Above & Beyond Benefit


Sanctuary for Families' 12th Annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards & Benefit will take place on October 28, 2014.

Hosted by the Pro Bono Council, this special benefit honors members of the legal community who have gone “above and beyond” by providing outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.


Tuesday, October 28th
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street b/t Sullivan & Thompson (map)

6:30 - Cocktail Hour
7:30 - Awards Ceremony
8:15 - Reception

Featuring an exclusive silent auction, complimentary beer & wine and hors d'oeuvres; festive business attire suggested.

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Can't attend but wish to support Sanctuary's Legal Center? Click here to donate to Above & Beyond.

Please note: an accessible entrance is available on Thompson Street, by going around the corner from the main entrance. Sign language interpretation is available; please contact jgoodman@sffny.org if you would like to request these services. 

This year, we are pleased to honor Yolanda Jimenez with the Above & Beyond Leadership Award, in recognition of her outstanding advocacy on behalf of domestic violence and sex trafficking victims in New York.

We also honored the following dedicated individuals for their pro bono service to Sanctuary's clients:

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Joel Kurtzberg, Partner
Peter G. Sloane, Partner
Erica Wolff, Associate
Stacey G. Zyzyck, Associate*

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Jeffrey A. Rosenthal, Partner
Renée Ahlers, Associate
Janeth Lopez, Associate
Aaron D. Saunders, Associate

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Lauren A. Moskowitz, Partner
Carrie R. Bierman, Associate
Ryan B. Finkel, Associate
Adam I. Rich, Associate

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Sharon Katz, Special Counsel
Jamie Bagliebter, Associate
Elyse Glazer, Associate
Stefani L. Johnson, Associate

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Maeve O’Connor, Partner
Anna Domyancic, Associate
John T. Pierpont, Jr., Associate

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Naomi Ages, Associate*
Kevin A. Medrano, Associate
Brad Schoenfeldt, Associate

Hogan Lovells
Andrew M. Behrman, Of Counsel*
Nicole E. Schiavo, Associate

Jenner & Block
Tarsha A. Phillibert, Partner

Latham & Watkins LLP
Kirk A. Davenport II, Partner
Mira Dewji, Associate
Timothy J. Kirby, Associate
Renee E. Plexousakis, Associate*
Spencer B. Ricks, Associate
Jessica D. Rostoker, Associate
Elizabeth C. Rowland, Associate

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Mark J. Stein, Partner
Lara Pomerantz, Associate

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mollie Kornreich, Associate

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Jackie Cohen, Partner
Nelly Almeida, Associate
Ginger V. Ellison, Associate
Dana M. Kaufman, Associate

Sanket J. Bulsara, Partner
Jacob Press, Counsel
Tamar Kaplan-Marans, Senior Associate
Maria Banda, Associate
Musetta Durkee, Associate
Jing-Li Yu, Associate

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°Sanctuary for Families also recognizes volunteer attorney Jill Foley for her outstanding pro bono representation and consultation with our clients. 


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The Pro Bono Council (formerly the Sanctuary Associates Committee) engages committed professionals in the service of Sanctuary for Families’ mission to provide safety and support for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, and their children.

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