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Israel is at war, and antisemitism around the world is escalating. Your support is more critical than ever. With that in mind, we invite you to join us at UJA’s Lawyers Division Annual Event, the premiere event of the season for New York legal professionals. 

This year, we’re back at The Pierre and honoring two industry leaders: Barry M. Wolf with the Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award, and Adam L. Shpeen with the James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award.

Your support honors Barry and Adam and amplifies our critical work in response to mounting needs on the ground in Israel and ongoing needs in New York and around the world.

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

The main event includes an elaborate cocktail reception; you will be able to take your food with you into the evening's program. Business attire recommended.


Show your support for our honorees with a donation.



Honoree Portrait

Barry M. Wolf

Executive Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award

Barry Wolf is Weil’s executive partner and chair of the firm’s Management Committee. He has extensive experience representing private investment funds and their sponsors in their organization and operation, as well as advising institutional investors investing in private equity funds — providing counsel on both commercial and tax matters. Barry began his career at Weil nearly 40 years ago and has served as executive partner for the past 14 years.

Among his many industry accolades, Barry has been named to the Law Power 100, City & State’s list of the most influential attorneys in New York and has been recognized...

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Adam L. Shpeen

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award

Adam Shpeen is a partner in the Restructuring Group of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Adam represents debtors, creditors, banks, hedge funds, lenders, asset purchasers, and other strategic parties in a wide range of complex corporate restructuring matters. He has substantial experience in bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, liability management transactions, debt exchanges, direct lending transactions, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, litigation, cross-border insolvencies, and section 363 sales.

In 2021, the Turnaround Management Association recognized Adam for his work on the “Mega Company Turnaround/Transaction...

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Michael J. Aiello 
Chairman of the Corporate Department  
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 

Neil Barr
Managing Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Donald S. Bernstein 
Chair Emeritus of the Restructuring Group 
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Jonathan E. Blake 
Senior Rabbi 
Westchester Reform Temple  

Marshall S. Huebner 
Co-Head of the Restructuring Group 
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Ira M. Millstein 
Senior Partner 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP    

Brian M. Resnick
Restructuring Partner and Head of Liability Management & Special Opportunities
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Damian S. Schaible 
Co-Head of the Restructuring Group 
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman & CEO 
Blackstone Group                    

Paul J. Taubman
Chairman & CEO 
PJT Partners 

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