Lawyers Alliance believes that the exemplary work and outstanding
accomplishments of our volunteer attorneys deserve recognition
from clients, peers, employers, and the general public. We are privileged to work with so many dynamic clients who
not only are running extraordinary programs but also take
the time to say "thank you" to our volunteers. Contact us if you are an attorney interested in becoming a volunteer.
Since 1997, Lawyers Alliance has presented Cornerstone Awards annually to a select group of
individuals and institutions that have made extraordinary contributions through pro bono legal
services. These services help nonprofits to address critical human needs and improve the quality
of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.
Lawyers Alliance will present the 2016 Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Viacom, 1515 Broadway.
Lawyers Alliance presented the 2015 Cornerstone Awards on November 4, 2015.
Read the press release.
The 2015 Institutional Honorees:
The 2015 Individual Honorees:
|Lawyers Alliance for New York 2015 Cornerstone Award Winners
|(Back row, left to right) Todd C. Arena, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Edward Andrew Puerta, Nixon Peabody LLP; Evan Glassman, Steptoe &Johnson LLP (accepted on behalf of Steptoe's Michael Campion Miller); Michael A. Calandra, Jr., Alston & Bird LLP; Allan H. Cohen, Nixon Peabody LLP
(Front row, left to right) Elizabeth Hook, Citi; Jennifer Colyer of Institutional Honoree Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Sharon Lippett, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Kyla Henriksen, Citi; Valentine A. Brown of Institutional Honoree Duane Morris LLP
Photographer: Lily Kesselman
Previous Cornerstone Award winners
The complete list of Lawyers Alliance's Cornerstone winners
from 1997 to 2015 includes 184 of Lawyers Alliance's more than 6,000 individual volunteers
during this period.
Previous Institutional Cornerstone Award winners include:
||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
||Kirkland & Ellis LLP|
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
||Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP|
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Volunteer Accomplishments: Lawyers Alliance regularly identifies outstanding volunteers who reach a milestone in their pro
bono project and issues a "Volunteer Accomplishment" announcement recognizing this work. These
callouts are available in the News section of this
Award for Pro Bono Leadership: In addition, Lawyers Alliance has presented the Award for Pro Bono Leadership to a law firm
partner who has performed exemplary pro bono service
for nonprofit organizations in New York City. Past honorees include:
2009: Ashley R. Altschuler of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
2008: Robert S. Whitman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
2007: Michael J. Feinman of Blank Rome LLP
2006: Mark E. Brossman of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Bar Association Awards: Many of Lawyers Alliance's volunteer institutions have received
accolades from state and national bar leaders for their business
law pro bono work. We are honored to have nominated a strong
list of winners of American
Bar Association and New York State Bar Association pro bono