Law Rocks NYC



Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:00pm VIP doors and reception
6:30pm Doors
7:00pm Concert

Gramercy Theatre
127 E 23rd Street
New York City, NY 10010


Witness as eight bands of musically brilliant legal professionals take the stage of Gramercy Theatre and battle it out for their favorite local nonprofit (and rock glory). Law Rocks concerts are epic - a rocking good time that raises major funds and attention for local organizations that do amazing work in their city.

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Last updated 12/10/2015 10pm EST

  1. $23,909 The Meltones (Greenberg Traurig)
  2. $14,335 The Objections (Davis Polk)
  3. $7,386 The Plimptones (Debevoise & Plimpton)
  4. $6,215 1981 (Walkers)
  5. $3,600 Hogamatics (Hogan Lovells)
  6. $1,670 Mistrial (White & Case)
  7. $1,500 Just Cause (Multiple)
  8. $1,070 The Endless Thread (Multiple)

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Last updated 12/10/2015 10pm EST

  1. $25,639 The Meltones (Greenberg Traurig)
  2. $8,700 The Objections (Davis Polk)
  3. $5,700 1981 (Walkers)
  4. $4,530 The Plimptones (Debevoise & Plimpton)
  5. $3,225 Hogamatics (Hogan Lovells)
  6. $2,725 Just Cause (Multiple)
  7. $2,297 Mistrial (White & Case)
  8. $1,597 The Endless Thread (Multiple)

Ticket/sponsorship total updated daily!


The Endless Thread

Featuring talented legal professionals from the Office of the Bronx County District Attorney and Andrew Mancilla, Esq.
Rocking for ASPCA NYC

The “Endless Thread,” sometimes misinterpreted as the “Endless Threat” (in the contexts of battle of the band contests) is a powerhouse think-tank of lawyers and musicians whose power to move the soul is so great, so compelling, it has caused prosecutors and defense attorneys to join hands and sing. Although the original cast will not be appearing in full, the group is normally composed of two prosecutors, a defense attorney, computer engineer, and a music teacher. Tonight, on stage will be a similar confluence of polar opposites, as two defense attorneys (Andrew Mancilla and Robert Fantone), join forces with prosecutor Lauren Di Chiara, and music professor Bill Pace, to make music that dreams are made of. When they aren’t in the courtroom or classroom, they’re onstage. Enjoy, the Endless Thread.



Featuring talented legal professionals from White & Case
Rocking for Her Justice

Mistrial was originally formed in 2014 by five lawyers in White & Case’s NYC office.  Known to rock at events large and small, Mistrial features the vocal stylings of Adam Chernichaw (vocals), the riffs of Charles May (guitar), the rhythms of Daniel Cohen (vocals/guitar), the grooves of Raj Gandesha (bass), and the beats of Joshua Weedman (drums).  Mistrial excited to bring its spin on modern and classical rock to Law Rocks, and raise some money for HerJustice!



Featuring talented legal professionals from Hogan Lovells
Rocking for National Center for Law and Economic Justice

Hogamatics – a motley assortment of Hogan Lovells personnel and alumni – are a collection of veterans of many years of hard gigging, coming together again to rock New York at the Gramercy Theater, and raise funds for their chosen charity, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice


Just Cause

Featuring talented legal professionals from Law Offices of Ronald S. CookLaw Offices of Jerry Guarino, Law Offices of Cornell Bouse, Law Offices of Buzzel, Blanda & Visconti, and Jim Mathews
Rocking for American Kidney Fund

Just Cause Rock Band, Inc. is a classic rock band.  The band is dedicated to charity work and has help raise several hundreds of thousands of dollars for "just causes" since 2010.  

The band has supported organized non-profit charities like the March of Dimes, Why Hunger, American Kidney Fund, Cow Harbor Wounded Warriors Project, Northport Ecumenical Food Pantry, Salvation Army Home for Homeless Veterans, Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, Metropolitan Area Benevolent Fund for Families of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty, and the DDI School for Autistic Children. The band has performed to support people in need due to traumatic illness/disability and families in need due to loss of a loved one.





The Meltones

Last year's champs featuring talented legal professionals from Greenberg Traurig
Rocking for Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA)

Named for Greenberg Traurig founder Mel Greenberg, The Meltones have rocked many a firm gathering, everywhere from New York to Miami to the Bellagio in Las Vegas.



The Objections

Featuring talented legal professionals from Davis Polk
Rocking for Advocates for Children of New York

“A band whose appeal can never be denied”


The Plimptones

Featuring talented legal professionals from Debevoise & Plimpton
Rocking for Union Settlement

The Plimptones may be the hardest working band in rock and roll, but that’s just their billable hours. Musically, they strive to walk on the right side of the fine line between clever and stupid, whichever that may be. Their combination of raucous rhythms, sonorous strings, honking horns and multi-part harmonies pays homage to the masters of rock, yesterday and today. They also are known, on occasion, to come up one alliteration short.