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Rosenberg Foundation Announces New Board Chair and Officers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 8, 2015 – The Rosenberg Foundation today announced the election of Clara J. Shin, a Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Sarah Stein will serve as Vice Chair and Secretary, while Marco Hellman will serve as Second Vice Chair.  In addition, Robert Friedman, Chair and General Counsel of CFED, will remain as Treasurer.

Clara Shin has been a member of the Rosenberg Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2007. As a Partner of Covington & Burling LLP, Shin concentrates her trial and appellate practice on complex technology, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Her pro bono representations focus on the defense of constitutional rights, including challenges to the constitutionality of medical care provided by the California prison system. She previously served as a special assistant and White House Fellow in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff, and was a law clerk to Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned her B.A. with honors from Smith College and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Sarah Stein is President of Hall Capital Partners LLC, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Stein joined the firm in 2002 in the Portfolio Management practice. Her prior experience includes working in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs & Co., the Fisher Family Foundation, and teaching English in Guangzhou, China. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in History. She also earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an M.A. from the Stanford School of Education.

Marco (Mick) Hellman is the Founder and Managing Partner of HMI Capital. Prior to creating HMI Capital, he spent most of his career at Hellman & Friedman LLC, where he was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee. He also established Hellman & Friedman’s Hong Kong office in 1992 and currently serves as a senior advisor. Hellman received an A.B. in Economics with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Robert (Bob) Friedman founded CFED in 1979 and continues as CFED’s Chair of the Board and General Counsel.  He contributes to numerous efforts to develop the asset-building movement, as well as advising on new strategies to bring excluded communities into the economic mainstream as entrepreneurs, savers, investors, and skilled employees. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Learn more about the Rosenberg Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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