Hogan Lovells Receives Robert F. Mullen Pro Bono Award
17 December 2015
WASHINGTON, 17 December 2015 – The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law presented Hogan Lovells with the Robert F. Mullen Pro Bono Award during the organization's annual awards reception in New York City.
The firm was recognized for its exemplary pro bono service, including its work on the landmark fair housing case, Mhany Management Co. v. Village of Garden City, in which the Village of Garden City in Nassau County on Long Island and its Board of Trustees were ordered to implement changes to their residential housing practices to remedy the effects of their prior intentionally discriminatory conduct.
Formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has a principal mission of securing equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization; its Board is composed of members from leading law firms across the country.
The Mullen Award is named in memory of former Lawyers’ Committee Co-Chair Robert F. Mullen, who was a staunch advocate for equal justice and pro bono legal services. The award honors a law firm that has provided extraordinary pro bono legal services on behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee clients or matters.