Gail B. Harris is our Lead Director and serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Harris was also on the Board of Seacor Holdings Inc., where she served on the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and on the Board of Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, where she was the Lead Director and Chair of the Outside Directors/Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Harris serves on the boards of several private, companies.
Ms. Harris is the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Stanford Law School and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Harris previously served as a trustee on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, where she chaired the Special Committee on Investment Responsibility, and was a member of the Finance and Audit Committees. Ms. Harris is President Emeritus and a current member of the Board of New York Cares, the largest non-profit for volunteering in New York City. She began her legal career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 1977 and was a partner in the Corporate Department from 1984 to 1998. She was Of Counsel to Simpson Thacher through June 2011. Ms. Harris has extensive experience in advising boards of directors, and representing clients on general corporate and securities work, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions.
Ms. Harris received an A.B. with distinction from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.