NYC Bar Task Force to Study Legal Market

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Written By admin at Monday, July 16th, 2012

Representatives from all corners of the legal world are coming together in New York to try to solve the riddle of the worst legal job market in 20 years.

The New York City Bar Association has conscripted law-school deans, legal aid directors, in-house counsel and law-firm partners into a search for a solution to a job market in which only 55% of the class of 2011 had found full-time positions requiring a law degree nine months after graduating.

Carey R. Dunne, the new president of the bar association, said the group will convene for the first time in September. He has charged the group with isolating the causes of the job shortage and making recommendations, which he expects in about a year.

“This isn’t just a hand-wringing exercise,” said Mr. Dunne, chairman of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s litigation practice.

Law School Deans and Leaders

Michelle J. Anderson – Dean, CUNY School of Law

Matthew Diller – Dean, Cardozo Law School

David Schizer – Dean, Columbia Law School

William Treanor – Dean, Georgetown Law School

David B. Wilkins – Director, Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

Government Attorneys

Michael Cardozo – Corporation Counsel of the City of New York

Charles J. Hynes – District Attorney of Kings County

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. – District Attorney of New York County

Large Law Firm Leaders

Richard I. Beattie – Chairman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Eric J. Friedman – Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Brad S. Karp – Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Julian Pritchard – U.S. Managing Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Kathleen M. Sullivan – Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Solo, Small and Medium Sized Law Firms

Laurie Berke-Weiss – Partner, Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP

Andrew G. Celli, Jr. – Founding Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

Carmelyn P. Malalis – Partner, Outten & Golden LLP

Alla Roytberg – Founder, Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.

Eric Seiler – Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

Charles A. Stillman – Founding Member, Stillman & Friedman, P.C.

Legal Services Organizations

Steven Banks – Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society

Raun J. Rasmussen – Executive Director, Legal Services NYC

Chief In-House Counsel

Eric Grossman – Chief Legal Officer, Morgan Stanley

Don H. Liu – General Counsel, Xerox

Elizabeth D. Moore – General Counsel, Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Amy W. Schulman – General Counsel, Pfizer Inc.

Jane C. Sherburne – General Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Wanji J. Walcott – Managing Counsel, American Express Company

Career Services and Recruiting Professionals

Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt – Director of Career Services, Brooklyn Law School

Sharon Crane – Director of Legal Recruiting, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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