Annual Event 2023

Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award Marielena Hincapié speaking at the 2023 Annual Event
Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award Marielena Hincapié speaking at the 2023 Annual Event
Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award Marielena Hincapié speaking at the 2023 Annual Event

Legal Aid at Work Annual Event

Thank you to our guests who turned out in support of Justice at Work, our annual event held on May 9 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, as well as to those who were unable to attend.

It is the generous support of our community and the leadership of our Board that has made it possible for us to advocate in partnership with our clients for 107 years to advance fairness, equity, and compliance with the law in the workplace.

We were thrilled that our client Laura spoke about her fierce fight to remedy the sexual harassment she experienced as a long-haul truck driver, and we were deeply moved by her words and courage.

We were honored to host Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan, who delivered our keynote address with great insight, verve, and humor.

We were privileged to recognize Marielena Hincapié, the recipient of our Mathew O. Tobriner Award for her tenacity, decades of advocacy, and dedication to advancing the rights and dignity of immigrants.

And we were proud of our staff member Kim Ouillette for her compelling presentation on our recent successes, Chris Ho for his warm introduction of Marielena, and Nora Cassidy for working alongside Laura to achieve a meaningful outcome of her case.

Lastly, we deeply appreciate our Chair Annette Carnegie, who presided over our program with warmth and passion for our work.

We hope to see you again to celebrate 108 years of advancing justice in the workplace.

Keynote Speakers

Stanford Law School Professor Pam S. Karlan

Marielena Hincapié

Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee Marielena Hincapié


Gilead Sciences, Inc.

McGuireWoods LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP

White & Case LLP


Crowell & Moring

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Farella Braun + Martel LLP


Fenwick & West LLP

Hemming Morse LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

Jones Clifford LLP

Minami Tamaki LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Outten & Golden LLP

Hunter Pyle Law

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Zelle LLP


Allred Maroko and Goldberg

Altshuler Berzon LLP

Berman Tabacco and Christopher T. Heffelfinger

California Civil Rights Law Group

Cohelan Khoury & Singer


Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow

Folger Levin LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Friedman & Springwater LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP


JND Legal Administration

Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation

King & Spalding LLP

Liberation Law Group, P.C.

Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.

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

Neyhart Anderson Flynn & Grosboll

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Olivier & Schreiber LLP

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

Trucker Huss, APC


A & R Advisory Services LLC

Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP

Andrus Anderson LLP

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

Beneficial State Bank

CPTGroup, Inc.

Robert and Ruth Dell

Catherine Fisk & Erwin Chemerinsky

Ellen A. Friedman

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho

Joan M. Graff

Lang, Richert & Patch

Patrick and Gwen Mahoney

Matern Law Group

Louise M. McCabe and Donald T. Gray

Minnis & Smallets LLP

Joshua and Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Reisch and Javier Amaro

Roberts Disability Law, P.C.

The Sampath Law Firm

Eduardo R. Santacana

Nate and Traci Shafroth

Shartsis Friese LLP

The Honorable Thomas F. Smegal, (Ret.)

Swanson & McNamara LLP

Valerian Law, P.C.

Lenard G. Weiss

Eric C. Wiener



Buffington & Aaron, ALC

Adrianne De Castro

Equal Justice Society

John and Lucy Foote

Impact Fund

Aaron Kaufmann and Anne Schmitz

Samuel R. Miller and Maude Pervere

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Simpluris, Inc.

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

Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro

Ling Yuan

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, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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

Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP

Troy Valdez, DLA Piper LLP

Eric C. Wiener, Morrison & Foerster LLP