Law 360 Honors Foley Hoag as one of the Top Pro Bono Firms of 2010

Cites Work on Landmark Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Case, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management

December 2, 2010

In its inaugural list of Top Pro Bono Firms, Portfolio Media’s well-known Law 360 newswire has named Foley Hoag one of the top firms of 2010.  Citing the firm’s work on the highly-publicized gay and lesbian civil rights case earlier this year, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, the team’s work was profiled in today’s issue.

To read the full text of the article, click here. Claire Laporte, partner and coordinator of the firm’s pro bono program describes the firm’s work on this case and the firm’s overall pro bono commitment.  Additional members of the Gill team featured in the article include partner Vickie Henry and associates Catherine Deneke, Matthew Miller and Amy Senier.

Foley Hoag’s pro bono program has been a hallmark of the firm since its representation of the plaintiffs in the 1970’s lawsuit that brought desegregation to the Boston public schools.  The firm is consistently top-ranked in The American Lawyer’s Pro Bono Report appearing in the top quartile this year.  Lawyers at the firm are encouraged to engage in pro bono work and other community activities. In a typical year, the firm devotes more than 20,000 hours to pro bono causes.

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