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                                ANNUAL REPORT 2002–2003
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                                                                                                      ore than 30 years ago, Hogan & Hartson became the first major firm in the United States
                                                                                                      to establish a full-time practice group devoted exclusively to providing pro bono legal services.
                                                                                                      Since its inception in 1970, our Community Services Department (CSD) has attracted and
                                                                                             staffed high-impact matters that would be impossible for individual lawyers to handle alone.
                                                                                             Although a few firms have followed our model in recent years, our CSD remains the finest institu-
                                                                                             tionalized pro bono commitment in the world.




inside front cover                                                                       THE TRADITION
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          Hogan & Hartson’s Community Services Department (CSD) has earned a rep-
          utation as one of the premier law firm pro bono programs in the country. The
          firm and the CSD have been honored with such tributes as the American Bar
          Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award and the District of Columbia Bar’s Pro
          Bono Law Firm of the Year Award. In 2004, the American Bar Association
          Litigation Section bestowed its prestigious John Minor Wisdom Public Service
          and Professionalism Award on the firm largely for our work on behalf of the
          victims of the Tulia drug sting.                                                   We are deeply committed to handling high-impact pro bono matters around the globe and to
                                                                                             providing direct legal services to those in need in our communities. This means that pro bono
                                                                                             work doesn’t come in and out of favor at Hogan & Hartson. It’s a vital part of the character and
                                                                                             values of the firm. On any given day over the past 30 years, lawyers at Hogan & Hartson offices
                                                                                             were helping pro bono clients on matters that range from assisting the homeless, to fighting
                                                                                             discrimination, to working to clean air pollution in the Grand Canyon, to rewriting the com-
                                                                                             mercial code of Afghanistan. The firm supports and expects pro bono work to be part of the pro-
                                                                                             fessional lives of all of our lawyers. This results in a major contribution—more than 50,000
                                                                                             hours were devoted to pro bono matters in 2003. We are enormously proud of our pro bono
                                                                                             commitment and of our many successes over the years.

                                                                                             In 2004, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hogan & Hartson. As we look to the future of
                                                                                             the firm, we remain dedicated to ensuring that our CSD will play as significant a role in the next
                                                                                             100 years as it has over the past 30 years. We look forward to the challenges ahead and the
                                                                                             many successes that we will achieve for our pro bono clients.




                                                                                             J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.
                                                                                             Chairman

                                                                                                                                                                                   HOGAN & HARTSON LLP
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          he CSD Annual Report for 2002–03 reflects once again the hard work and commitment to the public good
          of Hogan & Hartson lawyers and staff across the United States and around the world. Teams of lawyers
          from all firm offices and practices contributed their experience and energy to hundreds of clients
      and matters in the past two years. Our communities are stronger as a result.

      The job of partner in charge of the CSD at Hogan & Hartson is one of the best legal jobs anywhere, ever. The
      matters described in this report were on the firm’s CSD docket during Bob’s tenure. Pat took responsibility for
      the CSD in early 2004. Together, we thank our colleagues for their tenacity, optimism, creativity, and brilliance,
      which brought about outstanding results for so many of our CSD clients in recent years. We know that, in the
      years ahead, the firm once again will rise to new challenges and opportunities to improve the lives of those
      around us.



        Bob Duncan                      Pat Brannan




GREATER COMMITMENTTABLE OF CONTENTS
MORE HOURS, EXPANDING DOCKET
      Firm attorneys and legal assistants who are not           to assume the reins of the Department: “[W]hile             2   START WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES   14   SHELTER THE DISADVANTAGED   30   RESPOND WHEN TRAGEDY HITS
      assigned to the CSD do most of the firm’s pro bono        some pro bono work is inevitable in any firm, the pre-
      work. Ever-increasing numbers of attorneys and legal      sumption typically is that most pro bono work should        6   DEFEND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS           18   STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES      32   RESTORE WHAT WAS LOST
      assistants in Hogan offices around the country and the    not be taken unless the firm, as well as the client, can   10   PROTECT FROM HARM                  26   PROVIDE REFUGE
      world are devoting their time and skills to pro bono      be shown in some way to benefit. This traditional atti-
      service. This report reflects their work in 2002 and      tude stands for ‘the least pro bono work we can get
      2003 on hundreds of matters for a wide range of indi-     away with,’ whereas the Hogan & Hartson commit-
      viduals and organizations who are unable to pay for       ment is to ‘the most pro bono work we can possibly
      the legal services that they need. In 2002 and 2003,      afford to undertake.’” With teamwork between the
      the firm contributed over 100,000 hours in legal serv-    CSD and hundreds of volunteer attorneys and legal
      ices to pro bono clients.                                 assistants from our numerous offices and specialized
                                                                practices, we can achieve results that none of us could
      John Ferren, the attorney the firm hired to be the        accomplish alone.
      first CSD partner, observed in 1970 as he prepared




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                                                                                                 amily & Child Services of Washington, D.C., one of the city’s oldest social service
                                                                                                 organizations, works to strengthen troubled families and care for at-risk children.
                                                                                                 Hogan & Hartson lawyers Bruce Parmley and Michelle Morris provided real
                                                                                            estate sale and acquisition assistance to support the organization’s mission.


                                                                                            A BETTER LIFE
                                                                                            Barbara Mishkin, Lee Berner, Lori Sostowski, Evan Farber, and others helped Child Trends,                 Audrey Anderson, Dan Gilman, Alethia King, Kaija Clark, Matt Stowe, summer associates
                                                                                            the leading non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to studying children and families through     Dori Antonetti and Jessica Tillipman, and legal assistants Alyssa Swenson and Eddie
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melchior helped a single mother work out a custody settlement regarding her son.


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     om Bulleit and Kate Smith continued the firm’s work with the Children’s Law            research, data collection, and data analysis, by providing intellectual property advice, counseling on
     Center, a non-profit corporation that provides free family law services to children,   employment issues, revamping an employee handbook, working with the organization to achieve
                                                                                            compliance with certain corporate and tax requirements, and preparing parental/guardian consent           Maggie DiPentima and Natalie Tynan, with assistance from Lisa Bonnano, helped a couple
     families, and foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers in the District of Columbia.                                                                                                              adopt the wife’s nephew’s daughter, who had lived with the wife from birth and with the couple since
                                                                                            forms for a survey of children.
Firm lawyers participated in the Center’s pro bono Adoption Referral Project, provided                                                                                                                they were married.
ongoing advice concerning a congressional appropriation that supported expansion of         Howard Silver, Catherine Guttman-McCabe, Siobhan Rausch, Tim Lyden, Kenneth
the court-appointed guardian ad litem program in the D.C. Family Court, provided            Hautman, and trademark analyst Lisa Gordon provided assistance to the Lauren Center, an                   At the request of the D.C. Corporation Counsel, LaShawn Johnson, Karen Hardwick, and
                                                                                            organization that provides a broad range of services to families with school-age children in which a      Bob Duncan helped facilitate the adoption of two children whose mother, a former employee of
additional training to practitioners in this area of law, and assisted the Center in                                                                                                                  the Office of D.C. Corporation Counsel, was murdered in November 1999.
                                                                                            parent or child is battling a life-threatening illness, by preparing incorporation documents and a tax-
contracting with the Court to take on one-third of the Court’s guardian ad litem
                                                                                            exempt application for the organization and service mark applications to register the mark LAUREN’S
cases by 2006. On referral from the Adoption Referral Project, Karen Bates                  LIGHT with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.                                                          Sally LaFond represented a young father seeking joint legal custody and liberal rights to visit
helped finalize the adoption of a fourteen-year-old child with cerebral palsy                                                                                                                         his son.
whom the adoptive parent had raised since the child was three months old, and               Scott O’Donnell reviewed a lease for Children’s Advocacy and Family Resources, Inc.,
                                                                                            a Denver-area non-profit organization, which coordinates multidisciplinary community responses to         Stephanie Carman and Carol Licko represented a young child in a criminal case against her
negotiated an adoption subsidy agreement for the family. Ryan Shadrick and                                                                                                                            allegedly sexually abusive father, and in a dependency action against both parents.
                                                                                            incidents of child abuse.
Matt Ballenger also filed an adoption petition on behalf of a six-year-old child’s
legal guardian who was referred to the firm by the Center.                                  Tom Bulleit, Maryanne Courtney, and summer associate Shireen Matthews provided corpo-                     Craig Cronheim assisted the Arlington Unitarian Co-Operative Preschool, a non-sectarian,
                                                                                            rate, health care regulatory, real estate, and tax advice to the District of Columbia Developing          parent-owned and operated-cooperative preschool for children aged six weeks to pre-kindergarten, in
                                                                                            Families Center, an organization formed by the National Association of Childbearing Centers               developing a comprehensive policy regarding reported, suspected, or alleged child abuse.
                                                                                            Foundation, the Healthy Babies Project, and the National Child Day Care Association, to operate a
                                                                                            comprehensive service center providing a maternity service, a childbearing and well-child care center,    Eve Howard, with assistance from Pat Ambrose, Ted Desmarais, Elizabeth Meers, Bob
                                                                                            a drop-in center for troubled families, a mother’s support program, and infant and preschool child care   Kapp, Paul Skelly, Emily Yinger, Alex Park, Stephanie Gold, and research specialist Renetta
                                                                                            programs, for low-income and troubled families in the District of Columbia.                               Deblase, provided advice on various legal issues to the Board of Trustees of the Child Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Center, a preschool in the District of Columbia that fosters a collaborative, nurturing approach to pre-
                                                                                            Emily Miller served as a guardian ad litem for four siblings, advocating for their interests in           school education.
                                                                                            physical safety and emotional well-being while custody proceedings were under way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      David Bonser, with assistance from Alex Park, Olesya Spandau, and Celia Spiritos, helped The
                                                                                            Te-Mika Warner, with help from summer associate Michaelynn Ware and legal assistant                       Olney Boys and Girls Club with various corporate tasks including trademark analysis and the draft-
                                                                                            Carolyn Bizri, helped a father maintain visitation rights with his two daughters over the                 ing of new articles of incorporation, bylaws, and committee charters.
                                                                                            objection of his former wife, who denied the father contact with his children for eighteen months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Through the D.C. Bar Community Economic Development Project, Te-Mika Warner, Adam
                                                                                            Paul Virtue and Jenn Klar successfully assisted three American families in obtaining authoriza-           Feuerstein, Shawna Tunnell, and summer associates Mary Lynn Blatch and Kate Robbins ini-
                                                                                            tion from the INS to bring their adopted Cambodian babies into the United States.                         tiated the incorporation process and tax-exempt application of a child care facility operated by Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Redeemer Lutheran Church.


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                                         lorida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Carol Licko to chair Florida’s Guardian Ad Litem Working Group. The

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ruce Campbell, Shinobu Garrigues, and
                                         group was charged with developing a blueprint for a statewide Guardian Ad Litem program that would ensure a                                                                                                                                             Amy Savela helped cityWILD, an emerging
                                         volunteer GAL could be appointed for every child under the supervision of the State Department of Children &                                                                                                                                            non-profit that offers outdoor education and
                                   Families. With help from Stephanie Carmen and Bruce Hart, the Working Group produced a comprehensive                                                                                                                                                    leadership training to underserved children in Denver,
                                   54-page report outlining a statewide model that included recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the GAL                                                                                                                                        Colorado, to reorganize its corporate structure, to explore
                                   program in serving Florida’s children; to enhance efforts to recruit, train, and retain volunteer guardians; and to                                                                                                                                     ways to use the organization’s commercial rafting license
                                   strengthen program administration. The Governor and the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court undertook a joint                                                                                                                                    to advance its charitable purpose, and to assess agree-
                                   effort to advocate for the GAL program and to recruit new volunteers statewide, and legislation is now pending in the                                                                                                                                   ments and releases designed to expand cityWILD’s
                                   Florida legislature that would adopt many of the Working Group’s recommendations.                                                                                                                                                                       access to the Spanish-speaking community.



