DLA Piper receives pro bono award from the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
DLA Piper has been presented with the Thaddeus Stevens Partnership Award by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), which, at its annual Social Justice Gala, recognised the firm’s lawyers for their pro bono support in a case alleging racial discrimination of students through special education placement.
In Blunt v Lower Merion School District, DLA Piper served as co-counsel with PILCOP in a lawsuit centred around claims that Lower Merion School District systematically discriminated against African-American students by disproportionately and inappropriately placing them in special education programmes and the lowest-level classes.
The DLA Piper team that provided pro bono representation to the parents alongside PILCOP included Carl Hittinger, co-chair of DLA Piper’s US antitrust and trade regulation group and head of the Philadelphia litigation practice, as well as partner Lesli Esposito, associates John Huh, Nathan Heller and Patrick Castañeda and paralegal Michael Lodato.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment.
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
The Lawyer’s latest Top 50 litigation firms list shows that business for dispute specialists is roaring along while new in-depth detail reveals the winning strategies