Cohen & Grigsby Announces Sponsorship of the Epilepsy Foundation’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras Gala

The Firm’s Lawrence Lebowitz to Serve as Dinner Chair for Event

PITTSBURGH, PA – February 1, 2010 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce the firm’s sponsorship of the Epilepsy Foundation’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras Gala. The event will be held on February 16, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh and benefits the Western/Central Pennsylvania chapter. Lawrence Lebowitz, one of the firm’s senior directors, will serve as a dinner chair for the event.

“We are honored to be a part of such a long-standing, successful and fun event that benefits this important cause,” said Jack Elliot, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. “The Annual Mardi Gras Gala is a great opportunity to get the Pittsburgh business community involved with the Epilepsy Foundation and Larry Lebowitz is a wonderful ambassador for both the organization and our firm. He exemplifies the culture of giving back to the community that our firm embraces.”

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Mardi Gras is a fun and upbeat gala which takes place every year on Fat Tuesday and mirrors the celebrations of the New Orleans Mardi Gras festival. The highlight of the evening is the entrance and crowning of the “King of Mardi Gras,” a notable Pittsburgh celebrity who has worked to help the Pittsburgh community. This year, the Epilepsy Foundation has announced Greg S. Babe, president and chief executive officer of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC as the “King of Mardi Gras.”   “The success of our events, and ultimately of our organization, depends on the generous support of businesses in the region like Cohen & Grigsby,” said Judy Painter, executive director, Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA. “The Mardi Gras Gala is our largest fundraising event and we are pleased to have Cohen & Grigsby— and especially Larry Lebowitz— offer their time and resources to this year’s Mardi Gras Gala.”

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