Last Thursday, legal professionals from across the Bay Area gathered at The Chapel in San Francisco for the 10th Annual Law Rocks SF concert, a fundraising event benefiting local non-profit organizations. Among the six talented bands that took the stage was Lieff Cabraser’s very own R-23s, who delivered an electrifying performance in support of The Arc of the East Bay, an organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Led by vocalists Anthony McDaniel and Liana Harris, along with a lineup featuring Melissa Gardner on vocals and flute, Phong Nguyen on guitar, Charles Gonzalez on rhythm guitar and vocals, Djuna Gray on bass, Elizabeth Cabraser on drums, and Mark Chalos on piano/organ, the R-23s captivated the audience with their dynamic set of classic hits. From energetic renditions of iconic tracks like “Love Shack” and Barrett Strong’s “Money” (later and more famously covered by the Beatles) to soulful performances of Sam and Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming,” the band had the crowd on their feet and grooving along all set long.

Lieff Cabraser’s The R-23s: 10th Annual Law Rocks SF

One highlight of the evening was the band’s spirited and knowing rendition of “I Fought The Law,” which even inspired the formation of a spontaneous mosh pit among attendees.

Lieff Cabraser, a proud sponsor of the event, also contributed to the success of the evening, helping to raise a total of over $188,000 for various local nonprofit organizations.

Law Rocks Global has been bringing together legal professionals and friends for this unique concert experience since 2013, raising over $1 million to date for deserving nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Each participating band selects a local nonprofit to support, further amplifying the event’s impact and giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

About Law Rocks

Law Rocks’ mission is to promote music education for underprivileged youth and raise funds for local nonprofit organizations by combining the power of music and the generosity of the global legal community. Law Rocks supports their mission by putting on epic battle of the band fundraising concerts in cities around the world, which star legal professionals-turned-rockstars. Learn more at

About The Arc of the East Bay

The Arc of the East Bay offers life skills education and employment services tailored to the needs and goals of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Those disabilities include Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, fragile x syndrome, and similar disabilities. Their clients set their own annual goals, often with input from their families. Dedicated Arc staffers – called Direct Service Providers – then work tirelessly to help clients achieve those personal goals.

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