We’re thrilled to announce our honorees for this year’s Wall Street Dinner, two industry leaders who have demonstrated outstanding vision and philanthropic commitment: Brian P. Friedman of Jefferies with the Gustave L. Levy Award and Wesley M. LePatner of Blackstone with the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award. 

Join us to celebrate Brian and Wesley’s achievements and pay tribute to the critical work UJA’s Wall Street community has made possible.


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Honoree Portrait

Brian P. Friedman

President, Jefferies

Gustave L. Levy Award Recipient

Brian P. Friedman is the President and a Director of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., which he joined in 2001 and has co-led in its transformation from a primarily equity trading broker-dealer into one of the leading investment banking and capital markets firms in the world. 

Brian was previously a partner in Furman Selz LLC, including serving as head of Investment Banking and as a member of its Management and Operating Committees. Prior to Furman Selz, Brian was an attorney with the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. 

Brian received both a B.S. in economics and an M.S. in accounting from...

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Honoree Portrait

Wesley M. LePatner

Global Head of Core+ Real Estate, Blackstone

Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award Recipient

Wesley Mittman LePatner is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Blackstone and the Global Head of Blackstone’s Core+ Real Estate business. She is a member of Blackstone Real Estate’s Investment Committee and serves as a director and the chief operating officer of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT). Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Wesley spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs.

Wesley received a B.A. in history from Yale University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and serves on the boards of The Hewitt School, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, and Yale University...

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