Mr. Kiernan joined the PLS Board of Directors as its Chair in April 2008. .

John Kiernan, Chairman.

He received his B.A. in 1976 magna cum laude in English from Harvard and his J.D. in 1980 magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. From 1980-81, Mr. Kiernan served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter R. Mansfield, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1981, Mr. Kiernan joined Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP and became a partner in 1988.

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PLS Board Chairman

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Past Experiences

(1996 – Present)
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

(1989- Present)
Legal Services for New York City.

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(2017 – 2019)
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