Pro Bono Partnership Gala

Looking Back at Our 2016 Gala

Tuesday, October 18

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The Pro Bono Partnership Gala celebrated the culture of pro bono and with its Champion Award honored distinguished leaders from corporations and law firms who demonstrate a deep commitment and strong passion for pro bono legal services.

This year, the Partnership honored Steven M. Edwards, of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, and the corporations of Pfizer Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc., and United Technologies Corporation. Our five honorees (pictured below) have each provided outstanding services to the community through their steadfast commitment to pro bono.

We also held our very first Text-to-Donate campaign, in which we raised more than $20,000 to support the provision of free legal services in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut! It’s not too late to donate; just text “PBP” to 41444, and follow the link that you receive!

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In 2015, the Partnership honored David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation and the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP with the Champion Award in recognition of their service to the community and outstanding commitment to pro bono.

Cynthia McFadden, the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, hosted the event. David L. Caplan, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Barry M. Wolf, Executive Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, served as Dinner Chairs.