The Anti-Defamation League will honor attorney Harriet S. Posner with the Jurisprudence Award at the  2012 Annual Dinner Celebration on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  This year’s dinner will serve as the kick-off to ADL’s 2013 Centennial year of celebration in Los Angeles and proceeds support ADL efforts to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds.

Jurisprudence Award recipient Harriet S. Posner is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and has a wide-ranging practice concentrating in complex commercial litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. Her experience in handling a variety of legal issues in areas such as securities, SEC and stock exchange inquiries and investigations, corporate governance, ERISA and restructuring has earned her consistent recognition by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top Women Lawyers” in California and by The Best Lawyers in America. In addition to her long-term support of ADL, Posner sits on multiple nonprofit boards, and has been actively involved with the Center for Early Education since 2001.

Humanitarian Award recipient is Anton J. Bilchik, MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Medicine at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and co-founder of the California Oncology Research Institute. He is an internationally recognized surgical oncologist who has pioneered techniques to improve staging in colon cancer and minimally invasive approaches for liver and pancreatic cancer. Bilchik has helped establish community outreach programs for underserved communities, teaching about cancer prevention and treatment, for which he has received commendations from the cities of Inglewood and Carson. 

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Nadia Bilchik, an internationally-renowned television news anchor, media and presentation skills expert, author and keynote speaker. She currently hosts CNN’s Weekend Morning Passport.

Entertainment will be provided by singer/songwriter Shoshana Bean, best known for her critically acclaimed roles on Broadway in the smash hits Wicked and Hairspray.

Honorary Dinner Co-Chairs are Reveta S. Bowers, Gila D. Jones, and Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Mel Keefer. Dinner Co-Chairs are Nicole and Allan Mutchnik and Karen and Alan Jay Weil.

The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. and a reception for young leaders directly following the evening’s festivities.  Tickets are $500.

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