Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will speak with Stanford Law Professor Pamela S. Karlan.

  • WHEN: July 12 (reception 6 p.m., dinner and program 7 p.m.)
  • WHERE: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco


The Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court senior judge, will receive our Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award.

More than 800 lawyers, social justice leaders and community members will attend.

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Sponsor benefits

Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, benefits include one seat to multiple tables and various kinds of recognition on our website, during the event, and in the invitation and program book. See our sponsor packet for ad guidelines, a gift and pledge form, and details.





Cooley LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Covington & Burling LLP
Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Bryan Schwartz Law
Shartsis Friese LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Wells Fargo & Company

Altshuler Berzon LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Berman DeValerio
California Teachers Association
Cornerstone Research
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Fenwick & West LLP
Gibbs Law Group LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Hemming Morse, LLP
Jones Clifford, LLP
Kaiser Permanente
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation
Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
Lang, Richert & Patch
Leonard Carder, LLP
McKesson Corporation
Minami Tamaki LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Parnassus Investments
Hunter Pyle Law
Reed Smith LLP
Remcho, Johansen & Purcell, LLP
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell PC
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Troutman Sanders LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Zelle LLP

Kathryn Braeman
Chavez & Gertler LLP
Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Dickson Geesman LLP
Durie Tangri LLP
Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP
Folger Levin LLP
Friedman & Springwater LLP
Garden City Group, LLC
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP
Kraw Law Group
Law Offices of Michael G. W. Lee
Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.
Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
Minnis & Smallets LLP
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Larry Organ, California Civil Rights Law Group
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Rust Consulting, Inc.
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP
StoneTurn Group, LLP
Venable LLP

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, APC and Dale Brodsky
William N. Hebert
Pauline T. Kim and K. Philip Lee, M.D.
Lawless & Lawless
Richard F. Munzinger
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Outten & Golden LLP
Law Offices of Richard M. Pearl
San Francisco Black Firefighters
Nate & Traci Shafroth
The Family of Paul W. Vapnek
The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation

The Arns Law Firm
Barbara Babcock
Equal Justice Society
Marjorie Gelb and Mark Aaronson
Lynn Winter Gross
Patrick and Gwen Mahoney
Barbara Saarni de Oddone
Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
Roberts Bartolic LLP
Ruth Silver Taube
The Honorable Thomas F. Smegal, Jr., Federal Administrative Law Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO
Michael Tobriner and Stephanie Wildman
United Business Bank

In-Kind Donors
Dandelion Chocolate
Delicato Family Vineyards
Duckhorn Wine Company
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Merrill Corporation
San Francisco Giants
Theopolis Vineyard

Honorary Committee

  • Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita, Stanford Law School
  • Barbara Boxer, Former U.S. Senator
  • Donald W. Brown, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • The Honorable William J. Cahill, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • David Chiu, California State Assemblymember
  • Kevin de León, President pro Tempore, California State Senate
  • Troy Duster, Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley
  • David Faigman, Chancellor and Dean, U.C. Hastings College of the Law
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator
  • Abby Ginzberg, Filmmaker
  • Karen Kramer, Artist and Public Health Legal Consultant
  • Fran M. Layton, Partner, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
  • Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman
  • M. Elizabeth Magill, Dean, Stanford Law School
  • Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Eva Paterson, President, Equal Justice Society
  • Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Drucilla S. Ramey, Dean Emerita, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Peter B. Sandmann, Partner, Tesler & Sandmann Law Offices
  • John Trasviña, Dean, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • The Honorable John M. True III, Alameda County Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
  • Rachel Van Cleave, Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Lenard G. Weiss, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Annual Dinner Committee

  • Louise M. McCabe, Troutman Sanders LLP, Co-Chair
  • Bryan Schwartz, Bryan Schwartz Law, Co-Chair
  • Harrison “Buzz” Frahn, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Lisa McCabe van Krieken, Folger Levin LLP
  • The Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS