Hofstra Law alumnus Daniel J. Venditti ’04, counsel in the corporate department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, has received a 2017 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York. The award recognizes outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit groups that are improving the quality of life for low-income New Yorkers.
Venditti has volunteered with Lawyers Alliance, which provides business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods, since 2009. He is now working with East Winds, a community arts group that stages Japanese concerts, workshops, and instructional events, including for children in low-income neighborhoods in New York.
He has also assisted Broadway Bound Kids to properly classify its workers as employees or independent contractors. Broadway Bound Kids provides performing arts education and opportunities to children throughout New York City, regardless of financial resources, and works with teaching artists to provide classroom instruction and guidance.
Last year, Venditti helped the South Bronx Community Charter High School prepare for its Sept. 2016 opening by drafting its employee handbook, a form employment contract, and a form offer letter. The School promotes student excellence through an emphasis on academic, personal, and professional skills in a supportive and responsive learning environment.
He also worked with the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center on a review of the role of its exempt and non-exempt employees.
Lawyers Alliance is presenting the 2017 Cornerstone Awards on Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, at Viacom in Manhattan.
Read the full press release about Venditti’s 2017 Cornerstone Award (PDF) on the Lawyers Alliance for New York website.