Jenn Klar, Andrew Rees, and Susanne Carnell, with help                On behalf of Kindness in Action, a non-profit organization that         Pat Perrin, Margery Fernald, Tim Lloyd, and Amy Savela                 Brown, Jason Chipman, Ellen Chung, Dan Gilman, Tara                   which commits the Prince George’s County school district to                 James Stevralia and Heidi Rogers, with help from legal assis-
from summer associates Sarah Baker and Sarah Miller, drafted          promotes children’s health and education in remote, impoverished        helped a victim of a serious spinal cord injury form an entity         Patterson-Hammons, Ghita Harris-Newton, Des Hogan,                    continue magnet school programs, to focus proven educational                tants Christian Lopez and Cynthia Maiullo, helped set up
non-profit incorporation documents and reviewed employee and          areas of the world, Tarah Grant and Tim Lyden filed numerous            to receive donations for his rehabilitation fund, and identify and     David Kassebaum, Joshua Krut, Adam Levin, John                        programs on schools with the highest African-American enroll-               a scholarship fund in memory of Jamie Boeckel, who was
parent handbooks for the New United Christian Academy,                service mark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark            pursue sources of third-party support that were available to him.      McDonald, Katlin McKelvie, Michael McGill, Emily Miller,              ments, and to build 16 new schools to end the involuntary student           drowned after being swept overboard off the ocean racing
which provides child care services for children between the ages of   Office.                                                                                                                                        Ben Olson, Michael Steinberg, Hilary Talbot, Laurie                   assignments that were part of the original remedy in the 1970s.             sloop Blue Yankee, and organized a golf benefit to raise money for
two and fourteen, mostly from low-income families.                                                                                            Tom Connolly, with help from Tracy Eskildsen, defended a               Thibodeau, Mark Saudek, Martha Russo, Shaundra                                                                                                    the fund.
                                                                      Brian Muse provided employment law advice to the St. Alban’s            teenager against a personal injury claim.                              Watson, Steven Willmore, Ellen Siegler, Pat Brannan,                  Pat Brannan and summer associate Joe Rillotta prepared an
William Nixon, Andrew Graziani, Michaell Smith, and                   Child Care Center, including a review of handbooks and employ-                                                                                 Bob Corn-Revere, Bob Duncan, Prentiss Feagles, Rick                   amicus brief in opposition to voucher programs,                             Stephanie Carman, Dan Gonzalez, Jacqueline Platt,
Thierry Chaumeil, with help from legal assistants Carolyn Bizri       ment contracts to ensure compliance with federal and state law.         EDUCATION                                                              Silverman, Mary Anne Sullivan, Ted Desmarais, Agnes                   in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, on behalf of the Public                        Menashe Frank, Joshua Krut, Richard Lorenzo, and legal
and Sally Peterson, challenged an order requiring a D.C. man                                                                                  Colette Devine, Bill Schmidt, Carol Chesley, and Siobhan               Dover, Ari Fitzgerald, Steve Hollman and summer associates            Education Network, whose mission is to support public                       assistant Gladys Cata assisted the Yeshiva of South Shore, a
to pay support for a child that was not his.                          Ted Ellett, Eun Ah Choi, and Adam Feuerstein provided                   Rausch advised the Center for Law and Education, a non-                Eddy Carvajal, Lorrin Tuxbury, Justin McKenna, Kate                   school systems and school reform.                                           well-established Jewish school currently serving nearly 700 stu-
                                                                      general corporate and tax advice to the Children of Chernobyl           profit organization committed to improving educational outcomes        Robbins, and Monica Sahaf taught Legal Reasoning classes at                                                                                       dents from preschool though college age, in bringing a claim to
Through the D.C. Bar, Abigail Hopper and Cindy Yeh suc-               U.S. Alliance, an organization designed to coordinate the activities    for low-income students, in connection with negotiations regard-       Hogan & Hartson in 2002 and 2003.                                     Parker Thomson, Allen Pegg, Laura Besvinick, and Joshua                     recover several thousand dollars owed it under promissory notes.
cessfully secured a divorce and sole child custody for a woman        of local “Children of Chernobyl” programs that sponsor visits by        ing possible affiliation with the National Education Association, on                                                                         Krut worked on behalf of Florida Appleseed, an organization
whose husband had abandoned the family.                               Russian children throughout the United States.                          matters related to maintenance of the organization’s 501(c)(3)         Banafsheh Amirzadeh, Eva Dietz, Sandhya Kawatra,                      that focuses on systemic issues in fields including public education        Paul Yoo, Josh Glikin, Bob Duncan, and Mary Ellen
                                                                                                                                              status, and in lease negotiations.                                     Anne Kelly, Kim Bridges, Jason Conti, Hoa Hang,                       and juvenile justice, in litigation seeking declaratory and injunctive      Callahan helped SIL International, an organization that stud-
On referral from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service,              Michael Gilliland, John Porter, Kate Smith, and Christine                                                                                      Matthew Michaels, and Victoria Zaydman worked closely                 relief under the Florida Constitution for the State’s failure to pro-       ies, develops, and documents the world’s lesser-known languages
Abigail Hopper represented a woman in divorce proceedings             Warnke are assisting the Haan Foundation for Children, a                Tarah Green, Shane McGee, Sally Lafond, Aaron Longo,                   with a group of students from an underprivileged high school in       vide Florida school children with a “high quality” or “adequate”            through research, translation, and literacy, to identify domestic and
against her husband of ten years, whom she discovered had been        non-profit organization dedicated to helping children at risk for       Michael Erickson, Elizabeth Meers, and Molly James                     the Bronx to prepare for a moot court competition at                  education, and on a study concerning the effectiveness of Florida’s         foreign regulations applicable to a planned SIL linguistics website
previously married and never divorced.                                reading failure and learning difficulties, in obtaining federal fund-   helped College Bound, Inc., a small non-profit organization            Fordham University.                                                   juvenile justice system.                                                    tailored to children around the world.
                                                                      ing through grants and appropriations.                                  that tutors, mentors, and provides college scholarships to
Melanie Simmons Jacobsen, William Kahn, Kimberley                                                                                             Washington, D.C. public school students, with labor and employ-        Craig Umbaugh and David London counseled the Gold                     Darren Dragovich, Howard Silver, and Siobhan Rausch                         Craig Umbaugh provided advice regarding construction con-
Arigbede, Des Hogan, Tim Lyden, Kara Berge, David                     Parisa Sabeti, Siobhan Rausch, and Joe Bell helped Hope                 ment and related tax and bankruptcy advice, and with advice            Crown Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides             helped Real Kids Corporation, a non-profit organization that                tracts for a new headquarters building located in Denver and a
Winter, and summer associate Bryan Becker obtained tax-               for Children in Vietnam, an organization that assists                   relating to acts of embezzlement by the organization’s payroll         educational opportunities through sports, on sponsorship              provides mentoring programs, scholarships, and college counseling           proposed new building in Lakewood, Colorado, for Young
exempt status for Kids to Kids, an organization that encourages       Vietnamese orphans, to incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status         company.                                                               opportunities with local Colorado businesses.                         services to “at-risk” and/or underprivileged inner city kids in the         Americans Education Foundation, a non-profit organization
children to help serve the needs of children in D.C. shelters by      as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and provided ongoing tax                                                                                                                                                     Denver area, draft basic organizational documents and apply for             whose mission is to further the financial education of young peo-
donating clothing and toys.                                           and organizational advice.                                              Mary Stablein, Ben Holt, Karen Bates, Christie Hassan,                 T. Clark Weymouth, Bob Duncan, Howard Silver, Bill                    and obtain tax-exempt status.                                               ple so they will be competent and knowledgeable in managing
                                                                                                                                              Matt Ballenger, Heather Kukla, Mitch Porcello, Bob                     Flanagan, Pat Ambrose, Bob Kapp, David Winter, Tim                                                                                                their financial affairs.
For the Los Angeles Century City Office, Lee Goldberg                 Amy Strauss and legal assistant Jorge Mendez represent a                Duncan, and summer associate Jonathan Shults assisted the              Lockhart, Dan Dreger, Alethia King, Brian Muse, Greg                  Mark Saudek and Steve Routh provided general counsel
coordinated the Adoption Saturday Program organized by                mother whose three children were removed from her home when             D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Public Policy on a proj-             Petouvis, Siobhan Rausch, Michael Romano, Dean                        advice to the Baltimore Regional Office of Teach for                        Eve Howard, Pat Ambrose, Dean Romhilt, and Miyun
the Public Counsel of Los Angeles, to facilitate and expedite the     another family member made allegations of abuse against the chil-       ect seeking to preserve funding for the District of Columbia Library   Romhilt, Celia Spiritos, and Te-Mika Warner continued                 America, a non-profit organization that recruits, hires, and trains         Sung provided legal advice to the Lowell School, a progressive
uncontested adoptions of hundreds of children in the Los Angeles      dren’s father, helping her regain custody of the children and           and related opportunities to enhance adult literacy in the District    to provide tax, corporate, intellectual property and risk manage-     approximately 60 recent college graduates per year to work as               school of about 300 students from age three through sixth grade
area. Staff and attorneys in the Century City office participated.    addressing ongoing court supervision issues.                            of Columbia.                                                           ment advice to The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund, an                   teachers in underserved rural and urban public schools and sup-             that promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     organization that raises funds for college scholarships through its   ports more than 100 Baltimore Teach for America teachers                    analytical thinking and problem solving.
Dennis Robinson participated in negotiations on behalf of a           Scott Reisch serves as national pro bono counsel to Habitat for         Bob Duncan coordinated the Washington Lawyers’                         centerpiece three-on-three basketball tournament and sponsors         throughout their two-year commitment to the program.
client in a child custody proceeding.                                 Humanity, International, as it implements a Memorandum of               Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs’ Introduction             internships, summer employment, and a mentoring program, in                                                                                       Susan Cook and Craig Cronheim assisted the Parkmont
                                                                      Agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to explore           to Legal Reasoning Program, which is taught at a number of D.C.        which LaShawn Johnson, Michael McGill, Gavan                          Dan Keating, Tracy Gray, Steve Routh, Paul Skelly,                          School, a progressive education and college preparatory middle
Joshua Glikin, Doug Nazarian, and Abigail Hopper                      the re-use of brownfield properties for affordable housing, provid-     law firms each summer for entering law students representing           Montague, Gene Roundtree, Corey Roush, Te-Mika                        Elizabeth Peters, Paul Virtue, Kenneth Hautman, Earl                        school in the District of Columbia, to obtain a special zoning
helped a mother obtain a court order for temporary child              ing training for affiliates, and advising the organization on           groups traditionally under-represented in the practice of law.         Warner, and Jerry Williams served as volunteer mentors for            Adams, Frank Bacelli, Ed Crooke, Aleksandar Dukic,                          variance that will allow Parkmont to operate at a capacity of sixty-
support and temporary custody of her four children.                   insurance and liability issues, as well as drafting appropriate         Kimberly Arigbede, Beth Baltzan, Karen Bates, Kara                     outstanding D.C. public high school students.                         Kimberley Isbell, Catherine Guttman-McCabe, Anna                            five students and twelve faculty/staff.
                                                                      waivers for volunteers.                                                 Berge, Beverly Blank, Deborah Boardman, Norrinda                                                                                             Kurian, Robin Samuel, Felicia Gordon, Shelly McGee,
Meredith Abrams, Doug Nazarian, and Dana Fidazzo                                                                                                                                                                     Pat Brannan and Rebecca Umhofer, with help from legal                 Greg Petouvis, Siobhan Rausch, Dean Romhilt, and Vickie
helped the Mercy Southwest Legal Advocacy Program                                                                                                                                                                    assistant Will Parsons, continued the firm’s long-running school      Sheckler assisted the New Teacher Project, a non-profit
achieve a favorable settlement in a family law matter.                                                                                                                                                               desegregation representation of the Prince George’s County            consulting group that recruits, trains, and hires teachers for difficult-


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                                                                                                               rank Spano, John Dawson, Jessica Pesce, Sandhya Kawatra, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Branch of the NAACP and the class of African-American school          to-staff school districts, with numerous commercial, labor, licensing,
                                                                                                               Victoria Zadyman, with help from legal assistant Nafi Pelinku, provided legal                         children, by monitoring and representing the NAACP in connection      intellectual property, immigration, litigation, and tax issues.
                                                                                                               advice to Friends of Karen, a charitable organization that provides a variety of                      with the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding,
                                                                                                         services to terminally ill children and their families. On referral from the organization, the
                                                                                                         team also helped a grandmother obtain custody of her severely ill eight-year-old grand-
                                                                                                         child. At the request of Friends of Karen, the firm also helped the mother of a child who
                                                                                                         died from cancer in securing burial assistance funds from an organization that had prom-
                                                                                                         ised but then failed to provide assistance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HOGAN & HARTSON LLP            5
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                         early ten percent of the African-American population of the small Texas town of Tulia              EQUAL RIGHTS
                         was arrested on a single day in 1999 in a drug sweep instigated on the word of a                   Adam Levin, Ryan Shadrick, Maureen James, Ben Holt, Allison Stanton, and summer associates Samuel Jordan,
                         single white undercover officer. Working with the NAACP Legal Defense and                          Peter Lallas, and Monica Sahaf are assisting the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in investi-
                Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Mitch Zamoff, Des Hogan, Jason Chipman, Jenn                                  gating allegations that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is targeting Latino drivers for traffic stops.
                Klar, Tara Patterson-Hammons, Adam Levin, Lori Searcy, and Natasha Young, with                              Kristin Cohen, Ben Olson, Lori Searcy, and Adam Levin are working with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee
                support from Bob Duncan, Lynne Baum, Jessica Pesce, Atul Saran, Jonathan Stoel,                             for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs to require the adequate staffing of Spanish-speaking operators on the District of
                Te-Mika Warner, Dana Fidazzo, Mary Stablein, then-summer associates Kandi                                   Columbia’s emergency call services.
                Birdsell, Eva Dietz, Thomas Widor, legal assistants Aili Palmunen, Will Parsons,
                Rebecca Freedman, Carolyn Bizri, Alyssa Swenson, Noel Pena, Danielle Benoit,                                Pat Ambrose, Greg Petouvis, Ellen Dunham Bryant, Robin Samuel, Miyun Sung, and Shane McGee helped The
                                                                                                                            Advancement Project, a new non-profit public advocacy organization founded by former NAACP Legal Defense and
                Jamie Kris, and research specialists John Winterson, Hillary Rubin, Elisabeth                               Educational Fund, Inc. attorneys to foster racial unity and equality, negotiate the lease for new office space, draft a new employ-
                Ohman, Laurel Hein, and Ed Fishpaw, conducted an investigation and presented evi-                           ee handbook, and deal with a variety of employment matters.
                dence of the officer’s racism and dishonesty at an evidentiary hearing in March 2003.
                Following the cross-examination of the undercover officer, the State of Texas agreed to halt                Jonathan Franklin, Craig Cronheim, and William Brockman, with help from legal assistant Sara Shea, drafted a
                the evidentiary hearing and enter into stipulated findings of fact conceding that the offi-                 successful opposition to a petition for certiorari filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by Dillards department stores in
                                                                                                                            Hampton v. Dillards, a case involving novel questions relating to the conduct required of a shopper—who in this case
                cer and his investigation were unreliable. In June 2003, by an unprecedented special act                    was falsely accused of theft by a store security guard before she could attempt to buy anything—alleging racial discrimi-
                of the Texas legislature, the Tulia residents who remained incarcerated were released from                  nation in a retail setting under 42 U.S.C. § 1981.
                prison. Shortly thereafter, the governor of Texas issued full pardons to those who had been
                convicted based on the flawed drug sting. The unprecedented outcome was given                               Adam Levin, Bob Duncan, Jonathan Stoel, and Katlin McKelvie, with assistance from Steve Vaskov, Cindy Yeh, Ajay
                                                                                                                            Kuntamukkala, Deborah Boardman, Erika Moritsugu, Jenn Klar, Tara Patterson-Hammons, then-summer associates
                extensive coverage on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, and Court TV, and in The New
                                                                                                                            Semira Asfaha, Eddy Carvajal, Jamillia Ferris, Christine Michaelopoulos, legal assistants Will Parsons and Aili
                York Times, The Washington Post, and dozens of other newspapers across the                                  Palmunen, and members of the firm’s Information Resource Center assisted an Indian national who is a legal resident of the United
                country. Hogan lawyers later teamed again with LDF and local counsel to file a feder-                       States in obtaining a job as an independent contractor with an agency of the federal government.
                al civil rights lawsuit on behalf of two African-American women who had been accused
                of selling drugs to the undercover officer even though neither was in Texas at the time.
                The lawsuit resulted in a multimillion dollar settlement of the claims of the more
                than 40 people directly affected by the Tulia calamity.
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                                                             At the request of the Servicemembers Legal Defense                     Kenneth Hautman, Tarah Grant, and Tim Lyden assisted                 Hank Young and Elizabeth Harris continued to help                           DEATH PENALTY REPRESENTATION
    and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil          Network, an organization that is dedicated to ending discrimina-       People for the American Way with the preparation of trade-           a juvenile inmate incarcerated in Maryland pursue                           Florida death row inmate John Ferguson continued to receive
    Rights and Urban Affairs, with assistance from Bob       tory actions against men and women in the military harmed by           mark registrations for marks associated with the organization’s      post-conviction proceedings.                                                substantial legal assistance related to his federal habeas cor-
Duncan, George Miller, Tara Patterson-Hammons,               “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t Harass” and related        voter education campaigns.                                                                                                                       pus petition from Barrett Prettyman, Sally Determan,
then-summer associates Alyse Bertenthal and Thomas           policies, Anthony Miranda and Matt Stowe successfully                                                                                       Jeff Pariser, Adam Levin, Jonathan Stoel, and Heather                       Bob Duncan, Steve Routh, Adam Levin, Deborah
                                                             negotiated a favorable settlement with the U.S. Government under       SPEECH                                                               Kukla, with help from legal assistants Danielle Benoit and Jamie            Boardman, Des Hogan, Jason Chipman, Keith Benes,
Widor, and legal assistants Rebecca Freedman and
                                                             which their discharged naval officer client obtained full-separation   Bob Corn-Revere, Rob Mahini, Ronald London, Mike                     Kris, and summer associates Sarah Baker, Leigh Leonard, Olga                Kristin Cohen, Olivia Farar-Wellman, Ben Holt, Nichelle
Carolyn Bizri, obtained broad injunctive relief in the       pay in spite of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” homosexual-                                                                          Nejikovsky, and Vi Nguyen, obtained a $10,000 judgment and a
                                                                                                                                    McGill, then-summer associates Toni Moore and Sarah                                                                                              Johnson, Candice Jones, Robin Konrad, Heather Kukla,
settlement of a lawsuit brought on behalf of an African-     exclusion policy, which halves a service member’s separation pay                                                                            full admission of liability in a federal civil rights lawsuit against two

