In May of 2016, LSC formed a new Leaders Council to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid. The Leaders Council consists of high-profile and influential leaders from various industries. They include public figures such as former Major League Baseball player Henry “Hank” Aaron, author John Grisham, University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Viacom Vice Chair Shari Redstone, and Microsoft Corporation President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. Others include Earl Johnson and Jo-Ann Wallace (CEO of NLADA). Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., and Harriet Miers, a partner at Locke Lord and former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush, serve as co-chairs of the Leaders Council.