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Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr.

Advisory Board member

Frederick A. O. (“Fritz”) Schwarz, Jr. is a distinguished lawyer whose career spans four decades. He currently serves as a Senior Counsel at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Chief Counsel at New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice; Chair of the Board of Atlantic Philanthropies; and a board member of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Vera Institute of Justice, both of whose Boards he chaired for almost 20 years. Schwarz has balanced his private practice with a series of critically important public service assignments, such as serving as Chief Counsel to the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activity (1975-1976), an inquiry that uncovered decades of abuse by the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies; Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (1982-1986); and Chair of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (2003-2008).

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