Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022
Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Gala
Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022
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HIGGINBOTHAM

LEADERSHIP AWARDS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsorship & Tickets
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JUSTICE AND EQUALITY

CELEBRATING CHAMPIONS OF

Stephen J. Squeri Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 American Express Awardee

HONORING

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Tracee Ellis Ross Higginbotham Awards 2022 Awardee
Hon. Cory Booker_Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022_U.S. Senator New Jersey
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Sunny Hostin Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Emcee

EMCEE

HIGGINBOTHAM CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARDEE

Chairman and CEO

American Express

Professor of Law

Co-founder and Executive Director of AAPF

RACIAL JUSTICE TRAILBLAZER AWARDEE

Award winning actress, producer and CEO

DISTINGUISHED CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE AWARDEE

U.S. Senator New Jersey

COURAGEOUS
CLIENT
AWARDEE

U.S. Capitol Police Officers who protected our democracy on January 6

SPECIAL GUEST EMCEE

Emmy Award-Winning Legal Journalist and Co-Host of ABC's The View

OUR PARTNERSHIP IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We experienced a shift of conscience in the summer of 2020 following numerous acts of police violence against Black people that culminated with the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.  In response to these tragic incidents, there was an urgency to acknowledge and address our nation’s ugly legacy of White supremacy and Jim Crow. There was a synergy of energy that propelled people to lean into difficult but frank conversations about race, hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest, top companies donated millions to racial equity initiatives, while others started coalitions and joined the movement to address historic harms and chart a new course for racial justice.

 

To finish what we started, the Lawyers’ Committee has focused on building partnerships that foster a culture of democracy and amplifies power, prosperity, voice and opportunity for Black and Brown communities. We urge you to not let this moment wane but seize this opportunity to keep your pledge to eradicate systems and policies that impede progress for these communities.

 

So, what can you, our partners do now? You can stand with us as we fight for Black and Brown communities in and outside the courts; join us as we salute those who have championed the cause of justice and equality; and support our important work by sponsoring this event at the highest level possible.  Your financial support will help fuel the work we are doing to re-present a democracy that has awakened to its promise of liberty and justice for all.

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Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Cory Booker and  Damon Hewitt
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President and Executive Director

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Danielle R. Holley_Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022

Dean, Howard University School of Law

Board Co-Chair

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Partner and Chief DEI Officer

Duane Morris LLP

Board Co-Chair

Judge  Shira A. Scheindlin_Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022

Of Counsel

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Immediate Past Board Co-Chair

The Higginbotham Leadership Awards gala is named in honor of A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. a celebrated statesman, civil rights champion, author, professor, historian, and federal appeals court judge. The Lawyers’ Committee hosts the Higginbotham Awards gala annually to highlight the exemplary contributions of corporate executives, policy makers, professional athletes, authors, artists and other individuals who champion the cause of justice and equality for all. The gala is one of the largest events in the civil rights community. We invite you to join us as we build partnerships that foster a culture of democracy and amplifies power, prosperity, voice and opportunity for all Americans but particularly, Black and Brown communities.

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THANK YOU          SPONSORS

2022

PRESENTING

American Express Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor

CHAMPIONS

Home Depot Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor

LEADERS

Cravath Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
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Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Sullivan & Cromwell
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
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2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Latham & Watkins
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Morgan Lewis
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_PNC

BENEFACTORS

Outten & Golden LLP Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
Qualcomm Inc. Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
Davis Wright & Tremaine Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
Quarrels & Brady Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Duane Morris
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Comcast NBC Universal
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Morrison & Foerster
Verizon Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
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2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Paul Weiss
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP Higginbotham Leadership Awards 2022 Sponsor
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Stroock
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Simpson Thacher
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Thomas Horstemeyer
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_GT Greenberg Traurig
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Faegre-Drinker
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Binder & Schwartz
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Munger Tolles & Olson
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Shook Hardy & Bacon
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_King & Spalding
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Russell Reynolds
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Proskauer Rose
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Covington
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Evigilant Evolver
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Orrick
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Sheppard Mullin
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Nationwide
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Hogan Lovells
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Pfizer
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Holland & Knight
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Dechert
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Sheppard Mullin
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Cooley
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Gibson Dunn
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Perkins Coie
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Debevoise and Plimpton
2022 Sponsor Higginbotham Leadership Awards_Milbank
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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to mobilize the nation’s leading lawyers as agents for change in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the Lawyers’ Committee uses legal advocacy to achieve racial justice, fighting inside and outside the courts to ensure that Black people and other people of color have the voice, opportunity, and power to make the promises of our democracy real. The Lawyers’ Committee implements its mission and objectives by marshaling the pro bono resources of the bar for litigation, public policy, advocacy and other forms of service by lawyers to the cause of civil rights.