William P. Harrington Honored by The Charles L. Brieant Center

April 2016

William P. Harrington was selected as the 2016 Spring Gala honoree by the Charles L. Brieant Center, a not-for-profit organization that helps young people make the most of their lives by providing them with opportunities for growth, leadership, learning, and mentorship. 

The late Judge Charles L. Brieant knew the importance of learning and played an instrumental role in developing the Center, where learning was made possible for children who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Each year, The Charles L. Brieant Center honors a person who embodies the spirit of developing the leader in every child and teen.

“Judge Brieant was a transformative figure in my life and the lives of many others,” said William P. Harrington.  “He was a great judge, but an even better man.  He taught me not only how to practice law, but why; to protect and advance the interests of justice throughout our society.  I am proud of the wonderful work of the Charles L. Brieant Center and humbled to be a small part of the Judge’s enduring legacy.”

Mr. Harrington served as Law Clerk for the late Hon. Charles L. Brieant following his graduation from Fordham Law School in 1982.  His clerkship with Judge Brieant was one of the cherished highlights of his life.  He calls Judge Brieant his mentor, friend, and moral compass.  

The Spring Gala: Learning Today… Leading Tomorrow was held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:30pm at The Briarcliff Manor located at 25 Studio Hill Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY. 

To learn more about the Charles L. Brieant Center, click here.