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WilmerHale Attorneys and Pro Bono Client Featured in ESPN Documentary

March 15, 2012

Today, ESPN will air its first broadcast of "26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story," a 60-minute documentary of WilmerHale’s pro bono client Dewey Bozella. Nearly two million channel viewers will have the chance to hear Bozella’s 26-year journey for justice in a crime he did not commit; whose single dream was to fight one professional boxing match as a free man.

The WilmerHale team led by Counsel Ross Firsenbaum and Senior Associate Shauna Friedman and supervised by Partner Peter Macdonald, secured Bozella's freedom in October 2009 after being wrongly convicted for a 1977 murder in Poughkeepsie, New York. Prior to being imprisoned, Bozella was an up-and-coming young boxer, and during his incarceration he earned the title of Sing-Sing Correctional Facility's light heavyweight champion.

The documentary will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Learn more about the documentary at ESPN Media Zone or view the documentary trailer.