June 06, 2012
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was honored by the National Center for Law & Economic Justice (NCLEJ) with the organization's first-ever Pro Bono Leadership Award on June 5, 2012 at an awards ceremony at the Chelsea Piers in New York City. Steven Alan Reiss, co-chair of Weil’s firmwide Pro Bono Committee, accepted the award on the firm's behalf.
Also honored at the NCLEJ awards ceremony were Michele Coleman Mayes, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Insurance Company; Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; and Robert Greenstein, Founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Founded in 1965 and dedicated to advancing economic justice, the NCLEJ advocates through litigation and policy advocacy on such key issues as income security, access to employment and health care, a fair and safe workplace, and access to justice through the legal system. NCLEJ collaborates with major law firms, as well as civil rights, civil liberties, women's rights, immigrants' rights, and other legal advocacy organizations to achieve these ends.
Weil is deeply committed to pro bono service and giving back to the communities in which its offices reside through public service, building strong and vibrant communities, improving the quality of life and, thereby, making a positive difference. This commitment is part of Weil’s fabric and extends to all of its 21 worldwide offices.