Rachel L. Warren

Rachel L. Warren is Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Trust Officer of HNB Associates, a family office and its affiliated private trust company. 

Prior to that, Ms. Warren was the principal and founder of Warren Advisory Group, Inc., a consulting firm which provided corporate, legal and financial guidance to privately held companies, family offices and high net worth individuals.  Before that, Ms. Warren served as COO of MK Enterprises, a San Francisco based holding company founded by the creator of SKYY® Vodka, where she oversaw the operations of Kanbar Properties (real estate), Kanbar Entertainment (film studio) and Kanbar Spirits (wine & spirits).

Ms. Warren was a partner at Davidoff Malito & Hutcher, LLP, a New York law firm, where she served as a member of the firm’s management committee.  Ms. Warren’s practice focused on commercial litigation and she represented closely held companies and family owned businesses in shareholder disputes and through all stages of operations.   

Ms. Warren received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Ms. Warren currently serves on Cardozo’s Board of Overseers and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.  Ms. Warren is a founding board member of the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing.

Member of the Cooper Union Board since 2012

Term ends: 2020

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.