Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project


Tuesday, May 22, 2018—6:30pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music—30 Lafayette Avenue


Jeffrey B. Gewirtz
Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment


Jonathan Stoler
Partner, Global Co-Practice Group Leader, Labor and Employment Practice
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Featuring The 2018 Champion of Justice Awardees

Jenna E. Browning, Paul Hastings LLP
Jason A. Georges, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Daryl Leon, Proskauer Rose LLP
Lindsay Colvin Stone, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

 About the Annual Gala: 

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Annual Gala – the organization’s premier fundraising event – celebrates and honors the work of extraordinary individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the public good and equal justice. Funds raised strengthen the vital work of the VLP, including direct legal services, innovative legal education and outreach programs in consumer debt, foreclosure, immigration, family law and elder law, as well as the training and supervision of volunteer attorneys from the private bar to assist thousands of Brooklyn families and individuals facing life-altering legal challenges.  

Read the VLP Gala Press Release here.

To view the VLP Gala Journal, click here.

Images from the VLP Gala can viewed below:

VLP Annual Gala

Gala Co-Chair Committee:

Alexander Arato
General Counsel
NeuLion, Inc.

Richard L. Brand
Managing Partner, San Francisco
Arent Fox LLP

Jason K. Brown
Vice President and Senior Counsel
American Express Company

Kari D. Cohen
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Matthew E. Eisler
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Douglas Epstein
General Counsel & Vice President of Real Estate
Modell’s Sporting Goods

Paul W. Garrity
Managing Partner, New York
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Steven Gerber
President & Chief Operating Officer
Zeta Global

Stephen Goulet
Senior Managing Director and General Counsel

Maureen Hanlon
Onexim Sports and Entertainment

Robin Spigel
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Gala Host Committee: 

Caroline Conway
Assistant General Counsel and Vice President
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Lynn E. Judell
Of Counsel
Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP

Manas Mohapatra
Senior Vice President, Privacy

Deborah H. Renner

Hon. Betty E. Staton 
Brooklyn Legal Services

Stephen Z. Williamson
Principal Attorney
Law Office of Stephen Z. Williamson, P.L.L.C.

Thank you to our sponsors:



ROBERT AND RICKI CONWAY                               






                          THE LAW OFFICE OF RACHEL S. BLUMENFELD





JEFFREY B. GEWIRTZ                                          


                                        JONATHAN STOLER             STEVEN ZELKOWITZ                 


Thank you to our benefactor supporters:

Abrams Fensterman
Michael Balboni/RedLand Strategies
Charles E. Boulbol, PC
Brooklyn Bar Association
BWD Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Frank V. Carone
Cullen and Dykman LLP
Jonathan Davis/Lenox Advisors
Lawrence F. DiGiovanna
Clara and Arnold Gewirtz

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
James & Co.
Lynn E. Judell
Nancy Karch
John S. Kiernan
LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco LLP
Machete Group/David Carlock
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
Honorable Ava S. Raphael and Dr. Irving G. Raphael
Linda and Jim Slattery
TSG Reporting
Stephen P. Younger

Thank you to our Gala floral design sponsor:

Inna Marzan, Marzan Flowers

View the VLP Video premiered at the Gala below:


For more information please contact Melissa Starr, Director of Development, 718-473-9209.



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Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
44 Court Street, Suite 1206
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Call Us: 718-624-3894



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