Celebrating Our Voices

Celebrating Our Voices For Change
2018 Annual Gala Fundraiser
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:30–11:00 p.m.

Hilton Chicago Hotel

Sponsorship Opportunities | Download Sponsorship Form

NELA lawyers are the heroes in the movement for equality and justice in the American workplace. You fight the good fight all year long, and each and every member of the NELA family will be needed more than ever by the working people of our country in the year ahead. Before you leave the Convention and return to fiercely and passionately advocating for your clients, please join your NELA colleagues and friends for a festive evening of inspiration and entertainment.

We will gather for NELA’s 2018 Annual Gala Fundraiser, Celebrating Our Voices For Change, after dinner on your own on Friday evening, June 29. The Gala will feature remarks by Terry O’Neill, NELA’s new Executive Director, who will present our award to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) for its leadership role in the #MeToo Movement. In 2017, NWLC launched the Legal Network for Gender Equity, a network of attorneys willing to represent women and girls who have faced harassment or other forms of sex discrimination on the job, at school, and in the health care system. NWLC also administers the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which connects those who have experienced sexual misconduct in the workplace with legal and public relations assistance. NELA and our members are proud partners of NWLC, providing expertise and other support to the Legal Network for General Equity. The Gala includes dessert and dancing with live music by the popular Mike Wheeler Band, which appears courtesy of Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago.

While we celebrate, we also are ensuring that NELA’s voice is heard in our nation’s capital, its courts, and everywhere we can make a difference for employees. Proceeds from Celebrating Our Voices For Change will strengthen NELA’s advocacy in Washington, DC and throughout the United States. We welcome your support as a sponsor of NELA’s 2018 Annual Gala Fundraiser.

Among NELA’s top priorities is resisting the appointment of federal judges whose records demonstrate antipathy to equal justice under law and the rights of individual employees. NELA also remains a leading voice advocating for the end of forced arbitration of employment disputes because forced arbitration unfairly silences workers whose rights have been violated and shields employers from accountability for following law. The #MeToo Movement has increased the visibility of how forced arbitration harms people whose workplace rights have been violated, and NELA is a trusted partner in the coalitions of civil and workers’ rights organizations that have come together not only to hold employers accountable for harassment but also to help create workplaces free of it. No matter the obstacles or setbacks, NELA will be a champion for equality and justice in the American workplace.

We are pleased to provide supporters of Celebrating Our Voices For Change a range of sponsorship opportunities starting at $100. Table sponsorships begin at $2,500. Pledges must be received by Friday, June 15, 2018 for sponsors to be listed on the Sponsor Board at the Convention. Sponsorships are tax-deductible as a business expense (advertising).

Fundraising Committee

Co-Chairs
Patricia A. Barasch
Amy L. Coopman

Katherine L. Butler
Wade B. Cowan
Amanda A. Farahany
Bruce A. Fredrickson
Randolph H. Freking
Barry Goldstein
Alicia K. Haynes
Leah A. Hofkin
James H. Kaster
David L. Lee
Terry O’Neill
Nina T. Pirrotti
Elizabeth A. Rodgers
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Imre Stephen Szalai

Thank you to our sponsors!

Benefactors
Bernstein & Lipsett, PC
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Passman & Kaplan, PC
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Founder’s Circle
Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates, PC
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian
& Ho/Barry & Sandy Goldstein
Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLP
Haynes & Haynes, PC
Metropolitan Washington
Employment Lawyers Association
Outten & Golden LLP
Texas Employment Lawyers Association
The Texas FLSA Posse – J. Derek Braziel,
Richard J. (Rex) Burch & David L. Kern

President’s Cabinet
Bertelson Law Offices, PA
Law Offices of William Cafaro
California Employment Lawyers Association
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Colorado PELA
Correia & Puth, PLLC
Dickson Geesman LLP
Florida NELA
Freking Myers & Reul LLC
Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC
Gilbert Employment Law
Gillespie Sanford LLP
Gordon Law Group, LLP, Elizabeth A. Rodgers
and Philip Gordon
The Law Office of John C. Ireland
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, PC
Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
NELA/Illinois
NELA–NJ
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers
Potter Bolaños LLC
Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP
Bryan Schwartz Law
Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association
(TENNELA)
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
Williams Law Firm, PC

