Hogan Lovells Recognized by the National Law Journal for Pro Bono and Appellate Achievements

NEW YORK, 10 July 2012 – Hogan Lovells was honored by the National Law Journal on 28 June at The New York Palace with awards for its pro bono and appellate practices. The publication’s annual awards ceremony celebrates the nation's most innovative law firms and successful litigators.

Hogan Lovells was recognized for appearing on the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List in January 2012. Partner Marc Gottridge was profiled for his work with associate Jason Porta on the firm’s collaboration with non-profit organization, Freedom Now. The team was successful in its petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which helped win the release of prominent Syrian human rights lawyer Muhannad Al-Hassani. The Working Group ruled that Al-Hassani's imprisonment was illegal and that he was entitled to reparations.

Hogan Lovells also was recognized for its third consecutive appearance on the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List in June 2012. In addition to highlighting several major victories over the past year, the accompanying Appellate Hot List feature article about Hogan Lovells made particular note of a recent high-profile arrival: Neal Katyal, the former acting Solicitor General of the United States, and now the Co-Director with Cate Stetson of the firm’s Appellate practice.

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