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Yael Fuchs

Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP
Yael Fuchs is a partner at Sedreddine & Whoriskey, a boutique law firm that serves exclusively non-profit and tax-exempt organizations and mission-driven businesses. Yael's practice focuses on regulatory and governance matters, internal controls, internal investigations and dispute resolution, in addition to supporting the firm’s broad corporate practice. Before joining Sedreddine & Whoriskey, Yael was a charities regulator for over a decade, serving as the Co-Section Chief of the Charities Bureau Enforcement Section, where she oversaw the efforts of the Charities Bureau to investigate and litigate violations of New York laws governing not-for-profits. Yael also worked with the sector to improve compliance and governance. In her decade-plus role as a charities regulator, Yael led such notable matters as the investigation and litigation against the Trump Foundation, which resulted in the dissolution of the Foundation, admissions of breaches of fiduciary duty and court-awarded damages of $2 million, which were distributed to other charities; leading the Bureau’s oversight of charitable fundraising in the wake of disasters; and successful mediation of long-running litigation between two charities that resulted in the conservation of an architecturally significant property and major savings of legal fees. Yael also served as the President of the National Association of State Charities Officials from 2019 through 2022, an adjunct professor at the Cardozo School of Law from 2015-2018, and is widely recognized as a nationwide leader in field of charities regulation, speaking frequently on state charities regulation and good governance. Yael graduated _summa cum laude_ from Washington University in 1998, and from Columbia University School of Law in 2005. She started her career as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.