Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project

Featuring The 2019 Champion of Justice Awardees

Emmanuel Fashakin, Jr., Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Jessica Klein, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Genevieve Spruill, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

 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.  Confirm your support online today!

Gala Co-Chair Committee:

John D. Amorosi
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Jeffrey B. Gewirtz
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
BSE Global

David J. Greenwald
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Jyotin Hamid
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Colin D. Lloyd
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

John P. Mead
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Stephen G. Rooney
Mayer Brown LLP

Bradley I. Ruskin
Senior Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

Shannon Rose Selden
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Karen P. Seymour
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Stephen P. Younger
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Gala Host Committee: 

Caroline Conway
Deputy General Counsel
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Shamika Dighe
Investment Banking Analyst

Sean Mikala Gray
Director, Commercial Business Risk Office
Capital One

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

Mark Lande
Senior Managing Director and Counsel
Island Capital Group LLC

Michael Leahy
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
and Head of Litigation

Adam Shepherd
Vice President
Macquarie Group

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:


JOHN AND LISA KIERNAN                                                                            

                                                GREGORY K. PALM

GREGORY T. CERCHIONE                                  


Thank you to our Gala Benefactors:

Charles E. Boulbol, PC

Nancy Karch

Jim and Linda Slattery

Stephen P. Younger

Please view Sponsorship and Ticket Opportunities here or register online today!  For more information please contact Melissa Starr, Director of Development, 718-473-9209.

View the VLP Video premiered at the 2018 Gala below:

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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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