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.

Tickets will be available for sale on September 9th. Check back soon for updates and more info!

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In 2013, we were pleased to honor New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin 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:

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Jeffrey A. Rosenthal, Partner
Cyrus A. Ghavi, Associate
Shira A. Kaufman, Associate
Carolyn S. Oh, Associate

Cooley LLP
Ian Shapiro, Partner
Emily Abrahams, Associate
Annika Goldman, Associate
*Sasha Polonsky Tulgan, Associate
Kara Wilson, Associate
Genevieve York-Erwin, Associate
*Caroline Chiappetti, Paralegal

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Rachel M. Fritzler, Associate
*Amanda G. Lewis, Associate

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Sharon Katz, Special Counsel
David B. Toscano, Counsel
*Martin Hewitt, Associate
Lindsey T. Knapp, Associate
*Nicholas P. Stabile, Associate

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Randy M. Mastro, Partner
Daniel A. Freeman, Associate
Jane Kim, Associate
Laura Kathryn O’Boyle, Associate
William B. Simmons, Associate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Oliver Bennett, Partner
Patricia A. Carson, Partner
Daniel Forchheimer, Partner

Paul Hastings LLP
Jenna E. Browning, Associate
Laura B. Karvosky, Associate
Rosetta Kromer, Associate
Jessica Oliva, Associate
Sunayna P. Ramdeo, Associate

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stephen D. Dargitz, Counsel
Emma S. Glazer, Associate
*Ashley Lott, Associate
James B. Mayne, Associate

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
William B. Monahan, Partner
Jessica Klein, Special Counsel
Michael H. Popper, Associate
Jeffery B. White, Associate

WilmerHale LLP
Sanket J. Bulsara, Partner
Jacob Press, Counsel
Tamar Kaplan-Marans, Sr. Associate
Maria Banda, Associate
Andrea Dreyer, Associate
Musetta Durkee, Associate
Jing-Li Yu, Associate
Benjamin Baker, Paralegal

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View photos and highlights from past Above & Beyond events here.


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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