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Legal History From the Ground Up: Unearthing NY’s Legal Ancestors at Woodlawn Cemetery

September 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery by architect James Gamble Rogers.

In a fun and informative program, HSoftheNYCourts partnered with Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy to look back to NY’s legal ancestors. Did you know that many of the giants of NY law, including William Nelson Cromwell, Samuel Untermyer, and even Charles Evans Hughes, have their final resting places in Woodlawn Cemetery? A panel of descendants shared little known stories about these important lawyers and judges and discussed their impact on the law today.


Moderator: Michael T. Reynolds, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Woodlawn Cemetery
Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., Vice Chair & Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Practice Descendant of William Nelson Cromwell
Marshall L. Miller, Partner, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and Descendant of Hon. William Butler Hornblower
Adrian Untermyer, Attorney; Board Member, Woodlawn Conservancy; and Descendant of Samuel Untermyer
Hon. Troy K. WebberCo-Chair, Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission; Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Dept.; and Judicial Descendant of Hon. James S. Watson 

Watch the Program Video


September 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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