May 3, 2018
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice welcomes Paulette Brown and Paul Fishman to its Board of Trustees.
Paulette and Paul join a prestigious team of highly respected leaders who are united around the belief that our cities hold incredible promise to advance progressive solutions to some of the greatest social and racial justice challenges of our time.
Paulette and Paul’s professional expertise, coupled with their hearts for social justice, will help the Board powerfully advance the Institute’s work.
Paulette made history as the first Black woman to ever serve as the President of the American Bar Association. She also served as the President of the National Bar Association. She is a partner at Locke Lord LLP and a member of the firm’s labor & employment practice group. For more than 35 years, Paulette has engaged in the private practice of law, focusing on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation. She regularly provides diversity and inclusion/implicit bias training to companies, law firms, and industry organizations.
Paul has devoted his career to advancing social justice. Under his leadership as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, the City of Newark entered into a consent decree with the United States Department of Justice to bring about widespread transformation to the Newark Police Division, following findings that the Division had engaged in a number of unconstitutional practices. Paul is now a partner at Arnold & Porter and heads the firm’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response team.