Kenneth Frazier and Conrad Harper –BPR Series at the New York City Bar Association

An inspiring evening on March 20th featured Kenneth Frazier, the Chairman and CEO (and former General Counsel) of Merck & Co., Inc. in conversation with Conrad Harper, a past President of the New York City Bar Association (and former partner in Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett; former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department).  Ken Frazier is a truly inspiring role model, as well as being an engaging and charming man.  His remarks about his years growing up and his commitment to social and economic justice and the rule of law, along with his courage to try to always do the right thing, no matter how unpopular, are extraordinary.  There they are above with me and Roger Maldonado, the current President of the City Bar.  This series is intended to feature leaders in the legal profession telling their personal stories so as to inspire others coming along.  If the first in the series featuring Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor moderated by the then in good graces, Charlie Rose, set a high bar for anything to follow, this second in the series more than flew over that hurdle.  The meeting was opened by Roger Maldonado with warm and witty remarks.  Conrad was the perfect “Interviewer” which he insisted was his role, even though I know he has his own inspiring story to tell.  To see the full conversation please click here.  And please share this with others — Ken Frazier’s remarks deserve to reach a broad audience.

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