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2020 Virtual Awards Benefit


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Sarah Dodds-Brown

Executive Vice President and Managing Counsel
American Express


Martha Morgan * Henry Sanders * Faya Rose Touré

for their work with NCLEJ in Montgomery, Alabama,
fighting criminalization of poverty, and for
their long standing commitment to civil rights issues

National Center for Law and Economic Justice recognizes the following Virtual Benefit Sponsors


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP for its extraordinary support


Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP


American Express
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Selendy & Gay PLLC


Blavatnik Family Foundation
Constantine Cannon LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Dentons US LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates


Binder & Schwartz LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Cohen & Gresser LLP
Paul M. Dodyk
Jenner & Block LLP
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP


Helen and Henry Freedman


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Tower Legal Solutions


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Evan R. Chesler
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Paul J. Shim
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Ted Wells and Nina Mitchell Wells
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Peter T. Barbur
Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Glynna Christian
Partner, Orrick

Douglas F. Curtis
Partner, Arnold & Porter

Leslie A. Firtell, Esq.
Founder & CEO, Tower Legal Solutions

Sandra D. Hauser
Partner, Dentons US LLP

Isaac Margulis
Senior Manager, Axiom

Louise M. Parent and John P. Casaly

Mark E. Plotkin
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Wendy H. Schwartz
Co-Founder, Binder & Schwartz LLP

Laureen E. Seeger
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express

Jennifer and Philippe Selendy
Selendy & Gay PLLC

Richard I. Werder, Jr.
NY Office Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Anré Williams
Group President, American Express

Masayuki Yamanouchi
Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Po Yi
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Henry A. Freedman, Chair

Kumasi Amin
Annie Pearl Avery
KC Bailey
H. Bradford Brown
Nancy Duff Campbell
Zack Carter
Stephen M. Cutler
Shelley Fearson
Councilman Johnny Ford
Hon. Helen E. Freedman
Minna R. Fyer and William M. Brodsky
Judson Garner
Rev. Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow
Yomi Goodall
William Harrison
Ainka Sanders Jackson
Jeffery Jones
Karen Jones
Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
Michele Coleman Mayes
Rep. Thad McClammy
Leah Nelson
Hugh B. Price
Debra L. Raskin and Michael D. Young
Mimi Rocah
Sen. Malika Sanders
Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin and Stanley Friedman
Brenda Smith
Jeanette Scott Thomas
Gus Townes
PD Villarreal
Sam Walker
Sara Werder
Sharon Wheeler
Dr. Carol Zippert
John Zippert
Mary Marsh Zulack

As of November 16, 2020


Sandra D. Hauser, Chair
Cassandra Barham, Vice-Chair
Douglas F. Curtis, Vice-Chair
Mary E. Gerisch, Vice-Chair
Jeffrey I. Shinder, Treasurer
Sara Werder, Secretary

Deborah N. Archer
Shireen A. Barday
Mary Lu Bilek
Joel M. Cohen
Julie E. Cohen
Paul M. Dodyk
Andrew R. Dunlap
Muhammad U. Faridi
Henry A. Freedman
Stephen L. Kass
Edward P. Krugman
David S. Lesser
Rev. Michael E. Livingston
Ray López
James I. McClammy
Bruce Rabb
Shannon Rose Selden
Jennifer M. Selendy
Angelique Shingler
Jill Shinn
Daniel Slifkin
Rev. Phil Tom
Alexandra Wald
Lee Wolosky

Dennis D. Parker
Executive Director

For further information, please contact Kara Minogue at
(212) 665-1441 or
Send all payments to:
275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1506
New York, New York 10001-6860

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