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February 9th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The charity concert to rock the DC metro area legal community and benefit the local homeless returns to the Black Cat on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7pm-midnight.  Stay tuned (get it???) for details and check out last year’s coverage of the big event.

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February 9th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

A big congrats to #bandingtogether2013 champion Paul Hasting’s, Hunton & Williams‘, and Arent Fox’s The Unnamed Party! You rock!

The Unnamed Party


Special mention goes to second place finisher Sutherland Asbill’s Sutherland Comfort and third place finisher Steptoe & Johnson’s Attractive Nuisance. With all of your generous help, love and support, over $277,000 was raised from Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands to purchase and distribute essential new clothing at bulk low wholesale prices for the DC area homeless, including socks, underwear, hats and gloves.An extra special thanks go to our wonderful 67 sponsors.We also are so pumped about our wonderful mc’s who revved up the crowd and promoted our cause — WNEW’s Amy Morris, Capital Weather Gang, Jack Evans (D.C. Council) (and also running for DC Mayor) and Tommy Wells for Mayor 2014. And of course we could not finish our thanks without mentioning our 18 law firm bands — we sincerely appreciate all of the hard work put in to get ready for the event and that you brought high energy, great tunes, and played you hearts out.

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July 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Check out photos from the recent Banding Together!

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May 29th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Banding Together Confirmed Sponsors


Hogan Lovells US LLP

10th Anniversary

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Hall of Fame

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C.

Platinum Record

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Constantine Cannon LLP
Cooley LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Law Office of Richard P. Goldberg, PLLC
The National Law Journal | Legal Times
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Wilson-Epes Printing Co., Inc.

Gold Record

Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
FSO – Forrest Solutions Onsite Outsourcing
GaiaTech – Environmental Risk Managed
Hunton & Williams LLP
Huron Legal
Law Firm Vendors Association
TransPerfect Legal Solutions
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
White & Case, LLP

Rock Star

Crowell & Moring LLP
Dawson & Associates
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Innovative Discovery, LLC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C.
Ricoh Legal
Scarab Consulting
Stroz Friedberg
Sughrue Mion, PLLC
TRAK Legal
TRU Staffing Partners
Washington Express Corporation
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Capitol Process Services Inc.
Dow Lohnes
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Flex Discovery
Henderson Legal Services, Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Lerman Senter PLLC
LightSpeed LLC
Morrison & Foerster LLP
National Capital Area Paralegal Association
Pat Taylor and Associates, Inc.
ProLegal Services
Quick Int’l Courier
Special Counsel
StoneTurn Group, LLP
Sunny’s Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
Tower Legal Solutions
Venable LLP

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May 29th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Eighteen bands, representing area law firms and other legal organizations will compete in a hotly contested tenth annual battle of the law firm bands to benefit Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. (GFTH), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization supported by the city’s legal community to help the homeless. The Black Cat, a premier hot-spot in DC’s historic U Street district (1811 14th Street, NW), has partnered once again with GFTH to host “Banding Together 2013” on Thursday, June 20, from 7:00 pm to midnight.

This year, the following bands will compete on two different stages for the title of “Banding Together Champion”:

Esquire Stage

Playing Times Band Law Firm/Sponsors
7:15 – 7:40 Jazz Ipsa Loquitur Foley & Lardner LLP; Lerman Senter PLLC
7:40 – 8:05 Redacted Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
8:05 – 8:30 Bill Early & The Collections Seyfarth Shaw LLP
8:30 – 8:55 Larry & the LandLawyers Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich, & Walsh, P.C.
8:55 – 9:20 Beats Workin’ Hogan Lovells; Alston & Bird LLP
9:20 – 9:45 The Precedents McDermott Will & Emery; Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP; ExxonMobil Corporation; US Trade and Development Agency; Futures Industry Association
9:45 – 10:10 Sutherland Comfort Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
10:10 – 10:35 The Unnamed Party Paul Hastings LLP; Hunton & Williams LLP
10:35 – 11:00 Attractive Nuisance Steptoe & Johnson LLP
11:00 – 11:25 Princess Cooley LLP; Department of Justice
11:25 – 11:50 Kung Fu Gift Shop O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Discovery Stage

Playing Times Band Law Firm/Sponsors
7:30 – 7:55 Nunc Pro Funk Constantine Cannon
7:55 – 8:20 The Perks Perkins Coie LLP
8:20 – 8:45 The Soul Practitioners Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Dawson & Associates; Sullivan & Worcester
8:45 – 9:10 Estoppelgängers Latham & Watkins LLP
9:10 – 9:35 Law & Disorder Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
9:35 – 10:00 Craving Oyer Ropes & Gray LLP
10:00 – 10:25 The Objections Law Office of Richard P. Goldberg, PLLC

One band will be crowned Banding Together Champion for having raised the most money from the crowd through “Chicago-style” voting (each dollar contributed equals one vote – vote early and often!). This year, the battle will take place on two stages at the Black Cat, so we expect to rock the whole house! GFTH is also featuring several guest emcees to help with the evening’s festivities, including Amy Morris, morning news anchor for WNEW-FM. GFTH will use 100% of the money donated through ticket sales, votes and sponsorships to purchase thermal underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, gloves, socks, blankets and other essential new clothing items for homeless men, women, and children; the clothing is then distributed to approximately shelters throughout the Washington metropolitan area. GFTH’s goal for Banding Together 2013 is to exceed last year’s amazing total of over $275,000 raised and cross the Million Dollar threshold for total proceeds since the event’s inception in 2004.

The Black Cat is a live music venue committed to providing the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. The Black Cat is also known for its delicious vegan, vegetarian and non- vegetarian food served from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am on weeknights at the Food for Thought Cafe. According to Walt Lohmann, GFTH board member and Vice President of Special Events, “We are so glad that the Black Cat has once again generously partnered with us to host an event that is as much fun as it is worthwhile.” To date, nearly 55 law firms, associations, companies and individuals have sponsored Banding Together 2013.

All are invited to attend the event; the entire $10 cover charge benefits GFTH’s new clothing purchases. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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