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Metropolitan Black Bar Association Celebrates Excellence and Empowerment at the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala.

May 17 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

New York, NY – The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) is thrilled to announce its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala, themed “Celebrating MBBA at 40: Advancing Our Purpose. Advancing Our Power” encapsulates our storied history and forward-looking aspirations. This milestone event will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Pier Sixty -Chelsea Piers in New York City, starting at 6:30 pm.

Honoring Excellence and Leadership

The 40th Anniversary Awards Gala will recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of distinguished members of the legal community, including:

Jurist of the Year: Hon. Rowan D. Wilson, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals State of New York.

Public Servant of the Year: Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department.

Trailblazers of the Year: Breon Peace, Esq., United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York, and Damian Williams, Esq., United States Attorney, Southern District of New York.

Corporate Counsel of the Year: LaTanya Langley, Esq., Chief People and Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, Edgewell Personal Care.

Private Practitioner of the Year: Patrick Michel, Esq., Partner, Sidley Austin LLP.

40th Anniversary Impact Award: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Darrell S. Gay Esq., Partner, ArentFox Schiff.

Presidential Award: Wayne S. McKenzie, Esq., Chief, Pathways to Public Safety Division, New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Co-Members of the Year Award: Alexis Stanley, Esq. & Madjeen Garcon Bonneau, Esq., Co-Chairs, MBBA Young Lawyers Division.


May 17
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM


Metropolitan Black Bar Association
(212) 964-1645
View Organizer Website


Pier 60