Annual Luncheon 2014

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 700 guests included 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.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon

San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 55 Fourth Street

Keynote Speaker

Rick Welts

Rick Welts is President and Chief of Operations for the Golden State Warriors National Basketball Association (NBA) team. As the highest-ranking professional in American sports to be openly gay, Mr. Welts has served as an example of courage and leadership in an industry that is slow to accept LGBT players and staff members. Prior to joining the Golden State Warriors, Mr. Welts served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Phoenix Suns and, from 1996 to 1999, was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the NBA.  

Recipient of the Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award

Dee Mosbacher and Nanette Gartrell

Dr. Mosbacher is a psychiatrist and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose most recent project was a web-based video campaign to end homophobia in men's professional sports. Her 2010 documentary, “Training Rules,” focused on a women’s basketball coach at Penn State who refused to allow lesbian players on her team. Dr. Gartrell is a psychiatrist, researcher, and writer whose groundbreaking U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of children and the dynamics of planned lesbian families. She is a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law—a research institute devoted to LGBT law and public policy.  Married in 2005, Dee and Nanette have been together since 1975.

Anniversary Luncheon Committee

  • 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



  • Ira Spiro
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law


  • Latham & Watkins LLP


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


  • Cooley LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


  • Chevron Corporation
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Sanford Heisler, LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Wells Fargo & Company


  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Berman DeValerio
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cohelan Khoury & Singer
  • Cornerstone Research, Inc.
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Epiq Systems, Inc.
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Gilardi & Co., LLC
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • JAMS
  • Jones Day
  • Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP
  • Kazan, McClain, Satterley, Lyons, Greenwood & Oberman PLC
  • Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
  • Lang, Richert & Patch
  • Leonard Carder, LLP
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Minnis & Smallets LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Barbara Mosbacher 
  • Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pearson Simon Warshaw LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Righetti & Glugoski, P.C.
  • Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sundeen Salinas & Pyle
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP


  • Bryan Schwartz Law
  • California Teachers Association
  • Chavez & Gertler LLP
  • Citi Private Bank
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Durie Tangri LLP
  • Robert J. Erickson
  • Folger Levin LLP
  • Friedman & Springwater LLP
  • Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
  • Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
  • Law Office of Silver & Taube
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
  • Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Nichols Kaster, PLLP
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
  • Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
  • Rust Consulting, Inc.
  • Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP
  • van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
  • The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation


  • Parnassus Investments
  • The Honorable Fern Smith (Ret.)
  • Lynn Winter Gross


  • Beeson, Tayer & Bodine
  • Annabelle Ison and
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Pauline T. Kim and
  • K. Philip Lee, M.D.
  • NJP Litigation Consulting/West
  • Springer & Roberts LLP
  • Lenard G. Weiss

In-kind Donors

  • Beaulieu Vineyard
  • Duckhorn Vineyards
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Jawbone
  • Merrill Corporation
  • The Recorder
  • Scharffen Berger

Special Thanks

  • The Honorable William H. Alsup
  • Douglas J. Clark
  • Craig C. Corbitt
  • Kenneth L. Guernsey
  • Deirdre Hallman Events
  • Christopher T. Heffelfinger
  • Ison Design
  • Mark Richardson, Merrill Corporation

For more information about sponsor levels and benefits, please view our sponsor packet or contact Steve Heimerle at 415-864-8848 or