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Robert G. Sugarman

Robert Sugarman served as Chair of the Conference of Presidents from June 2013 through May 2015.

Mr. Sugarman is a retired partner of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP. While practicing, he was a nationally recognized trial lawyer who specialized in intellectual property and First Amendment matters. He is a long-term fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Prior to his term as Chairman of the Conference, he served as National Chair of the Anti-Defamation League from 2009 to 2012. He is a past president of Hillel of New York, and served on the executive committee of the Lawyers Division of UJA/Federation of New York. He is on the board of the Israel Policy Forum and is a member of and counsel to the Collections and Exhibitions Committee of The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

A graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School, Mr. Sugarman lives in New York with his wife.