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44th Annual Servant of Justice Awards

The 44th Annual Servant of Justice Awards will be held on the evening of May 13th at 6:30 PM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held virtually.

This year, we are proud to recognize Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, with the Servant of Justice Award for his contributions to society, including his shining a light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

This year’s event will be hosted by Ali Velshi, renowned MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent and host of Velshi.

Due to the cancellation of last year’s event, we will also be recognizing, this year, the partnership and support of our past year’s honorees: Eric J. Friedman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and BNY Mellon. We will also pay tribute to our late President, Blaine V. (Fin) Fogg.

The annual Servant of Justice Awards is the sole fundraising benefit of the year in support of The Legal Aid Society’s work. The annual event serves as an opportunity for our community of supporters and friends to come together to celebrate the victories won for New Yorkers across the five boroughs, and to recognize those individuals and institutions that make our work possible. This event is attended each by over 800 individuals and friends from New York City’s legal and business communities.

For more information about the Servant of Justice Awards, please email Sharon Kleinhandler in The Legal Aid Society’s Development Office.

Click here to view the available sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event.
You can also support this year’s event with a contribution, by clicking here.

We are very appreciative of those individuals and institutions who have committed their support of this year’s Servant of Justice Awards, and our life-saving work on behalf of New Yorkers in need.

Leader
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Champion
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 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
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
White & Case LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Partner
Arnold & Porter
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Counsel
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cooley LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Travelers
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Advocate
Dechert LLP
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Pfizer
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Willis Towers Watson

Friend
CBRE, Inc.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
GFP Real Estate, LLC
UnitedHealthcare
White and Williams LLP

Supporter
McCarter & English LLP
Outten & Golden LLP