Annual Luncheon

Our annual luncheon, one of the foremost gatherings of the Bay Area legal community each year, provides essential support for our free legal services. To celebrate the centennial of our founding in 1916, this year we are holding an evening event in September.

Find details here on our 100th anniversary gala on Sept. 22, 2016. 


This page is about the 2015 event. See the photo gallery and announcement in The Recorder.

Keynote Speaker

For 2015, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar.jpgMariano-Florentino Cuéllar serves as Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment to the Court, Justice Cuéllar was the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has also served as an official in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Recipient of the Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award

For 2015, Eva Paterson

Eva PattersonEva Paterson is the President and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, a legal organization dedicated to restoring constitutional safeguards against discrimination, and transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science and the arts. A passionate and courageous civil rights champion, Ms. Paterson previously served as the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and is co-chair of the California Civil Rights Coalition.

Honorary Committee

James J. Brosnahan, Jr., Morrison & Foerster LLP
Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco
Jack W. Londen, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Raymond C. Marshall, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Dale Minami, Minami Tamaki LLP
The Honorable Cruz Reynoso (Ret.), UC Davis School of Law
Frank H. Wu, UC Hastings College of the Law
Steven G. Zieff, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP

Anniversary Luncheon Committee

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



  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Attorneys at Law


  • Audet & Partners, LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP


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


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


Chevron Corporation
Keker & Van Nest LLP


Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Cornerstone Research, Inc.    
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP    
Covington & Burling LLP    
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Kazan McClain Abrams Fernandez Greenwood Satterley & Bosl Foundation    
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Shartsis Friese LLP
Wells Fargo & Company


Altshuler Berzon LLP    
Arnold & Porter LLP    
Berman DeValerio
Bryan Schwartz Law    
California Teachers Association
Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP    
Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Epiq Systems, Inc.    
Farella Braun + Martel LLP    
Fenwick & West LLP
Garden City Group, Inc.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP    
Gilardi & Co., LLC
Gilead Sciences, Inc.    
Hanson Bridgett LLP    
Hemming Morse, LLP
Jones Clifford, LLP    
Jones Day LLP
Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP    
Lang, Richert & Patch    
Leonard Carder, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McKesson Corporation    
Minami Tamaki LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll    
Nixon Peabody LLP    
O'Melveny & Myers LLP    
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP    
Reed Smith LLP
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
Sanford Heisler, LLP    
Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP        
Sidley Austin LLP    
Sundeen Salinas & Pyle    
Troutman Sanders LLP    
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger    
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP


Boxer & Gerson, LLP
Chavez & Gertler LLP
Durie Tangri LLP
Folger Levin LLP    
Friedman & Springwater LLP
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho    
Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP    
The Herbst Foundation, Inc., In Memory of Dick Odgers    
K & L Gates
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C.    
Marlin & Saltzman, LLP    
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
Minnis & Smallets LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.    
Nichols Kaster, PLLP    
Law Office of Lawrence A. Organ
Outten & Golden LLP    
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP    
Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP
Rust Consulting, Inc.    
Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP 
StoneTurn Group, LLP
Taylor  & Company Law Offices, LLP
US Legal Support
Van Loben Sels/RembeRock
The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation


The Honorable Joseph R. Grodin (Ret.)          
Parnassus Investments     


Beeson, Tayer & Bodine    
Buffington & Aaron
Gerard K. Cahill & Kathleen S. King    
The Clorox Company 
Dickson Geesman LLP
Gubb & Barshay LLP
Annabelle Ison and Dan Mahoney
Keesal, McClain, Satterley, & Greenwood PLC
Lawless & Lawless     
Loretta Lynch and Jack Davis
Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, A.P.C.    
San Francisco Black Fire Fighters Association
Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
Springer & Roberts LLP
Swanson & McNamara LLP
Lenard G. Weiss

In-kind Donors

Beaulieu Vineyard
Duckhorn Vineyards
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine
Merrill Corporation
The Recorder