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 Law School and legal education more broadly. Members are alumni leaders of the Law School community, who play a significant advisory and financial support role in the life of the Law School and promote the Law 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, MetroNet, Inc.
Founder and Chairman, nGenx
Chairman of the Board, nHoldings SA

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

Geoffrey J. Colvin, '77
(Co-Chair, Board of Visitors & Ex-Officio)
Partner, CEW Partners

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, 1985
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

Gedale B. Horowitz, '55
Senior Managing Director, Citigroup Global Market, Inc.

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

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


Cathy M. Kaplan, '77
(Co-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, Esq., '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

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

Howard Todd Stitzer, '78
Hamlin Capital Management

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