O’Melveny Lawyers Receive the Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards in New York


Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

NEW YORK ─ October 31, 2013 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP associates Matthew Damm, Katherine Dubyak, David Lukmire, and Ariel Rom received The Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. Every year, the Society recognizes the work of volunteer lawyers, law firms, corporations, and other professionals who participate in the Society’s Pro Bono Program by providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

The O’Melveny attorneys were honored for their participation in a workshop for low-income and start-up small business, where they prepared extensive materials and presented a workshop on employment issues and best practices. The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, the Chief Judge of the State of New York, presented the awards on October 29, 2013.

“We value our longstanding relationship with the Legal Aid Society to provide legal help to the people who need it the most,” said counsel Jerri Shick, pro bono coordinator for the New York office. “O’Melveny is incredibly proud of the commitment our lawyers continue to make to pro bono work and community outreach.”

O’Melveny takes great pride in its long history of community service and pro bono involvement. In 2012, US attorneys at O’Melveny devoted more than 60,000 hours to pro bono matters, averaging approximately 100 hours per lawyer. In recognition of our efforts last year, O’Melveny was named to Law360’s list of Top Pro Bono Firms, and earned our highest ranking ever on The American Lawyer’s A-List, which recognizes the nation’s top 20 firms based on a holistic assessment that heavily values pro bono dedication.

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