Lawyers Alliance Names Michael Gerstenzang and Breon Peace Co-Chairs of Law Firm Appeal
March 16, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang and partner Breon Peace have been named co-chairs of the 2017-2018 Law Firm Appeal by the Lawyers Alliance for New York.
Funds raised through the Appeal help Lawyers Alliance provide legal services and educational resources to nonprofits serving low-income neighborhoods in New York City.
Michael commented on Cleary’s role leading the Appeal saying, “Cleary Gottlieb is pleased to spearhead the Law Firm Appeal, an important element supporting Lawyers Alliance’s work with nonprofits that provide vital services to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in need. The commitment and participation of law firms, both financially and through pro bono legal expertise, is essential to the success of these nonprofits.”
Breon also added, “Law firm support of Lawyers Alliance and the Appeal also provides interesting and engaging pro bono opportunities for transactional attorneys. Meaningful and rewarding pro bono legal work benefits both the volunteer attorneys and the nonprofit clients, and ultimately the communities in which we all live and work.”