2014 Law & Society Award Luncheon
The Waldorf Astoria
Thursday, February 13, 2014
NYLPI's Twenty First Annual Law & Society Award Luncheon was held on February 13th, 2014. Almost 800 attendees, including hundreds of attorneys from New York City’s most prestigious law firms and corporate law departments, braved terrible winter weather and gathered to celebrate our honorees’ steadfast commitment to public service.
Click below to watch the 2013 NYLPI Law & Society Award Luncheon Video,
sponsored by Compass Lexecon.
Andrew J. Levander, Chairman of Dechert LLP, is respected throughout the legal community for his consummate skills as a litigator and his distinguished public service. Mr. Levander graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar and the Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following his clerkship, he served as assistant to the Solicitor General, during which time he made his first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 25. He later served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit. In 1985, Mr. Levander joined the New York-based firm Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman where he represented many high profile clients as well as numerous indigent criminal defendants as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel. Mr. Levander joined Dechert LLP in 2005 where he has continued to represent such high profile clients as Jon Corzine, Robert Diamond, and Lehman’s board of directors, as well as regularly representing indigent criminal defendants on pro bono appeals. Mr. Levander received the Award for Excellence in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations by Chambers USA in 2013 and 2010. Mr. Levander served for many years as an adjunct professor of trial practice at New York University, and has lectured at Columbia University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, the ABA White Collar Crime Institute, SIFMA, the Practising Law Institute, and various bar associations and government agencies. He is a former chair of the Bar Association of the City of New York’s Committee on Securities Litigation Professional Issues Subcommittee and served for a decade as a trustee of Summer on the Hill.
Mr. Beshar and Mr. Levander join an impressive list of previous honorees:
NYLPI Thanks Our Generous Sponsors Including:
Justice Circle Sponsor:
Founder's Circle Sponsors:
Click here for a recap of the 2013 Law & Society Award Luncheon, including pictures, a list of sponsors, and our Law & Society video, which premiered at the Luncheon.