Annual Event 2022

Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Keith Wattley speaking at 2022 Annual Event
Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Keith Wattley speaking at 2022 Annual Event
Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Keith Wattley speaking at 2022 Annual Event

Legal Aid at Work Annual Event

As we came together to mark Legal Aid at Work’s 106th year of service to our community on June 8th, we gave grateful recognition to our Board members, guests, and donors for their generosity that makes our work possible.

We celebrated our courageous clients, dedicated staff, and strong allies, who joined together to advocate for low-wage workers while advancing our core principles of equity, justice, and the rule of law. We also were privileged to have as our special guests San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu and our 2022 Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Keith Wattley, who joined us in offering inspiring words at a time when we very much needed them.

We wish to thank all of our guests who attended Lifting Voices, Lifting Justice, as well as those who were not able to be physically present but still supported our work.

Keynote Speakers

San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu

Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Keith Wattley

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors


Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Logo


Cooley LLP Logo


Latham & Watkins Logo

Simpson Thacher Logo


Cleary Gottlieb Logo

Keker, Van Nest, & Peters Logo
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Logo
Pillsbury Logo


Covington & Burling LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP

Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP

Sixth Street

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

White & Case LLP


Altshuler Berzon LLP

Crowell & Moring

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hemming Morse, LLP

Jones Clifford, LLP

Leonard Carder, LLP

Minami Tamaki LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Hunter Pyle Law

Sidley Austin LLP

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Zelle LLP


Allred Maroko and Goldberg

Andrus Anderson LLP

Berman Tabacco and Christopher T. Heffelfinger

Eileen M. Bissen and Stephen M. Siptroth

California Civil Rights Law Group

Cohelan Khoury & Singer

Durie Tangri LLP

Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow

Folger Levin LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Friedman & Springwater LLP

Wilmer J. Harris


Jenner & Block LLP

Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation

King & Spalding LLP

Liberation Law Group, P.C.

Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.

Kurt and Suzanne Melchior

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mora Employment Law

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Olivier & Schreiber LLP

Outten & Golden LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Reed Smith LLP

RG/2 Claims Administration LLC

Robins Kaplan LLP

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP

Trucker Huss, APC

Vinson & Elkins LLP


Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP

Richard Beal, Andrea Biren and A & R Advisory Services LLC

Beneficial State Bank

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, APC & Dale L. Brodsky

Craig Corbitt and Nancy Stoltz

Robert and Ruth Dell

Desai Law Firm PC


Federal Arbitration

Ellen A. Friedman

Joan Messing Graff

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho

Kieve Law Offices, In honor of Laurence Pulgram

Lang, Richert & Patch

Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak

Liu Peterson-Fisher LLP

Marsili Mediation, Inc.

Matern Law Group

Louise M. McCabe and Donald T. Gray

Samuel R. Miller and Maude Pervere

Minnis & Smallets LLP

Michael and Naomi Neruda

Joshua and Jennifer Peck

Pelton Graham LLC

Roberts Disability Law, P.C.

The Sampath Law Firm

Nate and Traci Shafroth

Shartsis Friese LLP

The Honorable Thomas F. Smegal, (Ret.)

Swanson & McNamara LLP

Peter H. Werner


Bohbot & Riles, PC

Amanda Guzmán Cortez

Engineers & Scientists of California Local 20

Equal Justice Society

Catherine L. Fisk and Erwin Chemerinsky

John and Lucy Foote

Toni Jaramilla

Nossaman LLP

Aaron M. Sheanin

The Sturdevant Law Firm


The Honorable John M. True, III (Ret.)

Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro

Lenard G. Weiss


James H. Abrams

Galen Arkush Ages

Alameda County Homeless Action Center

Lee Brand

Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Linda Dardarian and Terry Carroll

Mike Dragovich

Deborah C. England

Kenneth and Lana Guernsey

Hannah Jenkins

Eduard Meleshinsky

Sarah E. Piepmeier

Jennifer A. Reisch

Elizabeth L. Riles

Bryan J. Schwartz

Tessa Schwartz and Boyd Power

Scott Tieman

Lynn Winter Gross

Ling Yuan


Terence Bruiniers

Michael Cheng

Madeline Chun and John Farnkopf

Daniel Feinberg and Holly Scheider

Matthew D. Goldberg

Noor Halloum

Daniel J. Herling

Harold E. Kahn

Anne-Marie Kelly

Garner Kropp

Dolores Y. Leal

Rachael Meny and Matthew Hinsch

John T. Mullan

Michelle L. Roberts

Kristen and Jahan Sagafi

Carolyn Santi

Sue Schechter

Jerry Spolter

Kirt and Aileen Switzer

Sean Tamura-Sato

Sara Tosdal

Lisa and Mark van Krieken

Steve Zieff and Elaine Leitner


Sara Brody and Rob Gailey

Annette P. Carnegie

Wendy Cheung

Alex M. Doll

Felix Hilgert

McArthur Hoang

Cynthia Hutchison

Jenna King-Shepherd

Nghiep Lam

John B. Lough, Jr.

Pierce MacConaghy

Lindsay Marum

Greg Medley

Matt Menezes

Giselle Olmedo

Lily Smith

Etelle Stephan

Special Thanks!

Legal Aid at Work would like to thank Duckhorn Vinyards for their generous donation of wine for the event!

Legal Aid at Work Development Committee

Christopher T. Micheletti, Zelle LLP, Co-Chair

Joshua Peck, Sixth Street, Co-Chair

Jennie Lee Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP

Aelish M. Baig, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Sara B. Brody, Sidley Austin LLP

Michael B. Dell, Shartsis Friese LLP

William N. Hebert

Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Berman Tabacco

Matthew S. Kahn, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Laura K. Lin, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

John Mullan, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP

Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP

Supreeta Sampath, The Sampath Law Firm

Aaron M. Sheanin, Robins Kaplan LLP

Troy Valdez, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP