On November 21, 2003, the New York Police Department will honor Stephen J. Dannhauser at its Bomb Squad Centennial Celebration with its Award for Outstanding Service.
As chairman of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a leading international law firm, Mr. Dannhauser has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Guide to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers for his broad legal experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and finance. He serves as an advisor to many companies, including Lehman Brothers and has participated in the corporate counseling and crisis management for numerous major corporate restructurings at such companies as Guardian Mortgage Investors, International Harvester Company and Global Marine, to name a few.
Mr. Dannhauser will be lauded for his dedication to the men and women of the police department of the City of New York through his ongoing assistance and support as president and long-time board member of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Through his work with the fund, Mr. Dannhauser has collaborated with various city officials, including the mayor and police and fire commissioners, to help raise funds for the families of police officers, Port Authority police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel killed in the line of duty. He also serves as an honorary member of the Honor Legion of the Police Department of the City of New York and is Chairman of the Board of Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., a Harlem-based organization dedicated to the educational, cultural and social development of inner-city children.
In 2003, the NYPD Bomb Squad established the Centennial Celebration Committee to facilitate the celebration of its 100th year of service to the Metropolitan Area. The committee, composed of retired members and friends of the squad will come together to showcase the rich history of the Bomb Squad from its inception to the aftermath of September 11, 2001.