Joel Motley

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"Prior to investment banking, Mr. Motley served as an aide to former US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, serving as chief of the senator’s staff in New York City and surrounding counties. Mr. Motley joined the Senate staff after five years of corporate law practice which he began at Simpson Thacher upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1978. He graduated from Harvard College (magna cum laude) in 1974.

"Mr. Motley is active today on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. He serves as chairman of the Governance Committee of the New York board of the Oppenheimer Funds, overseeing $100 billion of assets in a variety of equity and fixed-income funds. He also serves on the governing boards of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum and the Independent Directors Council. Mr. Motley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on its budget and finance committee. As a board member for Human Rights Watch, he was named chairman of the policy committee and is a member of the investment committee. Mr. Motley also serves as chairman of the investment committee of the Episcopal Church of the United States and as a board member of Historic Hudson Valley and of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting." [1]


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  1. HRW Joel Motley, organizational web page, accessed June 16, 2012.
  2. Human Rights Watch Board, organizational web page, accessed June 16, 2012.