City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on Monday, October 24th, as part of National Pro Bono Week. This year’s winners are:

Vasilios Angelos

Richard Bernardo, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Kristopher Brown, Dechert LLP

Natalie Shimmel Drucker, Simpson Thacher/Goldman Sachs

Hugh Hill, Hogan Lovells LLP

Aviania Iliadis, Latham Watkins

Rene Kathawala, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Deirdre Kessler

Jae Kim, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Ben Kusmin, Cooley LLP

William Lang, Nixon Peabody LLP

Sean Porter, Dechert LLP


Robert B. Fiske Jr. , Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, will deliver a keynote address and Jay Holtmeier, City Bar Fund Board Chair, will present the awards. City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour will provide introductory remarks.

What: Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

When: Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:30 PM — 8 PM

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44 th Street

Invitation only. Media welcome.

Jeremy G. Epstein , who passed away in May 2009, was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a board member at the City Bar Justice Center, The Legal Aid Society and the Fund for Modern Courts. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over the last 20 years.