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                                                                                                                                    Wood, legal assistants Aili Palmunen, Carolyn Bizri, Leslie                                                                                      Michelle Morris, Ben Olson, Ryan Shadrick, Liz Speck,                   alph Tyler obtained a pardon from the Governor
American professional who was refused a taxi ride home       upon discharge for homosexuality. Mr. Miranda and Mr. Stowe            Fitzgerald, Natalie McFarlin, Eddie Melchior, Sara Shea,             guards at a detention facility who violated a former inmate’s First         Haley Boyette, summer associate Nate Seltzer, and legal                 of Maryland, and negotiated a financial
when the driver observed that he was black. Des              received SLDN’s 2002 End the Witch Hunts Glinda Award for              Glenda Walden, and Natalie Yacoub, and research assis-               and Fifth Amendment rights while he was being held by the INS               assistants Janis Lively, Aili Palmunen, Jamie Kris, Danielle            settlement from the state, for a Baltimore man
Hogan, Audrey Moog, Jonathan Grossman,                       their work on this case.                                               tants Laurel Hein, Tina Kelley, Joan Kohout, and John                pending his successful petition for asylum.                                 Benoit, and Gladys Cata. Among other things,                       who was incarcerated for twenty years for a crime the
LaShawn Johnson, Kristin Cohen, Robin Konrad,                                                                                       Winterson represented a “citizen reporter,” who had been                                                                                         the Ferguson team filed a supplemental petition of more than
                                                             Bob Duncan, Steve Hollman, Adam Levin, Ryan                                                                                                 At the request of the Innocence Project for the National                                                                                       government now acknowledges he did not commit.
and legal assistant Danielle Benoit also continued the                                                                              banished from the courts of Vermont and surrounding                                                                                              200 pages in support of Mr. Ferguson’s request for habeas
firm’s nearly two-decade collaboration with the              Shadrick, Mireille Khoury, and Kevin Willen are working                grounds for criticizing a local judge by placing placards on         Capital Region, Robin Konrad, Ryan Shadrick, April                          corpus relief.
                                                             with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational                the side of the judge’s van in the court parking lot, in his         Wimberley, and Traci Eskildsen authored reports chronicling
Washington Lawyers’ Committee to end taxi discrim-
                                                             Fund to investigate racial profiling and unlawful arrests of Latinos   appeal to the Second Circuit of his challenge to the court’s         mistakes made and problems raised in connection with the                    Chris Handman, Ryan Shadrick, Lainie Perlman, summer
ination in the District of Columbia, by preparing a report   in a small North Carolina county.                                                                                                           wrongful Virginia convictions and incarcerations of Earl
                                                                                                                                    actions in preliminary injunction proceedings, and in pretrial and                                                                               associates Nate Seltzer and Sarah Miller, and legal assistant
on taxicab discrimination in the District of Columbia and                                                                                                                                                Washington, Jr., and Walter Snyder, to assist the Project in its
                                                                                                                                    discovery proceedings.                                                                                                                           Jamie Kris assisted the Georgia Resource Center in its rep-
developing proposals for making the taxicab system           Candice Jones and Adam Levin filed a civil rights complaint                                                                                 efforts to lobby for reform of the Virginia criminal justice system.        resentation of mentally challenged Georgia death row inmate
more accountable for such conduct.                           with the D.C. Office of Human Rights on behalf of an eminent           INMATES, OFFENDERS, AND DETAINEES                                                                                                                Exavious Lee Gibson in state habeas corpus proceedings.
                                                             engineer from the People’s Republic of China whose cre-                                                                                     Jonathan Abram, Des Hogan, Chris Handman, Ben
                                                                                                                                    Deborah Boardman, Paul Virtue, and Chad Greene, with
                                                             dentials were ignored, and his application for a professional                                                                               Olson, Will Johnson, Kristin Cohen, and Robin Konrad,                       Audrey Anderson, Will Johnson, Lainie Perlman,
                                                                                                                                    help from legal assistant Aili Palmunen, secured the
                                                             engineering license denied, in the United States.                                                                                           with help from legal assistant Sarah Shea, drafted and filed a              Norrinda Brown, Kristin Cohen, with help from legal
                                                                                                                                    release of a Barbadian national who was being held in an INS
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the American Civil                  assistants Danielle Benoit, Jennifer Pelzman, and Sara
                                                                                                                                    detention facility in violation of the Supreme Court’s decision
                                                             Des Hogan and Rob Mahini negotiated the favorable settle-                                                                                   Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal                    Shea, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the World
                                                                                                                                    in Zadvydas.
                                                             ment of a race discrimination action brought against a                                                                                      Defense Lawyers in Missouri v. Seibert, a case before the                   Organization Against Torture in support of Nanon Williams’
                                                             parking garage on behalf of an African-American whose car was                                                                               U.S. Supreme Court that concerns admissibility of post-                     petition for certiorari challenging the constitutionality of the
                                                                                                                                    Paul Virtue, Bob Duncan, Adam Levin, and Jen
                                                             singled out for search.                                                                                                                     Miranda statements made by a defendant following the inten-                 juvenile death penalty.
                                                                                                                                    Feinberg, with assistance from Lainie Perlman, Marshall
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tional violation of Miranda by police officers.
                                                                                                                                    Fitz, Lynne Baum, and Arianna Berg, helped a seventeen-
                                                             Gil Abramson, Meredith Abrams, Mark Saudek,                                                                                                                                                                             Dennis Tracey, with help from legal assistant Jorge Mendez,
                                                                                                                                    year-old Guinean citizen with moderate mental retardation file
                                                             and research assistant Ruth Watson successfully negotiated an                                                                               Josh Weinberg represented an inmate pursuing post-conviction                represented Florida death-sentenced prisoner Thomas Zeigler,
                                                                                                                                    a petition for habeas corpus and litigate the question of
                                                             initial collective bargaining agreement between Parents and                                                                                 proceedings based on constitutional claims.                                 persuading the Court to authorize DNA testing of crime
                                                                                                                                    whether the INS had authority to detain him pending a decision
                                                             Friends of Lesbians and Gays and a recently unionized group                                                                                                                                                             scene evidence and securing a hearing on a new trial petition.
                                                                                                                                    on his application for asylum.
                                                             of employees and advised the organization on a number of issues                                                                             Maureen James represented a young woman in expunge-
                                                             relating to its employees and the collective bargaining process.                                                                            ment proceedings.




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                                                                n one of the first cases interpreting the United States Supreme Court’s 2001 decision in Zadvydas v. Davis,
                                                                which declared the INS’s practice of indefinitely detaining aliens unlawful, Paul Virtue, Des Hogan and
                                                                Lynne Baum obtained relief for a Liberian national, Donald Seretse-Khama, who had been detained by the INS
                                                             for nearly four years while awaiting removal to Liberia. The Court’s opinion, Seretse-Khama v. Ashcroft, 215 F.
                                                             Supp.2d 37 (D.D.C. 2002), harshly criticizing the INS for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s direction in
                                                             Zadvydas, received national recognition and was the focus of much media coverage. The decision has been relied
                                                             on by a number of courts and litigants throughout the country and has been cited in law review articles and
                                                             leading treatises. In 2003, firm lawyers obtained a modification of Seretse-Khama’s release order, over vigorous
                                                             opposition by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reducing the frequency of his periodic reporting
                                                             requirements. Jonathan Stoel, then-summer associates Robin Konrad, Semira Asfaha, Joseph Rillotta, and
                                                             Sarah Zinn, and legal assistants Carolyn Bizri, Aili Palmunen, and Alyssa Swenson assisted with this matter.                                                                                                                                                                                                       HOGAN & HARTSON LLP     9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Parsons and Aili Palmunen, obtained legal status and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      employment authorization under the Violence Against Women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Act for a Croatian national whose 2001 marriage to an American
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      citizen deteriorated almost immediately into ongoing verbal and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      emotional abuse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lainie Perlman, Jocelyn Campanaro, Katherine Hayes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Heather Kukla, and Cindy Yeh helped a physically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      abused woman file a self-petition under the Violence Against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women Act.
                                                                                   arol Chesley, Des Hogan, and specialist

                                                                             C     Rebecca Killion counseled My Sister’s Place,
                                                                                   the only facility in the District that provides shelter
                                                                             to both women and their children who are attempting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jocelyn Campanaro, with assistance from Cindy Yeh, helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a Vietnamese woman who suffered sexual and physical abuse at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the hands of her husband file a self-petition for legal residency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      under the Violence Against Women Act, and adjustment of
                                                                             to escape domestic abuse, in connection with the                                                                                         status applications for herself and her daughter.
                                                                             purchase of property for an expansion of the program
                                                                             to serve some of the scores of applicants it must turn                                                                                   Robert Mintz, Melanie Simmons Jacobsen, and legal




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                                                                             away each year due to space limitations.                                                                                                 assistant Trina Zimmerman helped Colorado Springs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women & Technology, a professional association of women who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      work for or with technology companies and encourage young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      women in Colorado Springs to explore careers in technology by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      awarding scholarships and awards, in developing basic organiza-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tional documents and applying for tax-exempt status.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ersek Emese, Aurel Pinter, and Kornelia Nagy-Koppany,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      along with translator Edina Bojtor, obtained a dissolution of
                                                                             WOMEN AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS                                              the IRS for a determination letter for the 401(k) plan, to the     marriage decree, and an equitable distribution of assets,
                                                                             Through the Tahirih Justice Center, Paul Virtue, Cindy                Northern Westchester Shelter, a not-for-profit entity that         for a woman whose alcoholic husband physically abused her and
                                                                             Yeh, Wendy Waszmer, Purvee Parekh, and legal assistant                provides shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence.   their four children.
                                                                             Aleta Turner helped a 31-year-old woman from the Philippines
                                                                             obtain work authorization and defer immigration status by filing      Mary Stablein, Elizabeth Meers, David Kassebaum, and               Maggie DiPentima, Kara Berge, and legal assistant
                                                                             a battered women self-petition without the sponsorship of her         Rebecca Umhofer provided My Sister’s Place, a battered             Danielle Benoit represented a woman in her efforts to obtain
                                                                             husband, a U.S. citizen who dispensed physical, verbal, and men-      women’s shelter serving the D.C. metropolitan area, with general   a civil protective order against a former co-worker who was
        n behalf of individual complainants and the American

O       Association of People with Disabilities, Jonathan Abram,
        Steve Hollman, Michael Grynberg, Maggie DiPentima,
Andrew Graziani, Chris Handman, Rob Mahini, Mark Paulding,
                                                                             tal abuse, isolation, and threats of deportation during the seven
                                                                             months they lived together in the United States.

                                                                             Also through the Tahirih Justice Center, Paul Virtue, Vanessa
                                                                                                                                                   counsel on child supervision policy matters.

                                                                                                                                                   Marcia Wiss and Beverly Blank provided general corporate
                                                                                                                                                   advice to the Association for Women’s Rights in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      harassing her.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Allison Stanton and legal assistant Jamie Kris helped a
Te-Mika Warner, and legal assistant Rebecca Freedman joined with             Hoang, Cindy Yeh, Adam Levin, and legal assistant Aleta               Development, the preeminent professional organization for          woman seek a civil protective order against her husband, and
                                                                             Turner successfully assisted with a self-petition for immigration     those working in or studying women’s rights on a global basis.     defended her against eviction proceedings commenced by her
the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in
                                                                             status under the Violence Against Women Act and obtained work                                                                            landlord, the District of Columbia Housing Authority, as a result
bringing a class action lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act                                                                          Through Women Empowered Against Violence, a program                of events arising from her husband’s abusive behavior.
                                                                             authorization for a 34-year-old Vietnamese woman who was
and the Equal Protection Clause to challenge the District of Columbia’s      abused and then abandoned by her U.S. citizen husband.                which has helped more than 400 women since it was founded in
decision to purchase new voting machines that were inaccessible to the                                                                             1996 by law students at American University, Tim Maples,           Siobhan Rausch represented the International Association
visually and manually handicapped. After a number of depositions and         Lainie Perlman, Maureen James, Heather Kukla, Cindy                   Mary Stablein, Tara Patterson-Hammons, Allison                     of Women Judges in connection with its incorporation and
                                                                             Yeh, Shubha Sastry, and Kristin Cohen assisted a battered             Stanton, Jeremy Monthy, Norrinda Brown, Maureen                    application for tax-exempt status.
preliminary injunction proceedings, the matter was settled favorably when
                                                                             woman in filing a spouse waiver petition for her United States        James, and others, along with legal assistants Aili Palmunen
the District agreed to acquire accessible machines and make them available                                                                         and Will Parsons, helped victims of domestic abuse obtain civil    David London and Tim Lockhart assisted the Asian/Pacific
                                                                             residency under the Violence Against Women Act.
in the next election, and also to take a series of defined steps to ensure                                                                         protection orders against their abusers.                           Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, a small non-
polling places are accessible.                                               Gil Abramson, Doug Nazarian, William Intner, Abigail                                                                                     profit addressing issues relating to domestic violence in the
                                                                             Hopper, Mary Keyes, Mark Saudek, summer associate                     Te-Mika Warner, Warren Gorrell, Siobhan Rausch, Anna               Asian communities in the D.C. area, take appropriate action to
                                                                             Michael O’Connor, and research analyst Andy Zimmerman                 Kurian, Brad Whitehurst, then-summer associate Teresa              protect its intellectual property rights in a report it compiled on
                                                                             provided the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center              Summers, and research assistant Denene Dent formed the             the results of a year-long survey of more than 150 local battered
                                                                             with assistance relating to subpoenas for records, employee issues,   Washington, D.C., tax-exempt affiliate of Dress For Success, a     Asian women.
                                                                             and confidentiality regulations, and advised the Board of Directors   global not-for-profit organization that helps low-income women
                                                                             on a number of related issues.                                        make the transition from welfare to the workforce.

