Cliff Sloan

Chair

Cliff Sloan is a partner with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, specializing in litigation and appeals, including criminal law and constitutional issues. He has argued seven cases in the United States Supreme Court. His previous government experience includes service as Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure at the U.S. Department of State for President Barack Obama; Associate Counsel to the President for President Bill Clinton; Assistant to the Solicitor General during the administration of President George H.W. Bush; and Associate Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, Iran-Contra. He also has served as Publisher of Slate Magazine and General Counsel of The Washington Post Company’s online subsidiary. He has been honored with the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights; the Light of Justice Award from the Texas Defender Service; and the Catalyst Award for Legal Advocate of the Year by The Arc. Mr. Sloan is the co-author of The Great Decision, a book about the historic Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison.