X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has named John Payton as director-counsel and president. As lead counsel for the University of Michigan, he argued the affirmative actions admissions case before the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower courts. Payton, most recently a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, also represented the American Legacy Foundation, the organization created from the master settlement agreement between the states and the tobacco industry. He replaces Theodore Shaw as the Legal Defense Fund’s leader. Founded under the direction of Thurgood Marshall, the Legal Defense Fund is the nation’s oldest civil rights law firm. Payton graduated from Harvard Law School in 1977.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.