Law Firm Challenge Chair Gary Holtzer '90 addresses LFC 2013 participants at the Appreciation Reception

The Law Firm Challenge is a friendly competition designed to give alumni at law firms an opportunity to promote giving to the Law School in a fun and challenging way and to reconnect with their alma mater. Any law firm that employs three or more Cardozo alumni is eligible to participate. Alumni compete by encouraging 100% of their colleagues in their firm to make a gift of any amount to Cardozo. Every gift made to Cardozo by alumni in participating firms between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 will be included in each firm’s total.

The winners receive special public recognition and alumni donors at those firms will be individually acknowledged and thanked for their support. By participating in the Law Firm Challenge, alumni help Cardozo to be one of the very best law schools in the country and strengthen the alumni network, while simultaneously enhancing their law firm’s profile.

Dean Matthew Diller talks with Jil Simon '13 and Verity Van Tassel Richards '12 at the 2013 LFC Appreciation ReceptionImprove the Alumni Annual Fund giving rate to Cardozo
The LFC helps to increase the percentage of Cardozo alumni who make an annual gift to the law school. In FY13, the percentage of alumni who gave to Cardozo was 10%. A high level of alumni participation to the Annual Fund sends a clear message to potential large-gift donors such as foundations, that the school’s alumni believe in and are willing to invest in the school.

Strengthen the Cardozo Alumni Network
The Challenge is also designed to build and highlight the Cardozo Alumni network. This friendly competition gives graduates an opportunity to unite at work under the common purpose of supporting their law school.

Participation in the Challenge sends a critical message to our fellow students and the entire legal community - our alumni support Cardozo.

Promote Your Law Firm
Law Firms that participate are acknowledged through thank you publications and signage seen by alumni, students, faculty, staff of Cardozo, as well as the legal community. 

We Invite You to Join the Challenge
If your firm is not already participating in the Challenge, contact Sharon Lewis, Director, Alumni Affairs at 212.790.0298.

Law Firm Challenge 2013 Winning Firms

Tier 1 (15+ Alumni)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Tier 2 (9-14 Alumni)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Tier 3 (3-8 Alumni)
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP 
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Smith Mazure Director Wilkins Young & Yagerman, P.C.
Law Firm Challenge 2013 Participating Firms
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner P.C.
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard P.A.
Covington & Burling LLP
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
Crowell & Moring LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Jackson Lewis LLP
Jones Day
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Labaton Sucharow LLP
Leason Ellis LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Milberg LLP
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Morrison Foerster LLP
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Patton Boggs LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Pryor Cashman LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Seeger Weiss LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Smith Mazure Director Wilkins Young & Yagerman, P.C.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
White & Case LLP