Ms. Chase is a senior counsel member at Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP where she advises businesses, boards of directors and individuals on executive compensation and advises individual clients on personal trust, estate and charitable planning matters. Her pro-bono activities have involved a variety of charitable organizations, including organizations providing services to the arts and the indigent.
Ms. Chase joined Davis Polk in 1976 and became a partner in 1985. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Radcliffe College in 1970 and in 1974 received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was articles editor of the Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, from 1974 to 1976.
Ms. Chase is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, where she has served on the executive committee of Tax Section and, from 1990 to 1991, as co-chair of the Committee on Estates and Trusts of the Tax Section. She also is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where she was a member of the Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts from 1987 to 1990 and from 1999 to 2001. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Professional Advising Council, the New York Public Library Planned Giving Advisory Board and the New York Presbyterian Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Council.
Ms.Chase is a Trustee of the Altman Foundation and served as a Trustee of the Wennergren Foundation, a foundation that supports scholarship in anthropology, from 1992 to 2006 and as a Trustee of The Town School from 1988 to 1999.
She is married to Dr. Herbert S. Chase, Jr. and is the mother of two grown sons, Benjamin and Dylan.