                                                                             On behalf of the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource                 Cindy Yeh, Paul Virtue, Mikako Cho, and summer associ-
                                                                             Center, Doug Nazarian, Jenny Yeh, Stephanie Marks,                    ate Amber Hyman helped a 30-year-old woman from Russia,
                                                                             William Intner, Jennifer Schecter, and Warren Gorrell                 who was abused and is now separated from her U.S. citizen hus-
                                                                             began the process of negotiating the terms of Harford County,         band, file a self-petition for battered women with the
                                                                             Maryland’s donation of the building the Center has been using.        Immigration and Naturalization Service.

                                                                             Scott Landau provided tax assistance, including review of the         Jonathan Stoel, then-summer associate Sarah Berger, and
                                                                             shelter’s 401(k) plan and amendments thereto for compliance           legal assistant Eugene Roundtree, assisted by Paul Virtue,
                                                                             with the new “GUST” rules and preparation of an application to        Aleksandar Dukic, Cindy Yeh, and legal assistants Will
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                                                                                                                ovey Kemp, Scott Lilienthal, David Winter, Liz Roberts, Josh                                       Marcia Wiss and Teresa Faria assisted the Woodstock                   application for Supplemental Security Income and                     Michael Steinberg and summer associate Peter Lallas rep-
                                                                                                                Klatzkin, Mendi Sossamon, Joe Murphy, Siobhan Rausch, Katie                                        Center, a Jesuit research center based on the campus of               Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.                       resent a thirty-year former employee of the District of Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Georgetown University, in analyzing the impact of globalization                                                                            in her efforts to obtain disability benefits for workplace
                                                                                                                Van Heuven, Sarah Hilty, Carol Chesley, John McDonald, Kevin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on the poor around the world.                                         Tamar Shapiro and legal assistant Natalie Yacoub helped              injuries sustained initially in 1985. The team has obtained a
                                                                                                          Clayton, Rob Tyler, Sarah Mooney, then-summer associate Kate Robbins,                                                                                                          a woman suffering from a variety of disabilities, including dia-     $13,000 lump sum payment already in the ongoing proceedings.
                                                                                                          and legal assistants JT Roy and Kathy Spicer helped Emmaus Services for the                              David Winter assisted with the organization of MicroSave-             betes, hypertension, post-traumatic stress disorder, a disabled
                                                                                                          Aging, Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides services to the elderly in                           Applied, Inc., a group that provides consulting services and          limb due to several amputated toes, and morbid obesity,              Leslie Maria, with help from legal assistant Danielle Benoit,
                                                                                                          Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, obtain construction loans in excess of                             research analysis to non-profit entities seeking to engage in         obtain disability benefits on reconsideration of the SSA’s           represented a former Washington, D.C. Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   third-world development and poverty relief, and helped it obtain      initial denial of her claim.                                         Corrections employee, who was injured in 1992 by a co-worker,
                                                                                                          $800,000 and enter into a rehabilitation tax credit purchase transaction that resulted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tax-exempt status.                                                                                                                         in an appeal before an administrative law judge at the D.C.
                                                                                                          an additional $500,000 in funding to finance the rehabilitation of historic buildings in                                                                                       Ann Boeckman, with assistance from Cindy Yeh and Jeremy              Department of Employment Services, Office of Hearings and
                                                                                                          Shaw in order to create office space for Emmaus and a number of other non-profit                         Bill Schmidt, Shawna Tunnell, Samantha Sacks, Adam                    Zucker, helped a recipient of disability benefits resolve a poten-   Adjudication, and successfully obtained a reinstatement of
                                                                                                          organizations that serve the neighborhood, while maintaining the historic character of                   Feuerstein, Sarah Mooney, and Te-Mika Warner                          tial miscalculation of benefits dispute with the SSA.                disability benefits which had been terminated in 1999.
                                                                                                          the buildings.                                                                                           obtained tax-exempt status for Sowing Seeds Ministry, Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for low-    Eric Tew helped a man who was left with permanent                    Tovan McDaniel and Sarah Brannon helped a domestic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   income and underserved women and minorities by providing              damage to his face, hands, and legs following a major 1993           household worker negotiate a settlement with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   free educational and motivational workshops and training.             motorcycle accident in which he was struck by a truck appeal         Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commission and the
Through Boat People SOS, Vanessa Hoang worked with a                   THE DISABLED                                                          Through the Bread for the City Legal Clinic, Karen Bates                                                                                    the initial denial of his application for Social Security            State Uninsured Employers Fund concerning a claim
Maryland pro bono attorney to obtain a divorce in Virginia for a       Bob Duncan, Heather Kukla, Adam Levin, Ben Olson,                     assisted an elderly woman of limited means in determining the         Keith Larson and Marcia Wiss continued to provide general             Disability benefits.                                                 brought against the client for thousands of dollars for injuries
59-year-old Vietnamese woman who speaks no English and was             Michele Sartori, Ryan Shadrick, Mark Landis, Lee                      amount of her tax liability so that she could attempt to release      corporate, governance and contract review advice to the                                                                                    allegedly sustained by a woman who slipped on a toy while
physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by her husband            Goldberg, Mayoka Haga, Anthony Orler, legal assistants                a tax lien against her property, which was sold at a tax sale by      Washington chapter of the Society for International                   Through the Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic                   watching the client’s children.
throughout their marriage.                                             Danielle Benoit and Jamie Kris, and summer associates Toby            the District of Columbia.                                             Development, the preeminent global professional society for           Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cindy Yeh
                                                                       Smith and Tracey Udell, filed a lawsuit on behalf of individual                                                                             those working in international economic development in develop-       and Tara Patterson-Hammons helped a woman with various               Through the Employment Justice Center, Jonathan
Through the Courtroom Advocates Project summer                         plaintiffs and the Disability Rights Council of Greater               Martha Russo, with help from legal assistant Carolyn Silva-           ing countries.                                                        SSA proceedings.                                                     Grossman, with assistance from Adam Levin, Mary
program, and under the supervision of Paul Sarkozi, summer             Washington against RadioShack Corporation alleging wide-              Quagliato, prepared a living will and powers of attorney                                                                                                                                                         Stablein, Lisa Cylus, Deborah Boardman, and legal assis-
associates Banafsheh Amirzadeh, Eva Dietz, Christian                   spread noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.        for an elderly woman suffering from leukemia.                         Marcia Wiss, Kevin Lanigan, Marcos Rios, and Tovan                    Ed Crooke successfully represented a woman suffering from            tants Will Parsons and Aili Palmunen, represented a former
Gamella, Diana Hyman, Sandhya Kawatra, Anne Kelly,                                                                                                                                                                 McDaniel provided corporate governance and contract review            a number of disabilities, including depression, multiple person-     employee of the District of Columbia Housing Authority seeking
J.M. Mattis, Molly Smith, and Yitzhak Zelmanovitch                     At the request of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for               Te-Mika Warner prepared a will and powers of attorney                 assistance to Bosnian Handicrafts, Inc., a highly publicized          ality disorder, and AIDS, in the administrative appeal of the        reinstatement of his worker’s compensation benefits.
attended an initial five-hour intensive training session on how to     Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Jen Feinberg, Adam Levin,             for financial and health care matters for a 76-year-old man who       non-profit corporation that was the brainchild of the wife of the     SSA’s denial of her application for Supplemental Security
help victims of domestic violence; staffed the Petitioner’s            Nichelle Johnson, Allison Stanton, Steve Hollman, legal               sought assistance in ensuring that his daughters would be able        U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, who thought that war widows in           Income benefits.                                                     Christine Wellons represented a disabled individual who lives
Assistance Table at the courthouse, where they interviewed domes-      assistants Danielle Benoit, Jamie Kris, Will Parsons, and Aili        to make financial and health care decisions in the event that he      Bosnia, who had essentially no means of financial support,                                                                                 entirely on disability benefits in connection with the State of
tic violence victims, helped draft petitions, educated victims about   Palmunen, and summer associate Sarah Baker, brought an                becomes unable to make decisions on his own.                          could convert their traditional handicrafts into a source of funds    Jeremy Zucker and legal assistant Lisa Owusu successfully            Maryland Office of Unemployment Insurance’s efforts to recover an
the Family Court process, and provided them with                       Americans with Disabilities Act action against the City Place Mall                                                                          to support basic needs.                                               represented a man disabled by several medical conditions,            alleged overpayment of unemployment benefits.
safety planning and referrals to needed resources; and finally         and Marshalls department store in Silver Spring, Maryland, on         Shaundra Watson, Paul Yoo, and Michael Erickson                                                                                             including HIV/AIDS, depression, and a seizure disorder, in his
accompanied the petitioners to hearings and successfully advocat-      behalf of a wheelchair-bound woman who could not evacuate the         helped an elderly resident of the District of Columbia probate        PUBLIC BENEFITS                                                       administrative appeal of the SSA’s denial of his applica-            David Shuster helped a veteran obtain a remand of an
ed for protective orders in proceedings before New York Family         Mall following a bomb threat.                                         her late mother’s estate and draft her own will.                      Many firm lawyers including Maggie DiPentima, Mary                    tion for Supplemental Security Disability Insurance benefits.        erroneous decision of the Board of Veterans Appeals.
Court judges.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stablein, Ben Holt, Gavan Montague, Jonathan Stoel,
                                                                       Meredith Abrams and Liz Harris helped a temporarily disabled          Rebecca Umhofer, Sally Determan, Jenny Yeh, Andrew                    Toni Moore, Karen Bates, Ryan Shadrick, Heather Kukla,                Allison Stanton, with help from legal assistant Aili
Kraig Washburn helped a woman whose husband is incar-                  woman negotiate the resolution of a dispute concerning a              Rowell, and Rebecca Killion, with assistance from research            Lainie Perlman, Robin Konrad, and Corey Roush, and legal              Palmunen, successfully represented an HIV+ client in an
cerated for her attempted murder obtain access to a storage            work-hour reduction her employer, Broadmead, a retirement             specialist Ildefonso Daguiso, Ed Fishpaw, and Joan                    assistants Danielle Benoit, Hillary Carr, Rebecca Freedman,           administrative appeal of the SSA’s denial of his applica-
locker that had been in her husband’s name.                            community in Cockeysville, Maryland, implemented while she was        Kohout, prepared a will and documents relating to                     Mona Jabbour, Barbara Krabill, Victor Montas, Brendan                 tion for Supplemental Security Disability Insurance benefits.
                                                                       out on disability leave.                                              financial power of attorney, health care power of                     Reichs, Alex Smith, Jamie Kris, Natalie McFarlin, Lisa
As a result of the work of Hank Young, Des Hogan, Bob                                                                                        attorney, and real property deeds for an elderly woman of lim-        Owusu, Aili Palmunen, Will Parsons, Jennifer Pelzman,
Duncan, Peter Spivack, Jen Feinberg, Shaundra Watson,                  Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,                            ited means.                                                           Johanna Spellman, Rubina Uzzaman, Katie
Mary Stablein, Cindy Yeh, and legal assistant Aili                     Ellen Chung provided estate-planning assistance to a man                                                                                    Montgomery, Nora Burke, Ellen Coppins, Himali
Palmunen, a Maryland federal district court judge reduced by           undergoing dangerous bone marrow transplant treatment for his         Deborah Boardman, Jonathan Stoel, Des Hogan,                          Nedimala, Beth Ann Thomas, and Glenda Walden, and
nine months a 30-month sentence he had previously imposed              life-threatening leukemia.                                            Adam Levin, and legal assistant Will Parsons helped an eld-           summer associates Peter Lallas, Sarah Baker, Stefanie
on a middle-aged former childcare worker who had lied to a fed-                                                                              erly woman obtain a favorable settlement against a D.C.               Bernman, and Shireen Matthews staffed a monthly clinic and


