Annual Luncheon 2015

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.

* Luncheon tickets are sold out, with a waiting list. Should you be interested in attending, please email or call Steve Heimerle at 415-864-8848 prior to purchasing tickets online.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Reception at 11AM | Luncheon promptly at noon

Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center

Keynote Speaker

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

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.

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
 

Sponsors

Leader

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Pacesetter

Audet & Partners, LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP

Visionary

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

Champion

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

Partner

Chevron Corporation
Keker & Van Nest LLP

Benefactor

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP    
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

Patron

Sanford Heisler, LLP          
Altshuler Berzon LLP         
Arnold & Porter LLP           
Berman DeValerio             
California Teachers Association
Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP 
Cohelan Khoury & Singer  
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Fenwick & West LLP          
Gilardi & Co., LLC
Hanson Bridgett LLP          
JAMS   
Jones Clifford, LLP             
Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP        
Lang, Richert & Patch        
Leonard Carder, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP          
Minami Tamaki LLP           
Nixon Peabody LLP           
O'Melveny & Myers LLP    
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP     
Reed Smith LLP
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP     
Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP         
Bryan Schwartz Law          
Sidley Austin LLP
Sundeen Salinas & Pyle    
Troutman Sanders LLP      
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger          
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Supporter

Durie Tangri LLP
Folger Levin LLP 
Friedman & Springwater LLP           
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho  
Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP        
The Herbst Foundation, Inc.             
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C.             
Marlin & Saltzman, LLP     
Minnis & Smallets LLP       
Nichols Kaster, PLLP         
Outten & Golden LLP        
Pacific Gas & Electric Company       
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP 
Rust Consulting, Inc.          
Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP      
The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation      

Challenger

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

Advocate

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine    
Buffington & Aaron             
Annabelle Ison and Dan Mahoney
Lawless & Lawless             
Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, A.P.C.       
Lenard G. Weiss 
Springer & Roberts LLP

In-kind Sponsors

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