M. Bernard Aidinoff is Senior Counsel to the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, from which he retired as a partner on December 31, 1996. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, he served as Law Clerk to Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Aidinoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

He is a director at AIG, a member of the Advisory Board of BNA Tax Management, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for a Civil Society and serves as Treasurer and a Director of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

He was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1977-1978.

He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.