This Monday, October 3rd, Kathleen M. Sullivan will receive the 2011 Gould Award for appellate advocacy from the Office of the Appellate Defender at its First Monday in October program in New York, along with Paul C. Saunders of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. This prestigious award is presented annually to the nation’s premier advocates in honor of legendary advocate Milton S. Gould. Ms. Sullivan, the former Dean of Stanford Law School and Chair of the Quinn Emanuel’s national Appellate Practice, will be recognized for her outstanding work on behalf of clients at the appellate level, including numerous matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals and state high courts.
At the OAD First Monday in October program at NYU School of Law, Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Saunders will argue before a Mock Supreme Court tackling the constitutionality of the mandatory health insurance provision in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Honorable Milton L. Williams, former Presiding Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, will take the bench as Chief Justice along with other luminaries of the New York bar serving as Mock Justices. Cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenberg Lounge and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium. To reserve tickets or to learn more about the First Monday in October program, please contact Carolyn Wilson at 212-402-4120, or firstname.lastname@example.org.