Business Law & Leadership Gala

50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Celebrating Lawyers Alliance's Past, Present, and Future Impact on Nonprofits and Communities

The Business Law & Leadership Gala supports pro bono legal services for nonprofits that improve quality of life in New York City. Click here to see all of our sponsors.


The 50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala honored:

John J. Suydam
Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer
Apollo Global Management, LLC

for his civic-minded and distinguished leadership

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

for its longstanding pro bono commitment to Lawyers Alliance

Sean Delany

for 20 years of service to the nonprofit sector as Lawyers Alliance's Executive Director


The evening's Master of Ceremonies was
Dana Delany
Emmy Award-winning actor and star
of the CBS legal series The Code

Master of Ceremonies

About Lawyers Alliance

Since 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York has led the way, locally and nationally, for effective pro bono legal services by business and transactional lawyers. Today, our staff of experienced attorneys and network of more than 1,900 pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporate legal departments deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal and educational services to more than 1,000 community organizations each year.

Our 50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala reaffirmed the legal sector’s commitment to community service. Thanks to sponsors' and attendees' participation, Lawyers Alliance can continue to strengthen nonprofits that develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

Lawyers Alliance 2019 Video (50th Anniversary)

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