You can support the Federal Bar Foundation by making a donation today.

The Federal Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1964. The corporate charter of the Foundation includes the purposes of the Foundation are to:

  1. facilitate and improve the administration of justice; and
  2. to facilitate the cultivation and diffusion of knowledge and understanding of the law and the promotion of the study of the law and the science of jurisprudence.

Contributions made to the Foundation are tax deductible.

The Foundation not only supports the operation of the Council, but also several important initiatives in the Second Circuit:

  • Scholarships for interns in the US Attorneys offices throughout the Circuit
  • Scholarships for interns in the SDNY and EDNY Federal Defenders offices (to begin Summer of 2022)
  • The Immigrant Justice Corps
  • The Justice Resource Center courthouses visits program for NYC students
  • Civics Education activities through the Justice For All Courts and the Community initiative, through our Robert A. Katzmann Civics Education Grant (established in 2021)

We applaud and thank the following law firms for their generous support of the 2023 Foundation Fund Drive:


Platinum Leadership Donors ($25,000 and up)


Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Levine Lee LLP

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello P.C.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP



$15,000 – $20,000


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP



$10,000 – $15,000


Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Lankler, Siffert & Wohl LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP




$5,000 – $10,000


Allen & Overy LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Haynes and Boone

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sher Tremonte LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Yankwitt LLP



$2,500 – $5,000


Clifford Chance LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

MoloLamken LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Shanies Law Office



$1,000 – $2,500


Brenner Saltzman & Wallman LLP

Kobre & Kim LLP


Perkins Coie LLP

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