Gail Block Harris

Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Gail Block Harris

Gail Block Harris

Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Biography

Gail Block Harris is on the board of Evercore, Inc., New York Cares, Inc. (former President) and CIGNA Life Insurance Co. She previously occupied the position of Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Office Manager at SunAmerica, Inc. Ms. Harris received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a graduate degree from Stanford Law School.

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Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1953

Age

67

Number of Awards

2

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Founder at Evercore, Inc.

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Founder at New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Evercore, Inc.

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Founder at New York Cares, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Evercore, Inc.

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Former Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Director & Vice President at New York Cares, Inc.

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Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Ehrenkranz Partners LP

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Partner at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

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Gail Block Harris
Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Education
JD
Class of 1977

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

AB with Distinction
Class of 1974

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Adjunct Professor
Current

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is an integral part of one of the world’s great educational institutions. Founded in 1891 and consistently the top-ranked law school in the state of Ohio, the Moritz College of Law has grown into one of the nation’s pre-eminent public law schools and one of the most respected law schools in the world.

Partner
1977 - 2012

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Office Manager
Prior
Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Personnel Committee
Prior

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Director
2004 - ?

CIGNA Life Insurance Co., part of Cigna Corp., is an American company located in Uniondale, NY, that provides life insurance services.

Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors
Tenure Unconfirmed

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2010

New York Cares, Inc. provides volunteerism services. It provides program that helps people with limited education, poor nutrition, low literacy, unemployment, and lack of basic needs. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Former President of United States

$2,400
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$250
2007

Former Senator from New York

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Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Member of the District of Columbia Bar
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