Abe Foxman - AP - 16122011
Abe Foxman, chairman of the ADL. Photo by AP
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The Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has nominated Robert Sugarman, the immediate past national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, as its chairman.

The announcement of the nominating committee's choice of Sugarman to succeed Richard Stone was made on Monday. Stone is completing his second term as chairman.

Presidents Conference members will vote on Sugarman's nomination in May.

Sugarman was a partner at the Weil, Gotshal & Manges law firm in New York City for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2007.