:  Singapore partner Robson Lee is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Singapore Chinese High School, the parent holding company of premier school, Hwa Chong Institution and its international school, Hwa Chong International.
  • Speakers for Schools:  London Partner Charlie Geffen participates in Speakers for Schools.
  • St. Mark’s:  Dallas partner Harlan Cohen serves as a member of the board and Life Trustee of this Dallas private school.
  • St. Matthew Society:  New York partner Matthew Kelsey serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Matthew Society, which is a fundraising organization for needy students at Cathedral Preparatory Academy in Elmhurst, Queens.
  • Stanley British Primary Schools:  Denver Partner Jessica Brown is on the Board of Trustees for Stanley British Primary School and Chair of the school’s Development Committee.
  • Strategic Energy Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology:  Washington, D.C. partner Bill Hollaway is a board member of the External Advisory Board for the Strategic Energy Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).  He was appointed by the administration of Georgia Tech.
  • Thomas Aquinas College:  New York partner Matthew Kelsey is a member of the New York Board of Regents for Thomas Aquinas College.
  • Trinity School:  New York partner Alexander H. Southwell serves on the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Trinity School.
  • UCLA School of Law Alumni Association:  Los Angeles associate Heather Richardson serves on the board of this association.
  • UCLA School of Law Entertainment Symposium:  Century City partner Ruth Fisher serves on the Advisory Board.
  • University of Alabama Law School:  New York partner J. Alan Bannister serves on the Board of Governors for the University of Alabama Law School.
  • University of British Columbia:  New York partner Rahim Moloo serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of British Columbia Alumni Association.
  • University of California at Irvine:  Orange County partner Meryl Young is a member of the chief executive roundtable, which is an exclusive group of top Orange County business leaders who share a commitment to building mutually beneficial, strategic partnerships between industry and academia.
  • The University of Chicago Law School:  New York partner Adam Offenhartz serves on the Visiting Committee of the Law School.
  • University of Delaware, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson serves as a member of the National Advisory Board.
  • University of Pennsylvania:  New York partner Eduardo Gallardo serves on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School:  New York partner Randy Mastro serves on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Board of Overseers.
  • University of San Diego School of Law:  Orange County partner Jeff Thomas serves on the alumni board.
  • University of Wisconsin Law School:  Los Angeles partner Tim Hatch serves on the board of visitors.
  • Village Lutheran Church and Chapel School of Bronxville:  New York partner Stephen Nordahl is on the Board of Trustees for Village Lutheran Church and Chapel School of Bronxville.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College:  New York partner Adam Offenhartz serves on the Friends and Faculty Committee of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program at the Medical School.
  • Wesley Theological Seminary:  Washington, D.C. partner John Millian serves as outside general counsel to Wesley Theological Seminary.
  • West Side Montessori School:  New York partner Alexander H. Southwell serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the West Side Montessori School.
  • Yale Broadcasting Company:  New York associate Christian Hudson is the Chairman of the Board of the Yale Broadcasting Company.
  • Yeshiva University:  New York if counsel Aaron Krawitz serves on the General Counsel’s Counsel at Yeshiva University.
  • Environmental Law Institutes:  Washington, D.C. partner Ray Ludwiszewski is a member of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board of Directors and a member of ELI’s Environmental Law Reporter and Council of Partners.
  • Santa Lucia Conservancy:  Los Angeles partner Tom McHenry serves on the Board.
  • Washington Square Park Conservancy:  New York associate Quinton Farrar is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Washington Square Park Conservancy.
  • Yale Environmental Leadership Council:  Los Angeles partner Tom McHenry serves as Co-Chair of this Council.
  • American Red Cross of Greater New York:  New York partner Mylan Denerstein serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Red Cross of Greater New York.
  • Cancer Research Institute:  New York associate Philip Shapiro serves on the Associate Board of the Cancer Research Institute.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:  Los Angeles partner Jesse Sharf sits on the Board of Governors for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Chai Cancer Care:  London partner Alan Samson is a Patron of this charitable organization.
