Category Archives: 2014

Officers 2014 – 2015

Taa R.Grays
President: president@mbbanyc.org
MetLife, Inc.
Georgetown University Law Center

Paula T. Edgar
President-Elect: presidentelect@mbbanyc.org
PGE LLC, Coaching, Consulting and Public Speaking City
University of New York School of Law

Tyear Middleton
VP of Membership: vpmembership@mbbanyc.org
Kings County District Attorney’s Office
New York Law School

Jason M. Clark
VP of Programs: vpprograms@mbbanyc.org
Office of the New York State Attorney General
University of Michigan Law School

Richard D. Boyd
VP of Finance: vpfinance@mbbanyc.org
Law Office of Richard D. Boyd
Hofstra University School of Law

Lakisha Spence
Treasurer: treasurer@mbbanyc.org
Brooklyn Law School

Nadine Etienne
Recording Secretary: recordingsecretary@mbbanyc.org

Dionne Gill
Corresponding Secretary: correspondingsecretary@mbbanyc.org
United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Presidential Appointments 2014 – 2015

Dweynie Paul
Director of Community Service Initiatives: Dweynie@mbbanyc.org
Travelers Indemnity Co.
George Washington Law School

Asha Smith
Director of Legislative Affairs: legislative.affairs@mbbanyc.org
The Legal Aid Society
New York Law School

Kersuze Morancy
Director of Communications: communications@mbbanyc.org
Counsel Press, LLC

2014 Awards Gala

Metropolitan Black Bar Association Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala – May 16, 2014

Cocktails: 6:30pm
Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 8:00pm
Location: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

The 2014 MBBA Annual Gala Honorees

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: Hon. 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 Member of the Year: Shirley Stewart Farmer, First President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association 2014 Gala Honorees Announced: MBBA Gala 2013 Press Release (PDF) 2014 Gala Press Release PDF Individual Tickets Sales: $250 per person * Early bird special: $200 per person before March 1, 2014 Table Purchases: $3000 per table * Early bird special: $2500 per table before March 1, 2014 To purchase tickets go to EventBrite.com

Sponsorship Levels

Thirtieth Anniversary Sponsor $30,000.00

  • VIP seating for two tables of ten
  • Listing on the MBBA website with a link to the Corporate Website;
  • Free Access to MBBA CLE’s for all attorneys employed by the Corporate Sponsor
  • All the benefits of Platinum Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsor $25,000.00

  • Premier seating for two tables of ten
  • Listing on the MBBA website with a link to the Corporate Website;
  • Free Access to MBBA CLE’s for all attorneys employed by the Corporate Sponsor
  • All the benefits of Gold Sponsorship

Gold Sponsor $20,000.00

  • Named event during the 2014-2015 year jointly coordinated by the Sponsor and the MBBA
  • Special recognition by President during program
  • One gold full page ad in journal
  • Premier seating for table of ten
  • Two bottles of wine and two bottles of champagne with dinner
  • Special recognition in the dinner journal

Silver Sponsor $15,000.00

  • Special recognition by President during program
  • One silver page ad in journal
  • Prominent seating for table of ten
  • Two bottles of wine and two bottles of champagne with dinner
  • Special recognition in the dinner journal

Bronze Sponsor $10,000.00

  • Special recognition by President during program
  • One half page ad in journal
  • Preferred seating for table of ten
  • One bottle of wine and one bottle of champagne with dinner
  • Special recognition in the dinner journal

Table Sponsor $4,000 (Level only available to firms with less than 25 members or governmental entities

  • One quarter page ad in journal
  • Seating for table of ten
  • Recognition in the dinner journal

Journal Ad Information

  • Back Page (8.5 x 11) * $5,500.00
  • Inside Front Cover (8.5 x 11)* $4,000.00
  • Inside Back Cover (8.5 x 11)* $4,000.00
  • Full Page (8.5 x11) $2,500.00
  • Half Page (8.5 x 5.5 - hor., or 4.25 x 11- ver.) $1,250.00
  • Quarter Page (4.25 x 5.5) $625.00
  • Business Card $300.00
  • MBBA Patron (name listing) $200.00

For sponsorship information, journal ads or gift bags donations please contact the MBBA at gala@mbbanyc.org 2014 Sponsorship Levels and Journal Ad PDF