Her Justice 2021 Annual Photography Auction & Benefit Raises Historic $3+ Million

Her Justice Sponsors & Donors Deliver Record-Breaking Support for Women Living in Poverty


MAY 11, 2021, New York City—  “Pro-bono-First” organization, Her Justice, proudly honored Lauren Krueger of KKR Credit and Ray C. Schrock of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP at their Annual Photography Auction & Benefit on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

A record-breaking, virtual program and auction, the event raised over $3 million for the New York City organization, which stands with women living in poverty by providing them with free, critical legal services in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law. The funds raised include contributions from Diamond-level sponsors The Altman Family Foundation Inc; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; PJT Partners; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Platinum-level sponsors Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPAlixPartnersAlvarez & MarsalKing & Spalding, and Sidley Austin LLP, as well as over 130 additional sponsors, 25 of whom were new to the Benefit and nearly 40 of whom increased their support from previous years.

“We know that women like our clients were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and they will be feeling the economic ripple effects of the crisis for years to come,” said Amy Barasch, Executive Director at Her Justice. “Achieving this astounding milestone during such a tumultuous year ensures that we can confidently build back to our pre-COVID capacity to connect thousands of women and children with the legal help they so desperately need.”

“The legal system can be confusing enough, but given all that is happening in the world and our city right now, you can easily see why Her Justice is so critical. Simply, they are there to help when others cannot or will not,” said Ray C. Schrock, Benefit Honoree and Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

 “I want to thank Her Justice again for this amazing honor and everyone who contributed in big and small ways to make this benefit a tremendous success,” said Lauren Krueger, Benefit Honoree and Managing Director at KKR Credit.

“Our Honorees and dedicated group of Honorary Co-Chairs worked tirelessly to bring in this remarkable and historic outcome for our benefit,” said Patricia Ferrari, Chair of the Her Justice Board of Directors. “The entire Board is deeply grateful to our donors for sustaining our mission to give women in need (Her) Justice.”

The Benefit Honorees led a group of standout Honorary Co-Chairs who are dedicated to supporting Her Justice and were vital in cultivating the dollars raised. The Honorary Co-Chairs included: R. Brandon Aebersold, Lazard; Daniel Aronson, Evercore; Matthew S. Barr, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Paul M. Basta, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Howard Blaustein, Prime Clerk; Jennifer Box, KKR; Alan J. Carr, Drivetrain, LLC; Chad E. Coben, FTI Consulting Group, Inc.; Ryan Preston Dahl, Ropes & Gray LLP; Mary Doheny, Milbank LLP; Alice Belisle Eaton, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Daniel I. Fisher, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Scott J. Greenberg, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Samuel M. Greene, Centerview Partners LLC; Gary T. Holtzer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Sanjeev L. Khemlani, FTI Consulting Group, Inc.; Daniel E. Krueger, Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P.; M. Natasha Labovitz, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Lisa Laukitis, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP; Jessica C. Lauria, White & Case LLP; Joff Mitchell, AlixPartners; Kevin O’Neill, KKR; Marc D. Puntus, Centerview Partners LLC; Roger G. Schwartz, King & Spalding; and Joshua A. Sussberg, Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

The program can be viewed here.


About Her Justice
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that takes a ‘pro bono first’ approach to the provision of legal services to women living in poverty in all five boroughs of New York City.  On average, each year, 14 Her Justice lawyers mentor 1,800 volunteer attorneys serving more than 8,200 women and their children for a total of 72,600 hours donated, representing over $40 million in value.

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