Board Co-Chair Ariel Devine earned her BA from the University of Maryland, her 2nd Degree Diploma from the University of Nice, France and her JD, cum laude, from the George Washington University Law School. She practiced corporate and intellectual property law in private practice for 9 years at the firms of Pavia and Harcourt LLC and Philips Nizer LLP. She then spent 14 years as in-house Counsel for IBM. She is currently Commercial Counsel for Google. She served on the NY Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and served for three years as the Deputy Chair of the ADL’s International Affairs Committee. She chaired and served on several committees at the Jewish Community Center if Manhattan. Her pro bono work has included participation in the immigration clinics of the Legal Services of New York City. She also served as a Big Sister, mentor and volunteer with the Grand Street Settlement organizing programs for underprivileged children and as an Executive Committee member of Dress for Success, Young Executives for Success Division, a philanthropic organization helping women in need re-enter the work force. Ariel has also volunteered work for PS 75 Early Morning Reading Program, Dorot and the Downtown Boathouse. Ariel has a long-standing interest in women’s issues which actually began in utero – her late mother, Deborah Devine, was one of the earliest members and organizers of the National Organization for Women and participated in countless NOW rallies while pregnant with Ariel, including one rally in which she appeared in a newspaper photo the day before Ariel was born.