  • Christ’s Hospital Old Blues Legal Group:  London Associate Tamas Lorinczy  is a member of the steering committee of the Christ’s Hospital Old Blues Legal Group.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:  New York partner Matt Williams serves on the NJ Corporate Advisory Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • David Lynch Foundation:  New York partner Orin Snyder serves on the Board of the David Lynch Foundation.
  • Ezer Mizion:  London partner Alan Samson is a Patron of the UK chapter of this international bone marrow registry.
  • The Institute of Cancer Research:  London Partner Charlie Geffen serves on the board of Trustees at the Institute of Cancer Research.
  • International Psychotherapy Institute:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss serves as Chair of The IPI Council. IPI offers support and advice to further the Institute’s mission of providing community service through initiatives such as a suicide prevention program in high schools, a collaborative training in suicide risk assessment, and a community psychotherapy clinic.
  • Medicinema:  London Partner Nicholas Aleksander serves as the Honourable Solicitor to Medicinema.
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center:  New York partner Lee Dunst serves on the Advisory Board of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.
  • National Foundation to End Senior Hunger:  Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan is on the board of directors of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
  • Singapore Cheshire Home:  Singapore partner Saptak Santra is a member of the fund-raising committee and volunteers at the Singapore Cheshire Home, a residential care home for the severely disabled having no or limited means and whose families, if any, are unable to provide adequate care. Saptak is also the chairman of the organizing committee for the development of a computer room at the home.
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital:  New York partner George Schieren is the Vice Chairman of the Board of South Nassau Communities Hospital.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County:  Orange County partner Michele Maryoff serves as Audit Chair on the Board of Directors.
  • Winthrop-South Nassau University Health System:  New York partner George Schieren is a member of the Board of the Winthrop-South Nassau University Health Systems.
  • Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs:  New York partner Matthew Hurlock serves London’s Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs North American Advisory Counsel.
  • Council of the Americas:  New York partner Jose Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of the Americas.
  • Council on Foreign Relations:  New York partner Jose Fernandez is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • International Law Association:  New York partner Rahim Moloo serves as Chair of the Committee on Disputes Involving States of the American Branch of the International Law Association.
  • International Reference Team for Company Law Reform:  Washington, D.C. partner John Olson is a member of the International Reference Team for Company Law Reform in South Africa.
  • International Women’s Media Foundation:  Los Angeles partner Ted Boutrous serves on the Benefit Committee.
  • Project HOPE Next Generation Leadership Board:  New York partner Jennifer Conn is on the Leadership Board of Project HOPE Next Generation, an organization which provides quality and sustainable health care available for people around the globe.
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs:  London Associate Tamas Lorinczy is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  • Teach for China:  New York partner Matthew Hurlock serves on the U.S. Advisory Board of Teach for China.
  • T’ruah:  New York partner Eric Sloan is a member of the board of T’ruah, an organization advancing human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.
  • Administrative Conference of the United States:  Washington, D.C. partner Ted Olson serves on the Council of this independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process.
  • Bipartisan Policy Center:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss is a member of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit organization that combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach, actively promotes bipartisanship, and works to address key challenges facing the nation.
  • Center for American Progress:  New York partner Jose Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress.
  • Citizens Union of the City of New York:  New York partner Randy Mastro serves on the Board of the Citizens Union of the City of New York.
  • DGAP – German Council on Foreign Relations:  Munich partner Benno Schwarz is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the DGAP Forum Munich, the regional chapter of the DGAP – German Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Economic Club of New York:  New York partner Jose Fernandez is a member of the Economic Club of New York.
  • Mayor of Clifton, Virginia:  Bill Hollaway was just re-elected to fourth term as Mayor of Clifton, Virginia. (It is a two-year term, and the position is an elected position under the Commonwealth of Virginia).
  • New York State Governors Office:  New York partner Mylan Denerstein is a member of the New York State Governor’s First Department Judicial Screening Committee.
