Business Law & Leadership Gala

2024 Business Law & Leadership Gala
Honoring Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Festive Evening Reception and Program
Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY


Click here for a printable PDF list of the sponsors (as of May 15, 2024).

its people, programs, and purpose
and the legal community's collective support for strong nonprofits


The Evening Reception featured musicans from the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

The Program included a Conversation about the legal and nonprofit sectors today.


Jeanine C. D. DeFreese
Associate General Counsel

Blair M. Duncan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation

Crystal M. Lalime, Moderator
General Counsel
Barclays Bank PLC

Doreen E. Lilienfeld
Co-Managing Partner - US
A&O Shearman

Alethea Taylor, PhD, CRC
Executive Director
Hour Children


Click here to see the full invitation.

For additional information, contact James Valentin at (212) 219-1800 ext. 225 or [email protected].

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About Lawyers Alliance

Since 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York has led the way, locally and nationally, for effective pro bono services by business and transactional lawyers. Today, our experienced staff and network of more than 2,000 pro bono lawyers from 140 law firms and corporations deliver quality corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal assistance to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations each year.

Our 2024 Business Law & Leadership Gala is an opportunity to reaffirm the legal and corporate sector’s commitment to community service and urban communities. With your participation, Lawyers Alliance can continue to strengthen nonprofits that provide and advocate for economic opportunity, housing, health, education, community arts, and other vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

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