WilmerHale Named a 2023 Pro Bono Innovator by Bloomberg Law

WilmerHale Named a 2023 Pro Bono Innovator by Bloomberg Law


WilmerHale has been featured on Bloomberg Law’s list of Pro Bono Innovators, which highlights a selection of law firms, companies and non-profits that embody innovation and dedication in their pro bono work for the underserved. Honorees were selected based on the creative strategic approaches taken to solve pressing issues for clients, the impact and breadth of the matters and the nominee’s pro bono success history.

The firm was selected for its work with the Innocence Project to secure the ruling vacating the wrongful conviction of Muhammad Abdul Aziz for the 1965 murder of Malcolm X, and for winning a preliminary injunction over Ohio’s six-week abortion ban, following the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs in October 2022.

Bloomberg Law showcases attorneys who worked on matters which resulted in a broad, societal impact through a legal or policy change. WilmerHale’s profile features April Williams, Debo Adegbile, Michelle Diamond and Allyson Slater, who all contributed to the historically significant wins that earned the firm this recognition.

“The best part of working on the Aziz matter, by far, was getting the news in November 2021 that Mr. Aziz was going to be exonerated,” said Williams and Adegbile. “While each member of the team processed and celebrated that historic victory in their own way, we all took a tremendous amount of pride in knowing that we had helped to clear the name of an innocent man who had been wrongfully convicted and served decades for a crime he did not commit.”

Read WilmerHale’s full profile in Bloomberg Law.



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