JULY 14th, 2011

THE PALACE HOTEL, San Francisco
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Dinner and Program


Every year we come together at the Law Center’s Anniversary Dinner, a special and meaningful event attended by hundreds of our supporters.  We meet TO HONOR the dedication, leadership and commitment of our community to gun violence prevention, then and now.  We meet TO REMEMBER not just those killed and injured in the 1993 event at 101 California Street in San Francisco that began the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, but also the 100,000 of Americans killed and injured by gun violence every year.  We meet TO ACT TOGETHER to promote smart laws, fight dangerous litigation and advocate for the majority of Americans that want our communities to be safer from gun violence.












The Law Center’s 18th ANNIVERSARY DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Mayor Villaraigosa is a charismatic speaker and a leader within the gun violence prevention movement. His efforts toreduce crime and gun violence in Los Angeles through gun buy-back programs as well as other cutting edge legal approaches have been highly successful. During his first term in office, he oversaw the steepest reduction in crime in Los Angeles since the 1950’s. Moreover, his work with the bipartisan coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns has demonstrated his commitment to tackling the epidemic of gun violence in America.

 

Dr. Peter Rhee,
Chief of Trauma at the University Me
dical Center in Tucson

Dr. Peter Rhee, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ trauma surgeon, will accept the Law Center’s Distinguished Leadership Award and speak at the dinner. As the Chief of Trauma at the University Medical Center in Tucson, he confronts daily the devastating effects of gun violence on individuals and their families. Understanding the impact of stronger gun laws, Dr. Rhee spoke out after the shooting in Tucson, asking for others to join him in the effort to fix background checks.


We thank our 2011 sponsors!

Front Runner
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Leaders
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Farella Braun + Martel
Morrison & Foerster LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Underwriters
Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller
Hemming Morse, Inc., CPAs,
– Litigation and Forensic Consultants
Jenner & Block LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Patrons
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
John and Michelle Scully Fund
in memory of John C. Scully 
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Helen Hilton Raiser

Benefactors
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Ross Bricker and Nina Vinik
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Cooley LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Evolve Discovery
The Focal Point LLC
Dr. Joel & Maria Fort Fund
James T. Fousekis
Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
John Heisse and Karin Grace

The Herbst Foundation
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Latham & Watkins
Littler Mendelson P.C./Littler Mendelson Foundation
The Mark Mosley & David Newdorf Fund
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Moscone Emblidge & Sater LLP
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Richards|Watson|Gershon
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Robyn and Ryder Thomas
Trucker Huss
van Löben Sels/ RembeRock Foundation
Winston & Strawn LLP

Hosts

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory
& Natsis LLP
Black Letter\Discovery
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Owen Clements
Crowell & Moring LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Susan and Sidney Goodwill
i.e. Communications, LLC
David & Linda Kapnick
Larry and Doreen Low
Roderick and Deborah Thompson
George Tuttle and Ben Cushman
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Co-Hosts
Kathryn McQueen Barnes
The Clorox Company
Alan J. Cox, NERA Economic Consulting
William and Iris Edlund
Hosie Rice LLP
JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Don and Sheri Joseph
Carol M. Kingsley, Kingsley Mediation Services,
in memory of Jack Berman
Nixon Peabody LLP
Gail and Dick Odgers
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
Shartsis Friese LLP
Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Somach, Simmons & Dunn APC
Rebecca A. Speer, Speer Associates
Radha Stern & Gary Maxworthy
Amanda and Nick Wilcox

Sustainers

Douglas and Amy Boxer
Ellen French
William and Ilse Gaede Charitable Fund
Alden Harken, MD
Edward E. Kallgren
Juliet Leftwich and Daniel Rapaport
Major, Lindsey & Africa
The Mizel Foundation
Cari Napoles and Bradford deCaussin
Walter Pettit
Amanda and August Roth
Paul Segalini
Youth ALIVE!