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 a commitment to the pro bono community and has had over 98,000 attendees at our pro bono programs this past year. 


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 Executive Team

Anita Shapiro
Alan G. Cohen
Chief Business Officer
Frank DeVivo
Chief Financial Officer
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

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
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
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
Chair, 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
Gregory C. Swinehart
Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
New York, NY
John W. White
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York, NY

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!

View our 2018 Annual Report

As a non-profit we are committed to transparency and compliance.