William P. Harrington to be Honored by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

January 2018

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will honor Bleakley Platt Chairman William P. Harrington at its 2018 Equal Access to Justice Dinner, scheduled for April 10 at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. The event is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year, attracting more than 400 attorneys, business leaders, judges, lawmakers and community leaders. Proceeds will benefit programs that provide legal services to children and families throughout the Hudson Valley.

The dinner will be co-chaired by Marc L. Greenwald, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Jonathan C. Harris, general counsel and secretary of MBIA Inc. and Vanessa Kaye Watson, vice president and senior managing counsel of Mastercard International.

The law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and the Entergy Corporation will also be honored that night.

Mr. Harrington is Chairman of Bleakley Platt & Schmidt’s Executive Committee and an accomplished trial attorney representing clients in commercial, environmental, civil rights, and complex toxic tort matters.  He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and served on Gov. Pataki’s Advisory Panel for Federal Judicial Appointments.  He is also the Chairman of the Westchester County Association and a Trustee of the New York Archdiocese Finance Council and Fund for Inner City Schools of Westchester, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, St. Joseph’s Seminary, and Each One Counts Foundation, Inc.  Bill is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he was an Academic All American in basketball, and of Fordham University Law School.

About Legal Services of Hudson Valley

The mission of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney where basic human needs are at stake. Headquartered in White Plains with offices throughout the Hudson Valley, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has helped hundreds of thousands of people since its inception 50 years ago. Last year the organization handled more than 15,500 cases impacting more than 36,000 household members.