AEP Advisory Council Members

Council Co-Chairs
  • John D. Feerick, Senior Counsel and Founder, Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice
  • Fern Schair, Advisory Board Chair, Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice

Council Members

  • Robert Abrams, Senior Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Jacqueline Adorno, Supervising Attorney, Mobilization for Justice
  • Lauren Axelrod, Senior Legal Counsel, New York City Bar Association
  • Kathy Hirata Chin, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Catherine A. Christian, Special Assistant District Attorney for External Affairs, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Christine M. Fecko, General Counsel, The IOLA Fund of the State of New York
  • Hon. Fern A. Fisher, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Sheila A. Gaddis, Partner, Barclay Damon LLP
  • Natalie M. Gomez-Velez, Professor of Law, The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
  • Barbara Graves-Poller, Senior Counsel, Appeals Division, New York City Law Department
  • Stephen W. Greiner, Retired Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Heidi Lee Henderson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Adriene L. Holder, Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society
  • Caprice R. Jenerson, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Director, Pro Bono and Volunteer Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Glenn Lau-Kee, Partner, Lau-Kee Law Group PLLC
  • Tanisha S. McKnight, Director of Paralegal and Volunteer Services, Children’s Law Center
  • Kelly McGovern, Director of Pro Bono Affairs, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Christopher B. O'Malley, Executive Director, The IOLA Fund of the State of New York
  • Bettina B. Plevan, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Thomas Richards, Director of Public Interest and Deputy General Counsel, New York State Bar Association
  • M. Catherine Richardson, Retired Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
  • Alan Rothstein, Former General Counsel, New York City Bar Association (Ret.)
  • William T. Russell Jr., Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Patricia E. Salkin, Professor of Law and Provost, Graduate and Professional Division, Touro College
  • Arlene Sanders, Director of Pro Bono Programs, Legal Aid Society of Mid-NY, Inc.
  • Cynthia Schrock Seeley, FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth PC
  • Robert C. Sheehan, Retired Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, Former Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
  • Kenneth G. Standard, Of Counsel, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Justin L. Vigdor, Of Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

 

Ex Officio

  • Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, New York State Unified Court System
  • Hon. Edwina Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, New York State Unified Court System
  • Antonio Galvao, Special Counsel to the Chief Judge, New York State Unified Court System
  • Helaine M. Barnett, Chair, New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice
  • Michelle Smith, Chief of Staff, Office for Justice Initiatives, New York State Unified Court System