Campaign Committee

John Yates ’81 T’78

YJohn is chair of the Law School’s campaign committee. John is the partner-in-charge of the Technology Practice with Morris Manning & Martin in Atlanta. He is one of the pioneers of the technology law field and has been practicing exclusively in this area for over 30 years. He has founded and been a member of the Board of Directors of leading technology organizations for over two decades. John is currently co-authoring a book, “The Art of Business Friendship,” and is a columnist for various technology law publications. He also chairs the 2013 NCAA Final Four Basketball Committee in Atlanta. John is currently a member of the Board of Visitors and is a former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Candace Carroll ’74

Candace CarrollCandace is a highly-regarded appellate practitioner with Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel. She has been with the firm for 25 years and has more than 30 years experience handling appeals in the federal, state and bankruptcy appellate courts. Candy chairs Senator Barbara Boxer’s Judicial Appointments Committee for the Southern District of California. She has taught seminars in Advanced Legal Writing at Duke University and University of San Diego Law Schools, and currently supervises a Ninth Circuit Legal Clinic at the University of San Diego Law School. In 2009, she received the Law School’s Charles S. Rhyne Award, given to an alumnus whose career as a practicing attorney has demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. Candy is a life member of the Board of Visitors, and serves on the California Western Law School Council of Visitors.

Mark Fishman ’78

Mark FishmanMark is the Chief Executive Officer of L&F Apparel LLC, a division of Li and Fung. He has been with the company which is based in Plymouth Meeting, PA. since 1978. Mark is well-established as a leader in the Philadelphia community, serving on the Federation Institute Board and on the boards of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Center for Learning and Leadership. Mark served on the Law School’s Campaign Committee during the Campaign for Duke (1996-2003). He is a life member of the Board of Visitors and formerly served on the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Caroline Gottschalk ’90

Caroline GottschalkCaroline is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the firm’s Corporate Department in New York. Caroline specializes in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. She advises private equity funds, as well as public and private companies, in a wide range of corporate matters, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, investments in banks and other financial institutions, other strategic investments, spin-offs, joint ventures and special committee representations. Caroline was the 2005 recipient of the Law School’s Young Alumni Award. She is a member of the Board of Visitors and former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Susanne Haas L’85, L’87

Susanne Haas Susanne is the Vice President and General Counsel of Environmental and Combustion Controls at Honeywell International, Inc.  She has worked at Honeywell since 1987 having held various positions within the business over the years.  An active volunteer for Duke Law, Susi began her term as Chair of the Board of Visitors in July 2014.  Susi holds a law degree from Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and first came to Duke Law School as an international student.  She is a former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors having served a term as its president in 2004. Susi is a regular participant in the Business Law Society’s ESQ Career Symposium, has taught classes during the Law School’s Wintersession Program, and was the keynote speaker at the 2014 International Alumni & Student Dinner.  In 2012, Susi received the Law School’s International Alumni Award.  She is married to Duke alumnus Ross Formell G’87 L’87.

Jeff Hughes ’65

Jeff HughesJeff co-founded The Cypress Group in 1994, after 26 years at Lehman Brothers as a senior investment banker and merchant banker. Following a career shift from corporate securities law, Jeff joined Lehman Brothers in 1968 and became a partner in 1976. Jeff has been a director of many public and private companies during his 43-year business career. Jeff served as served as chair of the 1990-91 campaign and served on the Law School‘s Campaign Committee during the Campaign for Duke (1996-2003) and also served on the school’s Global Capital Markets Board. In 2010, he received the Law School’s Charles S. Rhyne award. Jeff is a life member of the Board of Visitors .

David W. Ichel '78 T’75

David W. IchelDavid is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is one of the senior-most lawyers in its Litigation Department. He has spent 34 years litigating complex commercial disputes and advising companies, boards of directors, industry associations and institutions world wide on litigation-related issues. David teaches a course on Complex Civil Litigation at Duke Law School. He is past Chair of the Board of Visitors (2010 – 2014) and is a former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. He served on the Law School‘s Campaign Committee during the Campaign for Duke (1996-2003).

Peter Kahn ’76

Peter KahnPeter is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP. In his more than 35 years of practice at the firm, Peter has had extensive experience with litigation involving international disputes, both before American and foreign tribunals. His international practice involves civil and criminal matters, including extradition and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, as well as complex commercial litigation and internal corporate investigations. He represented the Israelis in the Jonathan Pollard spy case during the 1980s, the family of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin following his assassination, and more recently Alan Gross, the US development worker being held in Cuba. In 2007, Peter was the recipient of the Dean’s Alumni Achievement Award. He currently serves as a member of Duke University’s Board of Trustees and the Law School’s Board of Visitors, which he chaired from 2001-2007.

George Krouse, Jr. ’70

George KrouseGeorge is a Retired Partner of the law firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he was Head of its Corporate Department for many years and the firm’s Senior Administrative Partner. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist at programs on Corporate Governance. In November 2004, George was the recipient of The Henry H. Kessler Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Award honoring his support and interest in improving the lives of people with disabilities. George received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001. In 2006 he was appointed a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Law School. George served on the Law School‘s Campaign Committee during the Campaign for Duke (1996-2003). He is a life member of the Board of Visitors.

Charlie Lucas ’90

Charlie LucasCharlie Lucas is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Elevation LLC. He also serves as Chairman of Authentidate Holding Corporation in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Prior to joining Elevation LLC, Charlie was a partner with The McAulay Firm, an executive search firm. He previously worked in private practice with the firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Charlie is active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations including serving as a Trustee of The Duke Endowment and a member and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors and is a former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Paul Pantano, Jr. ’80

Paul Pantano, Jr.Paul is a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and is the head of Cadwalader's Energy & Commodities Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of energy, commodities and derivatives law. Paul represents energy companies, commodity and swap dealers, brokerage firms, trade associations and financial industry professionals in a wide variety of transactional, regulatory, legislative and litigation matters. He is a frequent speaker at energy and commodity industry conferences. Paul is currently a member of the Board of Visitors and is a former member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Len Simon ’73

Len SimonLen is of counsel with Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. His practice has been devoted heavily to litigation in the federal courts, including both the prosecution and the defense of major class actions and other complex litigation in the securities and antitrust fields. He has also handled a substantial number of significant complex appellate matters, arguing cases in the United States Supreme Court, several federal Courts of Appeals, and several California appellate courts. Len has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duke University, the University of San Diego, and the University of Southern California Law Schools. He has lectured extensively on securities, antitrust, and complex litigation in programs sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, the Practicing Law Institute, and ALI-ABA, and at the UCLA Law School, the University of San Diego Law School, and the Stanford Business School. Len served on the Law School‘s Campaign Committee during the Campaign for Duke (1996-2003).

Stanley Star ’61

Stanley StarStanley is the retired principal of Cliffstar Corp., which began as his family’s 19th century Dunkirk, N.Y. winery. Under his leadership, the company became a leading fruit juice manufacturer and bottler specializing in store brands. Stanley served as co-chair of the Law Campaign Committee from 1998-2003 during the Campaign for Duke and also served on the school’s Global Capital Markets Board. Stanley was the recipient of the Dean’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2011. He is a life member of the Board of Visitors.