DWT Defends Distinguished Playwright Against Copyright Infringement Claim by Producers of "Three’s Company"
A Conversation With Kathleen Cullinan: Winner of DWT’s 2014 Heart of Justice Award
Each year, Davis Wright Tremaine honors one associate at the firm who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono service. This year, the Heart of Justice Award was given to Kathleen Cullinan of our Los Angeles office, who provided nearly 200 hours of pro bono legal service in 2013 alone.
Cullinan cultivated her strong passion for public affairs and the First Amendment while working as a newspaper reporter after college. She later spent a year as a legal fellow with The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which provides free legal assistance to journalists. She joined DWT’s renowned media team upon graduating from law school in 2012.
Artist Obtains Compensation From City for Destruction of Her Murals
An artist who painted three large murals to brighten the walls of a Brooklyn hospital has won compensation from the City of New York for the destruction of her work, which occurred without any prior notice to her. DWT was pleased to represent the client pro bono through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program.
Settlement Benefits Tens of Thousands of Developmentally Disabled Individuals in California
A settlement agreement reached in the first quarter of 2014 is helping insure appropriate service for tens of thousands of developmentally disabled individuals living in California’s San Bernardino and Riverside counties. DWT partner Terri Keville, along with associate Sarah Fallows and former associate Aleah Yung, helped gather information and negotiate and draft the agreement on behalf of our pro bono client, Disability Rights California (DRC).
D.C. Partner Devotes Over 160 Hours to Helping Low-Income Citizens File Their Federal Tax Returns
“I like doing math and I like doing taxes,” says David Silverman, a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine.
It’s perhaps an unusual passion, but one he’s put to good use: For the last three years he’s devoted numerous evenings and weekends—over 160 hours in this year’s tax season alone—to assisting low- and moderate-income tax filers in his home county of Fairfax, Virginia. “We did it Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and all day Saturday,” says Silverman. “Every time we opened, there’d be a line of people waiting.”
National Press Photographers Association Honors DWT
In March, DWT attorneys Rob Balin, Bob Corn-Revere, Ronnie London, and Alison Schary were honored with the Kenneth P. McLaughlin Award of Merit from the National Press Photographers Association. According to the Association, the award is given to “those rendering continuing outstanding service in the interests of news photography whether or not they are members of the profession.”
DWT Helps Welcome Miró Exhibit to Seattle Art Museum
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