Log In

Cynthia Carr Edit Profile


Cynthia Carr, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1985, Connecticut 1988.


Carr, Cynthia was born on November 4, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Claude Carr and Alta Mae (Bletsch) Holmes.


Bachelor, Austin College, 1975. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1984. Master of Laws, New York University, 1990.


Coordinator Cambodian section International Rescue Committee, Bangkok, 1980—1981. Legal intern Mental Health Legal Advisers Committee, Boston, 1982—1983. Associate White & Case, New York City, 1984—1987.

Associate general counsel, executive director planned giving Yale University, New Haven, 1988—2000. General counsel Save the Children, Westport, 2000—2006, vice president, general counsel, 2006—2010. Director International Legal Affairs, Yale University, since 2011.

Visiting lecturer Yale University Law School, New Haven, 1988-1990.


  • Bar: New York 1985, Connecticut 1988.


Volunteer Peace Corps, West Africa, 1975-1977, 79-80. Board directors Yale Law School Early Learning Center, 1990-1995. Trustee Yale University Hong Kong Charitable Trust, 1997-2000, Oak Leaf Endowment Trust for Yale, 1997-2000.

Member American Bar Association (vice chair lifetime and charitable gift planning committee since 2000, probate and trust division 2000-2001), Connecticut Bar Association (charitable giving exempt organizations subcommittee), Trusts and Estates Magazine (charitable giving mini board member 1996-1999), Jewish Foundation New Haven (tax and legal committee since 1999), Connecticut Planned Giving Group (board directors 2000-2001).


Married Marc Allan Wallman. Children: Lydia Michael, Aidan Holmes.

Robert Claude Carr Holmes

Alta Mae (Bletsch) Holmes

Marc Allan Wallman

Lydia Michael Carr

Aidan Holmes Carr