Carolyn C. Clark

Retired Partner, Milbank LLP


Carolyn C. Clark is a retired partner of the international law firm Milbank LLP, where she was the first woman partner and chairman of the trusts and estates department. She specialized in estate planning and the creation and representation of charitable organizations. She served as chairman of the board of The Woodlawn Cemetery, a national historic landmark, and as a member of the board of The New York Botanical Garden and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She served as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of The Rockefeller University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art. She also served as the president of the Harvard Law School Association and the Committee to Visit the Harvard Law School. She has written and lectured extensively on estate planning and charitable giving for the American Law Institute and the Practising Law Institute. She graduated from the Harvard Law School and the University of Missouri.