New York (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
William C. Silverman, Litigation shareholder and head of the pro bono program at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected as City & State Reports’ 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Award honoree for All-Around Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility & the Law. Awardees were selected following a public nomination process on City & State Report’s website last month.
Silverman was presented with the award at City & State’s Corporate Social Responsibility breakfast event Wednesday, April 22, at Baruch College in Manhattan.
“There is a huge, unmet need for legal services among people of limited means,” said Silverman. “I am proud that Greenberg Traurig recognizes the importance of public service and the need for its attorneys to strive for equal access to justice.”
Silverman focuses his practice on government investigations and white collar criminal matters, as well as complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He serves as counsel to the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, and is on the boards of directors for The Fund for Modern Courts, which recently received the DoGooder ImpactX Award for a video the firm financed on the need for more family court judges, The Children’s Law Center, and Legal Information for Families Today. He is also president of Greenberg Traurig’s Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, which is the largest single funder of Equal Justice Works fellowships in the country. He has been recognized as a leader in the pro bono community, and his accolades include being named one of New York’s New Abolitionists by Sanctuary for Families and the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition; the Above and Beyond Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from Sanctuary for Families; and the Commitment to Justice Award for Outstanding Partner from inMotion.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program
Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multipractice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.