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

Chris Abbinante 

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Kate Adams

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Apple, Inc.

Mark Angelson 

Chair, Institute of International Education

Donald Ayer

Retired Partner, Jones Day

Jon Ballis 

Chairman, Kirkland & Ellis

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

Founder and Principal, MindSetPower LLC

Debra Cafaro

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas, Inc.

Steven Calabresi

Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Mary Ellen Callahan

Assistant Secretary of the CWMD Office, DHS

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

Partner, Zeughaser Group

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

Former Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, IonQ Inc.

Doug Eakeley

Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Rutgers Law School

Former Board Chair

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

David Freeman Engstrom 

LSVF Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Co-Director, Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession

Deborah Enix-Ross

Former President, American Bar Association

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

Shareholder and Leader of IL Office, Baron & Newburger, P.C.

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

Former 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

Director of Consulting, Ascencion Recovery Services

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

Commanding 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 

Managing Counsel for Pro Bono and Public Interest Service, O’Melveny & Myers

Richard Lee

CEO & Co-Founder, New Era ADR

Steven Lepper

President & CEO, Association of Military Banks America

David Levi

Professor of Law and Judicial Studies, Duke University School of Law

Jon Levin 

President, GCM Grosvenor

Susan C. Levy

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Northern Trust Corporation

Richard Lewis 

President, New York State Bar Association

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

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

Former 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

Board Member &Co-Head of Management and Investment Committees

Operating Partner, Abundant Venture Partners

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

Sateesh Nori

Clinical Adjunct Professor, New York University Law School

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

Retired 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

Global Co-Chair, Global Co-CEO, Americas Chair, 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

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Lisa Schwab

Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual

Laureen Seeger

Chief Legal Officer, American Express

Bud Selig

Commissioner Emeritus, Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball

James R. Silkenat

Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors at the World Justice Project, World Justice Project

Samuel K. Skinner

Of Counsel; Chair, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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

Vice Chair and President, 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

Co-CEO, Madison Dearborn Partners

Roanne Sragow-Licht

Former First Justice, Cambridge District Court of Massachusetts

Deirdre Stanley

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, the Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Laura Stein

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

Frank Strickland

Board Committee Member, 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; Executive Vice President, Georgetown University Law School

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

Former Chief Legal Officer and 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