U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court (NLJ/Michael A. Scarcella)

The Office of the Appellate Defender will host its 24th annual “First Monday in October” fundraiser on Oct. 2.

Barry Berke, a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, and John Savarese, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz will receive the Gould Award for legal advocacy. They will argue “Carpenter v. United States,” a case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next term and addresses Fourth Amendment limits on the government’s efforts to obtain historical cell site location data.

Christopher Reynolds, managing officer for Toyota Motor Corporation and Executive Vice President of Corporate Resources for Toyota North America, will receive the Counsel for Justice Award for his lifelong commitment to social justice.

The First Monday bench will be led by Christopher Reynolds, serving as chief justice. Serving as associate justices will be Jillian B. Berman (Levine Lee); Samidh Guha (Jones Day); Matthew L. Mazur (Dechert); Lynn K. Neuner (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett); Jonathan D. Polkes (Weil, Gotshal & Manges); Daniel Ruzumna (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler); Linda Chatman Thomsen (Davis, Polk & Wardwell) and Jim Walden (Walden Macht & Haran).

Proceeds from the event support programs such as the Client Services Program, which assists incarcerated clients, including helping them transition to life on the outside, and the Reinvestigation Project, which pioneered an early intervention model for investigating and litigating wrongful conviction cases.

The event will take place at the New York University School of Law at 40 Washington Square South, beginning with a 6 p.m. reception in the Greenberg Lounge. The argument will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium.

For more information, contact Carolyn Norris at 212-402-4120 or at cnorris@appellatedefender.org.