Save the Date: Legal Action Center Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit, Tues., Nov. 1, 2022, NYC

SAVE THE DATE: The Legal Action Center 2022 Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan and virtually. We’re thrilled to be honoring John G. Finley, Senior Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer of Blackstone, with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Award and Michael “Zaki” Smith, Social Justice Advocate on the Clean Slate New York Campaign, with the Edward J. Davis Service Award.


For more information about our 2022 Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit, or LAC’s important work, please contact Katarina Leiser, Director of Corporate & Individual Giving at or (212) 243-1313.

Honorary Chair Sponsor • $100,000+

Paul, Weiss

Benefit Chairs

Brad S. Karp

Gerald Balacek

John J. Suydam

Richard B. Zabel

LAC Board of Directors

Brad S. Karp, Chairman

Mary Beth Forshaw, Vice Chair

Lymaris Albors

Gerald Balacek

Eric D. Balber

Elizabeth Bartholet

Suzanne B. Cusack

Dawn Dover

Jason Flom

Alexis Gadsden

Jeffrey D. Grant

Doug Liman

Ann-Marie Louison

Elaine H. Mandelbaum

Kamran Masood

Michael Meltsner

Mark C. Morril

Mary E. Mulligan

Danielle Nicosia

Debra Pantin

Elizabeth M. Sacksteder

Sharon L. Schneier

John J. Suydam

Harya Tarekegn

James Yates

Richard B. Zabel

Arthur L. Liman, Founding Chair

Daniel K. Mayers, Chairman Emeritus

About LAC

The Legal Action Center (LAC) uses legal and policy strategies to fight discrimination, build health equity, and restore opportunity for people with arrest and conviction records, substance use disorders, and HIV or AIDS. Dismantling racial injustice in our criminal legal and healthcare systems is central to our mission and vision.

Fighting Discrimination

LAC works to protect and enhance the legal rights of individuals with arrest and conviction records, substance use disorders, HIV, and AIDS and defend them against discriminatory policies and practices.

Building Health Equity

LAC works to address the structural inequity that pervades our system of healthcare, ensure that healthcare is accessible and affordable for all, and end the criminalization of substance use disorders and mental illness.

Restoring Opportunities

LAC works to eliminate unjust barriers to employment, housing, legal benefits, and other life essentials that individuals in reentry and recovery need to support themselves, their families, and our shared communities.