Luncheon

97th Anniversary Luncheon

Our annual luncheon, one of the foremost gatherings of the Bay Area legal community, provides essential support for our free legal services. Our more than 850 guests include attorneys from a wide spectrum of Bay Area and national firms; Federal and State court justices; summer law firm associates; representatives from corporations, foundations, and businesses; public officials; community leaders; and law school professors.

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Sponsorship Packet Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 Reception at 11 AM | Luncheon promptly at noon San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street at Mission Thomas A. Saenz

President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Bill Lann Lee

Partner, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.

José R. Padilla

Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)

The Honorable Cruz Reynoso (Ret.)

Professor Emeritus at UC Davis School of Law, former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

For more information about sponsor levels and benefits, please view our sponsor packet or contact Steve Heimerle by phone (415-864-8848) or by email (luncheon@las-elc.org).

  • The Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS, Chair
  • Madeline Chun, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Douglas J. Clark, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Ella Foley Gannon, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Aaron Kaufmann, Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Louise M. McCabe, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Roxane A. Polidora, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • James M. Schurz, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Audet & Partners, LLP
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Cooley LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • AT&T
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
 
  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Berman DeValerio and Christopher Heffelfinger
  • Berry & Berry Law Offices
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Celerity Consulting Group
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cohelan Khoury & Singer
  • Cornerstone Research, Inc.
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Gilardi & Co., LLC
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • JAMS
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Oberman, Satterley & Bosl Foundation, Inc.
  • Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
  • Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP
  • Price And Associates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Righetti & Glugoski, P.C.
  • Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
  • Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
  • Sanford Heisler, LLP
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sundeen Salinas & Pyle
  • Towers Watson
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Urrabazo Law, P.C.
  • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
  • California Rural Legal Assitance, Inc. (CRLA)
  • California Teachers Association
  • Chavez & Gertler LLP
  • Citi Private Bank
  • Durie Tangri LLP
  • Robert J. Erickson
  • Folger Levin LLP
  • Friedman & Springwater LLP
  • The Garden City Group
  • Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP
  • Hemming Morse, LLP
  • The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Nichols Kaster, PLLP
  • Osborne & Nesbitt LLP
  • Pearl.com LLC
  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • Rust Consulting, Inc.
  • San Francisco Black Firefighters Association
  • Law Office of Silver & Taube
  • Spiro Moore LLP
  • Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP
  • TERIS
  • van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
  • Minnis & Smallets LLP
  • Parnassus Investments
  • The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
  • Stephen R. Basser
  • Blattel Communications
  • Boston Financial’s Settlement Administration Solutions
  • Douglas J. Clark
  • Annabelle Ison and Dan Mahoney
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Lawless & Lawless
  • mod4 LLP
  • NJP Litigation Consulting West
  • Taylor & Company Law Offices, LLP
  • U.S. Legal Support
  • Beaulieu Vineyard
  • Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Jawbone
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Merrill Corporation
  • The Recorder
  • Scharffen Berger
Thursday, July 12, 2012 Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street Professor Pamela S. Karlan

Distinguished member of the Stanford Law School faculty; renowned Constitutional Law scholar, Kenneth and Harle Professor of Public Interest Law; and the Founder and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

The Honorable Goodwin H. Liu

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California

Belva Davis

Acclaimed journalist and civil rights heroine who has informed our community for more than 45 years with news of the Bay Area, and who has challenged and overcome race and gender-based discrimination in her profession.

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

  • J. Thomas Briody, Institute on Aging
  • The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr.
  • Jerome B. Falk, Jr., Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator for California
  • Dennis J. Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney
  • John P. Levin, Folger Levin LLP
  • Pam Moore, KRON TV
  • Rose Mary Towns, Librarian (Ret.)
  • Reverend Cecil Williams, Glide Memorial Methodist Church
  • The Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS, Chair
  • Douglas J. Clark, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Aaron Kaufmann, Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Louise M. McCabe, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Roxane A. Polidora, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • James M. Schurz, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Audet & Partners, LLP
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Harley & Oberman Foundation, Inc.
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Berman DeValerio and Christopher Heffelfinger
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Celerity Consulting Group
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cohelan Khoury & Singer
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Epiq Systems, Inc.
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Gilardi & Co., LLC
  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • JAMS
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP
  • Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
  • Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
  • Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, LLP
  • Price And Associates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Towers Watson
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • 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 Office of Silver & Taube
  • Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
  • Pearl.com LLC
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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  • Blattel Communications
  • Boston Financial Data Services
  • Merrill Corporation
  • The Recorder
  • Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Celebrating 95 Years of Putting Justice to Work July 14, 2011 Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street 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.

Pamela S. Karlan

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

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.

Joaquin Avila

Civil rights attorney and voting rights advocate.

  • 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
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Audet & Partners, LLP
  • Cooley LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Harley & Oberman Foundation, Inc.
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Bank of the West Classic
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Jawbone
  • Merrill Corporation
  • The Recorder
  • Featured Chocolate:  Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
July 15, 2010 Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street Linda Greenhouse

Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Senior Fellow at Yale Law School; Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for for the New York Times for nearly three decades.

Pamela S. Karlan

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

Therese M. Stewart
Chief Deputy City Attorney of San Francisco; Lead counsel in the groundbreaking case that upheld the constitutionality of gays and lesbians to marry and member of the legal team that challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
Dennis J. Herrera

City Attorney of San Francisco

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Audet and Partners Logo
  • Kirkland and Ellis logo
  • Morrison Foerster logo
  • Cooley Godward Kromish logo
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein logo
  • Pillsbury logo
  • California Teachers Association
  • Chevron Corporation
  • DLA Piper
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Berman DeValerio
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Calvo & Clark LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Celerity Consulting Group
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine 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
  • The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
  • Hinton, Alfert & Sumner
  • JAMS and Honorable James L. Warren
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP
  • K&L Gates
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Price And Associates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • TM Financial Forensics, LLC
  • Towers Watson
  • Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
  • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Bank of America
  • Beeson, Tayer & Bodine
  • Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • Chavez & Gertler LLP
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Durie Tangri LLP
  • Robert J. Erickson
  • Folger Levin LLP
  • Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP
  • Howrey LLP
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Rosenthal & Company LLC
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Law Office of Silver & Taube
  • The Sturdevant Law Firm
  • van Löben Sels/ RembeRock Foundation
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  • The Focal Point LLC
  • Amanda Hawes
  • Annabelle Ison & Dan Mahoney
  • Pauline Kim & Philip Lee
  • Harry Snyder, cypresfunds.net
  • Zeughauser Group
  • Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
  • Peets
  • The Recorder
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Bowne

Our annual luncheon, one of the foremost gatherings of the Bay Area legal community, provides essential support for our free legal services. Our more than 850 guests include attorneys from a wide spectrum of Bay Area and national firms; Federal and State court justices; summer law firm associates; representatives from corporations, foundations, and businesses; public officials; community leaders; and law school professors.

Sponsor or buy tickets 2014 sponsor packet.pdf Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street

For more information about sponsor levels and benefits, please view our sponsor packet or contact Steve Heimerle at 415-864-8848 or luncheon@las-elc.org.

  • The Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS, Chair
  • Madeline Chun, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Douglas J. Clark, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Ella Foley Gannon, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Aaron Kaufmann, Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Louise M. McCabe, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • James M. Schurz, Morrison & Foerster LLP