Over the past year, Goodwin has dedicated more than 48,000 hours of pro bono assistance to clients across 500 matters. Nearly 600 Goodwin attorneys – 70 percent in all – have given their time and expertise to help people in need.
At the ceremony, the firm presented its Robert B. Fraser Awards recognizing a partner who has provided significant service to pro bono clients and have made special contributions to the establishment or expansion of Goodwin’s pro bono programs. The recipient of that award was:
Tom Meriam: Meriam is a New York based-partner, chair of the New York Business Law Department, and a member of the Private Equity Group. He has played a significant role in expanding significant pro bono opportunities to Goodwin lawyers interested in transactional work.
“My work for Legal Aid’s Community Development Project and on other pro bono matters has provided me not only the opportunity to positively impact the lives of folks who have real needs, but also to experience the teamwork of my colleagues at Goodwin who are equally dedicated to serving our communities."