David Lakhdhir

David, an international lawyer, has been a partner in the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison since 1992.  He was based initially in New York City, then in Tokyo, and since 2002 has been resident in London.  He is also a director of Human Rights Watch, Inc. and Chair of its Asia Advisory Committee, and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, he has served as a pro bono advisor to theatre, dance and other arts organizations, in both New York and London, for over 25 years.