Gala

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
6:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
THREE SIXTY
10 Desbrosses Street
(between Greenwich and Hudson Streets)
in TriBeCa, New York City

HONOREES

LEGAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Steven R. Harber ’92

A TRUE NYLS FAMILY LEGACY
1906      Joseph C. Whelan
1976      Deborah Koncelik Held and Michael R. Held
1978      Jean Koncelik Fleischner and Benjamin A. Fleischner
1979      Lawrence J. Koncelik, Jr.
1982      Theresa Koncelik Quigley
2008      Adam J. Fleischner
2014      Helen T. Quigley
2017      Rodger T. Quigley

INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM
Meryl Fiedler Lieberman ’81

For further information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 212.431.2800.

LEGAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Steven R. Harber ’92 is a pioneer in the legal services industry, having co-founded two of the industry’s leading companies: DiscoverReady LLC, a trailblazer in electronic discovery, and Palisades Advisors, an innovative advisor to litigation support companies. He is now Managing Director of Lean Law Ventures, which invests in companies that offer efficient and cost-saving legal services to corporate legal departments.

After graduating from NYLS, Mr. Harber worked as an associate at Anderson & Company, which specialized in reinsurance litigation, a very document-intensive field. In order to compete with larger firms, the firm developed a litigation support software package that automated the scanning, coding, review, and production process. The software and services became so popular that the firm spun out a separate company. Mr. Harber’s sales experience made him the logical candidate to sell its services, and from there his career in legal technology was launched. In 2001, Mr. Harber co-founded Palisades Advisors, and in 2004, he and Jim Wagner co-founded DiscoverReady.

Mr. Harber is currently active at NYLS in helping to develop student awareness for the wide variety of opportunities that are available outside of the traditional law firm model.


A TRUE NYLS FAMILY LEGACY

New York Law School has been a huge part of this big family’s history, almost since the School’s founding. Joseph Whelan started what might be described as a family dynasty of NYLS-trained lawyers when he graduated in 1906. Ten family members are part of this legacy: Joseph, four of his grandchildren, two of their spouses, and three of their children.

Deborah Koncelik Held ’76 and Michael Held ’76 have been together ever since their first meeting as 1Ls, marrying in 1977; working at law, business, real estate, art; and raising their four children. Jean (Koncelik) Fleischner ’78 and Ben Fleischner ’78 met the first week of law school and were married after their second year. Jean built a career in insurance and is now Senior Vice President at Axis Capital. Ben is a partner at White, Fleischner & Fino LLP, representing insurers in coverage litigation. Their son Adam Fleischner ’08 graduated magna cum laude from the Evening Division and is now Assistant Vice President at Berkshire Hathaway Lawrence Jamieson Koncelik Jr. ’79 is a solo practitioner with a focus on trust and estate litigation. Theresa Koncelik Quigley ’82 is General Counsel at Saunders & Associates, a real estate broker.  Her daughter Helen Quigley ’14 graduated magna cum laude and will join Venable LLP as an associate. Her son Rodger Quigley will begin at NYLS this fall.


INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM

Meryl Lieberman ’81, a founding and co-managing partner of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Meryl Lieberman helped grow the firm from four lawyers at its inception in 1996 to nearly 100 lawyers today, with offices in five states, and a liaison office in London.  Her practice concentrates in environmental and toxic tort coverage litigation; complex insurance coverage disputes; and counseling involving products liability, premises liability, intellectual property and advertising injury, employment liability and discrimination, directors and officers liability, property damage and first-party coverage, general liability, and insurance policy drafting. She has litigated through appeal many major declaratory judgment and rescission actions nationwide.

$100,000-Gala Underwriter – Benefits:

  • Premier table locations
  • Two tables of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Underwriter on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Logo or name of company, or name of individual, projected during dinner
  • Front or back inside cover in the Gala Ad Journal, or a two-page color spread in the center of the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$50,000-Gala Benefactor – Benefits:

  • Prime table location
  • One table of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Benefactor on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Gold insert page or full color page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$25,000-Gala Leader – Benefits:

  • Preferred table location
  • One table of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Leader on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Full silver insert page or full black and white page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$12,500-Gala Educator – Benefits:

  • Priority table location
  • One table of 10
  • Half black and white page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report
  • Tables of 10 are standard for the event.
  • Tables of 12 will entail an additional cost pro-rated at the cost of the table for the two individuals.
  • New York Law School will design a benefits package customized to meet the business goals and objectives of lead underwriters.