Robert C. Bata (Fundraising/Development, Policy/Governance, and Strategic Planning Committees) is the Principal of Warwick Place Legal, LLC, a management consulting firm that advises law firms on their international strategies. A prominent international corporate lawyer and litigator, he was the founder and managing partner of the international offices and regional practices of several major U.S. law firms throughout the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe and China, and in London. He and his family were based in Prague and then London for about fifteen years before returning to New York. Among his many professional distinctions is being among the first foreign lawyers to gain admission to the Czech Chamber of Advocates, and his listing as a Legal Expert in mergers and acquisitions by Legal Business in the United Kingdom. Mr. Bata is a Vice-President of the English College Foundation and a former Governor of the English College in Prague, an English-language public middle and high school. He is active with the Justice Center of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, which provides pro bono advice to Vietnam veterans. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, graduated from public high school in the Bronx, and received a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.