“We are incredibly proud of Michael. His long history of leadership and his commitment to the protection of civil rights, equality and justice has been appropriately recognized by the Lawyers’ Committee through the Segal-Tweed Founders Award,” said Curtis B. Toll, Philadelphia managing shareholder.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 05, 2018
The award is one of six the noted Washington, D.C.-based civil rights organization presents to supporters and advocates annually. The Segal-Tweed Founders Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the effort to ensure equal rights under the law. The award is named for the organization’s founding co-chairs, esteemed jurists Bernard G. Segal and Harrison Tweed.
New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood will offer the keynote address at the awards ceremony held Dec. 5 at the Manhattan offices of Schulte, Roth & Zabel, LLP.
“We are incredibly proud of Michael. His long history of leadership and his commitment to the protection of civil rights, equality and justice has been appropriately recognized by the Lawyers’ Committee through the Segal-Tweed Founders Award,” said Curtis B. Toll, Philadelphia office managing shareholder.
“With more than 200 engaged board members and more than 150 law firms, the Lawyers’ Committee is the largest pro bono civil rights network in the world, said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee. “We are thrilled to recognize the individuals who have displayed a steadfast commitment to our work to ensure equal opportunity and justice for African Americans and underrepresented minorities.”
Lehr, a noted member of the Public Finance Group, devotes considerable time to pro bono work and serves as a board member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as well as on the boards of Equal Justice Works and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. He co-founded Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office in 1997 and currently has regional managerial responsibility for several of the firm’s offices.
About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages the private bar to provide legal services addressing racial discrimination. Its principal mission is securing, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office
Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to nearly 50 attorneys and practices that include Real Estate, Public Finance, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Environmental, Government Law & Policy, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms and individuals.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.