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Arthur L. Liman Esq.

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August 2006: "Arthur L. Liman (1932-1997) chaired the Legal Action Center from its founding in 1972 until 1997. Inspired by Arthur’s legacy, the Legal Action Center continues to fight discrimination at every level of society, to pursue enlightened social policy, and to help people reclaim their lives and maintain their dignity. Arthur L. Liman received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1954, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree at the top of his class from Yale Law School in 1957. Immediately upon graduation from law school, he joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, eventually becoming a partner of the New York-based firm. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Liman developed a long record of public service. In 1972, he was chief counsel of the New York State Commission on the Attica Prison uprising. In 1987, he served as chief counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and Nicaraguan Opposition (the Iran-Contra Committee). From 1983 to 1985, he was a member of the New York State Executive Advisory Committee on Sentencing, appointed by then Governor Cuomo to recommend revisions of the state’s system for sentencing offenders. He was Chairman of the Appointments Committee of Mayor Dinkins and was the chairman of a panel appointed by Mayor Koch to investigate the conduct of the Medical Examiner’s office. Mr. Liman also served, at the appointment of the Chief Judge of New York, as chairman of the Capital Defender Office, which has the responsibility of organizing and providing the defense for indigents in capital cases. He began his government service as an Assistant United States Attorney to Robert M. Morgenthau from 1961-1963. Mr. Liman was a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard from 1988-1994, as well as the eighteenth president of the Legal Aid Society from 1983 to 1985."

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RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Harvard University Organization Aug 1, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Legal Action Center (LAC) Organization Aug 1, 2006
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) New York (State Government) Organization Aug 1, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) US Senate Organization Aug 1, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Yale University Organization Aug 1, 2006
Appointed/Selected by Gov. Mario Matthew Cuomo Person Aug 1, 2006
Appointed/Selected by Mayor Edward I. Koch Person Aug 1, 2006
Subordinate of (past or present) Robert M. Morgenthau Esq. Person Aug 1, 2006

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