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OAD held its 25th Annual First Monday in October Gala & Mock Supreme Court Argument -- and celebrated its 30th anniversary -- on Monday, October 1, 2018 at NYU School of Law.

Almost 500 members of the NYC legal community attended the event and helped raise funds to support OAD’s mission of providing holistic and client-centered representation to poor people convicted of felonies.

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended this inspiring evening! 

To view photos or watch video of the event, please click on the thumbnails below.

Photos from 2018 First Monday in October
Video Recording of 2018 First Monday in October

Location

New York University School of Law 
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Schedule

6:00 p.m. Gala Cocktail Reception (Greenberg Lounge)

7:30 p.m. Oral Argument & Awards Presentation  (Tishman Auditorium)

Honorary Co-Chairs

Myrna Felder

Roy L. Reardon

 

Host Committee
Nicolas Bourtin
Angela Burgess
Sean Hecker
Lauren Moskowitz
Jeffrey Udell

HONOREES

Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
LISA S. BLATT
Partner and Head, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR.
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Former Solicitor General of the United States

OAD Gideon Award
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
Accepted by Steven A. Reiss, Partner
Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee

OAD Counsel for Justice Award
TERESA WYNN ROSEBOROUGH
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
The Home Depot

OAD Beacon of Hope Award
KHALIL A. CUMBERBATCH
Associate Vice President of Policy
The Fortune Society

THE BENCH

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Chief Justice

Evan R. Chesler*

Caitlin J. Halligan*

Jeh C. Johnson*

Andrew J. Levander*

Bettina B. Plevan*

Samuel W. Seymour*

Alan Vinegrad*

Mary Jo White*

*Former Gould Award Recipients

The OAD First Monday in October Supreme Court heard argument in

MADISON v. ALABAMA

A case that asks whether the Eighth Amendment prohibits the execution of a prisoner who has no memory of the offense for which he has been condemned to death.

LISA S. BLATT

As Alabama Attorney General

DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR.

As Counsel for Vernon Madison

Thank You To Our Generous Donors

LEADERS

Compass Lexecon

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

BENEFACTORS

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Ernst & Young LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jones Day

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

PATRONS

Alston & Bird LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cooley LLP

Cornerstone Research

Dechert LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Elizabeth Grayer & Aidan Synnott

Jenner & Block LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

John & Jo Ann Lynch

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Proskauer

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Alan Vinegrad

Walden Macht & Haran LLP

WilmerHale

SPONSORS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The Home Depot, Inc.

Levine Lee LLP

Navigant Consulting, Inc

Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.

SUPPORTERS

Sean Hecker & Mari Hinojosa

Sarah Min

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Maria T. Galeno

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

Nardello & Co.

Romano & Kuan, PLLC

Audrey Strauss

INDIVIDUAL PATRONS

Bates White

Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP

Empire Discovery

Tom & Mary Heyman

Sarah Hopkins & Anirudh Bansal

Hunter College

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin, P.C.

Brian J. Mich

New York City Law Department

Paul C. Saunders

Jeffrey A. Udell

Judith A. Udell

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