Michele S. Warman
General Counsel and Secretary
Michele S. Warman serves as General Counsel and Secretary of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ms. Warman received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1982, where she received the M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the university’s highest undergraduate distinction, and a B.A. from the University of Oxford in 1985, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2004, Ms. Warman was honored as one of New York’s Outstanding Women of the Bar by the New York County Lawyers’ Association.
Before joining the Foundation in 1999, Ms. Warman was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, and a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. At Davis Polk, Ms. Warman worked on a wide range of litigation matters, and provided pro bono representation for civil rights groups in amici briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and for indigent clients.
Ms. Warman serves on the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee in New York, and on the Rhodes Scholarship Development Committee. She is a past member of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs’ Advisory Council, and of the Executive Committee and the Committee on Academic Programs of Princeton's Alumni Council. Ms. Warman is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y, New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. Bars.