PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP
26th ANNIVERSARY GALA

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00 PM Cocktails | 7:00 PM Dinner
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City

Build a Brighter and Bolder Future With us at the Pro Bono Partnership Gala!

For more than 2.5 decades Pro Bono Partnership has been providing free legal help to nonprofits throughout Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Please join us for a celebration honoring those who have made our mission possible!

Please join us for the year’s most magical celebration of pro bono at Cipriani Midtown on Wednesday, September 27th. In addition to seeing friends and colleagues, you will hear from nonprofits that have been the beneficiaries of this important work, and how legal assistance enabled them to continue meeting needs in our neighborhoods.

Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available now, and many opportunities have limited availability. Reserve your seat and help us honor our Pro Bono Champions and the Partnership’s work by securing your spot today!

2023 Pro Bono Champions

Law Firm Honoree

Chubb North America
Legal & Compliance

Law Firm Honoree

McCarter & English, LLP

Dinner Chairs

Richard Hernandez

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
New York Football Giants

Joseph F. Wayland

EVP, Chubb Group
General Counsel

Ari Melber

Chief Legal Correspondent and Anchor of “The Beat,” MSNBC

Gala Program

Get Jazzed!

NEW for 2023, old-school live jazz with the Vance Camisa Jazz Quartet! Vance is not only a talented musician, he’s also a talented volunteer lawyer. When he’s not cranking out toe-tapping rhythms or working at his high-profile in-house attorney day job, Vance makes time to support the Partnership through pro bono work.
Gala guests will be able to experience the Vance Camisa Jazz Quartet’s musical magic at the cocktails and dessert receptions!

Meet Our Supporters

Chairman

Jonathan Mothner

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

Synchrony Financial

Vice Chairman

Peter A. Gutermann

Corporate Vice President,
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
United Technologies (retired)

Vice Chairman

John M. Liftin

Senior Counsel
Fried Frank

President

John L. Sander

Principal-NY Metro
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Treasurer

Ann M. Kappler

Executive Vice President and
General Counsel
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Secretary

Anahaita N. Kotval

Chief Executive Officer
Lifting Up Westchester

Sylvia A. Ayler
Director, Legal
Intellectual Property Group
Merck & Co., Inc.

 Evan Charkes
Managing Director and
Associate General Counsel
Bank of America

 Eric I Cohen
Corporate Secretary
Infinite Reality, Inc. (retired)

 Una A. Dean
VP, Assistant General Counsel
IBM

David Flavell
EVP, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary
PepsiCo

John Frantz
Senior Vice President &
General Counsel
Verizon Business Group

Daniel J. Goldstein
Executive Vice President,
Chief
Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Pitney Bowes

Rady Johnson
Executive Vice President,
Chief Compliance and Risk Officer
Pfizer Inc.

Cathy Lueders
Assistant General Counsel,
SVP – Global Government Contracting
Mastercard

Gregory Nehro
General Counsel – Americas
BNY Mellon

Alicia Perrault
Vice President and General Counsel
Pratt & Whitney

Scott Posner
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
Terex Corporation

Edward J. Sebold
General Counsel
Kyndryl

Richard H. Walker
Partner
King & Spalding

Director Emeritus

Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr.
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Program on the Legal Profession
Harvard Law School

DINNER CHAIRS

Richard Hernandez
New York Football Giants

Joseph F. Wayland
Chubb Group

VICE CHAIRS

Sylvia A. Ayler
Merck & Co., Inc.

Rady Johnson
Pfizer Inc.

Raja Maharajh
RTX Corporation

James McGuire
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP

Jonathan Mothner
Synchrony Financial

James Rouhandeh
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Scott Sanpietro
Chubb North America Legal & Compliance

STEERING COMMITTEE

Lorie E. Almon
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Spiro Bantis
London Fischer LLP

Joseph T. Boccassini
McCarter & English, LLP

Joshua R. Cammaker
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Arlene Chow
Latham & Watkins LLP

Peter Eyre
Crowell & Moring LLP

David Flavell
PepsiCo

John Frantz
Verizon

Andrew Gerlach
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sandra Hauser
Dentons US LLP

John Hueston
Hueston Hennigan LLP

Matthew D. Ingber
Mayer Brown LLP

Constantine Karides
Reed Smith LLP

Brad S. Karp
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Matthew M. Kelly
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kevin G. Lauri
Jackson Lewis P.C.

James R. Levine
Davis+Gilbert LLP

Gregg F. LoCascio
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Lori A. Martin
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Jami Wintz McKeon
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Gregory Nehro
BNY Mellon

Joseph Noga
Jenner & Block LLP

Kristen Perkins
Kennedys Law LLP

Jonathan Rosenberg
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Richard I. Werder, Jr.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Jonathan Youngwood
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

LEAD SPONSORS

BENEFACTORS

PATRONS

BNY Mellon

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Davis+Gilbert LLP

Dentons US LLP

Hueston Hennigan LLP

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jenner & Block LLP

Kennedys Law LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

London Fischer LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

McCarter & English, LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

PepsiCo

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Verizon

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

PARTNERS

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bartlit Beck LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cozen O’Connor P.C.

Day Pitney LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Dechert LLP

Deloitte LLP

Demarais LLP

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

IBM Corporation

Jones Day

King & Spalding LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Mastercard

McGuireWoods LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Pitney Bowes

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga, LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

White and Williams LLP

Williams & Connolly LLP

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

SUPPORTERS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP

Clyde & Co

Covington & Burling LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Diane and Rady Johnson

K&L Gates LLP

Ann Kappler and Mark Herlihy

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Eve Konstan and Jonathan Mothner

SPONSORS

Baker Botts LLP

Bank of America

Barclay Damon LLP

Jim Berry and Kate LaQuay

Blank Rome LLP

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Brown Rudnick LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Gail and Eric Cohen

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Una Dean

Epiq

Effe and David Flavell

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Cynthia and Peter Gutermann

Anahaita Kotval and Zubeen Shroff

LexisNexis

John M. Liftin

Cathy Lueders

Mullen Coughlin LLC

Munck Wilson Mandala LLP

Gregory Nehro

Mark and Joni Nordstrom

Scott Posner

Grace and John L. Sander

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Spotify

Juli Steadman and Evan Charkes

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Terex Corporation

Thompson Hine LLP

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Venable LLP

Richard H. Walker

Wotton + Kearney

ASSOCIATES

Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey

Deutsche Bank

Dun & Bradstreet

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Getz Balich LLC

Lee and Li

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Stephanie Pendall and John Frantz

Alicia Perrault

Laura Sklar and Daniel J. Goldstein

CONTRIBUTORS

Alexi Assmus

Avidd Community Services of New Jersey

Sylvia A. Ayler

Robin Davies-Small

Hudson Pride Center

Christopher Miller

Martey Rhine

Steven Wolfe

As of 9/20/23

WITH YOUR SUPPORT,
PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP
CAN CONTINUE TO
STRENGTHEN NONPROFITS!

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