New York Lawyers Receive Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award

Award recognizes exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

November 22, 2016

For the eighth consecutive year, Latham was honored at the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Pro Bono Publico Awards for providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers and ensuring that no one is denied access to justice because of poverty. Partner Kevin McDonough and associates Amanda Parisi, Priyen Patel, Tal Ben-Porat, Karen Ritter, Hayley Gladstone, and Erin Bergey, and attorney support coordinator Anna Bravo were recognized at the ceremony.

“Receiving this award year after year demonstrates Latham’s longstanding commitment to proving pro bono support to those most in need in the New York community, and we are very proud of all the firm’s volunteers,” said Michèle Penzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York.


(From left to right) Seymour W. James, Jr., attorney-in-chief of the Legal Aid Society, Latham partner Kevin McDonough, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, Richard J. Davis, chair of the Legal Aid Society’s Board of Directors, and Blaine V. Fogg, president of the Legal Aid Society.

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