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Legal Aid Society Honors Crowell & Moring Attorneys for Protecting the Rights of Low Income Workers

New York – November 7, 2016: Crowell & Moring LLP is proud to announce that the Legal Aid Society has recognized the firm for its contributions to protecting the rights of low income workers. Each year, the Legal Aid Society recognizes the outstanding work of volunteer lawyers, law firms, corporations, and other professionals who support the Society and/or participate in its pro bono program by providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

The awards were presented on October 26, 2016 in New York City. In addition to the firm’s recognition for its contributions to the Workers’ Rights Project, 11 Crowell & Moring lawyers were included in the list of honorees: partners Glen G. McGorty and Harry P. Cohen; senior partner James E. Kellett; counsels Anne Elise Herold Li and Jared Levine; and associates Preetha Chakrabarti, Honor Costello, Joanne Oleksyk, Bianca Prikazsky, Ethan W. Simonowitz, and Sheryl H. Wilson. The matters that the firm has worked on include human trafficking wage issues and retaliatory firing claims on behalf of the workers.

Crowell & Moring’s pro bono practice handles a broad range of matters, particularly children’s rights/family law, immigration, and criminal justice. The firm also handles countless other types of pro bono matters referred by nonprofit organizations and, on occasion, its own lawyers. More than 20 years ago, Crowell & Moring was the first DC-based firm to elect a full-time public service partner and has twice been honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. Today, the firm’s lawyers contribute more than 35,000 hours in pro bono legal services annually to the indigent and suffering in local communities and around the world.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager