Bard Association

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Bard Association offers lawyers and other individuals with legal ties the opportunity to experience classical theatre at its finest while building both personal and professional relationships. This unique affinity group provides a valuable connection between the legal community and the arts.

Donors who designate their giving to the Bard Association enjoy exclusive benefits such as advance ticket purchase for the Mock Trial and Shakespeare and the Law events, behind-the-scenes access to the theatre and the chance to create a greater awareness of the importance of the arts in the community and the legal field.

To learn more, contact
or call 202.547.3230 ext 2325.

Thank you to our current Bard Association Management Committee, the Steering Committee of the Bard Association:

  • Abbe D. Lowell, Chair – Winston & Strawn, LLP
  • Sanford K. Ain, Esq. – Ain & Bank, P.C.
  • Nick Allard – DentonsUS LLP
  • Stephen P. Anthony – Covington & Burling, LLP
  • Deborah Baum – Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP
  • Michael Bahar – Eversheds Sutherland US, LLP
  • Carol Elder Bruce – Law Office of Carol Elder Bruce, PLLC
  • Barry Coburn – Coburn & Greenbaum, PLLC
  • John Estes – Skaddden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
  • Burton Fishman – Fortney Scott, LLC
  • Carter Phillips – Sidley Austin, LLP
  • John Ryan – U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Stephen Ryan– McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP
  • Kannon Shanmugam – Williams & Connolly, LLP
  • Jonathan Sherman – Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP
  • Pauline Schneider
  • William Stein – Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP
  • Cate Stetson – Hogan Lovells US, LLP
  • John Vogel – Crowell Moring, LLP
  • Eric Wenger – Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Carolyn Wheeler – Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
  • Michele Williams – Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP