Bruce Rabb is a lawyer who advises nonprofit organizations. Previously he was a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and before that at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. After law school he clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and in 1969-1970 he served as staff assistant to President Richard Nixon. He has been involved with Human Rights Watch since 1980, currently serving as Director Emeritus and Secretary. He also serves as Co-Chair of the LGBT Division Advisory Committee and Vice Chair of the Middle East North Africa Division Advisory Committee, and is a member of the New York Committee. He is on the board of several other nonprofit organizations including Cinereach, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Asia Catalyst, and The People's Portfolio. He is a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, the New York City Bar Association where he serves on the Council on International Affairs, and the International Advisory Committee of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.