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50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating Lawyers Alliance's Past, Present, and Future Impact on Nonprofits and Communities

Please join Lawyers Alliance to support pro bono legal services for nonprofits that improve quality of life in New York City. Click here to see all of our sponsors as of May 16, 2019.


The 50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala will honor:

John J. Suydam
Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer
Apollo Global Management, LLC

for his civic-minded and distinguished leadership
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

for its longstandng pro bono commitment to Lawyers Alliance
Sean Delany

for 20 years of service to the nonprofit sector as Lawyers Alliance's Executive Director
The evening's Master of Ceremonies will be
Dana Delany
Emmy Award-winning actor and star
of the CBS legal series The Code

About Lawyers Alliance

Since 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York has led the way, locally and nationally, for effective pro bono legal services by business and transactional lawyers. Today, our staff of experienced attorneys and network of more than 1,900 pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporate legal departments deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal and educational services to more than 1,000 community organizations each year.

Our 50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala is an opportunity to reaffirm the legal sector’s commitment to community service. With your participation, Lawyers Alliance can continue to strengthen nonprofits that develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

 We look forward to seeing you there!
Date/Time: June 4, 2019, starts at 6 pm
Location: Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street, New York, NY
Format: This special event begins with a 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by a seated dinner at 7:00 p.m., to include a brief program and the awards presentation.

Pre-event: A small reception for representatives of Platinum and Gold level sponsors will directly precede these festivities.

Post-program: All guests are welcome to remain and network until 9:30 p.m.
Dress: Business attire

About the Location: Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street, New York, NY

The Ziegfeld opened its doors at this site in 1969, the same year Lawyers Alliance was founded. It was a grand movie theater until 2016. The space was subsequently remodeled and reopened as Ziegfeld Ballroom, a sophisticated event space and fitting location for Lawyers Alliance’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Click here for a printable PDF list of sponsors (as of May 16, 2019).

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Click here for individual tickets.

Click here for a PDF of the invitation.


If you have any questions about the Gala, please contact Laura Russello at 212-219-1800, ext. 230 or

Click here for more information on past galas, including event sponsors, honorees and program information on Lawyers Alliance for New York.