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City Bar Fund Elects New Chair, Secretary and Board Members

The City Bar Fund, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the New York City Bar Association, has elected Carol C. Villegas, Labaton Sucharow LLP, to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. Carol has served on the City Bar Fund Board since 2018 and is a leader in her firm and in the community. She serves on Labaton’s Executive Committee and is Chair of the Women’s Networking and Mentoring Initiative. In addition, Carol is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and is a past City Bar Diversity Fellow.

The City Bar Fund also elected Lisa Koenig, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Lisa has been a longtime advocate of pro bono legal services, serving on Fragomen’s Pro Bono Committee and supervising a Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center.

The following members were appointed to the City Bar Fund Board: Kara Coggin, Chief of Staff and Lead Counsel for Strategic Partnerships, Legal & Compliance Department, Bloomberg L.P.; Mylan L. Denerstein, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Ed Estrada, Partner, Reed Smith LLP; Erin J. Law, Executive Director and Pro Bono Lead Counsel, Morgan Stanley; Katherine J. Stoller, Partner-Elect, Shearman & Sterling LLP; and Paul Winke, Managing Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon.

Sheila S. Boston, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, and President, New York City Bar Association, serves ex-officio as President of the City Bar Fund.

Bret Parker, Executive Director, New York City Bar Association, serves as Vice President of the City Bar Fund.

The City Bar Fund engages New York City lawyers across four programs – the City Bar Justice Center, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Lawyer Assistance Program – to advance social justice and well-being for the public and within the legal profession.

View the full board here.

Read more about the City Bar Fund here. For more information about the City Bar Fund or how to support its philanthropic programs, please contact Christina Overton, Senior Development and Communications Manager of the City Bar Fund.