New York Appleseed and Appleseed held their annual Pillars of Justice awards ceremony on May 18, 2016, thanks to the generous support of many generous sponsors — especially Davis Polk, Latham & Watkins, Sullivan & Cromwell, FINRA, and Williams & Connolly. Click here to see the complete list of our generous sponsors. Vicki Walcott-Edim (above), founding director of New York Appleseed and current member of the New York Appleseed board of directors, served as emcee for the evening.
Speakers and honorees included Rick Ketchum (below, center, pictured with Mary Beth Ketchum), CEO of FINRA and former New York Appleseed advisory council member, and Mark Hale (below, right), Chief of the Convictions Review Unit in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Attendees also included (below, left) Amera Attalah, Nashalie Robledo, Christian Rivera, Sarah Camiscoli, Brandon Cardet Hernandez, Amina Fofana, and (not pictured) Hebh Jamal of IntegrateNYC4me.
Also in attendance were (below, from left) New York Appleseed board members Bert Pogrebin, Natalia Delgado, Kathy Schneider, Lucia Swanson (Chair), Gil Raviv, Kathy Scott, Vicki Walcott-Edim, and (not pictured) Stan Grossman, Vivian Maese, Tai Park, and Shaheen Rushd.
New York Appleseed Executive Director David Tipson and Pro Bono Counsel Rene Kathawala of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe (below, pictured here with Mr. Raviv).
Volunteers Deepak Sabiki and Mitch Hagenaar from the StoneTurn Group.