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eral grand jury about her abusive then-boyfriend’s ownership of a      David London, Amy Savela, and Phyllis Wan, with help from             apartment building for elderly residents in which she lives for                                                                                                                                                      enny Yeh and Lee Berner assisted Moveable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   provided individualized assistance to numerous clients of the
gun he had used to beat her.                                           A. Lynn Degeorge, provided intellectual property advice to            injuries she suffered in a fall caused by the building’s failure to   Whitman-Walker Clinic in connection with applications for                                                                                      Feast, a non-profit meal delivery service, with its
                                                                       the Center for Hearing, Speech & Language, a non-profit               shovel and salt its grounds in icy conditions.                        Social Security disability benefits and appeals of denials thereof.                                                                            effort to purchase a building for its operations in
Melanie Simmons Jacobsen and Miriam Fisher helped a                    organization whose mission is the prevention, identification,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Baltimore. Since its founding in 1989, Moveable Feast
woman obtain “Innocent Spouse” relief from tax liability               and rehabilitation of hearing, speech, and language disorders         Through the Employment Justice Center, Te-Mika Warner                 Rob Mahini, with assistance from legal assistant Jennifer
caused by the failure of her ex-husband—the couple’s sole income                                                                             and Bob Duncan helped an elderly widow pursue death ben-                                                                                                                                                         has provided freshly prepared home-delivered meals and
                                                                       through education, consumer assistance, clinical services, and                                                                              Pelzman, won the reversal of Social Security Administration
earner at the time—to pay taxes that were due on joint tax returns     inter-organizational collaboration.                                   efits related to the death of her husband, a former federal                                                                                                                                                      groceries to persons who are living with HIV/AIDS. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   decisions denying disability benefits to a man suffering from a
he prepared and filed for the couple for 1988 and 1989.                                                                                      employee at the National Zoo.                                         number of HIV-related disabilities.                                                                                                        new building will contain a commercial kitchen, in which
                                                                       THE ELDERLY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moveable Feast will prepare and package meals for its
Through Ayuda, Paul Virtue and Tamar Shapiro, with help                                                                                      THE POOR
                                                                       Anthony Miranda, Mary Stablein, and Maureen James,                                                                                          Jenn Klar, Jenny Rubin Robertson, Robin Konrad, and                                                                                        650 clients, as well as rooms for dry storage, staging
from legal assistant Sally Peterson and others, obtained                                                                                     Sally LaFond provided a wide array of legal advice and guidance       Eddy Carvajal, with assistance from legal assistants Will
                                                                       with help from summer associate Nate McGovern, helped an                                                                                                                                                                                                                               areas for filling grocery bags, and administrative offices.
political asylum for a woman from Kenya and her children, all                                                                                to the Coppin Heights Community Development                           Parsons and Aili Palmunen, assisted a woman with her
                                                                       elderly District resident secure title to the home her now-
of whom had suffered serious physical and sexual abuse at the                                                                                Corporation, a charitable non-profit organization established by      application for survivor’s benefits from the SSA.
                                                                       deceased mother left to the client and her adult siblings, who have
hands of the woman’s husband, a major in the Kenyan army.                                                                                    Coppin State College, an historically black college located in west
                                                                       agreed to release their interests.
                                                                                                                                             Baltimore City, which seeks to improve housing conditions; pro-       Corey Roush, Andrea Ryan, and legal assistant Himali
Meredith Abrams and Mark Saudek helped a former                                                                                              mote entrepreneurship and job development; provide health and         Nedimala, successfully represented a client suffering from HIV
Baltimore City public school teacher negotiate the favorable                                                                                 public services; enhance public safety and sanitation; and provide    and various related and non-related illnesses in an administra-
resolution of an investigation pending before the Baltimore
City Department of Social Services.
                                                                                                                                             educational opportunities in a Baltimore community beset by
                                                                                                                                             poverty, crime, property deterioration, and disease.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tive appeal of the Social Security Administration’s denial of his
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SHELTER THE DISADVANTAGED
                                                                                                                                                  HOMELESSNESS
                                                                                                                                                  Andrew Graziani, Jenny Rubin Robertson, Joanne Rotondi, Cindy Yeh, Jenn Klar,
                                                                                                                                                  Tara Patterson-Hammons, Keith Benes, Eddy Carvajal, Nichelle Johnson, Robin
                                                                                                                                                  Konrad, Ann Boeckman, Kimberley Greco, Tulasi Leonard, legal assistant Danielle
                                                                                                                                                  Benoit, and then-summer associates Dori Antonetti, Adina Rosenbaum, and Sarah
                                                                                                                                                  Wood continued to help the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless lead a work-
                                                                                                                                                  ing group of providers, homeless persons, and city officials in an effort to redraft D.C.’s laws
                                                                                                                                                  governing the administration of District-funded homeless shelters.

                                                                                                                                                  Pat Ambrose, Earl Adams, and Ellen Dunham Bryant provided legal assistance
                                                                                                                                                  relating to grants, contracts, and employment matters to the National Alliance to End
                                                                                                                                                  Homelessness, a national umbrella organization providing advocacy, research, education,
                                                                                                                                                  and technical assistance in efforts aimed at finding and implementing solutions
                                                                                                                                                  to homelessness.

                                                                                                                                                  Rose Audette, Stephanie Gold, Jen Feinberg, Andrew Rowell, Ute Foshag, Bart


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       hil Larson, Elizabeth Meers, Paul Hancock, and Christina Hassan, with                                                                      Barefoot, Des Hogan, Tamar Shapiro, Katherine Hayes, Robin Konrad, Lainie

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                                                                                         ack Horn, Steve Edwards, Michael Kleinerman,
       the assistance of summer associates Caroline Belk and Ann Ochsendorf,                                                                      Perlman, Liz Speck, and Michael Lorenger, with help from summer associates Colleen
                                                                                         Alan Schacter, Michael Waters, Greg Petouvis,
       helped Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc., a nationally recognized                                                                     Smith, Jolina Cuaresma, Jamie Tomhave, and Shubha Sastry, legal assistant Aili
                                                                                         Hanno Timner, legal assistant Donna Fagerstrom,          Palmunen, and research specialist Joan Kohout assisted the National Law Center on
 non-profit low-income community development corporation, to persuade the
                                                                                     and summer associate Sabrina Cochet represented              Homelessness & Poverty in researching several areas of potential legislation to improve
 USDA to reconsider a new Rural Housing Service policy that discriminates against
                                                                                     Nazareth Housing, Inc., an organization that creates         services for the homeless, including the legal framework of federal preschool and early child-
 the very poorest families, who most need subsidized interest rates and grant                                                                     hood programs and potential access barriers for homeless children, state education laws and
                                                                                     affordable housing and provides education and career
 monies to achieve home ownership. The USDA’s recently adopted “loan to value”                                                                    policies conflicting with McKinney-Vento Act requirements for inclusion of homeless children in
                                                                                     development programs for homeless women and fami-
 limitation on rural housing loans has the practical effect of preventing some of                                                                 state education programs, the Social Security Administration’s legal obligation to promote the
                                                                                     lies in New York City, in connection with the financing of   availability of food stamps to homeless people and the effectiveness thereof, the rights
 the most needy rural poor from relying on USDA and other loans to purchase a
                                                                                     the redevelopment of a vacant parochial school in lower      unemancipated minors may have to receive public benefits, and federal and local laws relating
 home. Firm lawyers and staff have assisted SMHA in evaluating possible challenges
                                                                                     Manhattan, which will house low-income families in           to NLCHP’s personnel policies.
 and other responses to this limitation. These efforts, including discussions with
                                                                                     thirteen units and two families of homeless women
 USDA representatives, have already resulted in some greater USDA flexibility that                                                                Adam Levin and Jen Feinberg, with help from Deborah Boardman, Jonathan Stoel,
                                                                                     with children in two transitional housing units, and will
 has alleviated the problem for some—but not all—potential homeowners.                                                                            and legal assistants Aili Palmunen and Will Parsons, defended the Llewellyn Scott
                                                                                     include a community room and computer training room.         Catholic Worker House, an institution that provides shelter for homeless people, against
                                                                                                                                                  claims brought against it by a mentally disturbed former resident.

                                                                                                                                                  Tim Lyden, Bob Duncan, Jen Feinberg, Jenn Klar, Debbie Boardman, and Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                  Grossman participated in a legal advice and referral clinic night held once a month at the
                                                                                                                                                  Kennedy Shelter for the homeless in Alexandria, Virginia.




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                                                             HOUSING AND TENANTS                                                 In conjunction with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee                 Eddy Carvajal, Carol Chesley, and Latane Montague rep-                Bob Duncan, Cindy Yeh, Arthur Mok, Peggy Wang,                      Kathleen Tanner, with help from Ed Parks, Allison
                                                             Julia Kiraly and Tom McGovern assisted the Baltimore                for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Nichelle Johnson,                 resented the Unitarian Universalist Affordable Housing                and Yeng Chen, with assistance from research specialists            Stanton, Adam Levin, and legal assistant Will Parsons,
                                                             Legal Aid Bureau in responding to a Maryland Housing and            Robin Konrad, Jeremy Monthy, Lori Searcy, Ryan                        Corporation in connection with a loan to the Iowa Avenue              Wan-Ching Yen, Ildefonso Daguiso, and Ed Fishpaw,                   represented a non-English speaking tenant who was sued
                                                             Urban Development audit of the Bureau’s housing outreach            Shadrick, and Thomas Widor helped the Equal Rights                    Cooperative, Inc., formerly the Khiel Tenants Association, Inc., to   negotiated a settlement with the Capitol Hill West                  by his landlord for several months’ rent he withheld due to the
                                                             and training grants.                                                Center investigate a potential claim against a D.C. landlord          allow the latter to purchase the building in which the members        Condominium Association on behalf of an elderly man with            condition of his apartment, bringing counterclaims against the
                                                                                                                                 based on source of income discrimination for refusal to accept        of the cooperative are currently tenants.                             limited English ability who had refused to pay past-due condo-      landlord and eventually settling the case on favorable terms.
                                                             Through Boulder County Legal Services, Kraig Washburn               Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.                                                                                                          minium fees and expenses as a result of the association’s refusal


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      ric Von Salzen, Adam Levin, Ben Olson,                                                                                                                                                           Trevor Jones and Christina Hassan helped the 1725 Lanier              to fix water damage resulting from a leak in another condo unit.    Te-Mika Warner and Jenny Yeh, with assistance from sum-
                                                             assisted a 23-year-old man with a brain injury and related health
      Sumeet Seam, Marta Tanenhaus, Te-Mika                  problems terminate his lease to an apartment recently discovered    Through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless,                 Place Condominium Board reach a non-litigation resolution of                                                                              mer associate Amber Hyman, and legal assistant Will
      Warner, and legal assistants Danielle Benoit,          to have asbestos problems.                                          Eric Von Salzen, Allison Stanton, Robert Wolinsky, Ben                their disputes with the condominium’s management company and          After nearly a year of negotiations, Steve Willmore and Ellen       Parsons, represented an elderly woman in negotiations to
Jamie Kris, and Aili Palmunen represented the 16th &                                                                             Holt, legal assistants Eddie Melchior, Aili Palmunen, Will            negotiated a contract with a new management company.                  Dunham Bryant reached an agreement with the D.C. Housing            protect her apartment from the foreclosure being threat-
Monroe Tenants’ Association in efforts to purchase its       Dan Domenico and Nancy Clodfelter, with assistance from             Parsons, and Jackie Vargas-Madoo, and summer associate                                                                                      Authority to dismiss an eviction action brought against a           ened by the estate of her former employer, at whose request she
                                                             David Isbell, Patricia Hartstern, and Keith Olivia, advised and     Sebastian Gomez Abero obtained a substantial settlement               Karen Bates, Kristin Cohen, Maureen James, Heather                    resident of public housing for actions he took with respect to      had co-signed, but never made payments on, a promissory note
building in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of                                                                                 for several tenants whose landlord had sued to recover rent they      Kukla, Mike McGrail, Ben Olson, and legal assistants                  another tenant in what he believed was self-defense.                ten years ago to help finance his business.
                                                             assisted Habitat for Humanity of Boulder Valley in setting up
Washington, D.C.The team successfully defended the ten-      a homeowner’s association for a residential development of 16       withheld in reaction to the landlord’s failure to correct extensive   Jamie Kris, Will Parsons, and Victor Montas negotiated
ants’ exercise of their right to offer a contract on the     Habitat homes being built in Broomfield, Colorado.                  housing code violations in the common areas and individual            favorable settlements on behalf of three Mount Pleasant               Keith Olivia assisted a woman who was locked out of
building, negotiated with potential developers, worked                                                                           apartments.                                                           residents in Washington, D.C., in a suit brought by their land-       her apartment and denied access to her belongings by her
extensively with a development consultant also serving       Eric Von Salzen, Ben Hammond, Dennis Moyer, Steve                                                                                         lord when they refused to pay a rent increase because their           former roommate.
                                                             Zempolich, Paul Burkett, Vince Leon-Guerrero, Brian                 On referral from the Washington Legal Clinic for the                  apartments, as well as the common areas of the building, had
on a pro bono basis, and attended weekly association                                                                             Homeless, Eric Von Salzen, Allison Stanton, and legal                 numerous serious housing code violations.                             Eric Von Salzen, Deborah Boardman, Mary Stablein,
                                                             Berry, then-summer associate Eddy Carvajal, and legal assis-
meetings to advise the members. Hogan lawyers also           tant Kathryn Fox helped the Institute for Community                 assistant Aili Palmunen successfully defended a tenant who                                                                                  and Adam Levin, with help from legal assistants Aili
assisted the association by reviewing contracts and help-    Economics carry out its goal of funding the rehabilitation of       had withheld her rent in response to housing code violations          Steve Hollman, Mireille Khoury, Heather Kukla, Ben                    Palmunen and Will Parsons, represented a Washington,
ing in the coordination of governmental earnest money        housing in Washington, D.C., by representing the organization       such as rat infestation, holes in the floor and walls, and faulty     Olson, Lainie Perlman, and Joanne Rotondi represented                 D.C., resident in a lawsuit against her former landlord who
financing, and worked to have the tenants’ complaints        in connection with a revolving loan and subordinated financing      electric wiring, against an action brought against her by her         members of the Woodside Manor Tenants Association,                    evicted her without proper notice, despite a court’s prior
                                                             to the New Columbia Land Trust, Inc., a D.C. non-profit organi-     landlord, Development Corporation of Columbia Heights.                whose landlord attempted to evict them in retaliation for their       dismissal of the claims upon which the eviction was allegedly
regarding unsafe conditions in the building addressed by                                                                                                                                               efforts to force the landlord to improve defective and potentially    based.
                                                             zation that is active in community development projects in the
their absent, evasive, and unresponsive landlord. When       city, reviewing its management agreement and potential sales        Eric Von Salzen, Karen Bates, and legal assistant Jamie               dangerous conditions in numerous units within this low-income
the landlord began eviction proceedings against the sec-     agreements for a project on Brandywine Street in Washington,        Kris represented an unemployed mother of three young children         apartment complex.
retary and president of the Tenants’ Association, Eric Von   D.C., and negotiating various community development loans.          who was referred by the Washington Legal Clinic for the
                                                                                                                                 Homeless after a writ of eviction had been issued against her
Salzen, Te-Mika Warner, and Liz Speck took on that
                                                             On referral from the Legal Aid Society of Baltimore, Mark           following her attempt to represent herself in D.C. Landlord &


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representation as well.                                                                                                          Tenant Court, getting the subpoena quashed, negotiating the                                                                                     im Wilson, Ian Wright, Tom Wilson, Cullen Taylor, Warren Gorrell, and Alex
                                                             Gately and Meredith Abrams helped recover the home of a
                                                             woman who had leased her house to a friend at a discount in         payment of her security deposit by a D.C. family assistance                                                                                     Cobey represented the Capper-Carrollsburg on the Hill Community
                                                             exchange for an unfulfilled promise to complete a set of home       agency, and defending her against a second eviction action                                                                                      Development Corporation in connection with the redevelopment of a public
                                                             improvement projects.                                               brought by the landlord when he sought to evacuate the                                                                                      housing project located in the District of Columbia’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The team
                                                                                                                                 property prior to selling it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             advocated for the CDC in its discussions with the developers and the D.C. Housing
                                                             On behalf of Washington Inner-City Self Help, Eric Von
                                                                                                                                 In a referral from the Washington Legal Clinic for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Authority to protect the interests of residents who will be relocated during con-
                                                             Salzen, Te-Mika Warner, Marta Tanenhaus, then-summer
                                                             associate Teresa Summers, legal assistant Will Parsons, and         Homeless, Eric Von Salzen, Bob Duncan, Leslie Maria,                                                                                        struction, secure adequate job training and other services for the residents, ensure that
                                                             research specialist Constance See negotiated a favorable res-       Emily Miller, Allison Stanton, and Cindy Yeh, and legal                                                                                     appropriate assistance is provided to residents as they reenter the redeveloped project or
                                                             olution for a tenants’ association whose residents were             assistant Will Parsons represented a blind woman from Kenya                                                                                 other housing following completion of the project, and make available a range of profes-
                                                             facing a 50-percent rent increase when the landlord prepaid         who was recently granted asylum in the United States, in                                                                                    sional counseling and services needed by the residents.
                                                             the HUD mortgage on the property and their subsidies                connection with successful efforts to resolve serious housing
                                                             were jeopardized.                                                   code violations in her apartment.




