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California Lawyer Recognizes San Francisco Litigation Partner Ethan Schulman with Clay Award

Washington, D.C. – March 10, 2011: Crowell & Moring LLP San Francisco-based Litigation partner Ethan P. Schulman has been named by California Lawyer a recipient of the 2011 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award. The recipients are recognized attorneys across the state whose achievements have made a profound impact on the law.

Schulman was recognized for his work in Martinez v. Regents of the University of California. Working with co-counsel at the of the Office of the Attorney General, Sacramento, Schulman obtained an unanimous ruling at the California state Supreme Court in defense of a law that allows undocumented immigrant students to pay lower in-state tuition fees at public colleges and universities if they have attended a California high school for three years. They successfully argued that California’s education law did not violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution nor was it preempted by federal law.

Themagazine named 45 attorneys to the 15th annual CLAY Awards. The honored attorneys include government lawyers, law professors, attorneys from international law firms, public interest lawyers, and members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee who had either a significant impact in 2010, or their work is expected to have such an effect in the coming years. The recipients of the CLAY Awards were featured in the March 2011 issue of California Lawyer.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with nearly 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


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