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Business Law & Leadership Gala
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebrating the Impact of Lawyers on Nonprofits and Communities

The legal sector reaffirmed its commitment to New York neighborhoods and community service at the 2016 Business Law & Leadership Gala.

The Gala honored three distinguished leaders:

Laureen E. Seeger
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
American Express Company
Carol Bellamy
Former Executive Director
Yanki Tshering
Executive Director
Business Center for New Americans

Our staff of experienced attorneys and network of 1,650 pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to community organizations.

Lawyers Alliance is the oldest and largest provider of business and transactional legal services to nonprofits in the United States.Our 2016 Business Law & Leadership Gala celebrated the impact of pro bono lawyers on nonprofits and communities. We honor those who demonstrate how lawyers and nonprofits work together to provide services that support economic development, increase financial inclusion and affordable housing, and improve educational and health opportunities for children, new immigrants, families, and other low-income residents.

The evening's Master of Ceremonies was
Aric Press
Partner, Bernero & Press
and Former Editor-in-Chief, ALM

Click to view the Program Slideshow   Click to view the Sponsors Slideshow

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If you have any questions about the Gala, please contact Mariel Read Essner at 212-219-1800, ext. 230 or

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