The Campaign for the Justice Fund

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center wishes to thank the many members of our community who contributed generously to the Justice Fund and to acknowledge the philanthropic spirit that marked our groundbreaking campaign.

The Justice Fund was created to establish a funding reserve to support specific pieces of social justice litigation.  As attorney time and costs are paid, the Justice Fund will be replenished, building a permanent source of "social justice capital” for other important cases.

The campaign, which raised $4.3 million, will help to ensure that our organization is able to maintain its longstanding tradition of providing free legal aid to those in need.

Champions of Justice

Law Firms

$200,000 and above

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

$150,000 and above

  • Latham & Watkins LLP

$100,000 and above

  • Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
    In Honor of Frank D. “Sandy” Tatum, Jr.
  • Heller Ehrman LLP
    In Honor of Charles H. Clifford
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    In Honor of Richard W. Odgers
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP

$75,000 and above

  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • DLA Piper

$50,000 and above

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Friends of the Workers’ Rights Clinic
    In Honor of The Honorable John M. True, III & Michael T. Gaitley
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP

$25,000 and above

  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    In Honor of Douglas R. Young
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Folger Levin & Kahn LLP
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Hinton, Alfert & Sumner
    In Honor of Michael Gaitley & The Direct Legal Services Programs
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    In Honor of Lenard G. Weiss
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
    In Memory of Ira S. Lillick & Allan E. Charles and In Honor of Graydon S. Staring
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
    In Honor of Mary Jo Shartsis
  • Sidley Austin LLP

$10,000 and above

  • Buchalter Nemer
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP

Up to $10,000

  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian
  • Reed Smith LLP

Cy Pres Distribution

  • Chavez & Gertler LLP

Community Businesses

$75,000 and above

  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
    With Paul & Amy Meyer and Avram Tucker & Diane Bostick

$50,000 and above

  • Bruce F. Deal
    Of Analysis Group, Inc.

$10,000 and above

  • Administar Services Group LLC, Computershare & Georgeson
  • OnPoint Analytics, Inc.
  • Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Up to $10,000

  • Anonymous
  • Citi Private Bank/Law Firm Group
  • Combs Reporting, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Research
    With Its Officers, Principals & Staff
  • Alan Cox
    Of NERA Economic Consulting
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • NERA Economic Consulting

Visonaries Major Gifts of $10,000 and above

Individuals

$500,000 and above

  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser

$150,000 and above

  • Robert & Ruth Dell

$100,000 and above

  • Arthur Rock & Toni Rembe

$50,000 and above

  • José R. Allen & Irvenia E. Waters
  • Kenneth & Lana Guernsey
  • George & Joan Newcombe
  • Lenard G. Weiss

$25,000 and above

  • James M. Finberg & Melanie M. Piech
  • Carol Mondry Fine & Howard F. Fine
  • Scott A. Fink & Kathy Klein
  • Gail & Dick Odgers
  • Jim & Nita Roethe
  • Mark L. Perry & Melanie P. Peña
  • Guy & Lenore Rounsaville, Jr.
  • Lori A. Schechter & William N. Hebert
  • Peter A. Wald & Christina Hall

$10,000 and above

  • Gregg Alton & Caroline Loewy
  • Gordon C. Atkinson
  • Richard F. Beal & Andrea Biren
    In Honor of the Staff
  • Jeff & Becky Bleich
    In Honor of the Staff
  • Douglas J. Clark
  • Linda Dardarian & Terry Carroll
  • Robert P. Doty
  • Ellen A. Friedman
  • David F. Gross
  • Kirke & Nancy Hasson
  • Harvey & Peggy Hinman
  • David A. Honig
  • Michael G.W. Lee
  • Mark R. & Gail M. Levie
  • Jack W. Londen
  • Joel S. Sanders
  • Mary Jo & Arthur J. Shartsis
  • Therese M. Stewart & Carole M. Scagnetti
  • James M. Strother & Denise Mollen
  • Robert A. Thompson
  • Lisa McCabe van Krieken
  • Douglas R. Young
  • James B. Young

Foundations & Institutions

$20,000 and above

  • The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
  • Koret Foundation
  • The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
    In Honor of Charles H. Clifford

