Annual Luncheon 2011

July 14, 2011

Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon

San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street

Keynote Speaker

Paul M. Smith

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, Paul Smith has argued thirteen times before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the landmark case Lawrence v. Texas, which changed the landscape of LGBT rights. Smith won the American Bar Association’s 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award, is a former board member and Chair of the National Board of Directors of The American Constitution Society, and is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal.

Introduced by

Pamela S. Karlan

Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School

Recipient of the Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award

Carlos R. Moreno

Now Of Counsel at Irell & Manella LLP, Justice Moreno has throughout his career as a lawyer and jurist worked to abolish poverty, race, sex, and national origin as obstacles to justice.

Presented by

Joaquin Avila

Civil rights attorney and voting rights advocate.

Anniversary Luncheon Committee

  • Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS, Chair
  • Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Berman DeValerio
  • Aaron Kaufmann, Hinton, Alfert, Sumner & Kaufmann
  • Louise M. McCabe, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Samuel R. Miller, Sidley Austin LLP
  • George M. Newcombe, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Roxane A. Polidora, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • James M. Schurz, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sponsors

Leader

  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law

Pacesetter

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Visionary

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Champion

  • Audet & Partners, LLP
  • Cooley LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Partner

  • AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Harley & Oberman Foundation, Inc.
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Benefactor

  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Patron

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bank of America
  • Berman DeValerio and Christopher Heffelfinger
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Celerity Consulting Group
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cohelan Khoury & Singer
  • Cornerstone Research, Inc.
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Gilardi & Co., LLC
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Hemming Morse, Inc.
  • The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
  • Hinton, Alfert, Sumner & Kaufmann
  • Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • JAMS
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP
  • K&L Gates
  • Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
  • Miller Sabino & Lee, Inc. Legal Placement Services
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, LLP
  • Price And Associates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Towers Watson
  • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Winston & Strawn LLP and David A. Honig

Supporter

  • Beeson, Tayer & Bodine
  • Boston Financial’s Settlement Administration Solutions
  • California Teachers Association
  • Chavez & Gertler LLP
  • Citi Private Bank
  • The Clorox Company
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Durie Tangri LLP
  • Robert J. Erickson
  • Folger Levin LLP
  • Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP
  • GCG
  • Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP
  • Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
  • Law Offices of Michael G.W. Lee
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • LexisNexis
  • Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
  • Osborne & Nesbitt LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • Rust Consulting
  • San Francisco Black Firefighters Association
  • Sher Leff LLP
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Law Office of Silver & Taube
  • Taylor & Company Law Offices, LLP
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
  • Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Foundation

Advocate

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Bonora D’Andrea, LLC
  • Consumer Attorneys Public Interest Foundation
  • Consumers Union
  • Alan J. Cox, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Barbara S. de Oddone
  • The Focal Point LLC
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Hinman & Carmichael LLP
  • Annabelle Ison and Dan Mahoney
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Pauline Kim and Philip Lee
  • McCarthy, Johnson & Miller Law Corporation
  • Parnassus Investments
  • Sundeen Salinas & Pyle

In-kind Sponsors

  • Bank of the West Classic
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Jawbone
  • Merrill Corporation
  • The Recorder
  • Featured Chocolate:  Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker