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Pro Bono to Protect the First Amendment – New York 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Registration
6:00 – 8:15 pm: Program and Networking Reception

Hosted by
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Ave.
(between 58th and 59th Streets)
New York, NY 10022

Guests took part in a thought-provoking discussion exploring current events and their impact on the First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, the Press, and the Right to Assemble, and how pro bono lawyers can be of help.


Bruce D. Brown
Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Katie Fallow
Senior Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Tom Golden
Counsel, Bloomberg L.P.

David A. Schulz
Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School; Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP

Host Committee

Valerie Farkas, Bloomberg L.P.
Arunas Gudaitis, BNY Mellon
Vilia B. Hayes, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Caroline Heller, Greenberg Traurig
Narges Kakalia, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Louis O’Neill, White & Case
Anna Shearer, Barclays Bank PLC

as of August 15, 2017

This discussion is the third event in the Esther F. Lardent Leadership in Pro Bono Series. The series was launched in 2016 in honor of the late Esther F. Lardent, PBI’s founder, president, and CEO for almost two decades. The Series is comprised of leadership dinners, educational forums, and networking events designed to bring together the legal community to promote innovative and creative dialogue on legal practice and access to justice.