Gala Fundraiser

Equality & Justice: Joining The Call To Action

NELA’s 2014 Gala Fundraiser
Friday, June 27, 2014
8:00–11:30 p.m.
Honoring The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Sponsorship Opportunities

NELA’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends into Friday night with Equality & Justice: Joining The Call To Action. Our Annual Gala Fundraiser brings together employee rights advocates, allies, and friends for a festive evening to celebrate our collective accomplishments as we re-energize for another year of advancing equality and justice in the American workplace. Join NELA’s call to action as we honor the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), one of the pillars of the Civil Rights Movement. Proceeds from the Gala fuel NELA’s Amicus, Judicial Nominations, and Legislative & Public Policy Programs.

President Barack Obama called LDF "the best civil rights law firm in American history," and we are proud to recognize LDF’s enduring legacy and ongoing fight to secure fairness and equal opportunity for African-Americans in all aspects of our society. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive America. NELA member Barry Goldstein, who worked at LDF for eighteen years, including several years as the Director of its Washington, DC office, will introduce our honoree. Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF’s President and Director-Counsel, will accept the award.

In addition to ushering in landmark civil rights legislation, the year 1964 witnessed notable milestones in music, including the arrival in the United States of The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the first number-one hit for The Supremes, and the release of Sam Cooke’s civil rights anthem, A Change Is Gonna Come. Stay with us after the awards ceremony for a musical journey back in time as we enjoy an evening of dancing, socializing, and fun.

We welcome your support of Equality & Justice: Joining The Call To Action. As a sponsor, you will join NELA’s call to action in our nation’s capital and courtrooms. Among other benefits, sponsors will be listed in the Commemorative Gala Fundraiser Program, NELA’s 2014 Annual Convention Program Guide, and on the Gala Fundraiser Sponsorship Board at the Convention. Pre-event sponsors will be included in the invitation if your sponsorship pledge is received by Friday, April 25, 2014. Sponsorships are tax-deductible as a business expense (advertising), and do not include tickets to NELA’s Annual Dinner, which is a separate event.

Thank You For Joining The Call To Action
And Supporting NELA’s Advocacy Work In DC & Across The Country

Bernstein & Lipsett, PC
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Passman & Kaplan, PC

Founder’s Circle
Donelon, PC
Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates, PC
Texas Employment Lawyers Association

President’s Cabinet

California Employment Lawyers Association
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Colorado PELA
The Employment Law Group, PC
Florida NELA
Freking & Betz
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho/
Barry & Sandy Goldstein
Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates
Haynes & Haynes, PC
LexisNexis Publishing
Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
Metropolitan Washington Employment
Lawyers Association
Outten & Golden LLP
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers
Robin Potter & Associates, PC
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Sedey Harper PC
The Texas FLSA Posse – J. Derek Braziel,
Richard J. (Rex) Burch & David L. Kern
Thierman Law Firm
Paul H. Tobias

Abbey Spanier, LLP
Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Alliance for Justice
Bogas, Koncius & Croson, PC
The Buckley Law Firm LLC
Burkhalter, Rayson & Associates, PC
Cashdan & Kane, PLLC
Terisa E. Chaw & James A. Hendriksen
Heather Moore Collins
Console Law Offices LLC
The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Dickson Geesman LLP
Donati Law Firm, LLP
Eighth Circuit NELA
James M. Finberg & Melanie M. Piech
Law Offices of Joshua Friedman
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson,
Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC
Getman & Sweeney, PLLC
Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates, PC
The Gillam Law Firm
Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP
Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman
Henderson Law Firm
Kansas City NELA
Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC
Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
King & Greisen, LLP
Kirwan Law
Law Offices of Mark Allen Kleiman
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, PC
Larry Mann
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC
Miner, Barnhill & Galland, PC
Minnesota NELA
NELA-Eastern Pennsylvania
NELA/New York
New Hampshire NELA
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association
Phillips & Associates, PLLC
Dennis L. Richard
Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz, LLP
St. Louis NELA
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Joseph M. Sellers & Laurie B. Davis
Service Employees International Union
Smolen Smolen & Roytman
Roberta L. Steele
Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
Webster, Fredrickson, Correia & Puth, PLLC
Werman Salas PC
Cynthia Wilkinson, Wilkinson Law Firm, PC

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
Burgess & Sharp, PLLC
Butler Royals, PLC
Law Offices of Kathleen Cahill
Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
The Cook Law Firm
Wade B. Cowan
Cummins & Cummins, LLP
Deutsch Atkins, PC
Eisenberg & Schnell, LLP
Feinstein, Doyle, Payne & Kravec, LLC
Michael L. Foreman
Fox & Fox, SC
Frank Freed Subit & Thomas, LLP
Gilbert Russell McWherter PLC
Gillespie Sanford LLP
Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, LLP
Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC
Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC
Halunen & Associates
The Hayber Law Firm, LLC
Heins & Minko LLC
Henrichsen & Siegel, PLLC
Hill & Associates, PC
Amber L. Hurst
Jeffrey S. Hynes & Associates, SC
JMW Settlements, Inc.
Johnson, Webbert & Young, LLP
Judge, Kostura & Putman, PC
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, PC
Law Offices of David L. Lee
Michael J. Leech/Talk Sense Mediation
Levy Ratner, PC
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, PC
Maine Employment Lawyers Association
Mays & Kerr
McNamara, Roseman & Kazmierski, LLP
The Meyers Law Firm, LC
Morgan & Morgan, PA
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
O'Malley & Madden, PC
L. Steven Platt
The Popham Law Firm, PC
Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Rothman Gordon, PC
Schaefer Halleen, LLC
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky, LLP
Bryan Schwartz Law
Robert C. Seldon & Associates, PC
Rick Seymour
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Laura R. Studen, Burns & Levinson, LLP
William R. Tamayo
Rod Tanner and Associates, PC
Thomas & Solomon LLP
Thomas A. Warren Law Office
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association
Williams Law Firm, PC
Winebrake & Santillo, LLC
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
Brad Yamauchi, Minami Tamaki LLP
Steven G. Zieff & Elaine Leitner

