2017 Law & Society Award Luncheon (POST EVENT)

2017 Law & Society Award Luncheon
The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

2017 marked NYLPI’s twenty-fourth annual Law & Society Award Luncheon. This year we were honored to recognize Markus Diethelm, Group General Counsel of UBS, and Martin Flumenbaum, Senior Litigation Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, for their ongoing commitment to social justice and equality.

 

Meet Our Honorees

Markus U. Diethelm, Group General Counsel of UBS Markus Diethelm joined UBS as Group General Counsel and a member of the Group Executive Board in September 2008. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Diethelm acted as Group Chief Legal Officer at Swiss Re, where he was also on the Executive Board. From 1992-1998, he focused on securities transactions, litigation, and regulatory investigations at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He had previously specialized in mergers and acquisitions at Shearman & Sterling LLP from 1989 until 1992. From 1988 to 1989, he was a foreign associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mr. Diethelm started his professional career in 1983 at the Zurich law firm Bär & Karrer, before clerking for a year at the District Court of Uster in Switzerland in 1984. Mr. Diethelm is the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, and the Foundation Council of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. He also belongs to the Conseil de Fondation du Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, and the Professional Ethics Commission of the Association of Swiss Corporate Lawyers. Mr. Diethelm received his law degree from the University of Zurich, and his Master of Laws and PhD degrees from Stanford Law School. He is qualified as attorney-at-law in the State of New York as well as in Switzerland.


Martin Flumenbaum, Senior Litigation Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Martin Flumenbaum is a Senior Partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He advises clients domestically and internationally on securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, and white-collar matters. Mr. Flumenbaum was the Chair of the Paul Weiss Litigation Department for six years, during which time Paul, Weiss was named the best U.S. litigation firm by The American Lawyer. He is regularly recognized as a top litigator by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers, and Legal 500, and was also named National Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation for Antitrust and Commercial Litigation. Prior to becoming a partner at Paul, Weiss, Mr. Flumenbaum served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1979 to 1982, acting as lead prosecutor for several high profile cases during his tenure. Mr. Flumenbaum also clerked for Judge Whitman Knapp of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Board of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a member of the Emeritus Board of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the President and leader of the board of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. He has authored the monthly “Second Circuit Review” column for The New York Law Journal since 1985. Mr. Flumenbaum received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his B.A. from Columbia College.

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Meet Our Co-Chairs

 

Brian F. Amery

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

 

Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

 

A. J. Borrelli

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

 

James Brophy

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

 

Alan J. Brudner

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

 

Joel M. Cohen

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

 

Stephen M. Cutler

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Shelley J. Dropkin

Citigroup Inc.

 

Peter H. Ehrenberg

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

 

Robert B. Fiske

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

 

Brian Flack

Clutch Group LLC

 

Robert J. Giuffra, Jr.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

 

James I. Glasser

Wiggin and Dana LLP

 

Hector Gonzalez

Dechert LLP

Andrew G. Gordon

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

 

Lawrence T. Gresser

Cohen & Gresser LLP

 

Fraser L. Hunter, Jr.

WilmerHale

 

Ben A. Indek

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

 

Matthew D. Ingber

Mayer Brown LLP

 

Gregory P. Joseph

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

 

Stacy J. Kanter

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Brad S. Karp

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

 

Jay B. Kasner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.

Keesal, Young & Logan

 

Andrew J. Levander

Dechert LLP

 

Jamie A. Levitt

Morrison & Foerster LLP

 

Lewis J. Liman

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

 

Varun Mehta

Clutch Group LLC

 

Sara Moss

Estée Lauder

 

Gary P. Naftalis

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

 

Sharon L. Nelles

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

 

David B. Pitofsky

News Corporation

 

Bettina B. Plevan

Proskauer Rose LLP

 

Thomas C. Rice

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

 

Philip Rocher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

 

John F. Savarese

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 

John S. Siffert

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

 

Richard M. Strassberg

Goodwin Procter LLP

 

Jonathan L. Sulds

Greenberg Traurig LLP

 

Irwin H. Warren

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities


Please click here for a printable description of all available sponsorship opportunities. If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Graham Bridgeman.

Table Sponsorships

  • Three tables for 10 people each
  • Invitations for 30 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Special recognition from the stage and in a video presentation at the luncheon
  • Recognition as a member of the Justice Circle on the invitation and in the luncheon program, and logo displayed prominently on the NYLPI website
  • Two tables for 10 people each
  • Invitations for 20 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Special recognition from the stage and in a video presentation at the luncheon
  • Recognition as a member of the Founder’s Circle on the invitation and in the luncheon program, and logo displayed prominently on the NYLPI website
  • Two tables for 10 people each
  • Invitations for 20 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as an Underwriter on the invitation and in the luncheon program, and logo displayed prominently on the NYLPI website
  • A table for 10 people
  • Invitations for 10 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as a Champion on the invitation and in the luncheon program, and logo displayed prominently on the NYLPI website
  • A table for 8 people
  • Invitations for 8 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as a Benefactor on the invitation and in the luncheon program
  • A table for 8 people
  • Invitations for 6 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as a Leader on the invitation and in the luncheon program
  • A table for 8 people
  • Invitations for 4 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as a Donor on the invitation and in the luncheon program
  • Ticket Sponsorships and Tickets

    • Tickets for 4 people
    • Recognition as an Advocate in the luncheon program
  • Tickets for 2 people
  • Recognition as an Defender in the luncheon program
  • One ticket to the luncheon
  • Exclusive Opportunities

    • Recognition as sponsor of the Law & Society video that will premiere during the luncheon, with sponsor logo displayed prominently in the video
    • 4 tickets to the event
    • Invitations for 4 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
  • Recognition as sponsor of the premium gift item that will be distributed to all guests, with sponsor logo displayed prominently on the item
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Invitations for 2 to the pre-event reception with our honorees
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    2017 Major Sponsors

    Underwriters

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    Past Law & Society Luncheons

    Last year, over 700 people, including lawyers, judges, public officials, and community partners, braved the late winter weather to honor Brian Moynihan and John F. Savarese for their devotion to pro bono and public service.
    2016 honorees John F. Savarese, Litigation Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America.

    2016 honorees John F. Savarese, Litigation Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America.

    2015 honorees Don Liu of Xerox and Carey Dunne of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

    2015 honorees Don Liu of Xerox and Carey Dunne of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

    (L-R) NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth, 2014 honorees Peter Beshar of Marsh & McLennan and Andy Levander of Dechert LLP, and then-NYLPI Board Chair Hector Gonzalez, also of Dechert LLP.

    (L-R) NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth, 2014 honorees Peter Beshar of Marsh & McLennan and Andy Levander of Dechert LLP, and then-NYLPI Board Chair Hector Gonzalez, also of Dechert LLP.

    2017 Video: 40 Years of Social Justice


    For 40 years, NYLPI has partnered with its client communities and leaders of the private bar to achieve social justice and protect progress for every New Yorker. As NYLPI celebrates four decades of great success, we also acknowledge that there is still much more work to be done - especially under our new Presidential administration. NYLPI vows to stay true to our mission of fighting for environmental, health, disability, and immigrant justice. We will remain as a bulwark for civil rights, protecting the progress we have received, and we will also make sure New York continues to stand apart as a beacon of opportunity.


    Images from the 2017 Luncheon