  • OCC Alumni Association:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss is a member of the Board and Treasurer of the OCC Alumni Association, the association for retirees and former employees of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the governmental agency which supervises all national banks, federal savings associations and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council: Munich partner Mark Zimmer serves as the secretary of the local Overseas Security Advisory Council, a public private partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and selected U.S. companies.
  • Republican Governors Association:  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the board of the Executive Roundtable of the RGA, supporting Republican governors.
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation:  Washington, D.C. partner Ted Olson is on the Board of Trustees of this foundation.
  • Roosevelt Institute:  Washington, D.C. partner Chuck Muckenfuss serves on the Board of the Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Century Road Club Association:  New York associate Fred David serves as Secretary for the board of directors of the Century Road Club Association, which is an organization that organizes cycling races in and around New York City and advocates for cycling-related initiatives.
  • Hoag Charity Sports:  Orange County partner Jeff Reeves serves on the Board of Directors.
  • Port Washington Soccer Club:  New York of counsel Jeffrey Jakubiak is a member of the Board of the Port Washington Soccer Club.
  • San Francisco Challenge:  San Francisco partner Doug Smith serves on the Board of this non-profit organization that supports community sailing, disabled sailing and U.S. Olympic sailing.
  • United States Soccer Foundation:  New York partner Richard Birns serves as Co-Chair on the New York Leadership Council of the United States Soccer Foundation.
  • Barge Foundation:  Munich partner Peter Decker serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees with this foundation, which supports children and youth welfare and education.
  • Beginning with Children Foundation:  New York partner Marshall King serves on the Board of Beginning with Children Foundation (BwCF), which advocates for high academic standards and accountability in public education to ensure that low-income, historically underserved children receive the quality education they deserve.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters:  Los Angeles partner Marcellus McRae serves on the board.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Los Angeles Area:  Orange County partner John Williams is an active volunteer with this organization.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center:  New York partner Andrea Neuman serves as Secretary of the Child Abuse Prevention Center.  Orange County partner Thomas Manakides is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA):  CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children. Dallas partner Karl Nelson is a board member, Secretary, and Executive Committee member of the Dallas CASA.
  • Crisis Text Line:  New York associate Sheera Gross serves on the Legal Advisory Board of the National Crisis Text Line, which provides support to young people in any type of crisis by providing emotional support and access to important information.
  • Fiver Children’s Foundation:  New York of counsel Mary Kay Dunning is a member, and serves as secretary of Fiver Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization serving underserved youth from New York City and Central New York; empowering youth to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.
  • Flowering Tree:  Singapore partner Saptak Santra has been involved extensively with Flowering Tree, a U.S. based foundation whose mission is women’s development and children’s education in Asia, in particular India.
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles:  Los Angeles partner David Battaglia is on the Board of this organization.
  • Grandma Rita’s Children:  Washington, D.C. partner William Kilberg is a member of the board of directors of this program, which runs a camp for disadvantaged children and provides college tuition assistance for selected disadvantaged children.
  • Jewish Association Serving the Aging (“JASA”):  New York associate Sharon Makowsky. serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Association Serving the Aging.
  • Kids4Kids:  Munich partner Hans Martin Schmid serves on the advisory board of this foundation which supports traumatized children and children in need with the help of music and artistic expression.
  • LA’s BEST:  Los Angeles partner Chris Dusseault serves on the board of this after-school program.
  • The Lineage Project:  New York associate Jason Durschlag serves on the Board of The Lineage Project.
  • Magic Bus:  Singapore Partner-in-Charge Jai S. Pathak serves on the Singapore Board of Magic Bus which aims at improving the lives of children from impoverished communities through mentorship and employability programmes.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Denver:  Denver partner Beau Stark is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors and today remains on the Board of Directors.
  • Nexus Recovery Centers:  Dallas partner Karl Nelson serves on the board of directors and former retired partner Charles Schwarz is also on the board, which is a residential and out-patient substance abuse facility for women and children.
  • YMCA of Greater New York:  New York partner Randy Mastro serves on the Board of Directors.
  • Young Executive Board for Behind the Book:  New York associate Matthew Greenfield is a member of Young Executive Board for Behind the Book, whose mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs.