Lawyers Alliance believes that the exemplary work and outstanding
accomplishments of our volunteer attorneys deserve recognition
from clients, peers, employers, and the general public. We are privileged to work with so many dynamic clients who
not only are running extraordinary programs but also take
the time to say "thank you" to our volunteers. Contact us if you are an attorney interested in becoming a volunteer.
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.
Lawyers Alliance presented the 2018 Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Viacom.
Read the press release.
The 2018 Institutional Honorees:
The 2018 Individual Honorees:
- Grace Ang, UBS
- Roger A. Cohen, Goodwin Procter LLP
- Chirag K. Dedania, Latham & Watkins LLP
- Irah Donner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
- Tara Ellis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Salvatore Gogliormella and Matthew Dulak, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- Fred T. Goldberg, Jr. and Nancy G. Rubin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
- Richard Horowitz, Dechert LLP
- Marc Kushner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
- Ari J. Markenson, Winston & Strawn LLP
|Lawyers Alliance for New York 2018 Cornerstone Award Winners
|(Back row, left to right) Junaid H. Chida of Institutional Honoree O'Melveney & Myers LLP; Chirag K. Dedania, Latham & Watkins LLP; Richard Horowitz, Dechert LLP; Irah Donner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Marc Kushner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Grace Ang, UBS; and Valerie Farkas of Institutional Honoree Bloomberg L.P.
(Front row, left to right) Ari J. Markenson, Winston & Strawn LLP; Roger A. Cohen, Goodwin Procter LLP; Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Nancy G. Rubin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Tara Ellis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Matthew Dulak, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and Salvatore Gogliormella, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Photographer: Lily Kesselman
The complete list of Lawyers Alliance's Cornerstone winners from 1997 to 2017 includes 210 of Lawyers Alliance's more than 7,200 individual volunteers during this period.
Previous Institutional Cornerstone Award winners include:
||Latham & Watkins LLP|
Mayer Brown LLP
||Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP|
Dentons US LLP
||Duane Morris LLP|
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Volunteer Accomplishments: Lawyers Alliance regularly identifies outstanding volunteers who reach a milestone in their pro
bono project and issues a "Volunteer Accomplishment" announcement recognizing this work. These
callouts are available in the News section of this
Bar Association Awards: Many of Lawyers Alliance's volunteer institutions have received
accolades from state and national bar leaders for their business
law pro bono work. We are honored to have nominated a strong
list of winners of American
Bar Association and New York State Bar Association pro bono