Access Justice Brooklyn held our annual Gala on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the Brooklyn Museum. We were delighted to welcome back Melissa Russo, Government Affairs and Investigative Reporter, NBC 4 New York, and tremendous advocate of our work, as Emcee. Melissa once again guided us through an evening of celebration, as we recognized extraordinary individuals and innovative leaders who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the public good and Access Justice Brooklyn’s impactful programming. Congratulations to our honorees and award recipients: Dedication to Justice Awardee Faith Gay, Founding Partner, Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC; Tradition of Excellence Awardee Nicki Livanos, Director, Real Estate Investments, Equitable; Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Gbenga Oyebode, Founder and Of Counsel, Aluko & Oyebode; and Champion of Justice Awardee AXA XL.
We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters and guests! A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor: A great friend of Access Justice Brooklyn; Gold Sponsors: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Madison International Realty, and Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC; and exclusive Video Sponsor: Aluko & Oyebode. For a complete list of our 2023 Sponsors, click here.
Thank you to our Gala Host Committee members: Access Justice Brooklyn Board Members Caroline Conway, Managing Director, Legal, Stonepeak; Akshay Dhiman, Managing Director – Power, Energy & Infrastructure M&A, Lazard; Gala Chair, Adam Gilbert, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP; Trish Lilley, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Thompson Coburn LLP, Samuel O. Maduegbuna, Founding Partner, Maduegbuna Cooper LLP; and Adam Shepherd, Managing Director, Macquarie Group and Board president, Lynn E. Judell, Counsel, Rukab Brash PLLC; as well as Advisory Board Members James Hallowell, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Stephen P. Younger, Senior Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP; and former Gala honoree Janice Mac Avoy, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
As Access Justice Brooklyn’s premier fundraising event, funds raised for the Gala strengthen our vital work and impact throughout the borough. For more information about our honorees, sponsors, and program, click here.