Photo: Rick Kopstein

The Fourth Annual James Duane Awards were held on Monday, May 21 at the Water Club.

This year’s recipients were: second from left, David Tulchin, of counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell; Esterina Giuliani, a partner at Baker & Hostetler; and Qian Gao, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner. They are joined by Southern District Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, left, and Senior Southern District Judge Kimba Wood. The award, named for the first Southern District judge, is presented to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the SDNY.