Advisory Forum​

The core mission of the Deborah L. Rhode Center is to connect theory and practice to advance the American legal profession and civil justice system. Our Advisory Forum, made up of leaders of the profession, provides critical guidance to the Rhode Center’s leadership team to increase our impact through research, teaching, outreach, and advocacy.

Panorama of Stanford Law School
Ralph Baxter
Former Chair, Orrick
Mark Chandler
Former Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Cisco Systems; Fellow, Rhode Center
Gordon K. Davidson
Partner, Fenwick & West
Tom DeFilipps
Chair, West Coast Practice, Covington & Burling
Steven E. Fineman
Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Doru Gavril
Partner, Freshfields
David J. F. Gross
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Jason Itkin
Founding Partner, Arnold & Itkin LLP
Brad Karp
Chair, Paul Weiss
Katharine Martin
Chair, Wilson Sonsini
David Sanford
Chair, Sanford Heisler Sharp
Shanin Specter
Founding Partner, Kline & Specter
Alexandra Walsh
Founder, Walsh Law
Mitchell Zuklie
Chair, Orrick