The 20th Anniversary Honorary Host Committee:
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, Joan Haratani, Lokelani Devone, Mina Titi Liu , Dale Minami, Pamela Merchant, Staci Dresher

20th Anniversary Gala
& International Women's Day Celebration

March 8, 2018/

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Desserts and Wine
At the the Julia Morgan Ballroom

VIP Reception: 5:30PM—6:00PM
Main Reception: 6:00PM—8:30PM

 Individual Ticket: $300
Nonprofit & Student Ticket: $200


Let your friends know you’re attending on social media! 

 $50,000 HERO

  • Ten (10) individual tickets to the event & (10) VIP reception
  • Invitation for 2 to join high-level CJA mission
  • Premier feature in The Recorder, event materials,
    web and social media
  • Your materials in attendee gift bag

 $15,000 SUPER GUARDIAN

  • Ten (10) individual tickets to the event & (10) VIP reception
  • Premier feature in The Recorder, event materials,
    web and social media
  • Your materials in attendee gift bag

 $6,000 DEFENDER

  • Six (6) individual tickets to the event & (6) VIP reception
  • Prominent listing in The Recorder, event materials,
    web and social media
  • Your materials in attendee gift bag

 $1,000 SPONSOR

  • Two (2) Individual Tickets
  • Recognition in slide show
  • (2) VIP Reception

 $25,000 CHAMPION

  • Ten (10) individual tickets to the event & (10) VIP reception
  • Invitation for 1 to join high-level CJA mission
  • Premier feature in The Recorder, event materials,
    web and social media
  • Your materials in attendee gift bag

 $10,000 GUARDIAN

  • Ten (10) individual tickets to the event & (10) VIP reception
  • Premier feature in The Recorder, event materials,
    web and social media
  • Your materials in attendee gift bag

 $3,000 SPONSOR

  • Five (5) Individual Tickets
  • Recognition in Slide Show
  • (5) VIP reception

Current Sponsors:/

SUPER GUARDIAN LEVEL ($15,000)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

GUARDIAN LEVEL ($10,000)
Farah Brelvi & David Ball,
Beth Van Schaack & Brent Lang,
Mina Titi Liu & Eric Rosenblum
Mintz Group, Robert Flynn,

DEFENDER LEVEL ($6,000)
Joan M. Haratani, Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP
The King Family Foundation,

JUSTICE LEVEL ($3,000)
The Bar Association of San Francisco,
Carlos and Lisa Siderman, Financial Avengers,
Gerald Gray & Colleen Higa
Lucy and Joey Neugart Family Foundation
Julia Morgan Ballroom*, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein,
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEVEL ($1,000)
Aaron Loeb & Kathy Roberts, Ajay Krishnan & Annie Redding, Bo Boughton,
C. Dixon Osburn & J. R. Hodder, Clara Basile, Dipti Ghosh and Margaret Gotuaco, Donald Sullivan, Elizabeth Zitrin,
First Republic Bank, Frederick Hertz, Hafner Vineyards*, Michael and Shirley Traynor, Nicholson Ranch Winery*,
Patamar Capital, Ralph Steinhardt, Rebecca Westerfield, Seema and William Aceves,  Tim Lane and Raunn Ross,
Marc Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale LLP, Varian Medical Systems, Wilma Wallace and Richard Meyers
*In-Kind Donation

Special Guests/

Farah Brelvi
Emcee; Chair, CJA Board of Directors

 Zenaida Velásquez
CJA Client, Reyes v. Lopez Grijalba

Honorees/

David Scheffer is an American lawyer and diplomat who served as the first United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues from 1997-2001 .He holds an endowed professorship and serves as the Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He teaches International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law and supervises the International Externship Program. He received the Dean’s Teaching Award 2007-2008 and founded and co-edited (2007-2011) the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor. From January 2012 through June 2017, Scheffer was the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. Ambassador David Scheffer served as the first US Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes Issues. He was instrumental in creating the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and played a leading role in developing the tribunals and special courts in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. He was selected by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the “Top Global Thinkers of 2011.” He received the Berlin Prize and was in residence at the American Academy in Berlin during the Fall 2013 term.

Hassan Bility is the director of the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), a non governmental organization dedicated to the documentation of war time atrocities in Liberia and to assisting victims in their pursuit of justice for these crimes.  Under Mr. Bility’s leadership, the GJRP’s documentation work has led to the investigation and arrests of alleged Liberian war criminals throughout Europe and the U.S., including the arrest of  former Liberian rebel commanders Alieu Kosiah in Switzerland, and Martina Johnson in Belgium; the arrest of Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Agnes Reeves Taylor in the UK; and the arrest and eventual conviction of former ULIMO rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh in the U.S. We are honored to award him the Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights award for his courage, and his singular pursuit of justice for Liberia. Click here to read more.

Mintz Group has helped CJA gather facts at virtually every stage of the litigation process, investigating human rights abusers from more than 10 countries. Starting in 2005, Mintz Group investigators worked closely with CJA to find the assets of Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, a paramilitary leader responsible for atrocities and murders in Haiti during the 1990s, who was living in Queens, NY as a real estate agent.  Constant was ultimately ordered to pay $19 million to CJA’s clients and went to prison for unrelated mortgage fraud. Since then, Mintz investigators have assisted CJA with locating dozens of abusers who have settled in the U.S. (a number of whom were hiding behind aliases), finding their assets, and interviewing their former associates around the world.  Mintz even pursued a murderer who had disappeared into the U.S. witness protection program. And finally, Mintz has helped train CJA’s legal staff, strengthening our own investigative skills.

Entertainment/

With special performance by Artem Kolesov , a concert violinist who fled Russia because of the persecution of LGBT people.In a YouTube video that went viral in April, 2017, Kolesov courageously came out in order to inspire other Russian LGBTQ youth and combat Russia’s persecution of its LGBTQ citizens. Artem’s story gives strength and hope to those living in repression. Artem’s noble effort was recognized at the 2017 Logo TV Trailblazer Awards, where he performed in a tribute to all persecuted LGBTQ people.

Past Corporate Sponsors/

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
AT&T
Baker Botts LLP
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Bertrand, Fox & Elliot
Beveridge & Diamond PC
California Labor Federation
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Clinton Reilly Holdings
Cooley LLP
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Dentons
DLA Piper
Farallone Pacific Insurance Services
Fitzgerald Abbot & Beardsley LLP
Frisby & Associates
Gap Foundation
Ghosh Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Hadsell & Stormer, Inc.
Holland & Knight LLP
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Meyers Nave
Mintz Group

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP
O’Melveny & Meyers LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Patton Boggs LLP
Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rosen, Bien, Galvin & Grunfeld LLP
Roje Consulting LLC
Sack Properties
Salesforce Foundation
Sandler Foundation
Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP
Sard Verbinnem & Co.
Schonbrun DeSimone Deplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
Shargel & Co.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Union Bank
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale LLP
Van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation