Practising Law Institute
 is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats which are delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.   


PLI Mission Statement

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.


PLI Management Team

Anita C. Shapiro, President

Alan G. Cohen, Chief Business Officer

Frank DeVivo, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer 

Kara L. O’Brien, Esq., Vice President, Programs

David Smith, Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Craig Miller, Vice President, Membership

Joan Sternberg, Vice President of Human Resources

Christopher Rousseau, Chief Information Officer


Board of Trustees

Samuel W. Seymour
Chair of the Board 
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY 

Hon. Angela M. Mazzarelli
Vice Chair
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
First Department
New York, NY 


Carol Anne Been
Dentons US LLP
Chicago, IL

Philip Bryce
Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, IL

Devereux Chatillon
Chatillon Weiss LLP
New York, NY

Dean Ellen M. Cosgrove
Associate Dean
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT

Adrian E. Dollard
Katerincon Partners, LLC
San Francisco, CA

Pierre M. Gentin
McKinsey & Company
New York, NY

Hon. William F. Kuntz, II
United States District Judge
Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett
Deputy General Counsel Citigroup
New York, NY

Carmen J. Lawrence
King & Spalding LLP
New York, NY

Hon. Marc Marmaro (Ret.)
Benchmark Resolution Group
Los Angeles, CA

Troy A. McKenzie
Professor of Law NYU School of Law
New York, NY

Tiffany Moller
Co-Founder Pallas Global, LLC
New York, NY

Frederick P. Schaffer
New York City Campaign Finance Board
New York, NY 

John S. Siffert
Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
New York, NY

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Gregory C. Swinehart
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
New York, NY

John W. White
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York, NY




View our 2018 Annual Report

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Our people make it all happen

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make a difference in the future of the legal and business world? Are you ready to be part of a diverse culture that encourages team spirit, open communication and applauds innovative thinking? Do you value professional growth and work/life balance? Show us what you are made of and apply today!