Masood and Suydam Join Legal Action Center Board

The Legal Action Center has elected two new members to serve on its board of directors: Kamran Masood, a principal in the Forensic Practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and John J. Suydam, Chief Legal Officer of Apollo Global Management, LLC.

“We look forward to having Kamran Masood and John J. Suydam on our board because of their passionate commitment to our issues as well as their impressive expertise. I am confident they both will help us tremendously in driving our ambitious agenda” said Daniel K. Mayers, Chairman of the Legal Action Center’s board of directors. “Because of the Legal Action Center’s accomplishments, professionalism, and results-driven approach, we have had much success in recruiting leaders of the bar and top financial service firms.”

Prior to joining Deloitte in 2000, Masood was a manager from 1996-2000 at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has more than nineteen years of experience in providing litigation consulting and corporate investigation services. His experience covers a variety of financial and business areas. Masood is a cum laude honors graduate of Northeastern University with a BSBA in Finance and Management and holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Masood has been a co-chair of the Legal Action Center’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards benefit for the past two years. There he became inspired by the agency’s work to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records and protect their civil rights.

John J. Suydam joined Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative investment manager, in 2006. From 2002 through 2006, Suydam was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, where he served as head of Mergers & Acquisitions and co-head of the Corporate Department. Prior to that, Suydam served as Chairman of the law firm O’Sullivan, LLP which specialized in representing private equity investors. Suydam also serves as a trustee of the New York University School of Law, is a member of the Department of Medicine Advisory Board of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and a trustee for the St. Agnes Cathedral Church in Rockville Centre, New York. He received his JD from New York University and graduated with a BA in History from the State University of New York at Albany.

Suydam is a recipient of the Legal Action Center’s 2014 Arthur Liman Public Interest Award. The award, created in 1998, honors the memory, and continues the legacy, of the agency’s Founding Chairman, Arthur L. Liman. Honorees are recognized for outstanding accomplishments in their fields and exceptional contributions to social justice in LAC’s areas of focus.

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