Andrew L. Sommer, J.D.
Chair, Board Executive Committee
Andrew Sommer serves as General Counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, overseeing the Center’s legal, compliance, and risk management matters and its extensive pro bono legal program. This follows a 35-year career at the leading New-York-based global law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he was a partner, General Counsel, and member of the Management Committee. Working in the United States and Europe, Sommer has represented private equity firms, financial service companies, and similar entities as well as their boards of directors on domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, capital markets transactions, and joint ventures. Sommer was a 2019 fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University, which brings together experienced leaders from around the world to broaden their skills to solve social problems. He is a graduate of NYU School of Law and Brown University.