Tom Baer

Lawyer, Producer

Tom Baer has been a leader in law, government, entertainment and the arts.

After serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Tom was a founding partner of Baer & McGoldrick (now known as Schulte, Roth & Zabel, a 400-lawyer firm in New York).

Tom founded Steinhardt Baer Pictures Company with Michael Steinhardt. The company has produced motion pictures and television and has invested in entertainment and media businesses including a feature film distributor, a media services company, and the largest independent producer and distributor of audio-visual classical music programming.

In politics, Tom has played an active role in the last seven Democratic National Conventions and served as a producer of both of President Clinton’s inaugurals. In the 2004 presidential campaign, Tom produced major events for John Kerry after serving as an aide to General Wesley Clark.

In government, Tom now serves as a Public Member of an inter-agency working group that is declassifying all United States government documents pertaining to Nazi and Japanese Imperial war crimes. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Tom is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serves as a Trustee of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and will be elected to the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association in the Fall of 2006.