NYCLA's Centennial Dinner Will Honor Corporate In-House Counsel

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 00:00

The New York County Lawyers' Association's Centennial Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Dinner is a black tie event and begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program. Former NYCLA President Robert L. Haig is the Dinner Chair.

The theme for NYCLA's Centennial Dinner is "Honoring Corporate In-House Counsel." At the Dinner, NYCLA will celebrate the invaluable work that corporate law departments have done on behalf of their clients and our legal system as well as the leadership and dedication of corporate General Counsel.

Set forth below are the 50 General Counsel of major corporations who have already accepted NYCLA's invitation to attend its Centennial Dinner as Honored Dais Guests:

Chief Judge of the State of New York Judith S. Kaye has agreed to speak at NYCLA's Centennial Dinner. In addition, Richard H. Walker, Global General Counsel of Deutsche Bank, will receive NYCLA's William Nelson Cromwell Award. Finally, nearly 100 judges have already accepted NYCLA's invitation to attend the Dinner as its guests.

Michelle D. Bergman Duane Reade, Inc.

Peter J. Beshar Marsh & McLennan

Eric J. Bock Travelport Limited

Robert Bostrom Freddie Mac

Louis J. Briskman CBS Corporation

Michael A. Brizel Saks Inc.

Paul T. Dacier EMC Corporation

Jennifer Daniels Barnes & Noble Inc.

Janet L. Dhillon US Airways Inc.

Lloyd H. Feller Jefferies & Company, Inc.

John G. Finneran, Jr. Capital One Financial Corporation

William S. Garner, Jr. Spectra Energy Corporation

Sol Glasner The MITRE Corporation

Susan E. Goldy Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Robert J. Grey PPL Corporation

Mary Beth Gustafsson First Solar Inc.

Andrew D. Hendry Colgate-Palmolive Company

Jeffrey S. Hurwitz Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

Mark H. Jackson Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Ellen Oran Kaden Campbell Soup Co.

Karl Peter Kilb Bloomberg LP

Adam R. Kokas Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Seth D. Krauss Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

Michael H. Lanza Selective Insurance Group Inc.

Parkin Lee Rockefeller Group International, Inc.

Andrew W. Levin Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

Robert A. Lonergan Rohm and Haas Company

Brian M. Martin KLA-Tencor Corp.

Michele Coleman Mayes The Allstate Corporation

Bruce Metge Healthextras Inc.

Sara E. Moss Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

J. Andrew Murphy NRG Energy Inc.

Sarah A. O'Connor Arch Chemicals Inc.

Louise M. Parent American Express Company

James W. Peck Nypro, Inc.

Arnold A. Pinkston Beckman Coulter Inc.

Bradford W. Rich OneBeacon Insurance Group

Curt S. Rush Systemax Inc.

Dennis L. Schoff Lincoln National Corporation

Jonathan D. Schwartz Cablevision Systems Corporation

Margaret K. Seif Analog Devices Inc.

D. Bruce Sewell Intel Corporation

Jeffrey S. Sherman Becton, Dickinson and Company

Jay B. Stephens Raytheon Company

Larry D. Thompson PepsiCo, Inc.

Richard Toomey Sovereign Bancorp

Andrea E. Utecht FMC Corp.

Richard H. Walker Deutsche Bank AG

The Dinner is a magnificent social event, renowned as the "bench and bar event of the year." It affords an opportunity to invite clients, spouses, and friends to join in a festive evening. Because of this year's theme, NYCLA is encouraging law firms to invite corporate in-house counsel to sit at their tables. Last year approximately 1,500 people attended the Dinner.

For additional information or to buy tables or tickets to the Dinner, contact Christina Andujar at 212-267-6646, ext. 221 or