On April 9, 2013, Day Pitney was a partner sponsor of NJ LEEP's "Diversity in the Legal Profession, Diversity in Leadership V" event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey.
NJ LEEP is a community-based organization that empowers urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to achieve academic success in college and law school. NJ LEEP students achieve successful outcomes by building skills through law-related, mathematical and other educational programs, developing the habits necessary for lasting success and community leadership, and gaining exposure to role models who have achieved academic and professional success.
Special honors for stellar public leadership in the promotion of diversity at the event were presented to Linda A. Willett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Honorable Paula Dow, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Burlington County.
475 guests attended the event, including Day Pitney attorneys Dennis LaFiura, Paul Halasz, David Doyle, Paul Marino, Andres Mayor, Jesse Ehnert, Peter Gourdine, Lisa Gonzalo and Nancy Todaro.