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STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES                                                                                                                   COMMUNITIES
                                                                                                                                         Bob Kenney and Dave Burgett helped Salute our Services, Inc., a non-profit corporation that develops websites designed to sup-
                                                                                                                                         port the families and loved ones of military personnel in deployed units, to obtain a federal contract to develop a pilot program for the
                                                                                                                                         support of two recently deployed Army units.

                                                                                                                                         Dean Romhilt, Greg Petouvis, Jim Chen, and Paul Skelly assisted ALIVE! Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that helps people
                                                                                                                                         facing emergency situations or having long-term needs to assume self-reliant roles in the community, by reviewing employee
                                                                                                                                         handbooks and preparing basic anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, and other employment policies.



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             nthony Miranda, Brian Fowler, and Jeff Pariser successfully
             resolved two disputes on behalf of the Dance Institute of                                                                   Margaret de Lisser, Carol Chesley, Siobhan Rausch, Kenton Abel, and then-summer associate Mireille Khoury drafted and
                                                                                                                                         filed the articles of incorporation, unanimous consent of the board of directors, by-laws, and tax-exemption applications for Circle
             Washington, a dance studio led by founding artistic director                                                                Judo, a judo school in the District of Columbia committed to teaching judo as a martial art and sport to inner-city residents.
     Fabian Barnes, formerly of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, which strives
     to build self-esteem and discipline among disadvantaged and at-risk                                                                 Neal Goldman has been assisting City Limits Magazine, a newsletter that contains investigative pieces and reports
     children and youth through dance training, performance opportuni-                                                                   relating to the politics of housing, welfare, crime, jobs, and schools in all five New York boroughs, by providing pre-publication arti-
                                                                                                                                         cle review and consultation.
     ties, and positive life experiences.
                                                                                                                                         Sandy Mayo continued to serve as general counsel for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private,
                                                                                                                                         donor-supported entity responsible for maintaining (along with the National Park Service) the National Law Enforcement Officers


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                                                                                n 2002 and 2003, legal assistants Carolyn Bizri,
                                                                                                                                         Memorial and is in the process of planning construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
                                                                                Rebecca Freedman, Will Parsons, Aili
                                                                                Palmunen, Danielle Benoit, and Jamie Kris                David Winter, Siobhan Rausch, Brad Whitehurst, Dennis Moyer, and Kenneth Hautman helped organize and obtain
                                                                             organized the Rebuilding Together with Christmas            tax-exempt status for the Trust for the National Mall, which augments the funding and manpower needed to restore and reha-
                                                                             in April Program, in which more than 50 attorneys,          bilitate the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
                                                                             legal assistants, and family members per year refurbished
                                                                                                                                         Sandy Mayo continued to serve as counsel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which works to preserve the legacy of
                                                                             houses in Washington, D.C. In 2002, the Hogan team          the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to educate current and future generations about the enduring lessons of the Vietnam War on
                                                                             helped two elderly women refurbish their homes. In          American society.
                                                                             2003, a team refurbished a house owned by an elderly
                                                                             couple that is raising two young grandchildren.             Bill Roberts, Craig Umbaugh, David Beier, Andrew Shoemaker, Kraig Washburn, Bruce Campbell, Steve Peterson,
                                                                                                                                         and Brooke Bumpers, with help from legal assistant Jonathan Evans, assisted the Colorado Biotechnology Association and
                                                                                                                                         its successor, the Colorado BioScience Association, an organization that supports the emerging biotechnology community in
                                                                                                                                         Colorado, by advising board members, helping with a merger, and acting as outside general counsel.

                                                                                                                                         Bill Elder continued to assist the Prince William Hockey Club, a non-profit youth organization, in its efforts to facilitate the devel-
                                                                                                                                         opment of an indoor sports complex in Prince William County.

                                                                                                                                         Howard Silver, Tim Lyden, and Sarah Mooney, with assistance from research analyst Felicia Gordon, continued to
                                                                                                                                         provide counseling on tax and corporate matters for the Community Strength Foundation, which seeks to strengthen,
                                                                                                                                         empower, and support local communities by building on existing resources of local schools, governments, and non-profits such as
                                                                                                                                         charitable organizations.




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                                                                                                      enry Kahn, Sally LaFond, Mark Paul Lehman, Paula Miller, and Bryan
                                                                                                      Rakes, with support from research analyst Andy Zimmerman and legal sec-
                                                                                                      retaries Cheryl Galarraga and Kathy Lane, served as special pro bono
                                                                                                counsel to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in connection with the quick-
                                                                                                take condemnation of approximately 40 abandoned properties in the southern Park
                                                                                                Heights section of northwest Baltimore City. The goal of the project is to assist the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stephan Koch and Hans Seiler provided advice on organiza-               GOOD GOVERNMENT
                                                                                                Park Heights Community Health Alliance, a non-profit coalition of about                                   tional structure and drafted revised statutes for the Friends and       Alex Dreier, Jonathan Franklin, Katlin McKelvie, Jenn
                                                                                                50 neighborhood organizations, to clear the way for the construction of a                                 Supporters of the Mies van der Rohe House, a group dedi-                Klar, legal assistants Will Parsons and Danielle Benoit, and
                                                                                                comprehensive men’s health center and residential drug treatment facility.                                cated to the preservation and revitalization of the Mies van der        research assistant Margaret Mona helped Jubilee Housing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rohe House in Berlin.                                                   the Downtown Cluster of Congregations, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Washington Council of Agencies negotiate a favorable settle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ogan & Hartson has taken a leading role in the

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shawna Tunnell helped prepare documents to obtain 501(c)(3)             ment of their challenge to a rate increase that the D.C. Water and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          status for the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a corporation provid-          Sewer Authority imposed on non-profit organizations without                    Afghanistan Commercial Law Project being
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing social service volunteer placements.                                holding public hearings. Jubilee Support Alliance recognized Hogan             conducted under the joint auspices of the ABA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Hartson’s work on the case by awarding the firm its Corporate         Asia Law Initiative and the Center for International
                                                              Eric Von Salzen, Jonathan Franklin, Gordon Wilson,                    where Stonewall Jackson was fatally wounded, against residen-         Deborah Ashford, Sarah Mooney, Siobhan Rausch, and                      Citizen Award for 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eric Von Salzen assisted Native Affairs Development                                                                                             Management Excellence to encourage foreign invest-
                                                              Teresa Faria, John Winterson, Aili Palmunen, Renetta                  tial and commercial development.
                                                              Deblase, Danielle Benoit, Jamie Kris, and Natalie                                                                                           in structuring a non-profit organization to serve as an eligible pur-   Josh Weinberg, Lee Robinson, and Joe Longobardo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ment in that war-torn country. Kimberley Arigbede,
                                                              Yacoub helped the Tudor Place Foundation, Inc. obtain an              Mike Erickson and Molly James, in connection with                     chaser and owner of an historic D.C. building.                          assisted Search for Common Ground, a non-profit organiza-               Beth Baltzan, Logan Breed, Thomas Brennan, Rob
                                                              extension of the special zoning exception that permits it to oper-    the Florian Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers                                                                                 tion dedicated to seeking consensus on public disputes, in              Geckle, William Kahn, Dean Kaplan, Julia Kiraly,
                                                              ate a historic building in the Georgetown area of Washington,         benefits especially tailored to the needs of emergency workers,       Peter Walsh, Marianne Hallinan, and Sarah Hilty provided                researching legal issues relating to government funding of faith-       Keith Larson, Meg McKnight, Ajay Kuntamukkala,
                                                              D.C., for non-profit use.                                             provided estate planning advice to individuals engaged in             the Rocky Mountain Survivor’s Center with general                       based organizations and employment practices of organizations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          corporate and employment advice, including assistance in updat-                                                                                 Emily Miller, Steve Mitra, Erika Moritsugu, Lainie
                                                                                                                                    protecting the public, such as police officers and firefighters.                                                                              receiving government funds, measuring the effectiveness of
                                                              On behalf of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado,                                                                                      ing the Center’s employee handbook.                                     community and faith-based groups, and increasing private                Perlman, Deborah Staudinger, Jonathan Stoel,
                                                              the umbrella fundraising, information, and social organiza-           Henry Kahn, Nancy O’Neil, and Dennis Robinson, with the                                                                                       funding for service providers.                                          Bertrand Tzeng, Christian Ulrich, Hyung-Gon Paul
                                                              tion for Colorado’s Jewish community, Scott Reisch and                help of legal assistant Wendy Moscowitz, worked on articles of        Marcia Wiss and Behnaz Kibria helped the Food &                                                                                                 Yoo, Dirk Besse, Gordon Miller, Lynne Puckett,
                                                              Robert Mintz prepared waiver language and obtained per-               incorporation, bylaws, and an application to the IRS for 501(c)(3)    Agricultural Trade International Policy Counsel with                    Jeff Pariser, Doug Klein, Maya Kobersy, Jeremy Monthy,                  Joe Bell, David Burgett, Bill Curtain, Ed Dolan,
                                                              mits in connection with the organization’s fundraising bike           status for the Overlea Citizens on Patrol, a community-based          corporate governance matters and with the conduct of their              and Brian Skiker, with help from summer associates Nate
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bi-annual meetings regarding agricultural trade policy.                                                                                         Philip Larson, Craig Lewis, Robert Pender, Lorraine
                                                              ride, “Schlep the Slopes,” a fundraiser whose mission is to           organization working to increase cooperation between the citizens                                                                             McGovern, Vi Nguyen, Ann Ochensderf, and Nancy
                                                              raise money and encourage people to build and sustain                 of the community and the Baltimore County Police Department.                                                                                  Parsons, assisted the Brennan Center for Justice in consider-           Sostowsky, T. Weymouth, Jack Horn, Bob Duncan,
      teve Hollman settled a long-standing

S     challenge to the Maryland State Highway
      Administration’s decision to construct a six-lane
bypass through Jersey Heights, the largest African-
                                                              Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world.

                                                              Eric Von Salzen and Kerri Sikorski helped Asian American
                                                              LEAD, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a bridge
                                                                                                                                    Sarah Mooney, Siobhan Rausch, Adam Feuerstein, Toni
                                                                                                                                    Moore, Ryan Shadrick, and Bob Kapp developed basic
                                                                                                                                    organizational documents and successfully applied for tax-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tim Lyden assisted the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons
                                                                                                                                                                                                          with trademark counseling advice and prosecution of service mark
                                                                                                                                                                                                          applications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing a challenge to the U.S. Census Bureau’s practice of counting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  prisoners as residents of the town in which they are incarcerated,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  thus skewing population figures and adversely affecting funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and electoral apportionment decisions for urban areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Welp, Christian Von Hammerstein, Steve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robinson, Kirsten Burghardt, Renetta Deblase,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robin Margolis, Christina Thomas, with help from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          summer associates Ruthanne Deutsch, Sebastian
American neighborhood in Wicomico County, Maryland,           between Asian and American cultures for Asian American                exempt status for the Papua Resource Center, an organization          Meredith Abrams and Gil Abramson assisted the Jewish
                                                              youth in Washington, D.C., to seek zoning approval to develop         dedicated to supporting the social and economic development of        Community Center of Greater Baltimore with a variety of                 Ralph Tyler, Liz Harris, Tonya Osbourne, and                            Gomez Abero, Elizabeth Halpern, John Klempir,
which was brought by the CSD on behalf of the Jersey
                                                              a community center.                                                   the Territory of Papua.                                               employment and labor matters, including employment termina-             summer associate David Bernsohn drafted an amicus brief on              Peter Lallas, Olga Nejikovsky, Monica Sahaf, Paul
Heights Neighborhood Association and numerous
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tions, American with Disabilities Act public accommodation issues,      behalf of the ACLU and the Public Justice Center in the Court           Dillbeck, Dirk Van Den Bos, and legal assistant Nora
Jersey Heights residents. The settlement, worth in excess                                                                                                                                                 and preparation of employment policies.
                                                              Earl Adams, Pat Ambrose, Paul Skelly, summer associate                Deborah Ashford and Adam Feuerstein obtained 501(c)(3)                                                                                        of Appeals of Maryland concerning the scope of immunity for             Burke reviewed and proposed draft revised laws on a
of $1 million, includes a $175,000 grant to make              Michaelynn Ware, and specialist Renetta Deblase provid-               status for the Presbyterian Committee on Northern Ireland,                                                                                    police officers under Maryland constitutional law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bob Duncan, Dori Ann Hanswirth, Kenneth Hautman,                                                                                                wide range of subjects, including the Law on Contracts,
improvements to the roads and drainage in the Jersey          ed labor and employment law counseling to The Empower                 an organization whose mission is to educate and encourage sup-
                                                              Program, a non-profit organization.                                   port for the need for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.   and Tim Lyden, assisted Catalyst Alliance (now known as New             Adam Levin and Robin Konrad filed a FOIA lawsuit                        Antitrust, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights and Bankruptcy,
Heights community, a commitment that the state will
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sector Alliance) with trademark prosecution and enforcement             against the District of Columbia on behalf of a woman seeking           Telecommunications, Banking, Government Contracting,
purchase the homes of a number of our clients for their                                                                                                                                                   issues.
                                                              Jim Banks, Latane Montague, Patrick Traylor, Leslie                   Kornella Nagy-Koppany, Aurel Pinter, Annamaria                                                                                                information about reforms to police training and procedures             Code of Ethics and Anti-Corruption, Trade and Customs,
pre-bypass fair market value, a grant of up to $75,000 to
                                                              Maria, Beverly Blank, Kristin Cohen, Susan McAuliffe,                 Csenterics, Rita Barsony, Emese Ersek, and legal assistant                                                                                    that arose out of a significant civil rights settlement that the firm   and various other aspects of the Commercial Code.
make improvements to the homes of other affected              Joanne Rotondi, Kathy Harman-Stokes, Tom Wilson,                      Ivan Janitsary provided corporate advice to the Nonprofit             Michael Long, Tim Lyden, and Siobhan Rausch assisted                    negotiated on her behalf in 2000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Latitudes with trademark issues and helped the organization                                                                                     In addition, firm teams have assisted the various
clients, additional noise berms and landscaping to shield     Ed Dolan, summer associate Jennifer Morris, and legal                 Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team, an international,
                                                              assistant Gita Murthy assisted the Civil War Preservation             non-profit, nongovernmental organization committed to strength-       incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status.                               Bob Duncan continued to represent the court-appointed                   ministries of the Afghan Government with special
the neighborhood from the bypass, restrictions on
                                                              Trust in its efforts to preserve the Chancellorsville battleground,   ening the financial sustainability of civil society.                                                                                          Receiver, and then-Monitor, of the District of Columbia                 projects, including negotiation on behalf of the Ministry
construction hours and noise levels, a commitment to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Department of Mental Health, in connection with interaction with        of Communications of a contract with the wireless phone
monitor and maintain the community’s water quality for                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the litigation parties and interested third parties, work with con-     operator, analysis of treaty obligations for the Minister of
three years, and a commitment that the bypass will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sultants and advisors, preparation of reports and analyses for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foreign Affairs, and various tender documents for the
not move closer to the community for at least 25 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           court, appearances at hearings, and participation in conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with the court.                                                         Ministry of Finance.
Steve Hollman and Chris Cardaci also successfully
appealed an improper ruling by the Wicomico County
zoning board reinterpreting a prohibited use under the


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka provided
county’s zoning code in order to permit the use of a lot in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friends of Children’s Hospital with various
Jersey Heights as a soccer complex despite overwhelming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      legal assistance, including drafting and counsel-
protest from the neighborhood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing in connection with changes in the composition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation’s Board and in the Foundation’s charter and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              participation in a series of negotiations related to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation’s effort to build a private hospital in Warsaw.                                                                        HOGAN & HARTSON LLP        21
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                                                                               evin Harrington and Christine Warnke helped
                                                                               the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which was
                                                                               created in 1997 by professional basketball player
                                                                         Dikembe Mutombo to improve the health, education,
                                                                         and quality of life for the people of his homeland, the
                                                                         Democratic Republic of Congo, obtain $2 million in
                                                                         federal funding for the construction of a hospital in
                                                                         that country.




