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Join UJA for the Lawyers Division Annual Event, honoring Daniel A. Neff with the Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award and Jonathan J. Katz with the James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award. Celebrate our honorees professional and philanthropic achievements.

Lawrence H. Summers, the former U.S. Treasury secretary and Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University, will share his insights about current economic challenges.

As we face greater economic uncertainty -- coupled with rising antisemitism, increased poverty, and a mental health crisis -- we’ll come together to support UJA’s critical work on these diverse fronts.

6:00 pm - Lawyers Division Annual Event
8:30 pm - Young Lawyers After Dark

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Honoree Portrait

Daniel A. Neff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award

Daniel A. Neff is co-chairman of the Executive Committee and a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  He is a corporate and securities lawyer, focusing principally on mergers and acquisitions, advice to boards of directors, and other corporate governance matters. Dan began his career at Wachtell Lipton, then a 35-lawyer firm, in 1977, and has served for the past 19 years as the co-chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.  

Dan has handled some of the most significant takeover battles and strategic mergers of the past 30 years. He has been featured three times as American Lawyer’s Dealmaker of...

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Jonathan J. Katz

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award

Jonathan J. Katz is a partner in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He is also co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.  

Jonathan advises clients on executive compensation and other HR matters in significant corporate transactions and events. In his role as Diversity Committee co-chair, he also helps spearhead Cravath’s efforts to provide an inclusive workplace.

He joined Cravath in 2007, and was elected a partner in 2015.

Keynote Speaker

Speaker Portrait
Lawrence H. Summers
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus, Harvard University

Event Leadership

Lauren Angelilli 
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 

Richard A. Friedman 
Chairman, Asset Management
Goldman Sachs  

Susan P. Friedman

Mark I. Greene
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 

Eric W. Hilfers 
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Faiza J. Saeed 
Presiding Partner 
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Jodi J. Schwartz 
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz  

John M. Shapiro
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Chieftain Capital Management Inc. 

Dr. Shonni J. Silverberg 
Professor, Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

James S. Tisch
Loews Corporation  

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch  
The State University of New York

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