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Police Athletic League's 26th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon
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Charlie Rose, Rikki Klieman, Jeanine Pirro.  Photo by:  Ben Asen Photography
Charlie Rose, Rikki Klieman, Hon. Jeanine Pirro, Luncheon Chair



RAISES  $450,000


Luncheon Chair Jeanine Pirro, Robert M. Morgenthau, Rikki Klieman, NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.  Photo by:  Ben Asen Photography
Luncheon Chair Hon.Jeanine Pirro, Robert M. Morgenthau, Rikki Klieman,
 NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton
Fred Watts, PAL Executive Director, Honoree Julie Myers Wood, Honoree Rikki Klieman, Honoree Linda L. Addison.  Photo by:  Ben Asen Photography

Fred Watts, PAL Executive Director, Honoree Julie Myers Wood, Honoree Rikki Klieman, Honoree Linda L. Addison


On December 10, 2014, the Police Athletic League hosted its 26th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon, honoring Linda L. Addison, Managing Partner, United States Norton Rose Fulbright; Rikki Klieman, CBS News Legal Analyst, Attorney, Best Selling Author and Julie Myers Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Guidepost Solutions, LLC. The luncheon, which was held at The Pierre in Manhattan and welcomed over 300 guests, celebrated these three outstanding women and PAL’s Centennial year, while helping New York City’s children achieve their full potential. The event raised $450,000 for
 the nonprofit.

Hon. Jeanine Pirro was the Event Chair with Amelia Bernstein as Honorary Chair. Co-Chairs were Emily Helen Altschul-Miller, Carmen Anderson, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Margo Catsimatidis, Anne Finucane, I. Dolly Lenz, Pamela J. Newman and Barbara D. Tober. Committee members included Carol Higgins Clark, Caroline Hirsch, Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D., Connie Lawler, Francine LeFrak, Lucinda Franks Morgenthau, Joan McGuire, Allison Maher Stern and Nancy K. Silverman. Charlie Rose, Bart Schwartz and PAL Chairman Robert Morgenthau were presenters.

Linda Addison is U.S. Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright, serves on its Global Executive Committee and Chairs the U.S. Management Committee. She is a Founder and Immediate Past President of the Center for Women in Law. Ms. Addison serves as a Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, on the board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, and is a Distinguished Alumna of The University of Texas. She received the prestigious Margaret Brent Award from The American Bar Association. Ms. Addison is a mentor in FORTUNE/U.S. Department of State Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership, a Partner in the Partnership for New York City, a member of The Committee of 200, the Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Council of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, and the Economic Club of New York.

Television anchor, legal analyst, trial attorney, actor and best-selling author, Rikki Klieman has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities.  She is a Contributor/Legal Analyst for CBS This Morning, and author of “Fairy Tales Can Come True – How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny.” Ms. Klieman remains Of Counsel to the Boston law firm of Klieman & Lyons. She lectures across the country and taught trial advocacy at Harvard, the University of Virginia and Northwestern University among others. Ms. Klieman served on an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As the wife of NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, she has embraced new opportunities to give back, serving on the Board of the Police Athletic League, the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee of the Women’s Forum and the Council of 100.

As Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, Julie Myers Wood focuses on growing the company’s core business lines and expanding technological tools to support security and compliance services. She joined Guidepost Solutions in 2012 as president of its Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions division. Ms. Wood is the former founder and president of ICS Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding ICS Consulting, Ms. Wood served as Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She led the largest investigative component of DHS and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Prior to government service, Ms. Wood was an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, IL.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 35,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit



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