The Legal Aid Society’s 2017 Associates’ Campaign Closes With Record Participation from NYC Firms

Under the leadership of Associates at leading New York law firms, The Legal Aid Society’s annual Associates’ Campaign raises awareness and vital funds for the Society’s Civil Practice. Individual gifts raised through this campaign account for nearly one-third of all individual contributions raised for our Civil Practice each year, which relies heavily on private funding to provide legal assistance to the most vulnerable New Yorkers, helping them obtain and maintain the basic necessities of life.

The 2017 Associates’ Campaign kicked off in early March and ran through June 30th. Thanks to the hard work of our solicitors and New Leadership Board Members, we were able to increase revenue and participation making it one of the most successful campaigns to date.

This year’s campaign raised funds from over 1,770 Associates and other firm members representing over 20 New York City firms.

Congratulations to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for coming in as this year’s top contributing firm. Also congratulations to Baker Hostetler LLP on coming in 1st in overall participation with over 62% of New York based Associates participating to this year’s campaign; and to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for achieving the highest average donation per Associate mark in 2017.

Special thanks to the following firms for their participation in the 2017 Associates’ Campaign:

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Mayer Brown LLP
Baker & Hostetler LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP Proskauer Rose LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP
Cooley LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Covington & Burling LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP
Jones Day