Sharon L. Crane is the President of Practising Law Institute (PLI). Prior to joining PLI, Ms. Crane spent close to two decades at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She joined Davis Polk as a corporate associate and then moved from law practice into law firm management, spending her last 7 years at the firm as Executive Director. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2002 where she was a Senior Editor of Columbia Law Review and her A.B. in psychology, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Georgetown University. She is a member of the New York State Bar.