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Business Law & Leadership Gala
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Business Law & Leadership Gala
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrating Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Stronger Communities

Guests joined Lawyers Alliance for New York in supporting pro bono legal services for New York City nonprofit organizations.

The 2015 Business Law & Leadership Gala honored three distinguished leaders:

Steven M. Cohen
Chief Administrative Officer
and General Counsel

MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated

Rohan Weerasinghe
General Counsel
Citigroup Inc.
Eileen Torres
Executive Director

Our staff of experienced attorneys and network of more than 1,500 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 2015 Business Law & Leadership Gala celebrated lawyers, nonprofits, and stronger communities. We honor those who exemplify the pro bono spirit and demonstrate how lawyers and nonprofits work together to provide financial inclusion and community revitalization, improve educational opportunities, and support urban health and community arts for low-income New Yorkers.

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


Click here for the May 13, 2015 list of sponsors.

Click here for the press release.

Click here for a PDF of the invitation.


If you have any questions about the Gala, please contact Kathryn Byrd 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.