The Metropolitan Black Bar Association is hosting their first in-person gala, L.E.A.P. Into Excellence: Return of the Black Bar in two years hosted by award-winning, NY1’s In Focus host and author Cheryl Willis at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on May 20. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year Award.
The black-tie evening will celebrate the 2022 legal honorees including: Trailblazer of the Year, Cynthia Bookhart Adams, managing director, Legal and Compliance, Jefferies LLC; Corporate Counsel of the Year, Shannon J. Hales, managing director and general counsel, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Jurist of the Year, the Hon. Edwina G. Mendelssohn, deputy chief administrative judge, Office for Justice Initiatives NYS Unified Court Systems; and Private Practitioner of the Year, Tracy Richelle High, partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
The 2022 gala co-chairs include: Lori Douglass, partner, Douglass Rademaker LLP; Trey Muldrow, partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; and Rose Pierre Louis, COO, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy Research. Go to mbbanyc.org for more information.