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

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

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 thte evening 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 60 general counsel of major corporations who have already accepted NYCLA's invitation to attend its Centennial Dinner as honored dais guests:

Michelle D. Bergman Duane Reade, Inc.

Jeffrey S. Hurwitz Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

Louise M. Parent American Express Co.

Eric J. Bock Travelport Limited

Mark H. Jackson Dow Jones & Co., Inc.

James W. Peck Nypro, Inc.

Robert Bostrom Freddie Mac

Ellen Oran Kaden Campbell Soup Co.

Arnold A. Pinkston Beckman Coulter Inc.

Louis J. Briskman CBS Corp.

Samrat S. Khichi Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.

Bradford W. Rich OneBeacon Insurance Group

Michael A. Brizel Saks Inc.

Karl Peter Kilb Bloomberg LP

Donald J. Rosenberg Qualcomm Incorporated

Kathryn McNamara Corley Discover FinancialServices

Adam R. Kokas Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Curt S. Rush Systemax Inc.

Paul T. Dacier EMC Corp.

Seth D. Krauss Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Peter B. Saba USEC Inc.

Jennifer Daniels Barnes & Noble Inc.

Roberta Lang Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr. Schering-Plough Corp.

Michael H. Lanza Selective Insurance Group Inc.

Dennis L. Schoff Lincoln National Corp.

Janet L. Dhillon US Airways Inc.

Parkin Lee Rockefeller Group International, Inc.

Jonathan D. Schwartz Cablevision Systems Corp.

Todd DuChene National Semiconductor Corp.

Andrew W. Levin Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

Margaret K. Seif Analog Devices Inc.

Lloyd H. Feller Jefferies & Co., Inc.

Robert A. Lonergan Rohm and Haas Co.

Jeffrey S. Sherman Becton, Dickinson and Co.

John G. Finneran, Jr. Capital One Financial Corp.

Peter C. Maloff National Starch and Chemical Co.

Kenneth S. Siegel Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

William S. Garner, Jr. Spectra Energy Corp.

Brian M. Martin KLA-Tencor Corp.

Jay B. Stephens Raytheon Co.

Sol Glasner The MITRE Corp.

Michele Coleman Mayes The Allstate Corp.

Larry D. Thompson PepsiCo, Inc.

Daniel J. Goldstein Building Materials Corp. of America

Bruce Metge Healthextras Inc.

Richard Toomey Sovereign Bancorp

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

Sara E. Moss Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Andrea E. Utecht FMC Corp.

Robert J. Grey PPL Corp.

J. Andrew Murphy NRG Energy Inc.

Richard H. Walker Deutsche Bank AG

Mary Beth Gustafsson First Solar Inc.

Sarah A. O'Connor Arch Chemicals Inc.

Keith H. Williamson Centene Corp.

Noah J. Hanft Mastercard Incorporated

Amy Fliegelman Olli CA, Inc.

Mark W. Yonkman M&T Bank Corp.

Andrew D. Hendry Colgate-Palmolive Co. 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.

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, more than 100 judges, government officials, and bar association leaders have already accepted NYCLA's invitation to attend as its guests.

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