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News October 07, 2019

Of Counsel Linda Rappaport Appointed Board Chair of The New School

The Board of Trustees at The New School today announced that Of Counsel Linda E. Rappaport (New York- Compensation, Governance & ERISA) has been elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees.   “I am honored and excited to be elected Chair of The New School’s Board of Trustees,” Ms. Rappaport said in The New School’s press release. “It is a privilege to serve [The New School], with [its] dedicated fellow Trustees, under President Van Zandt’s leadership, and alongside the talented members of [its] faculty, administration, student body and alumni. Working together, we will continue to support this special university’s vital mission of advancing scholarship, leadership, innovation and social justice.”  

A Partner at Shearman & Sterling for 30 years, Linda is an internationally recognized lawyer for her deep expertise in executive compensation and corporate governance. She has also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Group and Policy Committee, as well as counsel to major global corporations and their Boards of Directors. Linda earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from New York University’s School of Law.

Linda’s three-year term will begin when The New School’s new president joins the university.