Celebrating Dedicated Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities May 1, 2018 - Gotham Hall in Manhattan
Our ninth annual gala honored: Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel and Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Spotify; Trish Walsh, Exeutive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Voya Financial; and Marla G. Simpson, President and Executive Director, Brooklyn Community Services. Aric Press, Partner, PP&C Consulting and Former Editor-in-Chief, ALM, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Celebrating Innovative Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities May 2, 2017 - Gotham Hall in Manhattan
Our eighth annual gala honored: Bruce Campbell, Chief Development, Distribution, and Legal Officer, Discovery Communications; Viacom Law Department; and The New York Community Trust. Aric Press, Partner, Bernero & Press and Former Editor-in-Chief, ALM, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Celebrating the Impact of Lawyers on Nonprofits and Communities May 19, 2016 - Gotham Hall in Manhattan
Our seventh annual gala honored: Laureen E. Seeger, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company; Carol Bellamy, Former Executive Director, UNICEF; and Yanki Tshering, Executive Director, Business Center for New Americans. Aric Press, Partner, Bernero & Press and Former Editor-in-Chief, ALM, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Celebrating Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Stronger Communities May 13, 2015 - Gotham Hall in Manhattan
Our sixth annual gala honored: Steven M. Cohen, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated; Rohan Weerasinghe, General Counsel, Citigroup Inc.; and Eileen Torres, Executive Director, BronxWorks. Aric Press, Partner, Bernero & Press and Former Editor-in-Chief, ALM, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
45th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala May 7, 2014 - Gotham Hall in Manhattan
The 2014 Business Law & Leadership Gala celebrated 45 years of services to dynamic nonprofits.
Our fifth annual gala honored: Matthew J. Mallow, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, BlackRock, Inc.; Diana Weiss, General Counsel, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and James R. Silkenat, President, American Bar Association and Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP. Aric Press, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, ALM Media, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Since 1997, Lawyers Alliance has presented Cornerstone Awards
annually to a select group of individuals and institutions that have made extraordinary contributions through
pro bono legal services. These services help nonprofits to address critical human needs and improve the quality
of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.
Previous Institutional Cornerstone Award winners include: