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October 27, 2009
Four attorneys from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, were honored as recipients of the 2009 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. Ryan Andreoli, Gillian Groarke, Daniel Melman, and Ronit Setton were presented with awards by The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at a ceremony held last night. Mr. Andreoli, Ms. Groarke, and Mr. Melman are associates, and Ms. Setton is a partner, in Cadwalader’s Litigation Department.
“We are very proud of these attorneys, who have volunteered their time and skills to those in need or without access to the legal system,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader's Chairman. “The firm is honored to work with The Legal Aid Society and to support our personnel in their efforts to help low-income New Yorkers.”
Each year, The Legal Aid Society recognizes the outstanding work of volunteer lawyers, law firms, corporations, and other professionals who participate in the pro bono program by providing exceptional legal services.