Martin S. Kaplan

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Martin S. Kaplan

Martin S. Kaplan

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Martin S. Kaplan is a board member on the Brown Advisory Sustainable Investing Advisory Board. He is a retired partner of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, and has extensive experience advising public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and charitable foundations. Mr. Kaplan spent his entire career at Wilmer Hale in Boston and New York, and its predecessor Hale and Dorr, where he chaired its Corporate Practice. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School. As Managing Trustee of the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation (VKRF) and Trustee of the Germeshausen Foundation, he was instrumental in promoting their progressive grantmaking relating to the environment and other causes.

He played a key role in organizing the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, the EcoHealth Alliance, and Grist, the largest online environmental news service. At VKRF, he provided leadership in supporting environmental programs at Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Yale and other universities. As Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1992-96), appointed by Gov. William F. Weld, he was a leader of the Education Reform Movement, and served as a member of the Education Commission of the States and a director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. For ten years, he was a member of the board of the Boston Foundation, one of the largest community foundations and chaired its Program Committee.

Overview
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1981

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

2

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Jane B. & Robert J. Mayer, MD Chief Financial Officer at Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

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Chief Strategy Officer & Clerk of the Corporation at Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Brown Advisory Ltd.

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Group General Counsel at Brown Advisory Ltd.

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Venture Partner at Nextgen Venture Partners LLC

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Chairman-Emeritus at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Portfolio Manager & Chair of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory LLC

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Venture Partner at Nextgen Venture Partners LLC

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Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory, Inc.

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Martin S. Kaplan
Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1964

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

A.B.
Class of 1961

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Career History
Partner
1964 - 2009

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Boards & Committees
Member Emeritus, Board of Overseers
Current

Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc. performs symphony orchestra concerts. The organization performs concerts in Japan, China, South America, and Europe. The firm offers educational and training programs for professional musicians. The company was founded in 1881 by Henry Lee Higginson and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Secretary & Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Germeshausen Foundation is a private, family foundation that supports organizations led by emerging leaders who have new ideas for addressing challenges in our society.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
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