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Bart Friedman 220x220 - Bart Friedman

Bart Friedman

Senior Counselor, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Bart, now Senior Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, has been at Cahill for close to 45 years. During his tenure as a Partner, he had chaired most committees at the firm.

Bart advises the Boards of Directors of public companies, and has or is currently serving in his personal capacity on three separate public company boards, and has served and continues to serve on the boards of several non-profit institutions.

He recently stepped down as Chair of The Sanford C. Bernstein Family of Mutual Funds, and stepped down as the Lead Independent Director and Deputy Chair of Swiss based Allied World Assurance Holdings after the sale of Allied World to Fairfax Financial, and continues as the Lead Director of Ovid Therapeutics.

Bart serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of The Brookings Institution (where he had previously served as Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and as Chair of the Public Responsibility and Ethics Committee); as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (and as Chair of the Personnel Commit-tee); and as Chair of the Guggenheim Museum’s Works and Process Program.

Bart is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Membership Committee and has traveled globally on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as serving on various Task Forces conducted by the Council.

Bart previously served as Vice Chair of the Board of The Juilliard School and as a member of the Visiting Committee for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and as a member of the Board of the Institute for International Education. He recently stepped down as Treasurer of the Board of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Bart graduated from Harvard Law School and served for one year on the Research Faculty of Harvard Business School. He lives in New York with his wife, Wendy A. Stein, who works in the Medieval Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wendy is on the Board of the New York Common Pantry and had served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of that Board. They have two grown sons, Benjamin and Jacob.