HEALTH CARE                                                              THE ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                                    Jim Banks and Susan McAuliffe helped the Izaak Walton                    Amy Savela, with assistance from research specialist Susan


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 d Aro, Mary Anne Sullivan, Jan Archibald,
Wei-ning Yang, Barbara Mishkin, Howard Silver, Mary                      Luca Bronzi, Allyson Dulac, Craig Smith, and Jeffrey                                                                               League of America secure foundation funding and establish                Martin, provided trademark counseling to Pandas                             Doug Wheeler, Scott Reisch, Lainie Perlman,
Smith, David London, and research specialist Margery                     Geldens, with help from legal assistant Gladys Cata, success-                                                                      an online resource concerning supplemental environmental                 International, an organization helping to fund the Wolong
                                                                                                                                                                                                            projects relating to waterway and habitat restoration.                   Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in south-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kathy Harman-Stokes, Craig Cronheim,
Fernald analyzed legal issues relating to contractual arrange-           fully appealed an unfavorable ruling and negotiated a settlement
ments between the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of                      on behalf of Cry of the Water, Inc., a non-profit environmental                                                                                                                                             ern China’s Sichuan Province.                                        Christina Caplan, Jessica Ellsworth, Nichelle
America and its funding sponsors, scientists, blood collection           group dedicated to the preservation of marine ecological systems,                                                                  Jim Banks assisted the Fishable Waters Coalition in discus-                                                                                   Johnson, Chanel Reedy, Charles Mitchell, Peter
laboratories, and other institutions.                                    in the organization’s efforts to oppose portions of a beach renour-                                                                sions with Congress, the Administration, and interest groups             Michele Coyle and Doug Wheeler, with assistance from                 Walsh, Anthony Orler, Karen Bates, specialist Casey
                                                                         ishment project in Florida. For now, the renourishment has been                                                                    concerning an amendment of the Clean Water Act providing for             Jessica Smith, Jeff Nelson, Sheri Cheung, Amit Kumar,                Cole, and then-summer associate Brian Muse continued
Kevin Harrington and Christine Warnke helped                             limited to the beach north of the coral reef. An environmental                                                                     watershed planning and non-regulatory incentives to protect              Sanjesh Sharma, and Douglas Stalgren, provided advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and restore fisheries habitat.                                           and counseling on open space and easement issues to the              to provide the National Parks Conservation
the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, a non-                impact study will be conducted to analyze the effects of that


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                                                                                                                                                    oe Bell, with the assistance of Teresa Faria,                                                                                    Veterans Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization that is         Association with legal advice on a wide array of
profit organization formed for the purpose of helping hospices,          renourishment and to determine a course of action.
provide supportive care to patients and families in the sub-                                                                                        worked with a high-level team of experts from           In assisting Harford Land Trust, Doug Nazarian, Sarah                    engaged in efforts to maintain as open space ten acres in the        conservation matters, including analysis of legislation
Saharan countries that have been devastated by the AIDS epi-             Cindy Mitchell and Todd Overman are assisting the members                  Columbia University’s Earth Institute, which, led       Brannon, and research specialist Andy Zimmerman                          National Veterans Park in Los Angeles.                               that would permit federal land exchanges in the National
demic, to explore fundraising opportunities in the private sector.       of the historic district of Valmount in Boulder County,                by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, advised President Fradique      obtained a temporary restraining order stopping certain                                                                                       Petrified Forest, the proposed creation of a National Park
                                                                         Colorado, oppose a plan to put a sewage sludge plant and rifle                                                                     landowners and their children from riding all-terrain vehicles on        On behalf of the Doris Day Animal League, George
                                                                                                                                                de Menezes of Sao Tome and Principe with respect to                                                                                                                                                       in the Republic of Palau, and in litigation brought in
Kara Berge, Heather Kukla, Toni Moore, and Tim Lloyd                     range near the residents’ pioneer cemetery and historic mill.                                                                      a tract of land called the Solomon’s Choice Farm in violation of         Carneal, Danielle Drissel, and Sarah Wood provided legal
                                                                                                                                                the management of revenues that may be generated by         a conservation easement, and later negotiated an agreed pre-             analysis and research assistance relating to two pieces of pending   federal court challenging the unprecedented agreement
prepared articles of incorporation, bylaws, and other organiza-
tion documents for the Ashley Fister Cole Foundation, which              On behalf of the American Whitewater Affiliation, Andrew               the exploitation of the country’s oil resources. Sao Tome   liminary injunction severely limiting such use of the land until         congressional legislation that would prohibit the trade and          between the Department of the Interior and the Colorado
raises money for melanoma research.                                      Shoemaker and Lee Robinson analyzed state and federal                  and Principe is a democratic but impoverished country.      trial or final settlement.                                               transport of live horses and horseflesh intended for human           Water Conservation Board to relinquish seventy years
                                                                         laws regarding access to public rivers passing through private         Although it has no current oil revenues, the country is                                                                              consumption, and would allow animal guardians to establish a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of priority for most of the Park’s water rights and to
Karen Bates, Heather Kukla, and Stuart Langbein helped                   property in Colorado, and researched potential remedies for an                                                                     Doug Wheeler, Brad Whitehurst, David Winter, Robert                      “charitable remainder trust” to care for their animals.
                                                                                                                                                thought to have significant on- and off-shore petroleum                                                                                                                                                   delegate to state officials administration of water rights
the D.C. Bar Health Section draft a chapter for its Patients’            obstruction placed by a private citizen into the South Platte river.                                                               Witwer, and Siobhan Rausch developed basic organizational
                                                                                                                                                reserves including reserves located in the Joint            documents and successfully obtained tax-exempt status for the            George Carneal, Tarah Grant, Jeff Grossman, and summer               that are critically important to the environment of the
Rights Manual concerning eligibility criteria, benefits, participant
obligations, access issues, and appeals procedures related to the        Sandy Mayo served as general counsel for the Earth                     Development Zone established with Nigeria. By request       Natural Resources Leadership Council of the States, an                   associates Ann Ochsendorf and Dirk Van Den Bos provided              Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado.
Medicaid program in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of              Conservation Corps, which works to provide environmental               of President de Menezes, the team worked with senior        organization formed to foster closer cooperation among state officials   legal counsel to the Chimp Collaboratory and other animal
Columbia.                                                                education and training to at-risk youth.                               government officials and the recently appointed parlia-     on matters pertaining to resource management, promote citizen            protection groups, such as the Humane Society of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            understanding of resource issues, and provide a liaison between state    United States, as well as to leading academicians, regarding
                                                                                                                                                mentary commission responsible for proposing new oil
Agnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka and Lech Najbauer assisted                   Steve Hollman, Jason Chipman, Chad Greene, Shelly                                                                                  agencies and their federal counterparts.                                 an effort to enhance the survival of endangered great apes in
                                                                                                                                                legislation. The team prepared a draft of an oil revenue                                                                             the wild through the creation of new international mechanisms.
the Polish Medical Mission in connection with the revision of its        McGee, Heather Kukla, Phillip Metcalf, Michele
charter and agreements related to its establishment of a field hos-      Sartori, then-summer associate Jeremy Stein, and legal                 management law, ensuring transparency, public over-
pital in Iraq.                                                           assistant Brendan Reichs helped the America the Beautiful              sight, and government accountability, and will continue
                                                                         Fund, a grassroots-focused environmental group, pursue claims          to work closely with local authorities, the UNDP, and
Bill Flanagan assisted the New York-based non-profit                     for dilution, trademark disparagement, and infringement arising        The World Bank to protect Sao Tome and Principe’s
HealthCare Chaplaincy, a multi-faith center that provides edu-           out of the public relations disaster that resulted when the Fund’s
                                                                                                                                                scarce resources and help the country become an
cation, training, and support to individuals involved in pastoral care   properly registered Internet domain name was resold to a child

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                                                                                                                                                example of good governance for other resource-rich                                                                                          ssisted by a team that included Michael
at New York hospitals, with respect to various personnel matters.        pornography site.
                                                                                                                                                developing nations.                                                                                                                         Kidney, Cate Stetson, Jeff Nelson, Joanne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rotondi, Tamar Shapiro, Andrew Graziani,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jenn Klar, Gita Murthy, Aili Palmunen, and Danielle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Benoit, Alex Drier scored the latest in a series of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     decisive noise pollution victories on behalf of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Grand Canyon Trust and other environmental groups. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     unanimous D.C. Circuit panel held that the FAA must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     defer to the Park Service’s interpretation of FAA rules,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     which requires natural quiet in at least half of the Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on “any given day,” and rejected all six of the arguments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     raised by the U.S. Air Tour Association, which contended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that the FAA air-tour regulations had gone too far.                                       HOGAN & HARTSON LLP       23
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      iobhan Rausch and Miyun                                         CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sung assisted the Rorschach                                     Pam Blumenthal, David Burgett, Steve Kaufman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Theatre, a young Washington,                                    Phil Larson, Greg Petouvis, Siobhan Rausch, Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D.C., theater company that has                                        Romano, Kenneth Hautman, Tim Lyden, Felicia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gordon, Howard Silver, Paul Skelly, Celia Spiritos,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                received significant acclaim for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ben Holt, Jack Keeney, Andrew Rees, Susan McAuliffe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dynamic performances, inventive use                                   Michael Vernick, and then-summer associate Monica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of space, and highly conceived design                                 Scales continued the firm’s longstanding representation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                elements, in developing basic organi-                                 America’s Charities, a national federation of charities with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                zational documents and in obtaining                                   members including some of the nation’s best known charitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tax-exempt status.                                                    organizations, by providing guidance on difficult political,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      legislative, corporate and employment issues, intellectual prop-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      erty, corporate governance, contracts, and compliance matters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bob Kapp, with assistance from Elizabeth Meers, Siobhan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rausch, Jonathan Brooks, and legal assistant Troy Root,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      helped organize and develop programs for the Global
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS                                                  Howard Silver, Darren Dragovich, and Tara Patterson-                       Jeff Nelson, with the assistance of legal assistant Gita             Tracy Gray provided general intellectual property advice to the        a “period-authentic” theater company that presents Shakespeare’s      Peacebuilding Foundation, an organization that promotes
Bill Neff and David Sieradzki represented the Tifereth                   Hammons helped the Coram Deo Reformation Church devel-                     Murthy and specialist Casey Cole, provided legal consulta-           Collage Children’s Museum, a non-profit, hands-on museum               plays in a replica of London’s Blackfriars Theater of 1608, on cor-   initiatives throughout the world to support the sustainability
Israel Congregation, a small synagogue located in the                    op basic organizational documents and apply for tax-exempt status.         tion regarding sovereignty, land-holdings, and pursuit of federal    designed for children ages nine months to nine years old and           porate and business issues relating to its operation of the           of peace in post-conflict regions through a coalition of private-
Shepherd Park neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C.,                                                                                           recognition for the Mattaponi Indian Tribe of Virginia, a            their families.                                                        Blackfriars and the development of a replica of the Globe Theater     sector companies, international organizations, non-governmental
in connection with employee benefits for the rabbi of the                Dennis Moyer, David Winter, Leslie Maria, Chris Cardaci,                   state-recognized tribe with a 150-acre reservation on the banks                                                                             in Staunton, Virginia.                                                organizations, civil society institutions, and academia.
synagogue and with regard to security precautions to be taken            Rob Mahini, Siobhan Rausch, Greg Petouvis, Kara Berge,                     of the Mattaponi River near West Point, Virginia, the existence      David Miller, Kim Bridges, Frank Spano, Peter Smith,
at the synagogue.                                                        Robert Tyler, and legal assistants Aili Palmunen and Will                  of which, like other Virginia tribes, has not been recognized by     James Marcovitz, law clerk Christian Ulrich, summer asso-              Deborah Ashford and Brad Whitehurst organized and                     Wojciech Sadowski provided assistance to the Polish Red
                                                                         Parsons continued the firm’s long-running representation of                the federal government due to Virginia’s “racial integrity” policy   ciate J.M. Mattis, and legal assistants Katarina McClellan,            obtained tax-exempt status for the Global Democracy                   Cross, by drafting “Care Partner” agreements with some of the
Allen Hubsch represented the Roman Catholic Archdiocese                  N Street Village and the Luther Place Night Shelter, helping to            dating back to the seventeenth Century, even though it is one        Nafi Pelinku, and Toby Saviano helped their client obtain              Foundation, whose principal activity is encouraging the pro-          institutional supporters of the organization, of which Hogan &
of Los Angeles in connection with the foreclosure of a deed of           draft and promote proposed regulations to implement a recent               of the oldest tribes in the nation.                                  consent from the members of her once prominent family to dis-          duction of theatrical performances which depict individuals           Hartson is one, and providing advice on immigration and employ-
trust that secures a promissory note in the amount of $200,000           amendment to the Washington, D.C. Comprehensive Plan allowing                                                                                   play family photographs taken by the well-known artist                 engaged in democratic self-governance.                                ment matters.
donated to the Archdiocese and secured by a six-unit apartment           historic churches to sell unused portions of their zoned property devel-   THE ARTS                                                             Diane Arbus, and negotiated the terms under which the pho-
building located in the City of Los Angeles.                             opment rights, litigating a small claims action brought by a former res-   Greg Petouvis, Siobhan Rausch, Sumeet Seam, Mary                     tographs were used in a traveling exhibit for art museums and          Steve Hollman, Rob Mahini, Steve Mitra, Paul Werner,                  Howard Silver developed the organizational documents and
                                                                         ident of the shelter, counseling on employment issues, and advising        Stablein, Tarah Grant, specialist Christina Thomas,                  an upcoming book about Arbus.                                          Tarah Grant, and legal assistant Aili Palmunen filed an ami-          secured tax-exempt status for Friends of Zahira’s schools, a
David Moyer assisted the Marvin M. Schwan Charitable                     on other potential litigation matters.                                     and summer associate Troy Peterson provided general                                                                                         cus brief at the request of the Washington Area Lawyers               charitable organization that raises money to reconstruct
Foundation in connection with the acquisition of property in                                                                                        corporate and employment advice to the Educational                   Jodi Scott helped the Millennium Arts Center, one of the only          for the Arts opposing a subsequently withdrawn indecency              Afghanistan’s schools and its educational system in general.
Clayton, Missouri, which was given to Concordia Seminary, one            NATIVE AMERICANS                                                           Theatre Company, a non-profit organization whose mission             public-access glass schools in the mid-Atlantic region, draft a lia-   ruling issued by the Federal Communications Commission in
of a number of largely Methodist beneficiary organizations of            Ray Calamaro, Michael Heyl, Steve Mitra, Erika                             is to create arts environments in local communities through          bility waiver for students participating in its new Meltdown Glass     connection with the performance by a woman artist of a rap
the Foundation.                                                          Moritsugu, Jeff Nelson, Kathleen Smith, legal assistants                   participation in and exposure to performing arts by bringing         Program, a first-of-its-kind program in Washington, D.C., which        song supporting and advocating women’s rights.
                                                                         Michaela McAuliffe and Gita Murthy, and specialist                         teaching artists into local communities in order to share their      provides instruction concerning various methods of working with
Tom Edman and Valerie Brennan provided advice regarding fair-            Kirsten Burghardt assisted the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe                   passion, knowledge, and discipline in the performing arts.           glass to artists and non-artists who have an interest in glasswork.    Deborah Ashford, in her capacity as general counsel, provid-
use rules and the licensing of copyrighted materials to the Trinity      in its efforts to obtain funding from Congress for the already                                                                                                                                                         ed legal services to the Pen/Faulkner Foundation, a literary
Forum, a faith-based organization that publishes documents               federally authorized removal of dams on the Lower Elwha River              Steve Hollman, Bruce Mee, Susan Cook, and Scott                      Lynne Puckett, with assistance from summer associate Aaron             organization to which Tim Lyden also provided trademark and
designed to help leaders consider their faith as they deal with issues   which have prevented economic and residential development                  Stevens assisted art historians Annette and Brooks                   Storm and research analyst Andy Zimmerman, provided legal              other intellectual property counseling.
in their personal and private lives.                                     on the reservation.                                                        Beaulieu, who have invested many years of their lives                advice and guidance to Shenandoah Shakespeare Company,
                                                                                                                                                    researching the life and work of the French painter Édouard
Doug Nazarian, Abigail Hopper, and Bryan Rakes helped                    Jeff Nelson, Ray Calamaro, and Doug Wheeler assisted                       Vuillard, in protecting their work product from infringement.
Christ Lutheran Church develop basic organizational documents            the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in its efforts to obtain a more
and successfully apply for tax-exempt status for an emergency shelter    equitable distribution of fishing rights among the various                 John Cook and Jeff George assisted long-time firm friend, the
that the church operates to house approximately forty homeless           tribes that fish the river.                                                Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, in drafting and negotiating
women and children in Baltimore City.                                                                                                               a contract for architectural services to renovate its facility.




