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.
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 presented the 2013 Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence on Wednesday, November 6 at Credit Suisse.
Read the press release.
The 2013 Institutional Honorees:
The 2013 Individual Honorees:
Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: This year Lawyers Alliance also acknowledges the 60 dedicated attorneys who volunteered to assist nonprofit organizations in the neighborhoods most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- Jonathan Hillel Ashtor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
- Allan S. Bloom, Paul Hastings LLP
- Ezra Borut, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell Legal Team
- Robert W Fagiola, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Sylvie C. Goursaud, Hogan Lovells US LLP
- Ji Kim, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Michael A. Lehmann and Jim Walsh, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
- Lisa A. Levy, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
- Lauren E. Manton, DLA Piper LLP (US)
|Lawyers Alliance for New York 2013 Cornerstone Award Winners
|(Back row, left to right) Kevin J. Curnin of Institutional Honoree Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Jim Walsh, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Jason Mehar of the Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP legal team; Allan S. Bloom, Paul Hastings LLP; Jonathan Hillel Ashtor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Ji Kim, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Ezra Borut, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
(Front row, left to right) Michael A. Lehmann, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Robert W Fagiola, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Lisa A. Levy, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Lauren E. Manton, DLA Piper LLP (US); Sylvie C. Goursand, Hogan Lovells US LLP; Edward H. Sadtler of Institutional Honoree Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Photo credit: Ben Russell
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The complete list of Lawyers Alliance's Cornerstone winners
from 1997 to 2013 includes 166 of Lawyers Alliance's more than 5,000 individual volunteers
during this period.
Previous Institutional Cornerstone Award winners include:
||Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP|
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
||Holland & Knight LLP|
Jackson Lewis LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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
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
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