Harold R. Handler is a retired partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He is currently the Chair of the New York City Bar, Tax Section, as well as the Chair of the New York State Bar, Tax Section. Harold serves as the President and Chair of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan; Chair and Board of Trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund; President and Chair of the Plaza Community Chapel; and is a member of the Board of Directors at the UJA Federation of New York. He holds an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and a law degree from Columbia University.