On Monday, April 25, 2022, Ross LLP partner Richard A. Schwartz was elected by the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Board of Trustees to serve as the Center's newest Secretary and General Counsel.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a Jewish global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem, operates the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and anticipates opening a new Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.