Washington, D.C., May 30, 2012 – Lawyers from area law firms and other legal organizations will compete in a hotly contested ninth annual battle of the law firm bands to benefit Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. (GFTH), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization supported by the city’s legal community to help the homeless. The Black Cat, a premier hot-spot in DC’s historic U Street district (1811 14th Street, NW), has partnered with GFTH to host “Banding Together 2012” on Thursday, June 21, from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am.
This year, the following 16 bands will compete on two different stages for the title of “Banding Together Champion”:
|Playing Times||Bands||Law Firms/Sponsors|
|7:15 – 7:40||Larry & the LandLawyers||Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, PC|
|7:40 – 8:05||The New 42s||King & Spalding, Crowell & Moring|
|8:05 – 8:30||The Precedents||McDermott Will & Emery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, ExxonMobil Corporation, US Trade and Development Agency|
|8:30 – 8:55||Big Sur||Sidley Austin LLP|
|8:55 – 9:20||Beats Workin||Hogan Lovells LLP, Alston & Bird LLP|
|9:20 – 9:45||Bill Early & the Collections||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
|9:45 – 10:10||Sutherland Comfort||Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP|
|10:10 – 10:35||Dangerous Communication Device||Williams & Connolly LLP|
|10:35 – 11:00||The Unnamed Party||Paul Hastings LLP, Hunton & Williams LLP|
|11:00 – 11:25||Attractive Nuisance||Steptoe & Johnson LLP|
|11:25 – 11:50||PRINCESS||Cooley LLP, Wiley Rein LLP|
|Playing Times||Bands||Law Firms/Sponsors|
|7:30 – 7:55||The Perks||Perkins Coie LLP|
|7:55 – 8:20||Craving Oyer||Ropes & Gray LLP|
|8:20 – 8:45||Law & Disorder||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld|
|8:45 – 9:10||Kung Fu Gift Shop||O’Melveny & Myers LLP|
|9:10 – 9:35||Jazz Ipsa Loquitur||Foley & Lardner, Lerman Senter LLP|
One band will be crowned Banding Together Championfor having raised the most money from the crowd through “Chicago-style” voting (each dollar contributed equals one vote – vote early and often!). This year, the battle will take place on two stages at the Black Cat, so we expect to rock the whole house! This year, GFTH is also featuring several guest emcees to help with the evening’s festivities, including Kris Van Cleave from the Capital Weather Gang and Amy Morris from WNEW, among others. GFTH will use 100% of the money donated to purchase thermal underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, gloves, socks, blankets and other essential new clothing items for homeless men, women, and children; the clothing is then distributed to approximately 35 shelters throughout the Washington metropolitan area. GFTH’s goal for Banding Together 2012 is to exceed last year’s amazing total of over $150,000 raised.
The Black Cat is a live music venue committed to providing the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. The Black Cat is also known for its delicious vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food served from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am on weeknights at the Food for Thought Cafe. “We are delighted that a great rock venue like the Black Cat has again generously partnered with us to host an event that is as much fun as it is worthwhile,” said GFTH board of directors member Walter Lohmann, the chief organizer of Banding Together 2012. To date, nearly 60 law firms, associations, companies and individuals have sponsored Banding Together 2012.
All are invited to attend the event; the entire $10 cover charge benefits GFTH’s new clothing purchases. For more information, please visit the Gifts for the Homeless web site at www.gfth.org.
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Hall of Fame
Paul Hastings, LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, P.C
Wilson-Epes Printing Co., Inc.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
King & Spalding
Sidley Austin LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
GaiaTech – Environmental Risk, Managed
Hunton & Williams LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lerman Senter PLLC
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
TransPerfect Legal Solutions
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Clutch Group, LLC
Dykema Gossett PLLC
ENVIRON International Corp.
Merrill Brink International
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Rand Construction Corporation
Rock Creek Strategic Marketing
Troutman Sanders LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Blackman Kallick Legal Staffing
Carr Maloney P.C.
Dow Lohnes PLLC
Matthew D. Michael
Royal Cup Coffee, Inc.
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC