General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Shari L. Patrick joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2008. As General Counsel, she is responsible for managing and advising the Foundation on a broad range of legal matters. In her role as Corporate Secretary, she provides strategic and operational support to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its committees.
Ms. Patrick came to the Rockefeller Foundation after more than 15 years as counsel to media companies and television networks. Her media work included serving as Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of Comedy Central, Senior Counsel to Home Box Office, and legal counsel to NBC Universal. She began her legal career at the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.
Ms. Patrick received a bachelor’s degree with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.