Leaders Council

The Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council will help raise public awareness across the country on the crisis in civil legal aid and the importance of providing equal access to our justice system to low income Americans. 

Leaders Council Members on Involvement and New Initiatives

Jim Harbaugh     John Grisham    Op-Ed

LSC Leaders Council Members on The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans report 

LSC Leaders Council Co-Chair Harriet Miers on Justice Gap Report     LSC Leaders Council Co-Chair Kenneth Frazier on Justice Gap Report     LSC Leaders Council Member Jim Harbaugh on Justice Gap Report 

News from the Leaders Council

Harbaugh advocates for equality in court system

Pay college players? Jim Harbaugh weighs in at legal aid benefit

Harbaugh visits Toledo to advocate for equality in court system


Leaders Council Members

Henry “Hank” Aaron
Senior Vice President, Atlanta Braves
Former Major League Baseball Player and Baseball Hall of Fame Member

Donald Ayer
Retired Partner, Jones Day 

Kate Adams
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Apple, Inc.

Helaine Barnett
Chair, New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice
Former President, Legal Services Corporation

Robert “Bob” Bauer
Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, 
and Co-Director of the Legislative and Regulatory Practice Clinic

Ralph Baxter
Advisor, Writer & Speaker for the Legal Profession
Former Chairman, Orrick

Charles Besser
CEO and Founder, Intersport

Peter Beshar
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Adam Bonin
Founder and Principal, 
The Law Office of Adam Bonin

Paulette Brown
Past President, American Bar Association
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Debra Cafaro
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas, Inc.

Matthew J. Calvert 
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Steven Calabresi
Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Chris Campbell
Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Franchise Policy Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Peter Carter
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Mark Chandler
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Evan R. Chesler
Chairman and Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

James Crown
President, Henry Crown & Co.

Paul T. Dacier
General Counsel, Indigo Agriculture

Tye Darland
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Georgia Pacific LLC

Brackett Denniston
Senior Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP

Matthew Diller
Dean, Fordham University School of Law

Alex Dimitrief
Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Electric

Bob Dole
Special Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Doug Eakeley
Of Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Former Board Chair, Legal Services Corporation

Sonja Ebron 
Co-Founder & CEO, Courtroom5

Thomas Ehrlich
Adjunct Professor, Stanford Law School 

D. Cameron Findlay
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Archer Daniels Midland, Co.

Ivan Fong
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 3M Company
Former General Counsel, United States Department of Homeland Security

Lisa Foster
Former Director, Department of Justice, Office of Access to Justice 

Nabil Foster
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 

Alex Forger
Special Counsel, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Former President, Legal Services Corporation

Kenneth Frazier (Co-Chair)
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co.

Kathryn Fritz
Managing Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Eric Friedman
Executive Partner, Skadden

Timothy D. Friedman
Trustee, Reynolds Family Foundation

Herbert Garten
Chairman, Fedder and Garten
Former Board Member, Legal Services Corporation

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor,
Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University

Brandon George
Executive Director, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition

David Goldenberg
Former Executive Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer
S&P Global Ratings

John Grisham

Horacio Gutierrez 
Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Spotify

David Halverson
Cheif Executive Officer, Cypress International 
Former Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Jim Harbaugh
Head Football Coach, University of Michigan

Michael J. Harrington
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly

Brett Hart
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel, United Airlines

Ronan Harty 
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Eric Holder
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Former United States Attorney General

Sven Erik Holmes
Former Vice Chairman, Legal, Risk, and Regulatory and Former Chief Legal Officer, KPMG LLP
Former Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Michael Holston
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, General Electric

William Hubbard
Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Past President, American Bar Association

Joey Jackson
Founder, Joey Jackson Law LLC

Earl Johnson
Scholar in Residence, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Former Associate Justice, California Court of Appeals

Brad Karp
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 

Peter Keisler
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Christopher Kennedy
Chairman, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc.

