Kirkland & Ellis partner Marjorie Press Lindblom was honored by The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with the Whitney North Seymour Award.
The Lawyers' Committee honors outstanding pro bono service and commitment to equal justice of lawyers, law firms and clients. The Whitney North Seymour Award recognizes a board member whose body of work exemplifies the legacy of service and integrity which characterized the life of Whitney North Seymour, a prominent New York trial lawyer.
Ms. Lindblom, a litigation partner in Kirkland's New York office, is recognized for her career-long commitment to pro bono work. Ms. Lindblom's first court appearance was in a pro bono case in which she argued before the Seventh Circuit sitting en banc on behalf of a mentally handicapped young woman who had been sterilized without her consent. Over the course of her career, other notable pro bono efforts include representing the Afro-American Patrolman's League in a claim that the city of Chicago discriminated against African American police officers, and the representation of a Haitian-American client who was fired when his employer learned that he had AIDS.
"We are enormously grateful for the many contributions that these honorees have made in partnering with the Lawyers' Committee on key civil rights matters," said Lawyers' Committee Executive Director Barbara Arnwine. "Our nation's quest for justice and equality for all has certainly been strengthened by their unyielding perseverance, commitment, bravery and service."
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