Willkie to Be Honored at Legal Aid Society 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards

October 5, 2016

The firm will receive the 2016 Honorable Jonathan Lippman New York Pro Bono Publico & Public Service Law Firm Award. 

Willkie has been selected by the Legal Aid Society as the recipient of its 2016 Honorable Jonathan Lippman New York Pro Bono Publico & Public Service Law Firm Award. Each year, the Society gives the award to one law firm that exemplifies the highest standard of pro bono work by providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The Society will highlight Willkie’s landmark victory on behalf of transgender Medicaid recipients in Cruz v. Zucker, as well as the delayed release action brought against the State Department of Corrections.

In addition to recognizing the firm, the Society will acknowledge the following Willkie attorneys for their work:

  • Mary Eaton
  • Matthew Freimuth
  • Wesley Powell
  • Thomas Artaki
  • Arthur Biller
  • Timothy Fleming
  • Nicolas Heliotis
  • Douglas Hollins
  • Gail Hyman
  • Cole Mathews
  • Christopher McNamara
  • Peter Nothstein
  • Norman Ostrove
  • Kathryn Ranieri
  • Jennifer Schanes
  • Ann Weber

The awards will be presented by the Honorable Janet Di Fiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at a ceremony in New York City on October 26.