$15,000 and above

  • Kaiser Permanente

Circle of Friends Individual Gifts up to $9,999

$5,000 and above

  • Mark A. Chavez
  • John R. Foote
  • Robert C. Friese
  • Kenneth Hausman & Ellyn Lazarus
  • C. Bradford Jeffries
  • James C. Kitch
  • Hilary K. Krane & George E. Bulkeley
  • Bill Lann Lee
  • Harvey L. Leiderman
  • John P. Levin
  • Michael T. Lucey
  • Kirk E. Miller
  • Frederick T. Muto
  • Mark H. Penskar
  • Mark B. Pitchford
  • Laurence Pulgram & Kathleen Ann Murray
  • Paul A. Renne
  • Charlene S. Shimada
  • The Honorable Fern M. Smith
  • Robert & Charlotte Uram
  • Paul W. & Pearl Vapnek
  • Christopher A. Westover

$2,500 and above

  • Kenneth J. Adelson
  • Madeline Chun
  • Gary M. Cohen & Elizabeth Nichols
  • Robert J. Erickson
  • Kevin M. Fong
  • Donald R. Share
  • Nancy J. Siegel
  • Ray L. Wong

$1,000 and above

  • Kara M. Andersen
  • Frederick D. Baron
  • Peter J. Benvenutti & Lise Pearlman
  • Michael Bien & Jane Kahn
    In Honor of Claudia Center
  • Norman J. Blears
  • Stephen V. Bomse
  • Robert E. Borton
  • Jodie M. Bourdet
  • Curtis M. & Robin N. Caton
  • John Crittenden
  • John C. Dwyer
  • Michael R. Faber
  • Keith A. Flaum
  • James & Jessica Fleming
  • Peter M. Folger
  • William S. Freeman
  • Carol Frizzell & Don Spirlock
    In Honor of J. Carlisle Phillips, Jr.
  • James C. Gaither
  • Joanne M. Garvey
  • Bob & Wendy Gibney
  • Anthony C. Gilbert
  • Joseph & Janet Grodin
  • Robert C. Harris
  • Maryellen C. Herringer
  • Robert A. & Judy S. Huret
  • Carl B. Johnson
  • Michael A. Kahn
  • Edward E. & Joyce K. Kallgren
  • Susan Kutner, MD
    In Honor of Richard Beal
  • Marc A. Lackner
  • Matthew L. Larrabee
  • Barry S. Levin
  • David M. Madrid
  • Alexander P. Mehran
  • Rachael E. Meny
  • Barbara Saarni Oddone
    In Honor of Joan Graff
  • Richard A. Peers
  • Thomas M. Peterson
  • Donn M. Pickett
  • M. Laurence Popovsky
  • The Honorable Charles B. Renfrew
  • Robert A. Rosenfeld
  • Wondie Russell
  • Douglas M. Schwab
  • Thomas F. Smegal, Jr.
  • Graydon S. & Joyce L. Staring
  • The Teece Family Foundation
  • James B. Wright
  • Thomas H. Zellerbach
  • Cynthia L. Zollinger

$500 and above

  • Alexander Aganin
  • Paul Alexander
  • Alexander L. Brainerd
  • Brian P. Brosnahan
  • John H. Cutler
  • Grant P. Fondo
  • Richard H. Frank
  • Charles Freiberg
  • Catherine J. Galley
  • Richard J. Guggenhime
  • Jonathan P. Hayden
  • Peggy Hernandez
  • Timothy G. Hoxie
  • David J. Kalmick
  • Aaron Kaufmann & Anne Schmitz
  • Terry M. Kee & Debra Bellings-Kee
  • James Wesley Kinnear
  • Bobby C. Lawyer
  • Mike Little
  • James K. Malernee
  • Laura McCrea
  • K. William Neuman
  • Jessica S. Pers
  • Walter J. Robinson
  • Roselyne C. Swig
  • Roderick & Deborah Thompson
  • In Honor of Dick Odgers
  • Michael Traynor
    In Honor of Frank D. “Sandy” Tatum, Jr.
  • Robert B. Yoshitomi
  • Stanley Young

Up to $500

  • E.J. Bernacki, III
  • Robert M. Bodzin
  • Richard J. DeNatale
  • Preston P. DuFauchard, Jr.
  • Robert A. Epsen
  • Ilene S. Friedland
  • Beth M. Goldman
  • David M. Goldstein
  • David B. Goodwin
  • Paul R. Griffin
  • Elaine M. Harwood
  • Victor A. Hebert
  • Bruce W. Jennett
  • Michael & Jocelyn Kelleher
  • Lisa Leung
  • Weyman I. Lundquist
  • William R. Mackey
  • Robert H. Miller
  • William C. Miller
  • Jeffrey S. Ross
  • Nicole M. Ryan
  • Raymond H. Sheen
  • Brian D. Smith

