News 05.27.20

Thank You to Our Donors Who Supported “A Celebration of Freedom & Justice”

We are so appreciative for your continued partnership during these demanding times.

By Innocence Project

Photo: Innocence Project client Felipe Rodriguez is pictured with his attorneys Nina Morrison (senior litigation counsel at the Innocence Project) and Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma on the day he was exonerated in New York City. Felipe was wrongfully convicted based largely on the false testimony of a police informant and because evidence supporting his innocence was unlawfully withheld from his defense attorney. In 2017, Felipe was freed from prison after 27 years when his sentence was commuted by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. As a result of a reinvestigation conducted by the Innocence Project and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, Felipe was fully exonerated in 2019 after seeking justice for nearly 30 years. Credit: Sameer Abdel-Khalek for the Innocence Project.

Thank you to those who supported “A Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Although the benefit was cancelled due to COVID-19, we are so appreciative of your continued partnership during these demanding times.

The Benefit is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 when we look forward to paying tribute to the National Basketball Coaches Associate and Innocence Project Board Member, Jessica Roth. We look forward to seeing you then to celebrate the honorees and the freedom of the many people who have been exonerated.



Innocence Project 2020 Benefit Supporters
List as of May 20, 2020

Freedom & Justice Champions
Jason Flom
David and Margo Lowy
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter

Ricky Arriola
Denise Foderaro and Frank Quattrone
National Basketball Coaches Association
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Adele Bernhard and Peter J. Neufeld
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Renee and John Grisham
Jennifer and David Millstone
Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn
Neufeld Scheck and Brustin, LLP
New York Hotel Trades Council and Local 6, UNITE HERE
Vered Rabia
Dorothy Rick and Barry C. Scheck
Debbie and Cliff Robbins
Jessica Roth and Ben Lawsky
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Dorothy and Andrew H. Tananabum

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
Wilma and Howard Kaye
Kristalina and Jack Taylor
National Basketball Association
Linda Siegel and Nick Brustin
Teach a Man to Fish Foundation

American International Group, Inc.
Judy and Howard Berkowitz
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
GFP Real Estate
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Kaplan, Hecker & Fink
Donna Kenton, Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation
Carol and Jonathan Lieber & Stephanie and Steven Rosen
National Basketball Players Association Foundation
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Amy and Joseph Perella
Proskauer Rose LLP
Stephen and Margaret Cook Schulte
Winston & Strawn LLP

Raanan Agus
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
John Blair Bickerstaff
Ann and Mark Casella
Lisa and Dick Cashin
Beth and Michael Fascitelli
Barbara and Stephen Friedman
Kathryn O. Greenberg
L. Jay Grossman
Pam Jones and Craig Russell
Gerald B. Lefcourt, Esq.
Judy Mogul and Danny Kramer
Marie and Jonas Nachsin
Andrea and Joel Press
Ricki Roer
Donna and Benjamin Rosen
Donna and Phillip Satow
Shulman DeMeo Asset Management LLC
Audrey Strauss and John Wing
Trocadero Holdings

Sandra Baron and Gregory Diskant
Joan and Robert Bernhard
Ron Goldstock and Judi Friedman
Brian Grodin
Andrea L. Johnson
Susan and Leonard Klehr
Shirley Skirvin
Ellen and Ira Lee Sorkin
Susan S. & Kenneth L. Wallach Foundation
Nicki and Harold Tanner


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