For 16 years and counting, the mission of Gideon’s Promise has been to transform the criminal legal system by building a movement of public defenders who provide equal justice for marginalized communities. Through its zealous public defenders, Gideon's Promise is working to end mass incarceration, keep families together, and build the bridge toward justice.
The 2023 A Night to Celebrate fundraising event is on September 21, 2023, from 6-10 PM in New York, NY! It will be held at the Manhattan Penthouse. Hosting this in New York allows us to build bridges with multiple communities and make justice a reality for all!
We will recognize two incredible individuals within the Greater New York City area. This year we are honoring Litigator, Barry Bohrer with the 2023 Ian Yankwitt Equalizer Award and Criminal Defense Lawyer, Richard Jasper with the 2023 Champion of the Community Award.
Join us for an evening to celebrate these champions for justice. We'd like to thank our incredible sponsors for the evening. Please see listing of all sponsors below for more information!
September 21, 2023
6PM - 10PM
Barry is a nationally recognized litigator with extensive experience handling white-collar criminal cases and complex civil matters. He has successfully defended prominent corporations, financial institutions, political figures, corporate executives, professionals, and leading law firms in a wide variety of high-profile and complex cases, jury trials, regulatory actions, and investigations. Barry also has an active trial and appellate practice.
Prior to joining Mintz, Barry was a partner at a midsize law firm in New York, where he co-chaired the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Earlier he was a partner with a boutique litigation law firm. He also served as Assistant US Attorney, Chief Appellate Attorney, and Chief of the Major Crimes Unit for the Southern District of New York.
Barry is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, former President of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Modern Courts and Committee for Modern Courts, nonprofit organizations dedicated to judicial reform in New York State.
Richard Jasper is a criminal defense lawyer practicing primarily in United States Federal District Courts in the New York Metropolitan area and across the country. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut, and New York Law School where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team.
Following law school, Richard served as Deputy Clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Entering private practice, Richard handled his first death-eligible case in 1993. Richard has been a member of the Santa Clara School of Law Death Penalty College faculty since 2008.
He has also been a Faculty member at the National College for Capital VoirDire in Boulder, Colorado since 2014. He has lectured on death penalty-related issues to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and multiple state bar associations. In 2019, the New York Criminal Bar Association awarded Richard the Honorable Robert Lewis Cohen Award for Professional Excellence.
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