The Law Center’s 22nd Anniversary dinner was a resounding success, bringing our community together, honoring our legacy, and raising much-needed funds to keep our top-notch attorneys fighting for smart gun laws across the country. The event was especially powerful in light of the tragic mass shooting in Charleston the night before, a topic our speakers addressed with reflection, thought-provoking analysis, and renewed commitment to solving the epidemic of gun violence that kills over 30,000 Americans every year.

We are so grateful to all of our generous sponsors, supporters, and volunteers for making this year’s dinner a night to remember. Missed the dinner but still want to support our work? Please consider donating to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence today.


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2015 COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Mike Feuer
Los Angeles City Attorney
Co-chair, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
New York County District Attorney
Co-chair, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

In a groundbreaking national effort, last year Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer joined with New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to found Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, an independent, nonpartisan coalition of prosecutors from major jurisdictions across the country.


2015
COURAGEOUS HONOREE AWARD

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Mark Barden
Advocacy Director, Sandy Hook Promise
Newtown Parent

Since the tragic loss of his son Daniel, one of 20 first-graders murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School along with six educators, Mark Barden has dedicated himself to uniting people to find sensible solutions to prevent future tragedies and spare other families the pain of losing a child to gun violence.


2015 RICHARD W. ODGERS PRO BONO PARTNER AWARD

We are honored to present Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP with the first ever Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award for the firm’s exceptional volunteer efforts preparing a record number of amicus briefs in vital Second Amendment litigation, particularly in the area of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

Dick Odgers was a dearly beloved founder, supporter, and friend of the Law Center’s, serving as our first president, as well as an active board member for 16 years. In tribute to his remarkable legacy as an attorney and champion of public service, the Law Center has named our annual pro bono award in his memory.


2015 ANNIVERSARY DINNER SPONSORS

PACESETTER
The Ron Conway Family, in honor of Gabby Giffords

LEADER
Jones Day
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP/The Morrison &
Foerster Foundation

UNDERWRITER
Hemming Morse LLP
Morgan Lewis
Munger Tolles & Olson
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sheppard Mullin

PATRON
Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller
Alexis Coll-Very and Lance Very
Covington & Burling LLP
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Jonathan Powers
Rust Consulting

BENEFACTOR
Owen J. Clements and Linda Cronin
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Cooley LLP
James T. Fousekis
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Gilardi & Co. LLC
Goodin, MacBride, Squeri & Day, LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
John Heisse and Karin Grace
The Herbst Foundation
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Littler Mendelson PC
Mark L. Mosely
Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney
Nixon Peabody LLP
Richards | Watson | Gershon
Schiff Hardin LLP

HOST
Ben Cushman and George Tuttle Fund
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
William I. and Iris Edlund
Susan and Sidney Goodwill
HBO Documentary Films
David and Linda Kapnick

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Latham & Watkins LLP
National Gun Victims Action Council
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Paul C. Pringle
Helen Hilton Raiser
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP
Megin Scully and Reed Minuth
Shartsis Friese LLP
Radha Stern and Gary Maxworthy
Turtle and Hughes, Inc.
Nina Vinik and Ross Bricker
Vaughn R. Walker

CO-HOST
The Clorox Company
Junling Hu
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Carol M. Kingsley, in loving memory
of Jack Berman

Steven and Susan Machtinger
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
David and Anita Roth
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Varlow Enterprises—207 Powell Street LLC
Amanda and Nick Wilcox
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Elizabeth Zitrin

SUSTAINER
Maris and Judith Fravel
Don and Sheri Joseph
Edward Kallgren
James Lambden
Sally Lieber

IN-KIND
Aubin Cellars
Green Barrel Wine Merchants
Hafner Vineyard
Prospect 772 Wine Company
Tayerle Wines
Stony Hill Vineyard
Sunce Winery & Vineyard

ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Each year, the Law Center’s Anniversary Dinner brings together our community to honor the exceptional efforts of a few key individuals for their outstanding leadership in the gun violence prevention movement. The dinner, with an audience of 500–700 attorneys, business professionals, lawmakers, and advocates from all over the country, is a truly unique opportunity to recognize the movement’s champions, celebrate the Law Center’s remarkable achievements, and support the fight for smart gun laws that save lives.

Sponsor a table or buy a ticket today.

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