Advocates
AARP Foundation Litigation Attorneys
(Barbara A. Jones, Daniel B. Kohrman,
Laurie A. McCann,
Mary Ellen Signorille & Dara S. Smith)
Law Offices of Ronald P. Ackerman
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, PC
Alexander Krakow + Glick, LLP
Alliance for Justice
Baldwin & Vernon, LLC
Bogas & Koncius PC
The Burkhalter Law Firm, PC
Butler & Harris
Butler Royals, PLC
Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.
Mark P. Carey, PC
Cashdan & Kane, PLLC
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC
Lisa L. Clay, Attorney at Law
Collins & Hunter, PLLC
Wade B. Cowan
Creighton & Rose, PC
The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Donati Law, PLLC
Donelon, PC
Eighth Circuit NELA
The Employment Law Center, PLLC
Fiedler & Timmer PLLC
Michael L. Foreman
Friedman & Houlding, LLP
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC
Goddard Law PLLC
Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
David S. Golub
John W. Griffin, Jr.
Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates
The Hayber Law Firm, LLC
Higginbotham & Associates, LLC
Hill & Associates, PC
Holman Schiavone, LLC
JMW Settlements, Inc.
Johnson, Webbert & Young, LLP
Joellen M. Kaster & James H. Kaster
Keller Rohrback LLP
King & Greisen, LLP
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP
The Liu Law Firm, PC
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Miller O'Brien Jensen, PA
Minnesota NELA
Morgan & Morgan
NELA–Eastern Pennsylvania
NELA–Kansas City Affiliate
NELA/New York
NELA/New York Board Members
NELA St. Louis
New Hampshire NELA
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Victoria W. Ni & David K. Shim
Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association
Phillips & Associates PLLC
Pollins Law Firm
The Popham Law Firm, PC
Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP
Public Justice
Rambsy Law PC
Rukin Hyland LLP
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Arthur T. Schofield, PA
Sedey Harper Westhoff, PC
Tanner and Associates, PC
Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC
Werman Salas PC
Wilkinson Law Firm, PC
Winebrake & Santillo, LLC
The Wood Law Office, LLC

Partners
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Alden Law Group, PLLC
AzELA
Beck & Eldergill, PC
Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC
Law Offices of Scot D. Bernstein,
A Professional Corporation
Betz + Blevins
Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
Burr & Smith, LLP
Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
Law Office of David L. Cooper, PC
Cornish & Dell'Olio, PC
Costello & Mains, LLC
Cross Law Firm, SC
V. James DeSimone Law
Deutsch Atkins, PC
Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC
Eisenberg & Schnell, LLP
Alan B. Epstein
Law Office of William H. Ewing
Laura M. Flegel & Mary Farmer
Frumkin & Hunter LLP
Furniss Law Firm, LLC
Gilbert McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC
The Gittes Law Group
Charles E. Guerrier
Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP
Law Office of Susan R. Hahn
Law Office of David M. Heimos
The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC
Holland & Associates, PLLC
Hynes & Kuhn, SC
Impact Fund
Joseph H. Johnston & Mada Johnston
Keegan Law Firm, LLC
Matt Koski
Lawless & Lawless
Law Offices of David L. Lee
Michael J. Leech/Talk Sense Mediation
Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC
Heather Leonard, PC
Law Office of David Lichtenstein, LLC
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, PC
Joseph M. Lovretovich, JML Law
Lucas & Varga LLC
McNamara & Shechter LLP
Meenan & Associates, LLC
Susan D. Motley
NELA–Alabama
NELA–GA
NELA–Hawaii & Smith Himmelmann, AAL
O'Malley & Madden, PC
Terry O’Neill
L. Steven Platt
Pontikes Law, LLC
Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
The Sanford Firm
Eric Schnapper
Scott Perez LLP
Seldon Bofinger & Associates, PC
Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP
Sherinian & Hasso Law Firm
Smith Eibeler, LLC
Smith Law Firm
Stuckey & Garrigan Law Offices, PLLC
Swartz Law, LLC
Taylor & Associates, Ltd.
Tobin, Carberry, O'Malley, Riley, Selinger, PC
United Farm Workers
Law Offices of John E. Wall, Jr.
Law Office of Michael L. Weathers
Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association
Wienand & Bagin
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association

