Boston, MA, September 20, 2017 – International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP announces that Elliot J. Weingarten will receive the Making Justice Real Pro Bono Award from the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia in recognition of his outstanding pro bono representation and leadership. Beginning in 2013 with his prior firm, and today at Brown Rudnick, through the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, Weingarten has handled over a half dozen eviction defenses cases and has proven to be one of Legal Aid’s most active pro bono volunteers. Weingarten will be honored at a Legal Aid of D.C. breakfast reception on September 27, 2017.
“We could not be more proud of Elliot’s commitment to providing pro bono representation to low-income people facing the potential loss of their housing,” commented Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest. ” And, it is quite an honor to be recognized by the D.C. Legal Aid Society for our providing access to justice to those in need.”
Weingarten is an Associate in Brown Rudnick’s Litigation and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations group in the Washington DC office. He represents corporations and individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations and related litigation. He has experience handling cases involving FCPA violations, antitrust violations, improper disclosures, accounting practices and policies, and insider trading.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is DC’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program. In the past year, Legal Aid profiled Weingarten on its Making Justice Real blog and in its 2016 Annual Report.
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