Michael A. Lawson

Former Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Michael A. Lawson

Michael A. Lawson

Former Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Number of Boards

10

Number of Awards

3

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Former Controller, Technology Division at Hughes Aircraft Co.

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Former Executive Vice President & Group Head, Insurance Services at Wells Fargo & Co.

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President at MML Design & Consulting Group

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President at Loyola Marymount University

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Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs at Morehouse College

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Coordinator & Professor at Morehouse College

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Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & College Secretary at Morehouse College

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President at The Ahmanson Foundation

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Director of the Morehouse Male Initiative at Morehouse College

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Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morehouse College

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Former Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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Education
JD
Class of 1978

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA
Class of 1975

Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 6,087 undergraduate, 2,220 graduate and 1,236 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.

Memberships
Member, Diversity in the Profession
Current

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

Fellow
Current

The Harvard Law School Association Shared Interest Groups or SIGs, reflect the interests and makeup of Harvard Law School’s diverse alumni volunteers. The growing community of HLSA Shared Interest Groups also provide the impetus for various initiatives, activities, and events.

Career History
Partner
1980 - 2011

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provides legal advisory services. The company's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate finance, insurance, tax, labor and employment, political law, private equity, corporate, antitrust, white collar crime, international, regulatory, and legislation. Its customers include corporate, industrial, and financial sectors. The company was founded by Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps in April 1948 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Staff Attorney
1978 - 1980

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. engages in the provision of retirement security solutions. It offers programs for workers, retirees, and beneficiaries in both single-employer and multi-employer private-sector pension plans. The company was founded in 1875 and is headquartered at Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

Founded in 1964, The Music Center is committed to building civic vitality by strengthening community through the arts. We accomplish this by bringing to life one of the world’s premier performing arts centers and by providing distinctive leadership and diverse opportunities for life-long learning and engagement with arts and culture. On October 23, 2003, The Music Center opened the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, expanding the campus to 11 acres. The 2,265-seat Concert Hall is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Walt Disney Concert Hall includes the 266-seat Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), the 300-seat William M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre, and the 120-seat Nadine and Ed Carson Amphitheatre.

Member, Advisory Committee
Current

To serve as a model for education in an ethnicaly and culturally diverse community.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Pacific Council on International Policy is a non-partisan membership-based organization focused on foreign policy. Founded in 1995 in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Its activities include speaking events, policy-focused task forces, and international fact-finding missions.

Member, Western Regional Selection Panel for the White House Fellows Program
2010 - 2011

The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2017. Obama, a Democrat, took office following a decisive victory over Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Four years later, in the 2012 election, he defeated Republican Mitt Romney to win re-election. He was the first African American president, the first multiracial president, the first non-white president, and the first president to have been born in Hawaii. Obama was succeeded by Republican Donald Trump, who won the 2016 presidential election. Obama's first-term actions addressed the global financial crisis and included a major stimulus package, a partial extension of the Bush tax cuts, legislation to reform health care, a major financial regulation reform bill, and the end of a major US military presence in Iraq. Obama also appointed Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, the latter of whom became the first Hispanic American on the Supreme Court. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress until Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Following the elections, Obama and Congressional Republicans engaged in a protracted stand-off over government spending levels and the debt ceiling. The Obama administration's policy against terrorism downplayed Bush's counterinsurgency model, expanding air strikes and making extensive use of special forces and encouraging greater reliance on host-government militaries. The Obama administration orchestrated the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. In his second term, Obama took steps to combat climate change, signing a major international climate agreement and an executive order to limit carbon emissions. Obama also presided over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation passed in his first term, and he negotiated rapprochements with Iran and Cuba. The number of American soldiers in Afghanistan fell dramatically during Obama's second term, though U.S. soldiers remained in Afghanistan throughout Obama's presidency and continue to as of 2018. Republicans took control of the Senate after the 2014 elections, and Obama continued to grapple with Congressional Republicans over government spending, immigration, judicial nominations, and other issues.

Board Member
Prior

CalSTRS is administered by a 12-member Teachers' Retirement Board. The objectives of the firm’s investment committee are set forth in the California Constitution and the California Education Code. The Teachers Retirement Fund is a special trust fund established by law that holds the assets of the following programs: Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit. The assets come from contributions by members, employing school districts and the State of California. The funds investments create a stream of income to add to those assets. The CalSTRS portfolio has broadly diversified holdings in seven categories: Global Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Private Equity, Cash, Inflation Sensitive and Overlay. CalSTRS often engages in shareholder activism.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

ADVANCEMENT PROJECT IS A NEXT GENERATION, MULTI-RACIAL CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION. ROOTED IN THE GREAT HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLES FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE, WE EXIST TO FULFILL AMERICA'S PROMISE OF A CARING, INCLUSIVE AND JUST DEMOCRACY. WE USE INNOVATIVE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND ACHIEVE HIGH IMPACT POLICY CHANGE.

$100 - $999
2017

Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. As such, the College offers instructional programs in three divisions - business and economics, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics.

$5,000 - $10K
2015

Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. As such, the College offers instructional programs in three divisions - business and economics, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics.

Political Donations
$1,500
2012

Senator from Pennsylvania

$1,000
2011

Senator from New Jersey

$2,000
2011

Representative from the 41st District at California State Assembly

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