Supporters
Arckey & Associates, LLC
Jeffrey S. Bagnell, Esq., LLC
Baumann & Shuldiner
BCU Law Offices, LLC
JF Beasley, LLC
Bennett & Belfort PC
Beranbaum Menken LLP
Jonathan A. Bernstein
Blanchard & Walker PLLC
Richard K. Blundell Law Firm
Law Office of Ann Halan Brickley, LLC
Brown Jacobson, PC
Bryant Whitten, LLP
Lawrence R. Chaban
Chavez Law Firm
The Coffey Law Office, PC
Carmen Comsti
The Cook Law Firm
Amy L. Coopman
Jac A. Cotiguala & Associates
The Law Office of Lynn Coyle, PLLC
Kurt Cummiskey, Attorney at Law, LLC
Curwood Law Firm, PLC
Law Office of Denise DeBelle
Denton Law Firm
DFW–NELA
Employee & Labor Law Group of Kansas City, LLC
The Erlich Law Office, PLLC
Falls Legal, LLC
Law Office of Jonathan Feigenbaum
Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP
The Fish Law Firm, PC
Charlotte Fishman & Alan W. Sparer
Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP
The Franklin Law Firm, LLC
Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley & Kotzian, PC
Colleen Goodin
Law Office of Steven Granberg, PA
Head Law Firm, LLC
Leah A. Hofkin
J. Edward Hollington & Associates, PA
Law Offices of David C. Holmes
Law Office of Douglas B. Janney III
Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation
Johnston Tobey Baruch PC
Law Office of Deborah H. Karpatkin
Klein Dispute Resolution
Klimaski & Associates, PC
Dolores Y. Leal
Liberman, Goldstein & Karsh
Lunceford Law Firm
Maine Employment Lawyers Association
Law Offices of Glen D. Mangum
Karen Maoki
McCracken Law Office
McCree Ndjatou, PLLC
Robert E. McKnight, Jr.
Murphy Anderson PLLC
Neill & Byrne, PLLC
NELA Houston
Newton Barth, LLP
Old Towne Associates, PC
Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer
Nina T. Pirrotti
Kathryn S. Piscitelli, Attorney at Law
Patricia A. Podolec
Betsy Rader Law LLC
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass
& Judicate West

Gregory A. Rich
David Rosen & Associates, PC
Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP
Sapir Schragin, LLP
John D. Saxon, PC
Robert W. Schmidt
Schwartz Rollins, LLC
Segal Roitman, LLP
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Hank Sherrod
Siegel & Dolan Ltd.
Sowers & Wolf, LLC
Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Sture Legal Services, LLC
Geraldine Sumter
Law Office of Curt Surls
Law Offices of Edith K. Thomas, PLLC
Pedro A. Valverde
Venick, Kuhn, Byassee, Austin & Rosen PLLC
Hollie L. Wieland
Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, PC
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC
Zuckerman Law

Friends
Alan Banov, Esq.
Berenson & Associates PC
Bracker & Marcus, LLC
Brown & Curry, LLC
Law Office of Mary-Alice Coleman
Collier Law, PC
Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC
The Day Law Practice, LLC
Mary Dryovage & Bob Carasik
Dugan Schlozman LLC
Brian East
Robert B. Fitzpatrick, PLLC
Tom Gagliardo
Gallup Auerbach
Law Office of Robert H. Garfield
The Law Office of Lenore C. Garon, PLLC
Gaul and Dumont
Ghio Law Firm LLC
Karla Gilbride
Law Office of Anne Glennon
Golan Law Office
Goldman & Ehrlich
Jon Gould
Elissa J. Hobfoll PC
Interlandi Law Office
Law Offices of Renuka V. Jain
Law Office of Susan E. Jewell
Kaplan Law Firm
Law Office of Lindy Korn PLLC
Patty Losacker
Sean M. McGivern
Law Offices of Colleen M. McLaughlin
Moran Law Group
Melissa Morris
Jennifer Morton Law, PLLC
Richard J. Murray, Esq.
Nareeya Nalivka & J.P. Nalivka
Felicia Nestor, Esq.
Orsini Law LLC
Sandra Graf Radtke
Lisa R. Sahli, Attorney at Law, LLC
Steve Saltzman Law Office
Law Office of Robert V. Scalise, LLC
Schorr & Associates, PC
Michael Schwarz
Stoll Berne
Clark Taylor
Transition Strategies, LLC
Truhlar and Truhlar, LLP
Law Office of Marjorie A. Wallace
Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher Goldfarb, LLC
Law Offices of Richard E. Yaskin, PC




Sponsors As Of June 8, 2018