Welcoming Robert LoPrete to the Bulletin Governing Board

By , July 3, 2020

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to name attorney Robert LoPrete, a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, as a new member of its Governing Board.

LoPrete is a member of the Private Client Services team. His practice includes complex estate, gift, and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families. He also works on charitable organization structure and nonprofit tax compliance and governance, and assisting clients with charitable gift planning.

Reed Smith LLP is a longtime supporter of the Bulletin. At its Annual Dinner and Meeting in 2019, the organization honored the law firm along with Reed Smith attorneys Lowell Sachnoff and Austin Hirsch, who served on the Bulletin’s Governing Board. After serving for many years, Sachnoff retired from the board in 2019.

“I am honored to be elected to the Governing Board,” said LoPrete from his home in Chicago. “The Bulletin’s mission is profoundly important and becoming more so each day, as the world struggles to ensure technological advances are used for good.”

The Bulletin’s Governing Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization; ensuring that the organization operates in a legal, ethical and professional manner; participating in Doomsday Clock discussions; representing the organization at public events; and assisting in raising funds for the Bulletin’s continued operation and fiscal stability.

“Rob LoPrete brings deep expertise in matters of nonprofit governance,” said John Balkcom, chair of the Governing Board. “I know his guidance will prove invaluable to the organization, as we continue our work communicating the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence and turn back the hand of the Doomsday Clock.”

At its core, the Bulletin is a media organization, publishing a free-access website and a bimonthly magazine. But it is much more. The Bulletin’s website, iconic Doomsday Clock, and regular events help advance actionable ideas at a time when technology is outpacing our ability to control it. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. What connects these topics is a driving belief that because humans created them, we can control them.

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

The Bulletin elevates expert voices above the noise. But as an independent, nonprofit media organization, our operations depend on the support of readers like you. Help us continue to deliver quality journalism that holds leaders accountable. Your support of our work at any level is important. In return, we promise our coverage will be understandable, influential, vigilant, solution-oriented, and fair-minded. Together we can make a difference.


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