Safe Haven Awards 2023

May 24, 2023

6:00 pm

Immigration Equality’s annual Safe Haven Awards Gala, presented by Marriott International, celebrates the strength of our clients, honors the dedication of our pro bono attorney partners, and thanks our strongest supporters. The 2023 Safe Haven Awards will be held on May 24th, at the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan.

For information about event sponsorship, please contact Kea Paddy, Special Events and Corporate Relations Manager at

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Safe Haven Award honorees. Each of them showed an incredible commitment to supporting LGBTQ and HIV-positive asylum seekers this past year. We are so grateful to have their support.

Pro Bono Honorees

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Defender Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Thank you to our host comittees!

Leader Host Committee

Arnold & Porter LLP

Albert Chen

Jordan Backman and Christopher Rosekrans

Blank Rome

Hogan Lovells

Jones Day

Kobre & Kim

Navin Manglani

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Milbank LLP

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Dorian Needham and Malcom Dort

Perkins Coie LLP

Heidi Schmid

Rachel Tiven and Seth Marnin

Influencer Host Committee

Alan Flippen and Joey Juan

Randy Feuerstein and Laura Goldstein

Duane Morris LLP

Mayer Brown

Juan Carlos Palomino Lugo

Patron Host Committee

Brian Dziengiel and Kimiyasu Mizoo

Erin Meyer and Sagar Patel 

Tanisha Massie

Aaron C. Morris

Philip McCarthy

Nicholas Opinsky

Steven Planchard 

Mark Shapiro