Firm Receives Award from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Firm Receives Award from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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WilmerHale was honored with the 2010 Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, Inc. (VLA). Partner Don Steinberg, chair of the IP Department, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at a reception in June.

The Fraser Award is given annually by the VLA—which is a program of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston—to an individual lawyer and law firm that show a sincere dedication to serving the legal needs of the cultural and artistic communities of Massachusetts. In the past year, the firm has assisted several arts nonprofits with trademark registrations, copyright claims and licensing agreements; benefited from VLA attorney trainings in copyright and publishing law; and hosted a VLA music workshop for more than 50 Boston youth as part of WilmerHale’s Youth and Education Initiative.