Firm Attorneys Honored by New York Legal Services Organizations

October 27, 2016

On Monday, October 24, 2016, Partner Herman H. Raspé was honored at the City Bar Justice Center’s Celebration of Service reception at the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Raspé received the Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, for his extraordinary commitment to the organization’s refugee assistance program.                                                                                          

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Patterson Belknap was honored to be one of the recipients of The Legal Aid Society’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients.  In addition to recognizing the Firm, The Legal Aid Society honored many individual attorneys and one paralegal with Pro Bono Publico awards for providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers. Firm honorees included: Lisa E. Cleary, David W. Dykhouse, Muhammad Usman Faridi, Daniel A. Friedman, Brian P. Guiney, Kristin N. Johnston, Patricia S. Kim, J. Taylor Kirklin, Jane Metcalf, Nathan Monroe-Yavneh, Jonah Rizzo-Bleichman, Alexander Shapiro, Rachel B. Sherman, Kathrina Szymborski, Shirley Taylor, and Sam A. Yospe. The Honorable Janet DiFiore, the Chief Judge of the State of New York, presented the awards.

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) recognized Patterson Belknap associates Patrick Gibson, Niji Jain and Michael Fresco for their substantial pro bono contributions to NYCLA’s State Central Registry, Unemployment Insurance, and Veterans projects.