The Legal Aid Society’s 2012 Associates’ Campaign Raised Funds From 1,690 Associates Representing 36 NYC Law Firms
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
2012 Associates' Campaign Celebration

The Legal Aid Society hosted its annual Summer Soiree in celebration of the 2012 Associates’ Campaign and to thank the associates and corporate professionals who made the campaign a success.

Fin Fogg, the President, and Steve Banks, the Attorney-in-Chief, were on hand to meet and greet the associates, corporate professionals, interns and externs who assist The Legal Aid Society in serving low-income New Yorkers. Awards were presented in recognition of outstanding fundraising leadership in the categories of top revenue, outstanding participation and exceptional generosity with a new “per capita donation” metric.

The event was held at Tavern29 on 29th & Park Avenue in Manhattan and was attended by associates, banking and corporate young professionals who support the Society through the Associates’ Campaign, an annual fundraising initiative run by Associates at the top firms in New York City, and the New Leadership Program, a new initiative that will officially kick-off this fall and will provide networking and professional development opportunities as well as social events for young professionals who support Legal Aid.

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

The Legal Aid Society ran an ad July 23 in The New York Law Journal thanking the associates and their firms for a successful 2012 Associates' Campaign.

The 2012 Associates’ Campaign officially kicked-off March 26th and ran through June 20th, 2012. Thanks to the hard work of our solicitors and New Leadership Board Members, we were able to increase revenue and participation making it a most successful campaign.

This year’s campaign raised funds from 1,690 associates and other firm members representing 36 New York City firms.

Special thanks to the following firms for their participation in the 2012 Associates’ Campaign:

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Baker & Hostetler LLP Linklaters LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Mayer Brown LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Cooley LLP Proskauer Rose LLP
Covington & Burling LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto SNR Denton
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Jones Day Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Kaye Scholer LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard LLP Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP

Special thanks to the board members of the New Leadership Program, a new initiative connecting young professionals in the legal and corporate communities.

NLP Board Members

Stella Amar
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Sean Cochran
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Svetlana Eisenberg
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Seth Fier
Proskauer Rose LLP

Melissa Francis
Mayer Brown LLP

Ellen Frye
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Warren Haskel
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Emily Huters
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Charlie Jacob
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Josh Kalish
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jaime Lavin
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Owen Lee
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alex Maffeo
Inter-Atlantic Group

Hugh McKee
Mayer Brown LLP

David McTaggart
Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard LLP

Aaron Miner
Bickel & Brewer

Alberto Rodriguez
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Alyssa Rower
Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP

Lara Samet
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Reed Smith
Cooley LLP

Mallory Tosch
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Conray Tseng
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Julie Turner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Abigail Williams
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kimberly Zafran
Chadbourne & Parke

Adam Zucker
Youngwoo & Associates, LLC