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The 2021 Associates’ Campaign

The annual Associates’ Campaign is one of the largest fundraising efforts undertaken by The Legal Aid Society. Every year, this initiative accounts for nearly one-third of all individual contributions made in support of our work.

Associates’ Campaign Standings

$151,274 total raised to date.

Total Overall Raised Total Raised (Under 199 Associates)
Skadden Arps – $28,700 Baker & Hostetler LLP – $8,608
Willkie Farr & Gallgher LLP – $27,262 WilmerHale LLP – $6,250
Cleary Gottlieb LLP – $22,439 Morrison Foerster LLP – $5,600
Total Raised (200+ Associates) Average Associate Contribution*
Skadden Arps – $28,700 Cooley LLP – $399
Willkie Farr & Gallgher LLP – $27,262 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz – $388
Cleary Gottlieb LLP – $22,439 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP – $363
Total Raised (100-199 Associates) Associate Participation Rate*
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz – $8,380 Goulston & Storrs PC – 69%
Shearman & Sterling LLP – $4,925 Baker & Hostetler LLP – 37%
Arnold & Porter LLP – $4,900 WilmerHale LLP – $36%
*Minimum of five (5) gifts from Associates
Standings current as of June 17th, 7:00 AM

Campaign Welcome Message

Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, kicks off this year’s campaign with a special video message.

During the course of the 2020 Associates’ Campaign, over 2,000 friends and supporters came together to support the fight for equitable justice, raising more than $450,000 – reaching a record high for the third consecutive year.

The funds raised enabled our staff and attorneys to secure vital protections for New Yorkers across our city – especially members of Black and Brown communities – including tenants facing eviction and workers who lost their only source of income due to COVID-19. Their support allowed us to advocate on behalf of students who were struggling with remote learning and immigrant families facing a variety of new challenges caused by the pandemic, as well as the decades’ old injustices rooted in systemic inequity.

As the compounding crises of 2020 continue to impact the communities we serve, the 2021 Associates’ Campaign will once again serve as an opportunity for the NYC legal and business communities to come together and support our work on behalf of the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Want to learn more about getting involved? Email Matthew Hanifin in our Development Office.

Support of the Associates' Campaign is about more than money.

Every donation helps us continue our work as legal first responders for New Yorkers in need, helping people find stability and care for themselves and their families.

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