John Kiernan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP

Jenny Kim
Vice President, Public Policy and Deputy General Counsel, Political Law, Koch Companies Public Sector

Linda Klein
Managing Shareholder, Baker Donelson 

Harry Korrell 
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Richard Lee
General Counsel, Civis Analytics

David Levi
Dean, Duke University School of Law

Susan C. Levy
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Northern Trust Corporation

Jonathan Lippman
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
Former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals

Marty Lipton 
Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP

The Honorable Lora Livingston
Presiding Judge, 261st Civil District Court of Texas

M. Elizabeth Magill
DeanStanford Law School

Rob Malionek 
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

John Manning
Dean, Harvard Law School

Craig Martin
Chairman, Midwest, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Judy Perry Martinez
President, American Bar Association

Wally Martinez 
Managing Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

J. Kevin McCarthy
Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, BNY Mellon

Madeleine M. McDonough
Chair, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Harriet Miers (Co-Chair)
Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Former White House Counsel

Tom Miles
Dean, University of Chicago Law School

Robert Millen
Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pizza Hut

Alex Miller
Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Product and Operations, Visa Inc.

Lee Miller
Partner and Global Chair Emeritus, DLA Piper

E. Leo Milonas
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Martha Minow 
300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University

Trevor Morrison
Dean, New York University School of Law 

Patrick Murphy 
Former Under Secretary of the United States Army
Former U.S. Congressman (PA-8)

Timothy Murphy
General Counsel, MasterCard

Stephen Neal
Chairman, Cooley LLP

Rodney Nagel
Senior Vice President of Human Resource Operations, Tyson Foods

William Neukom
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, World Justice Project
Past President, American Bar Association

Yvette Ostolaza
Managing Partner, Dallas, Sidley Austin LLP

Timothy Palmer
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners 

Roderick Palmore 
Senior Counsel, Dentons LLP

Justin D. Pitt
Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Community Health Systems

Richard Pogue
Senior Advisor, Jones Day

Robert Post
Dean, Yale Law School

Roberta Ramo
President, American Law Institute
Past President, American Bar Association
Shareholder, Modrall Sperling

Harry Reasoner
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Annita M. Riddick 
President & Owner, AMR Solutions Firm LLC

Tonya Robinson
General Counsel, KPMG LLP

John W. Rogers
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments

David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group

Kathryn H. Ruemmler
Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Golden Sachs
Former White House Counsel

Frank Ryan
Partner, DLA Piper

Sharon R. Ryan
Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
The International Paper Company

Amy Schulman
Venture Partner, Polaris Partners

John F. Schultz
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

Lisa Schwab
Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual

Bud Selig
Commissioner Emeritus, Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball

James R. Silkenat
Board Member, Friends of Legal Services Corporation
Past President, American Bar Association

Samuel K. Skinner
Former White House Chief of Staff
Former Secretary of Transportation

Cliff Sloan 
Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Tom Smegal
Attorney, Law Offices of Thomas Frank Smegal, Jr.
Board Chair, Friends of Legal Services Corporation

Brad Smith
President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Claire Solot 
Managing Director, Bigglesworth Family Foundation
Co-Founder, Legal Services Funder Network

Thomas Souleles
Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners

Arne Sorenson
Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

Roanne Sragow-Licht
First Justice, Cambridge District Court of Massachusetts

Laura Stein
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs, The Clorox Company

David Stern
Executive Director, Equal Justice Works

Frank Strickland
Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP
Former Board Chair, Legal Services Corporation

Deanell Tacha
Board Member, Equal Justice Works
Former Dean, Pepperdine School of Law 

Richard Thornburgh
Formerly Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP
Former United States Attorney General

William Treanor
Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

Robert Vischer
Dean, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Jo-Ann Wallace
President and CEO, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)

Ed Walters
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fastcase, Inc. 

Daniel E. Wathen
Of Counsel, Pierce Atwood LLP 
Former Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Court

H. Thomas “Tommy” Wells, Jr.
Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Past President, American Bar Association

Mark West
Dean and Nippon Life Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School 

Joseph W. Winkels
Attorney, Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh, Lindquist & Schuman, P.A.

William "Rocky" Wirtz
Principal Owner, Chairman, Chicago Blackhawks

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Home Depot, Inc.
Former United States Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Salle Yoo
Former Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Uber

Andrew Young
Founder and Chair, Andrew J. Young Foundation
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

David Zapolsky
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Amazon