Lecturer on Law
Lewis Kaden is currently Senior Advisor at TGG Group, the John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance, and the Center on the Legal Profession at HLS and a Senior Fellow at Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School.
In 2013, Mr. Kaden retired as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, which he had joined in 2005. At Citi, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Business Heads Committee and Business Development Committee; he was Chairman of the Business Practices Committee, Controls and Compliance Committee, the Public Sector Clients Group and the Citi Foundation.
Mr. Kaden is the Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Markle Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He is a Trustee of the Center for a New American Security, Human Rights First, the Century Foundation, the Business Council for International Understanding and a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Kaden was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Columbia University from 1976 to 1984 and Director of Columbia’s Center for Law and Economic Studies from 1980 to 1984. He served as a moderator for the Public Broadcasting System’s Media and Society Seminars, including the “Ethics in America” series, which won a Peabody award.
Additionally, Mr. Kaden served as Chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (1999-2000), the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness (1987-1992).
Mr. Kaden graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. During 1963-64, he was the deJersey John Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.