Cadwalader Pro Bono Client and Mitey Riders Founder Harry Swimmer to be Celebrated as CNN Hero

December 02, 2016

Cadwalader is pleased to congratulate Harry Swimmer, who will be honored, along with several other charitable-minded citizens, at the 10th annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” airing live on December 11.

Mr. Swimmer is co-founder, with his wife Marilyn Swimmer, of Misty Meadows Mitey Riders. Based in Weddington, N.C., Mitey Riders is a therapeutic riding program offering comprehensive equine therapy sessions to special needs children at no cost to their families.

Cadwalader helped establish Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation in 1998. Cadwalader also launched the foundation’s annual golf tournament and continues to support Mitey Riders with pro bono legal assistance.

“Harry, Marilyn and the entire Mighty Rider staff are truly dedicated to the kids and their families,” said Stuart Goldstein, Managing Partner of Cadwalader’s Charlotte office and a Mitey Riders board member. “The organization’s passion is inspiring and we are honored to be able to contribute to its efforts.”

Cadwalader’s pro bono programs provide assistance to organizations and individuals in need of quality legal representation, reflecting a collective commitment to the underserved and disadvantaged. The firm’s attorneys are helping low-income women in New York keep their homes in public housing units; representing marginalized and vulnerable immigrants obtain legal status; working with veteran clients and their family members through the firm’s Veterans Affinity Network; advising not-for-profit organizations on incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status; leading a targeted campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States through the “VS: Confronting Modern Slavery in America” campaign; and partnering with Building Goodness Foundation to promote environmental awareness.