Gala 2015


Cocktail Reception – 6:00 P.M.
Dinner and Dancing – 7:00 P.M.


New York City


Westchester County: via Saw Mill River Pkwy S and NY-9A S

Follow Saw Mill River Pkwy S and NY-9A S to Chambers St in Manhattan, New York. Keep right at the fork to continue on Henry Hudson Pkwy, follow signs for New York 9A S/H Hudson Pkwy. Continue onto NY-9A S. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Chambers St. Turn right onto Broadway/Canyon of Heroes.

New Jersey:  Follow I-95 N and I-78 E to Holland Tunnel in Manhattan, New York. Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 4, follow signs for Downtown. Use any lane to turn right onto Varick Street. Use any lane to turn slightly right onto W Broadway. Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto Duane St. Turn right onto Broadway.

Connecticut: Via CT-8 S from CT-262. Follow CT-8 S, I-95 S and FDR Drive to NY-9A N/West St in Manhattan, New York. Merge onto CT-8S Take the Interstate 95 S exit toward N.Y. City. Merge onto I-95 S. Stay on I-95 S and follow signs for Triboro Bridge/Geo Washington Bridge. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-278 W, follow signs for Robert F. Kennedy Bridge/Manhattan, and continue southbound.

Public Transportation:

2, 3 train to Wall Street Station: Head southwest on William St toward Wall St, Turn right onto Exchange Pl, Turn left onto Broadway. Destination 6 minutes to your right.

4, 5 train to Bowling Green Station:  Head north on Broadway toward Morris St.

J, Z trains To Broad Street Station: Head northwest on Exchange Pl toward New St. Turn left onto Broadway

Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Station- Connect to downtown 4, 5 train to Bowling Green Station.

Long Island Railroad to Penn Station, transfer to the 2 train to Wall Street Station

NJ PATH to World Trade Center Station, Connect to 4 trains to Bowling Green. Walk south on Broadway location to your right -8 min walk.  TO 34th Street-Transfer to the Brooklyn Bound A train to Fulton Street Station-walk  10 minutes south on Broadway.

*Valet parking available.


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


Arthur N. Abbey ’59 graduated from New York Law School 56 years ago. His legal education at New York Law School enabled him to build a law practice as a litigator and to start his own firm, now known as Abbey Spanier LLP. He was invited to become a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School in 1995, and has served as its Chairman for the last 16 years.

A leading law publication recently said the following about him: “This master securities litigator uses expert strategy and a straight shooter approach to win over courts and juries, netting the largest verdict ever in a securities class action trial.”


Joe Plumeri, a widely renowned leader in the financial services industry, is Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor to the CEO of First Data, a leading technology company that sits at the center of global electronic commerce.  Mr. Plumeri is also a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the leading global investment firm, of which First Data is a portfolio company.

Mr. Plumeri previously served for 12 years as Chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings plc, the global insurance broker. Under his leadership, Willis delivered sector-leading organic growth and operating margins, strategic expansion, and an enduring record of shareholder returns and client service.

Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Plumeri had a 32-year career at Citigroup and its predecessor companies, including roles as CEO of Citibank North America as well as President and Managing Partner of Shearson Lehman Brothers.

An active and committed community leader, Mr. Plumeri has been honored by numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. He received his B.A. from The College of William and Mary and attended New York Law School.


Norman Radow ’81 is one of the most prominent real estate developers in Atlanta, and he has been involved in some of the most complex workouts and successor developer issues in the country. He established RADCO in 1994, when he redeveloped a 53-story Atlanta hotel, office, and condominium tower in distress, which later became the Four Seasons Hotel. Twenty-one years and dozens of successful developments later, RADCO is one of the most respected turnaround real estate companies in the United States, and Mr. Radow remains its CEO. Previously, he was a real estate litigation, workout, and transactional lawyer. In 2011, RADCO reentered the development business, specializing in underperforming assets with significant value-added opportunities. RADCO currently owns 14,000 apartment units in eight states throughout the southeast and central U.S.

Mr. Radow has been a coveted speaker at real estate conferences. He has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and has been regularly sought out as an expert in real estate matters by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, and other news outlets.

Mr. Radow was awarded a J.D. by New York Law School and a B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh, where he was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2015. Mr. Radow has received the Bagwell Medal for the work he has performed supporting public education in Georgia, as well as the Zaban Prize for Entrepreneurial Leadership. In 2012, he retired as the longtime Chairman of the Board of Kennesaw State University, a school with 31,000 students in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Gala Ticket(s) and Table(s)

To purchase your ticket(s) online, please click here.

Table Purchase

Anniversary Celebration Table(s) (20 seats) at $100,000
(includes two full-screen advertisements displayed at the Gala in our digital journal).

Benefactors Table(s) (10 seats) at $50,000
(includes a full-screen digital advertisement displayed at the Gala in our digital journal).

Leaders Table(s) (10 seats) at $25,000
(includes a 1/2 screen digital advertisement displayed at the Gala in our digital journal).

Educators Table(s) (10 seats) at $12,500
(includes a 1/3 screen digital advertisement displayed at the Gala in our digital journal).

Ticket Purchase

Dean’s Council Ticket(s) at $5,000 per ticket
(includes a 1/4 screen digital advertisement displayed at the Gala in our digital journal).

Harlan Advocate Ticket(s) at $2,500 per ticket.

Harlan Fellowship Ticket(s) at $1,000 per ticket.

Recent Graduate Ticket(s) (Classes of 2005–2009) at $500 per ticket.

Recent Graduate Ticket(s) (Classes of 2010 or later) at $250 per ticket.

Cocktail Reception only: Ticket(s) at $125 per person.

Sponsor a Student

Sponsor a student at $500 per ticket.

Sponsor a student table at $5,000 per table.


  • Please make all checks payable to New York Law School.
  • Ticket price in excess of $250 per ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

For detailed information about the benefits of various ticket and table levels, please visit the
New York Law School Gala website at or call 212.431.2800.

To purchase an advertisement on our Digital Journal, please click here.

Advertisements will be displayed on large screens with an elegant digital journal presentation that is shown throughout the Gala.

Digital Advertisement Size

A 1/4 screen ad in digital journal (2000 pixels x 1125 pixels): $675

A 1/3 screen ad in digital journal (1333 pixels x 2250 pixels): $1,250

A 1/2 screen ad in digital journal (2000 pixels x 2250 pixels): $2,500

A full-screen ad in digital journal (4000 pixels x 2250 pixels): $5,000

Two full-screen ads in digital journal (4000 pixels x 2250 pixels): $7,500

* Please note that advertisements will be displayed on large screens with an elegant digital journal presentation that plays throughout the Gala.

How to Submit Your Journal Ad

  • E-mail PDF or JPG files to created at the exact selected ad size.
    We do not accept MS Word or PowerPoint files as the final ad.
    We will also accept printed ads. Note that rescanned artwork may result in loss of quality.

Return all materials (including artwork, proofs, and payment) to:

New York Law School
Attn: Gala Digital Journal
Office of Institutional Advancement
185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013-2921