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The Dean’s Council works closely with the dean of Columbia Law School to create a meaningful forum for strategic planning and discussion of the most important issues facing the School and legal education more broadly. Members are alumni leaders of the School community, who play a significant advisory and financial role in the life of the School and promote the School’s commitment to prepare its students to engage the world’s challenges and opportunities across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors, and industries.


Gary S. Davis ’80
Principal and CEO, DKR Capital Inc.

Alison S. Ressler ’83
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Hon. Rolando T. Acosta ’82
Associate Justice, New York State Supreme Court

Edward A. K. Adler ’72
Managing Member, Koeppel Companies LLC

Timothy J. Alvino ’81
Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

Mark L. Amsterdam ’69
Senior Partner, Amsterdam & Lewinter

Mark G. Appel ’68
Retired Partner, Chappell Partners LLP

Raymond J. Baer ’86
Honorary Chairman, Julius Baer Group Ltd.

Max W. Berger ’71
Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Roland W. Betts ’78
Chairman, Chelsea Piers Management, Inc.

Katherine M. Bristor ’80
Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stephen H. Case ’68
Managing Director & General Counsel, Emerald Development Managers

Albert E. Cinelli ’55
Founder and Chairman, MetroNe, Inc.
Founder and Chairman, nGenx
Chairman of the Board, nHoldings SA

Anne E. Cohen ’85
Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Bruce L. Davis ’79
Chairman & CEO, Digimarc

Steven B. Epstein ’68
Founding Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Paul J. Evanson ’66
Retired Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Energy

Charles Fabrikant ’68
Executive Chairman, SEACOR Holdings

Stephen Friedman ’62
Chairman, Stone Point Capital

Elizabeth Glazer ’86
Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Gary F. Goldring ’82
President, Goldring Family Foundation

Ira A. Greenstein ’85
President, Genie Energy Ltd.

David J. Greenwald ’83
Co-Chairman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobs

Evelyn Langlieb Greer ’73
President, Greer Properties, Inc.

Rex S. Heinke ’75
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLC

Mel M. Immergut ’71
Retired Chairman and Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy

Morton L. Janklow ’53
Chairman, Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Cathy M. Kaplan ’77 (Chair, Board of Visitors & Ex-Officio)
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP


James P. Kreindler ’80
Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler

Andrew J. Levander ’77
Partner and Chairman, Dechert LLP

Robert L. Lieff ’61
Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Stephen S. Madsen ’80
Retired Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Ira M. Millstein ’49
Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

George M. Newcombe ’75
Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Jay H. Newman ’76
Partner, Elliott Management Corp.

Harold S. Novikoff ’75
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

C. Allen Parker ’83
General Counsel, Wells Fargo

Michael E. Patterson ’67 (Emeritus)

David A. Preiser ’82
Senior Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Clyde E. Rankin III ’75
Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Richard Paul Richman ’72
President, The Richman Group, Inc.

Thomas S. Rogers ’79
Executive Chairman, WinView
Chairman, TRget Media

Ronald S. Rolfe ’69
Retired Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Robert J. Rosen ’72
Managing Member, Greyhawke Capital Advisors LLC

Steven M. Schatz ’72
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professional Corp.

Jonathan D. Schiller ’73
Managing Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

The Hon. Felice K. Shea ’50

Joseph C. Shenker ’80
Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Edward Soto ’78
Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Ms. Esta Eiger Stecher ’82
Chair, Goldman Sachs Bank USA
Chair, Goldman Sachs International Bank, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Howard Todd Stitzer ’78
Hamlin Capital Management

Alia Tutor ’01

Uday Krishna Veeraraghavan ’02
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Paul Vizcarrondo Jr. ’73
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Susan C. Waltman ’77
Executive Vice President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Timothy Tingkang Xia ’97
Partner, Locke & Lord LLP

R. Paul Yetter ’83
Founding Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP