Cheryl D. Mills, senior vice president and general counsel of New York University, and three others will be honored during Albany Law School's 12
th Annual Kate Stoneman Day celebration on Thursday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. Mills gained national attention for her defense of President Clinton during the 1999 Senate impeachment trial.
Kate Stoneman Day is held in honor of the Law School's first female graduate who was also the first woman admitted to practice law in New York State. Kate Stoneman awards are given to individuals in the legal profession who have demonstrated a commitment to actively seeking change and expanding opportunities for women.
Other 2007 Kate Stoneman honorees include Hon. Leslie E. Stein '81, visiting associate professor of law at Albany Law School; Sharon P. Stiller '75 and Marina Angel, 2006 visiting Stoneman professor of law and democracy at Albany Law School.
This year's keynote address will be given by Kate Stoneman honoree Cheryl D. Mills. Prior to serving as general counsel of New York University, Mills was deputy counsel to President Clinton, where she supervised 35 attorneys and staff. Mills' legal experience also includes serving as associate counsel to the President, as deputy general counsel of the Clinton/Gore Transition Planning Foundation, and as an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson.
From 1999-2001, Mills was senior vice president for corporate policy and public programming at Oxygen Media, where she oversaw public policy, communications and philanthropic and community initiatives; she also co-directed Oxygen's legal and political programming.
Mills received her Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the
Stanford Law Review.