Legal Aid Society


43rd Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Legal Aid Society has made the difficult decision to not hold our 43rd Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our honorees, Eric J. Friedman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and BNY Mellon, as well as to our community of supporters for their understanding and commitment.

We believe this is the appropriate action to take in order to best protect the health and safety of our supporters and staff.

The annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner is the sole fundraising benefit of the year in support of our Civil Practice which relies on the generosity of New York City’s leading law firms and corporations and other private institutions and individuals. We are very grateful for the decades of support of these institutions and for their commitment to the vulnerable individuals and families of New York City.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Kleinhandler, Director of Development, at 212-577-3987 or

Please Save the Date:
44th Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner – May 13, 2021 – Cipriani 42nd Street

We are very appreciative of those individuals and institutions who have upheld their commitment to support this year’s dinner and our life saving work on behalf of New Yorkers in need.

BNY Mellon
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Milbank LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil Gotshal & Mnages LLP
White & Case LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Sidley Austin LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cooley LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Aetna Inc.
Dechert LLP
Morgan Stanley
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Willis Tower Watson

Vendor’s Council
Chubb Ltd.
Corrao Miller Wiesenthal
GFP Real Estate, LLC
Goldin Associates
Innisfree M&A Incorporated