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Business Law & Leadership Gala
Prior Special

June 4, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala
Ziegfeld Ballroom

Honoring John J. Suydam, Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer at Apollo Global Management, LLC, for distinguished service.

Sponsorship and ticket information available on March 1. Contact Laura Russello at (212) 219-1800 ext. 230 or





Business Law & Leadership Gala
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrating Dedicated Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities

The Business Law & Leadership Gala supports pro bono legal services that help nonprofit organizations improve the neighborhoods in which New Yorkers live, learn, and work. Click here to see all of our sponsors.

The 2018 Business Law & Leadership Gala honored distinguished leaders:

Horacio Gutierrez
General Counsel and Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs
Trish Walsh
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Voya Financial
Marla G. Simpson
President and Executive Director
Brooklyn Community Services

Lawyers Alliance is the oldest and largest provider of business and transactional legal services to nonprofits in the United States.Our experienced staff and dedicated network of more than 1,800 pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to hundreds of community organizations annually.

Our 2018 Business Law & Leadership Gala celebrated the dedication of lawyers, nonprofits, and communities. We honored those who exemplify an innovative spirit, help people of all ages to have a better future, and demonstrate how pro bono lawyers and nonprofits work together for positive change. Gala proceeds help Lawyers Alliance to provide high quality legal help to organizations that stimulate economic opportunity, improve education and learning, enhance housing and urban health, and support music and community arts for low-income New Yorkers.

The evening's Master of Ceremonies was
Aric Press
Partner, PP&C Consulting
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 James Valentin at 212-219-1800, ext. 225 or

Click here for more information on past galas, including event sponsors, honorees and program information on Lawyers Alliance for New York.