Michael I. Sovern

President Emeritus at Columbia University

Michael I. Sovern

Michael I. Sovern

President Emeritus at Columbia University

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Spelman College

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6677

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

12/01/1931 - Bronx, New York

Age

87

Number of Awards

6

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Founder at Emeritus Corp.

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Former General Partner at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

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President at Columbia University

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Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer at The Shubert Organization, Inc.

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Chairman Emeritus at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

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Emeritus Provost & Dean of Faculties at Columbia University

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President Emeritus at Columbia University

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Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Former Managing Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Loews Corp.

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Michael I. Sovern
President Emeritus at Columbia University
Education
LLB
Class of 1955

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1953

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.

Attendee
Class of 1949

The Bronx High School of Science was founded in 1938 and started with some 400 male students under Dr. Morris Meister, the founding principal. Each year, thousands of students from the five boroughs of New York City take a comprehensive examination containing both math and verbal questions. The exam is constantly being updated for greater testing accuracy, and the cut-off score required for admission to each of the eight specialized testing high schools varies from year to year depending upon seat availability. The school today has a population of over 3000 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

Career History
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law
1970 - Current

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Law Consultant
1965 - 1980

TIME Magazine is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. TIME is the world's largest circulation weekly news magazine with a readership of 25 million, of which 20 million are in the US. It is widely regarded as one of the most popular magazines in history.

Faculty Member
Prior - 1957

University of Minnesota Law School is a school.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Shubert Organization, Inc. owns and operates theatres. It currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. The company was founded by Sam Shubert Lee Shubert and Jacob J. Shubert and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Prior - 2007

Sequa Corp. manufactures metal coatings and aerospace products. It provides repairs for jet engine parts, turbine airfoils, and other critical engine parts in the industrial, marine gas turbine, and military markets. It also offers decorative and protective coatings to continuous coiled steel for use in commercial and residential construction projects. The company is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Director Emeritus
2002 - Prior

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

President, Board of Directors
1996 - Current

The Shubert Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation's Board of Directors believes that the most effective way to encourage the artistic process is by providing the general operating support that reinforces the structure that nurtures its development. Accordingly, The Foundation does not earmark its awards; all allocations are unrestricted. Although our primary emphasis is on theatre , with a secondary focus on dance , we do also offer some awards to arts-related organizations that help support their growth and advancement. The Shubert Foundation, Inc. was established in 1945 by Lee and J.J. Shubert in memory of their brother Sam, and is the sole shareholder of The Shubert Organization, Inc., which currently owns/operates 21 theatres: 17 on Broadway, one Off-Broadway theatre (The Little Shubert), and one each in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The Shubert Archive, a working repository of more than six million theatrical documents and related items, operates under The Shubert Foundation aegis.

Member Emeritus, Board of Directors
1992 - Current

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a not-for-profit organization incorporated on April 11, 1991. Our mission is to connect science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by addiction and substance abuse. Our pioneering work and collaborative partnerships are grounded in a vision of finding lasting solutions that free communities from the devastation of substance use and addiction.

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers and scholarship living and working together in a dynamic international community.

Co-Chairman, Commission on Reduction of Burdens & Costs in Civil Litigation
1977 - 1980

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (in case citations, 2d Cir.) is one of the thirteen United States Courts of Appeals. Its territory comprises the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, and the court has appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, District of Vermont.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2015

Hospital for Special Surgery is America’s leading specialty hospital devoted to orthopedics and rheumatology. Every doctor, surgeon, scientist, nurse, and therapist at HSS is a specialist in caring for orthopedic patients. Collectively, we have treated the most complex cases imaginable. And every day, these experts have just one goal: providing the world’s best medical care for patients like you. World-class hospital, world-class environment operating room Because HSS is a specialty hospital, every aspect of your orthopedic patient experience has been designed to create the best possible orthopedic surgery outcome. Our orthopedic operating rooms are as specialized as the world-famous surgeons who use them. Joint replacement surgeons perform surgeries within special enclosures in the operating room to maintain the strictest sterile environment. A high-tech air filtration system, designed especially for surgery, constantly cleanses and replenishes the air and directs the air flow away from the operation to further reduce infection risk. These important details were specified by the hospital’s surgeons to help them provide the best possible results for every single one of our patients. Lower infection rates and unsurpassed surgical volume Surgeries that are rare at other hospitals are routine at HSS No other hospital in the state has a lower surgical site infection rate for hip replacement than HSS. Of the 169 hospitals included in the most recent New York State Department of Health report, only HSS had a statistically lower surgical site infection rate than the state average of 1.3 percent for hip replacement. Hospitals that performed the highest number of hip replacement procedures had the lowest infection rates, according to the report. And, no hospital in the world performs more joint replacement surgeries than Hospital for Special Surgery. We are truly experts at what we do. Medical evidence has long shown that the more you do something, the better you get. Our specialists perform an unsurpassed number of procedures, so that surgeries that are rare at other hospitals are routine at HSS. Learn more about the quality of care at HSS. Advanced pain management and rapid rehabilitation Anesthesiologists at Hospital for Special Surgery have dedicated themselves to perfecting the art and science of regional anesthesia. Regional anesthetics have been associated with less post-operative pain and less nausea. More importantly, a lower incidence of blood clots, reduced blood loss, and a minimized stress response by the body have also been reported, which results in quicker recovery times. Together with our nursing specialists, relieving pain is at the core of our practice at each level of care, including our Interventional Pain Management Division, Acute Pain Service, and Recuperative Pain Medicine Service. This standard is supported by our continued 99th percentile ranking across all peer groups in pain management satisfaction. Our orthopedic rehabilitation specialists actually wrote the professional manual on the gold standards of orthopedic surgery rehabilitation. Often, the hospital’s proprietary Rapid Recovery program begins just hours after you’re wheeled out of the recovery room. Every PT at the hospital has advanced expert training in specific orthopedic recovery procedures, and our Magnet-recognized nurses are specialized in caring for musculoskeletal patients.

$1 - $10K
2015

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$2,000 - $2,499
2015

Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.

Political Donations
$1,500
2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic Senate. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats – and give President Obama the help he needs on Capitol Hill to move our country forward.

$1,000
2013

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic Senate. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats – and give President Obama the help he needs on Capitol Hill to move our country forward.

$1,462
2012

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic Senate. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats – and give President Obama the help he needs on Capitol Hill to move our country forward.

Awards & Honors
Rank #54
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
1989
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
1982
Tel Aviv University
Creative Works
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Of Boundless Domains

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Legal Restraints on Racial Discrimination and Employment

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Cases and Materials on Law and Poverty

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