Champions of Justice Friends of the Workers’ Rights Clinic

Sponsors

  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP
  • Chavez & Gertler LLP
  • City National Bank
  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian
  • Gross Belsky Alonzo LLP
  • Hinton, Alfert & Sumner
  • Leonard Carder, LLP
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, PC
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • McCarthy Johnson & Miller Law Corporation
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP
  • Karl Olson
  • Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak
  • Righetti Law Firm, PC
  • Rosenthal & Company LLC
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
  • Settlement Services, Inc./ Tommy Warren
  • Siegel & LeWitter
  • Sundeen Salinas & Pyle
  • Talamantes/Villegas/Carrera, LLP
  • The National Jury Project/West
  • Trucker Huss, APC
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Supporters

  • ACLU of Northern California
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Beeson, Tayer & Bodine
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Davis, Cowell & Bowe, LLP
  • Duckworth, Peters & Lebowitz, LLP
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson & Johnson, LLP
  • The Mediation & Law Office of Paula M. Lawhon
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky
  • Law Offices of Ellyn Moscowitz
  • Law Office of Michael D. Nelson
  • Nichols Kaster, PLLP
  • Law Office of Christine Troy
  • Winer, McKenna & Davis, LLP
  • Worksafe
  • Hillary Baker
  • Chrissie Bartlett
  • Lawrence P. Beck
  • Andrea L. Biren
  • Eileen M. Bissen
  • Robert E. Borton
  • Lewis L. Bossing
  • David Breshears
  • The Honorable Steven A. and Ann V. Brick
  • Gary M. Cohen
  • William I. Corman
  • Kara Daillak
  • Timothy Elder
  • Steve S. Elster
  • Deborah C. England
  • Jason M. Erlich
  • Rachel Folberg
  • Gregory F. Fortescue
  • Joseph & Janet Grodin
  • Sarah Grossman-Swenson
  • Lisa M. Guerin
  • Genevieve Guertin
  • Anne Hipshman
  • Maureen A. Kildee
  • Kim Kruckel
  • Marc A. Lackner
  • Miles E. Locker
  • Jennifer L. Marston
  • Francis J. Martin
  • Tanya B. McGregor
  • Philip M. Milestone
  • Richard F. Munzinger
  • Luella E. Nelson
  • Brendan O’Brine
  • Monique Olivier
  • Michelle L. Roberts
  • Aviva N. Roller
  • Marci Seville
  • Hina Bhagwan Shah
  • Mary Jo C. Shartsis
  • Ruth Silver Taube
  • Gerard Sinzdak
  • The Honorable Fern M. Smith
  • Michael S. Sorgen
  • Shin-Yu Wang
  • Laura Herron Weber
  • Lenard G. Weiss
  • Barry M. Winograd
  • Ronald Yank
  • Catherine A. Yanni

Campaign Leadership

Co-Chairs

  • José R. Allen, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP
  • Richard W. Odgers, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • James Strother, Wells Fargo & Company

Committee Members

  • Russell Bertuccelli, Huron Consulting Group
  • John Foote, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Joan Graff, The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center
  • Kenneth Guernsey, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Michael G.W. Lee, Law Offices of Michael G.W. Lee
  • George M. Newcombe, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • James Roethe, J. Roethe ADR Services
  • Mary Jo Shartsis, Shartsis Friese LLP
  • The Honorable James L. Warren, JAMS
  • Lenard G. Weiss, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Honorary Committee

  • David M. Balabanian
  • The Honorable Jerry Brown
  • Nanci M. Clarence
  • The Honorable William P. Clark
  • William K. Coblentz
  • Quinn Delaney
  • Lia Epperson
  • James M. Finberg
  • Peter M. Folger
  • James C. Gaither
  • William B. Gould, IV
  • The Honorable Joseph R. Grodin
  • Maryellen C. Herringer
  • Edward E. Kallgren
  • Michael T. Lucey
  • Melvyn I. Mark
  • William H. Orrick
  • The Honorable Charles B. Renfrew
  • The Honorable Cruz Reynoso
  • The Honorable Fern M. Smith
  • Jon B. Streeter
  • Frank D. “Sandy” Tatum, Jr.
  • Joyce M. Taylor
  • Michael C. Tobriner
  • The Honorable Daniel Weinstein
  • Keith C. Wetmore
  • Bobbie Jean Wilson
  • Kirke Wilson