June 14, 2018 | San Francisco

Giffords Law Center’s 25th Anniversary Dinner, honoring Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

In 1993, the Bay Area legal community came together in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy with a vow to save lives from gun violence. Twenty-five years and hundreds of state and local gun laws later, our organization and our movement stand stronger than ever before, with the country on the cusp of lasting, lifesaving change.

Join us on June 14 as we gather to recognize courageous leaders, celebrate progress, and remember those we’ve lost.


JUNE 14, 2018




2018 Courageous Leadership Award

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

An advocate for gun safety for decades, Secretary Clinton joined the Giffords Law Center community to mark our 25th anniversary and speak about the promising future for the movement to save lives from gun violence. Secretary Clinton’s unwavering calls for stronger gun laws from our country’s most prominent stages have inspired a nation and helped propel the long-overdue reflection and conversation about this deadly epidemic we’re engaged in today. Giffords Law Center is honored to recognize her courage and leadership.

2018 Lifesaving Service Award

Outstanding Student Activists

In the months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people across the nation have marched, taken to social media, and lobbied their representatives at a truly remarkable scale. We are proud to honor 2018’s outstanding student activists with our Lifesaving Service Award, in particular Ke’Shon Newman of Chicago, Kayla Schaefer of Parkland, and Olivia Wesch of Parkland, who are accepting this award on behalf of student activists nationwide.

2018 Odgers Pro Bono Award

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury has been an invaluable pro bono partner for many years, most recently leading a bold litigation effort to compel the Department of Defense to improve reporting to the background checks system following November’s tragic mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Named for Richard W. “Dick” Odgers (1936–2014), a beloved founder, supporter, and friend to the Law Center, the Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award recognizes firms like Pillsbury for their outstanding efforts supporting lifesaving gun laws and helping build a safer America.



The Anniversary Dinner is only possible through the generous support of our sponsors—organizations and individuals dedicated to Giffords Law Center’s mission to save lives from gun violence. To sponsor the 25th Anniversary Dinner, either pledge a sponsorship online or email a completed sponsorship form to our director of development, Natalie Fall at [email protected]. For any questions, please contact Natalie by email or at 415-433-2062 x309.


The Ron Conway Family
in honor of Gabby Giffords

Farella Braun Logo


Simpson Thacher Logo


George & Candace Hisert
Jones Day
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Nancy Robinson & Mark Kramer
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller
Shoshana Chazan & Anthony Malutta
James Fousekis
Hemming Morse LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Linda Cronin & Owen Clements
Brook & Andrea Dooley
John & Joyce Feeney and John & Karin Heisse
Fenwick & West
Simon Frankel & Courtney Weaver
Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Reed Minuth & Megin Scully
Mark L. Mosley
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Richards Watson & Gershon
Sue Ann Schiff, in honor and in memory of Robert N. Schiff
Pegi & Niall Scully
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Harold Sogard, Susan Bolle & Lucy Sogard
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation


Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
DLA Piper
Michael & Brenda Drake
Littler Mendelson PC
Nixon Peabody LLP
Shinemaker Foundation
Kaye Slavet
Gerri Wong


Peggy Ackerberg
Laurence J. Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
Debra Belaga, Stephen Stublarec, Katharine Vila & Christopher Byers
Paul & Helen Chapman
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Julie Hahn
Constance Hiatt & Sarah K. Doster, MD
Edward Kallgren
David & Linda Kapnick
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Nossaman LLP
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Staff of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
Jeanna Steele & Adel Nadji


Linda & Michael Allderdice
Steven & Aliza Baron
Paul Bendix & Jane McDougle
Buckley Sandler LLP
Ian Carpenter
Nazia Choudhury & Paul Krause
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Diane Gibson
Susan Graham
Carl & Gay Crosthwait Grunfeld
Alan & Cheryl Hinman
Michelle Scully Hobus
Hogan Lovells LLP
Hope & Heal Fund
Junling Hu
Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
Carol Kingsley, in loving memory of Jack Berman
Danna Kozerski
Juliet Leftwich & Dan Rapaport
Patrick & Gwen Mahoney
Helen Hilton Raiser
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
Karen Scarr & Craig Martin
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Rahda Stern & Gary Maxworthy
Deborah Thakor
Vaughn R. Walker
Andrew & Janet Werner
Amanda & Nick Wilcox


Fogline Vineyards
Hafner Vineyard
Le Grande Courtâge
Sunce Winery