May 7th, 2024

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Community Justice Awards!

Hosted at the American Museum of Natural History

We were thrilled to jointly honor Adam Meshel, global Head of Legal at Citigroup, and the incredible work of the Legal Action Center, at our 2024 Community Justice Awards Gala! 

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Venue: American Museum of Natural History 

Address: 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024

Dress Code: Business

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MADE POSSIBLE BY

$60,000

INCLUDES

Two tables of ten (a total of 20 attendees) at the Gala for dinner and the program with one of the tables guaranteed to be directly adjacent to Adam Meshel’s table

An opportunity for a representative of the company to be a Co-Chair of the Gala

Corporate name embedded as “Made Possible By” in all Gala marketing and communications

Sponsor spotlight in UJC communications and other benefits exclusive to this level

Opportunities to engage employees before and after Gala

Plus all benefits at lower levels

Presenting Sponsor

$50,000

INCLUDES

Two tables of ten (a total of 20 attendees) at the Gala for dinner and the program

An opportunity for a representative of the company to be a Co-Chair of the Gala

Corporate name embedded as a Presenting sponsor in all Gala marketing and communications

Sponsor spotlight in UJC communications and other benefits exclusive to this level

Plus all benefits at lower levels

Change Makers

$35,000

Includes

A table of ten at the Gala for dinner and the program

An opportunity for a representative of the company to a Vice Chair of the Gala

Shared graphical sponsor recognition via gala programming during event

Inclusion of sponsored content or information about mission and priorities in the event program

Verbal recognition during the program

Opportunities to engage employees

Plus all benefits at lower levels

Justice Initiators

$25,000

Includes

A table of ten at the Gala for dinner and the program

Shared recognition via Gala promotional outreach pre-event

Shared recognition on the program materials and during the event

Opportunities to engage employees

Plus all benefits at lower levels

Mission Supporters

$10,000

Includes

A table of ten at the Gala for dinner and the program

Recognition in the program materials

Opportunities to engage employees

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Please contact Gretchen Nealon at gnealon@urbanjustice.org to become a sponsor of this event.

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Schedule of Events

Cocktail Hour – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda

Seated Dinner – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Our Honorees

Adam Meshel

Adam Meshel is Citigroup’s global Head of Legal. In that role, Adam oversees Citigroup’s 1900+ person Legal Department on a day-to-day basis. In addition, Adam serves as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Citibank, N.A. and sits on Citibank’s Executive Management Committee.

Prior to his current role, Adam acted as the Global General Counsel of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group and sat on its Executive and Operating Committees. Before that, Adam acted as the General Counsel to Citi’s Global Banking and Capital Markets Origination businesses. From 1998 until 2005, Adam focused his legal practice on capital markets and merger and acquisitions transactions at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he also held the position of Head of Compliance for the Financing Group. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Adam was a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. Adam holds AB and JD degrees from Columbia University.

During his career, Adam has also championed many philanthropic organizations related to education and social justice.

LEGAL ACTION CENTER

Founded in 1973, the Legal Action Center (LAC) uses legal and policy strategies to fight discrimination, build health equity, and restore opportunity for people with arrest and conviction records, substance use disorders, and HIV or AIDS. LAC has utilized a multi-pronged approach to achieving their mission, which includes: direct legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, education and training, and coalition-building.

LAC seeks to end punitive responses to health conditions like addiction, mental illness, and HIV or AIDS, and to create equitable access to affordable, quality treatment. Offering free legal services through their New York City office, they support individuals who have arrest or conviction records, substance use disorders, HIV, or AIDS and face discrimination in health care, employment, housing, education, and more. Their work mobilizes to create a society that upholds the civil rights of all individuals, regardless of their history of justice involvement or medical condition. LAC aims to dismantle the historic and persistent impact of systemic racism that has fueled mass incarceration and disparate community health systems.

Accepting on behalf of the Legal Action Center, will be their Director and President, Paul N. Samuels.

Co-Chairs

Brad S. Karp

Chairperson of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison since 2008, Brad Karp is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers. Brad is active in the community, serving on numerous public interest, educational, cultural and charitable boards and has frequently been recognized for his pro bono accomplishments and charitable service.

Jeffrey D. Karpf

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Jeffrey D. Karpf’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions and matters. He represents issuers, sponsors and investment banks in IPOs, public and private equity, debt, convertibles and liability management transactions. Jeff also advises on corporate governance matters, including board structure and practices.

Support Opportunities:

Companies like Clinique, Coca-Cola, and Goldman Sachs have committed to social, economic, and racial justice, by supporting the Urban Justice Center. Join these, and other companies, in their support by sponsoring the 2024 Urban Justice Center Community Justice Awards Gala.

Companies can partner with UJC on the 2024 Gala to achieve their business goals:

  • Provide thought leadership around social justice initiatives
  • Showcase corporate social responsibility
  • Engage employees, customers and stakeholders alike

These last years proved we must urgently come together to reconcile the disparities in this country – work the Urban Justice Center has been doing since 1984, by providing essential free legal support to the poor (from survivors of domestic violence, to LGBTQIA+ youth, to homeless families, to many more), and mentoring the next generation of leaders in the fight for justice.

Please contact Gretchen Nealon at gnealon@urbanjustice.org to become a sponsor of any future events.

2024 CJA SPONSORS

2024 CJA SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Change Makers

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Linklaters LLP
Matheson

Justice Initiators

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mission Supporters

Barasch & McGarry
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Clifford Chance LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
McGuirewoods LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Zeichner Ellman & Krause

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