Mark Fleming Honored in the Social Impact Category of The American Lawyer’s New England Legal Awards

Mark Fleming Honored in the Social Impact Category of The American Lawyer’s New England Legal Awards


The American Lawyer has recognized Mark Fleming in the Social Impact Category of the publication’s New England Legal Awards. Honorees have had an impact through community improvement efforts on behalf of client populations in need.

Fleming is co-chair of WilmerHale's Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice and is an accomplished, well-regarded litigator. His broad appellate experience covers numerous subject areas, ranging from patent law, securities and complex business disputes to real estate, antitrust and tax. In addition to his client work, Fleming is dedicated to an active pro bono practice, with a particular focus on Immigration law.

Some of his significant immigration-related wins argued before the US Supreme Court, include Judulang v. Holder (2011), in which the Supreme Court unanimously abrogated a policy of the Board of Immigration Appeals barring many immigrants from seeking relief from removal and Mathis v. United States (2016), which adopted nationwide the reasoning of the en banc Ninth Circuit. Most recently, in United States v. Sineneng-Smith, Fleming argued a First Amendment challenge to a statute that makes it a felony to encourage or induce someone without immigration status to remain in the country.

To further his impact on disadvantaged communities in need of legal advocacy, Fleming serves as co-chair of WilmerHale’s Racial Justice Reform Initiative which creates opportunities for the firm’s lawyers to address racial inequities in various contexts.

This year’s Social Impact honorees were recognized at the New England Legal Awards on Thursday, September 21 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA. 


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