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PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP
24th ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL GALA

Wednesday, October 6
6PM ET

Countdown to Live Event

Partnership Makes it Possible.

Partnership Makes Us Stronger.

Join us for a celebration honoring all of those who make pro bono possible! This live-stream event will shine a light on some of the wonderful things that have happened in the last year in our communities, and the nonprofits and volunteer lawyers that make this work possible. Our 24th anniversary year has been like no other, and it has also been hope-filled, with many examples of how pro bono work empowers nonprofits, and improves neighborhoods.

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Meet the 2021 Pro Bono Champions:

Law Firm Honoree

Bruce C. Bennett

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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Corporate Honoree

UnitedHealth Group

Law Department

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Meet the Gala Chairs:

Thad Johnson

Chief Legal Officer
UnitedHealthcare

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Jonathan Mothner

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Synchrony Financial

Board Chair, Pro Bono Partnership

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Gala Host:

Ari Melber

Chief Legal Correspondent and Anchor of “The Beat,” MSNBC

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Football, Hockey, and Theater Fans:

Make Some Noise at the Silent Auction!

Shop for a great cause! Something for sports fans and theater lovers…whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special, these items will surely be met with applause!

Autographed memorabilia from:

Saquon Barkley
Daniel Jones
Jerome Bettis
P.K. Subban
Damon Severson
Nico Hischier 

Broadway enthusiasts:

Two orchestra tickets to SIX The Musical!

Chairman

Jonathan Mothner

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Synchrony Financial

Vice Chairman

Peter A. Gutermann

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (Ret.)
Barnes Group, Inc.

Vice Chairman

John M. Liftin

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
(Formerly General Counsel and Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.)

President

John L. Sander

Jackson Lewis P.C.
(Formerly Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.)

Secretary

Anahaita N. Kotval

Chief Executive Officer
Lifting Up Westchester
(Formerly General Counsel, RBS Securities)

Treasurer

Ann M. Kappler

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Prudential Financial, Inc.


Sylvia A. Ayler

Director, Legal
Intellectual Property Group
Merck & Co., Inc.

Evan Charkes

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
Global Wealth & Investment Management
Bank of America

Eric I Cohen

Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary (General Counsel)
tsu Inc.

Una A. Dean

VP, Assistant General Counsel, Investigations

IBM

Burt M. Fealing

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Southwire Company

David Flavell

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
PepsiCo

John P. Frantz

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Verizon Business Group

Daniel J. Goldstein

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Pitney Bowes

Rady Johnson

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer
Pfizer, Inc

Candace Kronholm

Vice President and General Counsel
Pratt & Whitney

Cathy Lueders

Assistant General Counsel, SVP – US Markets
Mastercard

Greg Nehro

General Counsel – Americas
BNY Mellon

Scott Posner

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Terex Corporation

Edward J. Sebold

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel: Watson Health and
Global Head of Litigation
IBM Corporation

Richard H. Walker

King & Spalding, LLP
(Formerly Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank AG)

David Yawman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (former)
PepsiCo

Director Emeritus

Benjamin W. Heineman Jr.

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Program on the Legal Profession
Harvard Law School

VICE CHAIRS

Sylvia A. Ayler

Merck & Co., Inc.

Neil Barr

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Joshua R. Cammaker

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Brian DuPerre

UnitedHealth Group

Rady Johnson

Pfizer Inc

Rachel Lieberman

Synchrony Financial

Michael Nonaka

Covington & Burling LLP


Steering Committee

Brian Boyle

O’Melveny & Myers, LLP

Ting S. Chen

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

David Flavell

PepsiCo

Matthew Ingber

Mayer Brown LLP

Frank R. Jimenez

Raytheon Technologies

Constantine Karides

Reed Smith LLP

Candace A. Kronholm

Pratt & Whitney,
a Raytheon Technologies Company

Kevin G. Lauri

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Cathy Lueders

Mastercard

Jami Wintz McKeon

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Gregory Nehro

BNY Mellon

Raymond N. Nimrod

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Joseph L. Noga

Jenner & Block LLP

Edward J. Sebold

IBM Corporation

Geoffrey Sigler

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Drew Tulumello

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Steven J. Williams

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


GALA PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sylvia A. Ayler

Merck & Co., Inc.

Brian DuPerre

UnitedHealth Group

Daniel J. Goldstein

Pitney Bowes

Anahaita Kotval

Lifting Up Westchester

Volunteers of the Year

Dedicated volunteers are the reason Pro Bono Partnership is able to provide essential legal services to tristate-area nonprofits free of charge. We are thrilled to honor our 6 VOTY recipients and to share their inspiring stories at the Gala!

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Pandemic Response Award Honorees

Nonprofits faced incredible challenges related to the pandemic. We are proud to have provided expert counsel to help so many nonprofits navigate the changing landscape. We are pleased to honor three outstanding partners with our Pandemic Response Award.

PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER.

Your generous contribution will help the Partnership continue to provide critical legal services to nonprofit organizations throughout the tristate region. It’s easy to pledge your support through Givergy, a trusted partner of some of the biggest charities in the U.S.

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