Did you miss our Anniversary Dinner? Check out some of the highlights from this year’s event.

Photos from our 19th Anniversary Dinner are in!  Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and supporters for making our 19th Anniversary Dinner such a success. We are so honored to have you in our corner.

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All of the speakers were outstanding in every way, and touched us with their perspectives on the personal and political realities of gun violence.

“The 19th Anniversary Dinner reinvigorated my dedication to the gun violence prevention movement. The night truly captured what Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence does best – getting out the real story about gun violence in America, providing credible research and facts, and giving hope that through legal and policy advocacy, we can implement common sense laws that keep guns out of the wrong hands.”

~ Margaux McFetridge, Dinner Attendee

We hope you also came away feeling more educated about the epidemic of gun violence in America and inspired by our important work preventing further tragedies.



Thank you for joining the more than 70 law firms, corporations, and foundations that express their support for the Law Center’s mission to prevent gun violence by sponsoring our Anniversary Dinner. There is still time to donate — showcase your commitment to using legal resources to create safer communities.

JUNE 14th, 2012
The Westin Market Street
50 Third Street, San Francisco

6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Dinner and Program

Every year we come together at our 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, 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.


United States Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

United States Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy is currently serving her eighth term representing Long Island’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 1996, the Congresswoman has served Long Island for over 15 years. Having directly experienced the devastating effects of gun violence on her own family, Carolyn McCarthy has shown tremendous fortitude and determination in the face of often intimidating and threatening opposition. From her sponsorship of an assault weapon ban to recent bills that would ban large capacity ammunition magazines and improve the federal background check system, she has been an outspoken and courageous voice for smart and sane legislation to reduce gun violence in America.

Congresswoman McCarthy received our Distinguished Leadership Award for her significant impact on the gun violence prevention movement.  As a leader representing the majority of Americans who believe smart gun laws save lives, she is truly an agent of change in the fight to prevent gun violence.


Harvard Researcher David Hemenway

David Hemenway, Ph.D., is an economist and Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, as well as a respected author. Dr. Hemenway has written widely on injury prevention, including articles on firearms, violence, suicide, child abuse, motor vehicle crashes, fires, falls and fractures.  His recent book Private Guns Public Health is billed as the “first complete picture of the public-health approach to gun violence, and a commonsense plan for ending this American epidemic.”

The Law Center presented Dr. Hemenway with our Distinguished Honoree Award for his work exposing the complexities of the relationships between gun violence and self-defense, schools, homicide, and more.  His research, teaching, and writing have provided critical resources to the gun violence prevention movement and thus, to the effort to reduce death and injury due to firearms.


Front Runner
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Farella Braun + Martell LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller
Hemming Morse, LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Helen Hilton Raiser
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Ross Bricker and Nina Vinik
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Cooley LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath
James T. Fousekis
Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP
Hanson Bridget LLP
John Heisse and Karin Grace

JAMS Mediation Services
John & Michelle Scully Fund
In memory of John C. Scully
Herbst Foundation
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
The Mark Mosley & David Newdorf Fund
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Attorneys at Law
Ropes & Gray LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Squire Sanders
Trucker ♦ Huss, APC
van Löben Sels/ RembeRock Foundation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory +
Natsis LLP
Berman DeValerio
Owen Clements
Durie Tangri LLP
William and Iris Edlund
Dr. Joel and Maria Fort Fund
For Ethics, Wisdom, and Solving Social
and Health Problems
Greene Radovsky Maloney Share &
Hennigh LLP
i.e. communications LLC
David and Linda Kapnick

Nixon Peabody LLP
Jonathan Powers
Shartsis Friese LLP
Sideman & Bancroft
George Tuttle and Ben Cushman
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winston & Strawn LLP

Jeff Appleman
The Clorox Company-Legal Services
Constance M. Hiatt
Donald and Sheri Joseph
Carol M. Kingsley, Kingsley Mediation Services
In memory of Jack Berman
Mizel Foundation
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
Sedgwick LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Rebecca Speer
Radha Stern and Gary Maxworthy
Roderick M. Thompson
Amanda and Nick Wilcox
Mark and Karen Zemelman

Doug and Amy Boxer
Clare Foley
Junling Hu
Edward E. Kallgren
Sherman Kassof
Randy Kim
Robert and Debra Lewis
Donna Lee Yesner

Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator John Kerry
Senator Joe Lieberman
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Congresswoman Anna G.
Congressman Mike Honda
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Congresswoman Carolyn
Congressman Jerry McNerney
Congressman George Miller
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Congressman Pete Stark
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
California Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom
California Senator Kevin
de León
California Senator Mark
California Senator Mark Leno
California State Treasurer Bill
California Assemblymember
Mike Feuer
California Assemblymember
Jerry Hill
Illinois Senate President
John J. Cullerton
Illinois Senator Don Harmon
Illinois Senator Mattie Hunter
Illinois Senator Dan Kotowski
Illinois Senator Antonio Muñoz
Illinois Representative
Edward J. Acevedo

Illinois Representative
Luis Arroyo
Illinois Representative
Elizabeth Coulson
Florida Representative
Evan Jenne
Pennsylvania Representative
Cherelle Parker
Mayor of Columbus, OH
Michael Coleman
Mayor of Los Angeles, CA
Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Mayor of Philadelphia, PA
Michael A. Nutter
Mayor of Portland, OR
Sam Adams
Mayor of Oakland, CA
Jean Quan
Mayor of Richmond, CA
Gayle McLauglin
Mayor of San Francisco, CA
Edwin M. Lee
Mayor of Stokie, IL
George Van Dusen
Los Angeles, CA County Sheriff
Leroy D. Baca
Contra Costa County, CA
Supervisor John Gioia
San Mateo County, CA
Supervisor Rose Jacobs
Wayne County, IL Prosecutor
Kim Worthy
State’s Attorney of Cook
County, IL Anita Alvarez
State’s Attorney of Prince
George County, MD
Angela D. Alsobrooks

Los Angeles, CA City
Councilmember Paul Koretz
Los Angeles, CA City
Councilmember Paul Krekorian
Los Angeles, CA City Attorney
Carmen Trutanich
Columbus, OH City Attorney
Richard Pfeiffer
Oakland, CA City Attorney
Barbara Parker
Sacramento, CA City Attorney
Eileen M. Teichert
San Francisco, CA
City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera
Seattle, WA City Attorney
Peter S. Holmes
San Francisco, CA District
Attorney George Gascón
San Francisco, CA Public
Defender Jeff Adachi
Philadelphia, PA Commissioner
Charles Ramsey
Newark, NJ Police Director
Samuel DeMaio
Detroit, MI Police Chief
Ralph Godbee, Jr.
Emeryville, CA Police Chief
Ken James
Oakland, CA Police Chief
Howard Jordan
San Francisco, CA Police
Chief Greg Suhr
San Francisco, CA Deputy
Police Chief Kevin Cashman
Harvard Professor
David Hemenway, Ph.D
Pastor Michael McBride