Law Offices of Ronald P. Ackerman
Ates Law Firm, PC
Alan Banov & Associates
Babich Goldman, PC
Barrett & Farahany, LLP
Law Office of John P. Batson
Benassi & Benassi, PC
Beranbaum Menken LLP
Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
Jonathan A. Bernstein
David Blanchard, Nacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard & Walker, PC
Nancy Bornn
J. Ross Braver & Pedro A. Valverde
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Bryant|Whitten, LLP
Butler & Harris
Clark Law Group, PLLC
Adam J. Conti, LLC
Jac A. Cotiguala & Associates
Creighton & Rose, PC
Dallas/Fort Worth Employment Lawyers Association
The Law Offices Of Sonja L. Deyoe
Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC
Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Dow Golub Remels & Beverly, LLP
Brian East
England Law Office
Law Office of William H. Ewing
Charlotte Fishman & Alan W. Sparer
Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC
Formisano & Company
Bruce C. Fox, Esq.
Frumkin & Hunter LLP
Law Office of Mark P. Gagliardi, LLC
The Gittes Law Group
Law Offices of Janice Goodman
Gordon Law Group, LLP
Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould
John W. Griffin
Charles E. Guerrier
Law Office Of Louise A. Herman
Law Office of Carlos E. Hernandez Jr., PC
Leah A. Hofkin
Law Office of Vida M. Holguin
Hyderally & Associates, PC
Law Office of Douglas B. Janney III
Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Corporation
Aileen M. Jenner
Keane, Klein & Duffey LLP
Klimaski & Associates, PC
Daniel B. Kohrman & Marie-Therese Connolly
Lawless & Lawless
Dolores Y. Leal & Tomás Olmos
Leyden Law, LLC
Karen Maoki
Matheson & Matheson, PLC
Paul H. Merry
Meyer, Leonard & Allison, PLLC
Jennifer Morton Law, PLLC
Muller Law, LLC
Murphy Anderson PLLC
Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle
Newkirk Zwagerman PLC
Victoria W. Ni & David K. Shim
NJP Litigation Consulting
Rosemary Orsini
Patterson Harkavy, LLP
Kathryn S. Piscitelli
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass
Charese Rohny Law Office, LLC
Eric Schnapper
David E. Schreiber, PC
The Law Offices of Keith A. Shandalow, PC
Shook & Johnson, PLLC
Law Offices of Glen C. Shults
Law Offices of Carol G. Silverman
Siro Smith Dickson PC
Smith Himmelmann, AAL ALC
Law Office of Pamela A. Smith, LLC
Julie M. Strandlie
Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Sture Legal Services, LLC
Geraldine Sumter
Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC
Taylor & Associates, Ltd.
Law Offices of Laurie J. Wasserman
Law Office of Michael L. Weathers
Wienand & Bagin
Willenson Law, LLC
The Law Office of J. Bryan Wood
Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP

AARP Foundation Litigation Employment Attorneys
(Laurie McCann, Tom Osborne, Mary Ellen Signorille
& Jay Sushelsky)
Donna M. Ballman, PA
Mark J. Berkowitz, PA
Brill & Meisel
Jeffrey W. Bruce
Lawrence R. Chaban, Esq.
Law Office of Lewis Chimes LLC
Law Office of David L. Cooper, PC
Kurt Cummiskey, Attorney at Law, LLC
Curwood Law Firm, PLC
The Day Law Practice, LLC
Tammy Edwards
Law Office of Howard Mark Fine
Robert B. Fitzpatrick PLLC
Law Offices of Dana M. Gallup, PA
Victor M. Glasberg & Associates
Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney
Colleen Goodin
Law Office of Steven Granberg, PA
Harmon, Curran, Speilberg & Eisenberg, LLP
Michael J. Hoare, PC
Impact Fund
Law Office of Susan Jewell
Knepper & Stratton
Law Offices of Lindy Korn
David A. Kotzian, PLLC
Kraut Harris, PC
Marguerite M. Longoria
Patty Losacker
Masters & Ribakoff
The McClain Law Firm, LLC
McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky
Liz McKanna, McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP
Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich
Law Office of Christina L. Montgomery
Law Offices of Richard J. Murray
Nareeya & James Nalivka
Nathan Associates -- Economists
Neill & Byrne, PLLC
Law Office of Gwyn P. Newsom, LLC
Ogden Law Offices, PC
Patricia A. Podolec, Foshee & Yaffe
Pontikes Law, LLC
Sandra Graf Radtke
Reben, Benjamin & March
Christina M. Royer, Christina M. Royer, Ltd.,
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Yona Rozen, PLLC
Sabel Law Firm, LLC
Law Office of Cynthia N. Sass, PA
John D. Saxon, PC
Alan H. Schorr & Associates, PC
Schwartz Rollins, LLC
Henry F. Sherrod III, PC
Law Offices of Michael L. Spekter
Stix Law Offices
Mary Rose Strubbe
The Sturdevant Law Firm
Law Offices of Jill P. Telfer
Truhlar and Truhlar, LLP
Law Offices of Richard T. Wylie
Law Offices of Richard E. Yaskin, PC
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC
Zipkin Whiting Company, LPA
Jason Zuckerman

Sponsors as of July 7, 2014.