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. 

2022 LSC Board Chair John Levi on LSC Leaders Council

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



Leaders Council Members

Hank Aaron (In Memoriam)
Former Professional Baseball Player

Billye Aaron
Co-founder, Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation
Television Host, Today in Georgia & Billye

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

Mark Angelson
Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Donald Ayer
Retired Partner, Jones Day

Roy Barnes
Former Governor of Georgia
Founding Partner, Barnes Law Group

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

Craig T. Beazer
General Counsel, Lincoln Financial

Peter J. Beshar
General Counsel, Department of the Air Force

Charles Besser
CEO and Founder, Intersport

Kate Boege
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Wintrust Financial Corporation

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

Alfreda Bradley-Coar
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Obama Foundation

Joshua Branson
Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC

Susan Brooks
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, IN-05

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

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

Steven Calabresi
Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Mary Ellen Callahan
Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Matthew J. Calvert 
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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

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

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

Rebecca Chavez
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, ChargePoint

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

Todd Clarke
General Counsel, Southeast Toyota

Patrick Croke
Co-Founder & Partner, Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

Steven Croley
Chief Policy Officer, Ford Motor Company

The Honorable Charles S. Crompton
Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, Department 19

James "Jim" Crown (In Memoriam)
President, Henry Crown & Co.
Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Managing Partner, Aspen Skiing Company

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

Deneen Donnely
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

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

Matt Dornauer
Chief Legal Officer, HEINEKEN USA

Derek Douglas
President, Commercial Club of Chicago
Former Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Affairs, University of Chicago

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 

Matt Ellis
Chief Counsel, Ag and Energy Solutions, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

Deborah Enix-Ross
President, American Bar Association
Senior Advisor, International Dispute Resolution, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Shawn Fagan
Chief Legal Officer, Citadel

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

David Fine
Deputy General Counsel, Litigation

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

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

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

Nabil Foster
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 

Kenneth Frazier (Co-Chair)
Chairman of Health Assurance Initiatives, General Catalyst
Former Executive Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co.

April Frazier Camara, Esq.
President & CEO, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)

Eric Friedman
Executive Partner, Skadden

Stacey Friedman
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase

Timothy D. Friedman
Trustee, Reynolds Family Foundation
Principal, Heracles LLC

Kathryn Fritz
Managing Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Elisa Garcia
Chief Legal Officer, Macy's Inc.

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

Bryant Garth
Interim Director, American Bar Foundation

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

Danielle Gray
Executive Vice President & Global Chief Legal Officer,
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

John Grisham

Eric Grossman
Chief Legal Officer, Morgan Stanley

Horacio Gutierrez
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The Walt Disney Company

Tiffany Hall
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, North America, MasterCard

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

Jim Harbaugh
Head Football Coach, University of Michigan

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

Kimberley Harris
General Counsel, NBC Universal

Brett Hart
President, United Airlines

Ronan Harty 
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Amanda Hector
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, D1 Capital Partners

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

Jonathan Holloway
President, & University Professor, Rutgers University

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

Ted Howard
Pro Bono Partner, Wiley Rein
Former Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense

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

William Johnston
Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Brad Karp
Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Board Chair, Legal Action Center

Neal Katyal
Supreme Court Lawyer & Partner, Hogan Lovells
Former Deputy Solicitor General of the United States

Peter Keisler
Former Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Jim Kelly
Legal Director, Hoerbiger

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

Joe Kennedy
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, MA-04

John Kiernan
Retired Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP

Jenny Kim
Partner, The Gober Group

Linda Klein
Managing Shareholder, Baker Donelson
Past President, American Bar Association 

Harry Korrell 
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Margaret Kuzma
Staff Attorney, Veterans Legal Clinic
Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

David A. Lash
Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Richard Lee
CEO & Co-Founder, New Era ADR

Steven Lepper
President & CEO, Association of Military Banks America

David Levi
Former 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

Andrew Lloyd
Law Offices of Andrew Lloyd
Co-Founder, SafeinHome

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

Michael Lufrano
Vice President, Community Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
Chicago Cubs

M. Elizabeth Magill
President, University of Pennsylvania
Former Provost, University of Virginia
Former Dean, Stanford 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
Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn
Immediate Past 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
Board Chair, MacArthur Foundation
300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University

Newt N. Minow (In Memoriam)
Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin
Honorary Consul General of Singapore
Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Trevor Morrison
Dean, New York University School of Law

Margaret Morrow
Former President & CEO, Public Counsel

Stephen Moss
Retired Partner, Holland & Knight LLP 

Mark Murphy
President & CEO, Green Bay Packers

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

Timothy Murphy
Chief Administrative Officer, MasterCard

Stephen Neal
Chairman Emeritus, 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
Former Attorney, Microsoft

Yvette Ostolaza
Chair, Management Committee, Sidley Austin LLP

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

Roderick Palmore 
Senior Counsel, Dentons LLP

Lucian Pera
Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

Carter Phillips
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Justin D. Pitt
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Community Health Systems

Richard Pogue
Senior Advisor, Jones Day

Robert Post
Professor & Former Dean, Yale Law School

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

Harry Reasoner
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Patricia Lee Refo
Immediate Past President, American Bar Association
Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Rena Reiss
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Marriott International

Darren Reisberg
President, Hartwick College

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

Tonya Robinson
Vice Chair & General Counsel, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG LLP

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

Rod Rosenstein
Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General

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

Kathryn H. Ruemmler
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and General Counsel, Goldman Sachs
Former White House Counsel

William Russell, Jr.
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Frank Ryan
Partner, DLA Piper

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

Rana Salti
Chief Executive Officer, Kinship Trust Company

Michael Schmidtberger
Chair of Executive Committee, Chicago, Sidley Austin LLP

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

Michael Skoglund
Group Lead Lawyer – Cargill Salt, Cargill

Daniel Slifkin
Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Cliff Sloan 
Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center

Brad Smith
President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Debra Smith
General Counsel, Madison Commercial Real Estate Services

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

Kristen Sonday
Founder, Paladin

Arne Sorenson (In Memoriam)
Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

Thomas Souleles
Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners

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

Laura Stein
EVP, General Counsel, Corporate & Legal Affairs
Mondelēz International

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

Annie Terry
Managing Director, General Counsel, & Chief Compliance Officer, Madison Dearborn Partners
Board Member, Legal Aid Chicago

Richard "Dick" Thornburgh (In Memoriam)
Former Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP
United States Attorney General, 1988-1991

William Treanor
Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

Joel Unruch
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Accenture

Palmer Gene Vance II
Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Donald B. Verrilli
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson (Founder, Washington, DC Office)
Former Solicitor General

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

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Jo-Ann Wallace
Immediate Past President, 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

Ronald Weich
Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law

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 

Verna Williams
CEO, Equal Justice Works

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

William "Rocky" Wirtz (In Memoriam)
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
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, IonQ, Inc.

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