Jane C. Sherburne to Chair City Bar Fund; New Board Members Announced
New York, June 25, 2015 – Jane C. Sherburne, principal of the legal consulting firm Sherburne PLLC, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund of the New York City Bar Association. The Fund encompasses the City Bar Justice Center, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Lawyer Assistance Program, and other activities. Sherburne succeeds Mei Lin Kwan-Gett as Chair of the City Bar Fund.
In addition, the following officers were elected for the 2015-2016 term: Heidi Levine, Partner, DLA Piper, as Vice President; Hazel-Ann Mayers, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Chief Compliance Officer, CBS Corporation, as Vice President; Bret I. Parker, Executive Director, New York City Bar Association, as Vice President; Thomas J. Halter, Chief Operating Officer, New York City Bar Association, as Assistant Treasurer; and William Viets, Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, J.P. Morgan, as Secretary.
Debra L. Raskin, Partner, Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., and President, New York City Bar Association, and Damian S. Schaible, Partner, Davis Polk, and Treasurer of the City Bar serve ex-officio as President and Treasurer of the City Bar Fund.
The following new members were elected to the City Bar Fund Board of Directors Class of 2018: Pamela Ehrenkranz, chair of the Trust and Estates practice at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Chair of the City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project, and Michael Schachter, the Pro Bono Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
In addition, the following directors were reelected to the City Bar Fund Board of Directors Class of 2018: Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, Carmen Ciparick, Natasha Wyss, Tracy R. High, and Mary Beth Forshaw.
Sherburne was previously Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BNY Mellon; Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Of Wachovia Corporation; Deputy General Counsel and Senior Deputy General Counsel of Citigroup, and General Counsel of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group. Sherburne has also been a Partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. She served as Special Counsel to the President during the Clinton Administration, and as Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Social Security in the Carter Administration. Sherburne is a trustee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Women’s Law Center.
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About the City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. The Justice Center operates the city’s busiest legal hotline and annually provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy to over 20,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers in areas including foreclosure, bankruptcy, elderlaw, homelessness, veterans assistance, cancer advocacy and several immigration projects.