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Evan Robert Chesler, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1976, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1976, United States Supreme Court 1982, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1982, United States District Court (northern district) California 1982. Scholar, New York Regents, 1966-1970, 1972-1975; Junior fellow, Center for International Studies, 1974-1975.


Chesler, Evan Robert was born on July 17, 1949 in New York City. Son of Philip and Doris (Sims) Chesler.


New York University (Bachelor of Arts, 1970). Hunter College (Master of Arts, 1973). New York University (Juris Doctor, 1975).


Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies. Upon graduation, he became a law clerk to Inzer B. Wyatt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined Cravath in 1976 as a litigation associate, becoming partner in 1982, and head of the Litigation Department in 1996.

In November 2005, he was elected Deputy Presiding Partner, and on January 1, 2007, the law firm's 14th Presiding Partner. Effective January 1, 2013, he became Chairman of the firm, the first person to hold that title in the history of the firm.


Trustee New York State League Women Voters Education Foundation. Member executive committee Center Public Resources. Fellow: American Bar Association, New York Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers.

Member: State Bar Association, Association Bar. City of New York, Order of Coif.


Married Diane Lynn Ackerman, May 30, 1970 (divorced 1983).; married Barbara Jean Gloven, September 10, 1983. Children: David Andrew, Matthew Lawrence, Rebecca Faye.