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The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala
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When: 5/16/2014
6:30pm - 12:00am
Where: Pier Sixty
New York, New York 
United States

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The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 12:00am
Location: Pier Sixty, NY, NY

MBBA President, R. Nadine Fontaine, announces that the MBBA will hold its Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala onFriday, May 16, 2014at Pier Sixty in New York, NY. The theme of the Gala is "The Power of Us: Celebrating 30 Years of Leadership, Innovation and Community.” Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the New York Public Library and Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Partner and Co‐Chair of the Litigation Department, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP will serve as the Co‐Chairs of the MBBA Gala Committee. In addition to the President, the MBBA Gala Committee members include: Christine Appah, Richard D. Boyd, Dineen Cato, Jason Clark, Paula T. Edgar, Luwick Francois, Hon. Cheryl J. Gonzales, Y. Gail Goode, Taa Grays, Andrew Hannibal, Deborah L. Martin, Moya O'Connor, Francesca J. Perkins, Yamica Stephenson, Allison Tomlinson and Hon. Alvin M. Yearwood.

The 2014 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala Honorees are as follows: Trailblazer of the Year:Raymond J. McGuire, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Citigroup, Inc.; Corporate Counsel of the Year: Duane L. Hughes, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Private Practitioner of the Year: Carmen J. Lawrence, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Jurist of the Year: Honorable Sheila Abdus Salaam, Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals; Public Servant of the Year: Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO & Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Co-Chair, Mayor Bill de Blasio's Transition Team; and Member of the Year: Shirley Stewart Farmer, First MBBA President (Posthumously).

See attached press release. If you are interested in learning more about the 2014 Awards Gala, please email the Gala Committee at gala@mbbanyc.orgor visit us online at