Held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Weylin B. Seymour’s


Judge Harold R. Tyler, Jr. Award

Robert MacCrate (1921 – 2016)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

In recognition of his extraordinary legal career and service to our state and nation;
not only for the manner in which he practiced the law, but also for his embodiment
of the profession’s highest ideals, as well as his leadership and vision in
preparing future generations of lawyers.

Denis Berger Award

William C. Thompson, Jr.
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.

In recognition of his exceptional career in public service,
tenacious advocacy of diversity and social justice, and lifelong
commitment to corporate responsibility.


Sargent Shriver Award

Janie C. Whitney, Chief Executive Officer and A.B. Whitfield, Chief Operating Officer
Trey Whitfield School

In recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing
high-quality education for all children, as well as their tireless
advocacy on behalf of young learners throughout New York City.

Guest Speaker

Hon. Jonathan Lippman

Latham & Watkins LLP, Retired New York State Chief Judge


Master of Ceremonies

Jeanine Ramirez

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