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                                                                       PROVIDE                                         REFUGE
                                                                                                                                                                               HUMAN RIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                               On referral from the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Barrett Prettyman, Lyndon Tretter, David Kassebaum,
                                                                                                                                                                               Tovan McDaniel, legal assistants Aili Palmunen, Hilary Carr, and Danielle Benoit, and then-summer associate Tulasi Leonard
                                                                                                                                                                               achieved a historic victory before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on behalf of the relatives of anthropologist Myrna
                                                                                                                                                                               Mack, who was documenting the negative effects of civil strife in Guatemala until she was gunned down by state-sponsored assassins
                                                                                                                                                                               several years ago. The firm presented the case to the Court in Costa Rica and obtained a unanimous ruling that the State of Guatemala
                                                                                                                                                                               had violated its obligations to the Macks under the American Convention on Human Rights. The Court then awarded precedent-setting
                                                                                                                                                                               reparations, requiring Guatemala, among other things, to issue a public acknowledgment of and apology for its violations of the rights
                                                                                                                                                                               of Myrna Mack and her next of kin; to establish an effective investigation into the violation of the rights of the Mack family with the
                                                                                                                                                                               results of the investigation to be made public; to remove all forms of immunity that protect those individuals implicated in Myrna Mack’s
                                                                                                                                                                               death; and to pay the Macks over $700,000—the largest monetary award in the Court’s history.

                                                                                                                                                                               Brian Ellis, Shalom Leaf, and Matt Epstein provided corporate guidance to the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors
                                                                                                                                                                               of Torture in connection with the transition of The Survivor Fund from its founders to persons affiliated with the
                                                                                                                                                                               Bellevue/NYU Program.

                                                                                                                                                                               Jeremy Zucker assisted Freedom Now, an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates representation for
                                                                                                                                                                               arbitrarily detained individuals who have neither used nor advocated violence and whose detention violates fundamental principles
                                                                                                                                                                               of international law, in developing substantive criteria to guide the selection and acceptance of clients.


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                                                                                                                             he International Rescue Committee operates
                                                                                                                             in more than 30 countries and is the largest      Linda Kelly and Paul Virtue obtained a temporary, employer-sponsored work visa allowing a U.K. national to work for WITNESS,
                                                                                                                             implementing partner of the United Nations        Inc., a New York-based human rights group that trains local human rights advocates around the world in the use of video tech-
                                                                                                                                                                               nologies to document human rights abuses.
                                                                                                                       High Commission for Refugees. George Hritz,
                                                                                                                       Carol Licko, Dori Hansworth, Scott Estes, James         Agnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka and Marta Banek prepared a memorandum analyzing the applicability of certain aspects of
                                                                                                                       Marcovitz, Bertrand Tzeng, and Lauren                   Polish criminal and constitutional law to discrimination against ethnic groups at the request of the Roma Rights Foundation, a
                                                                                                                       Rosenblatt provided general legal advice to the         non-profit foundation established under Hungarian law that monitors the human rights situation of the Roma gypsies and provides
                                                                                                                       committee on topics that included film and television   legal defense in cases of abuse.
                                                                                                                       rights issues; trademark and copyright registrations;   Jamie Radner assisted the World Bank in its review of anti-poverty strategies and programs from the point of view of the
                                                                                                                       intellectual property and license reviews; estate and   relationship between human rights and human development, providing advice and analysis on how a human rights perspective can
                                                                                                                       gift tax issues; intern and fellowship arrangements;    enhance economic development, the provision of basic services (including health care, education, and sanitation), and the proper
                                                                                                                       foreign “taxation” of U.S. tax-exempt humanitarian      functioning of government institutions.


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        t the request of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration Practice, Policy, and Pro
                                                                                                                       organizations and other tax immunity issues; and
        Bono, Jonathan Stoel, Lynne Baum, Katlin McKelvie, and Adam Levin researched and authored two
                                                                                                                       amendments to corporate documents.
        extensive legal guides for detainees of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the
Immigration & Naturalization Service). The handbooks seek to redress two of the most pertinent issues affecting BCIS
detainees today: poor and unconstitutional detention conditions and treatment, and the indefinite detention of immi-
grants and asylees who have no hope of returning to their native countries.

The President of the ABA wrote to commend the firm for its “contribution to advancing the rights of detained
immigrants in this country,” calling the handbooks “an invaluable national contribution to the immigration field.”
Efforts are under way to place these manuals in INS detention center libraries across the nation. Lynne Baum and
Jonathan Stoel were invited to speak before the American Bar Association and at the Detention Watch
Network conference regarding their work on this project.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lynne Baum secured political asylum for a Chinese                     Paul Virtue, T. Weymouth, Kimberley Arigbede, Latane                 organization, with its project on “Immigrant Access to Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                national, who feared that if she were to return to China, she         Montague, and Allison Stanton are seeking naturalization             Institutions” by conducting preliminary research regarding the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                would be persecuted by Chinese authorities, due to her                of a Guyanese man who entered the United States at the age of        existing legal framework applicable to financial institutions, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                husband’s pro-democracy activities and her assistance to              13 and served in the United States Navy for three years during the   investigating current bank practices with regard to the provision of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Human Rights in China in facilitating the transfer of funds           Persian Gulf War.                                                    access to financial services for immigrants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to pro-democracy activists in China.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Paul Virtue, Mary Beth Peters, Mary Stablein, Robin                  Through the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Paul Virtue, Lynne


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                                                                                                           aul Sweeney, Bill Bowman, Mary Ellen Callahan, Michelle Johnsong,                                    Sandy Leibow, supervised by Paul Virtue, with assistance              Konrad, and legal assistants Jamie Kris and Aili Palmunen            Baum, Dan Gilman, Natalia Nuckols, and legal assistants
                                                                                                           Keith Benes, Arianna Gerg, Eugene Bernard, Julen Cook, Tara Patterson-                               from Chris Wren, then-summer associate Rebecca Musil,                 assisted a Kurdish asylum-seeker who fled Iraq for                   Will Parsons and Jamie Kris represented a Bolivian asylum-
                                                                                                           Hammons, Chris Handman, Lainie Perlman, Mary Stablein, Molly Van                                     and legal assistants Eve Lettivin and Donna Fagerstrom,               fear of persecution because she was the wife of an                   seeker in connection with a removal hearing and an application for
                                                                                                     Ethen, John Clasby, and legal assistants Danielle Benoit, Jamie Kris, and Jonathan                         obtained political asylum for a national of Cameroon, who             American sympathizer.                                                work authorization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                was imprisoned and tortured in his country numerous times for
                                                                                                     Sternberg obtained a favorable recommendation from a federal magistrate judge, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                his political beliefs and his active involvement in student rights,   Through the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Paul          Through the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Paul
                                                                                                     a subsequent $71 million award from a Manhattan federal court in litigation brought on                     and for his wife.                                                     Virtue, Sten Jensen, Des Hogan, Mary Stablein, Karen                 Virtue, Lorane Hebert, Ben Holt, Bob Duncan, and Mary
                                                                                                     behalf of victims of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, including the families                                                                                                     Bates, Adam Levin, Tara Patterson-Hammons, and Lainie                Stablein, with help from legal assistant Will Parsons and sum-
                                                                                                     of three slain opponents of the ruling ZANU-PF political party led by President Robert                     Sarah Mooney and Paul Virtue, with assistance from Erika              Perlman represented a Haitian immigrant seeking asylum in the        mer associate Nate Seltzer, pursued an appeal on behalf of a
                                                                                                     Mugabe. The judge’s decision provided a detailed description of the human rights                           Moritsugu, Kimberley Arigbede, Jen Feinberg, Natalie                  United States under the Convention Against Torture.                  Nigerian national who faces deportation based on a criminal con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tynan, legal assistants Aili Palmunen, Jamie Kris, and Sally                                                                               viction even though he is a legal resident of the United States.
                                                                                                     abuses, including beatings, torture, intimidation, and extrajudicial killings, which the                   Peterson, and translators Leila Archer and Yvon Jean-                 Paul Virtue, Debbie Boardman, Ellen Chung, Adam
                                                                                                     ZANU-PF used to suppress political opposition in the months preceding the country’s                        Pierre Le Dain, represented a national of Burkina Faso who            Levin, Kristie Huber, and Allison Stanton assisted a                 Ben Holt and Ellen Chung, with help from summer associate
                                                                                                     June 2000 parliamentary election.                                                                          was beaten severely, forced into hiding, and eventually forced to     Nicaraguan immigrant in connection with her Adjustment of            Nate Seltzer and legal assistants Will Parsons and Jackie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                flee his home because of his political views and his documenta-       Status request under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and                   Vargas-Madoo, researched options for an Ecuadorian immi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tion of human rights abuses by the government, in connection          Central American Relief Act, by filing an application for work       grant to obtain legal status on a case referred through Child
IMMIGRATION                                                                                                                                                                                                     with his application for political asylum.                            authorization and a motion to reopen the client’s case with the      Family Network-Centers.
Mitch Zamoff and Ed Crooke, with help from summer                 Nichelle Johnson helped a mother and daughter from                      Jonathan Grossman and Paul Virtue, with help from legal                                                                                     immigration court.
associate Nate McGovern, represented a citizen of the             Trinidad gain lawful status in the United States.                       assistant Danielle Benoit, represented an Ethiopian native            On referral from the Lawyers Committee for Human                                                                                           Aleksandar Dukic, Ann Ungvarsky, and Cindy Yeh
Democratic Republic of Congo in her efforts to seek                                                                                       seeking asylum based on persecution he faced for being a              Rights, Bart Barefoot filed an asylum application for                 Aleksander Dukic , with help from summer associate Vi                filed a labor certification application on behalf of an
asylum in the United States following the politically motivated   Through the World Organization Against Torture, Ann                     member of the Aromo Liberation Front, an opposition party in          a Cameroonian man who fled his country after repeated                 Nguyen, advised the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training            immigration client.
kidnapping and subsequent murder of her father, who               Ungvarsky, with advice from Paul Virtue, helped a Nigerian              Ethiopia.                                                             detentions and police beatings for his participation in a             and Research on the feasibility of obtaining appropriate classifi-
opposed the Mobutu government and was instrumental in             mother and daughter seek asylum under new INS “family pro-                                                                                    student march.                                                        cation under immigration laws authorizing the Institute to accept    René Brown and Lainie Perlman, with help from summer
organizing the main opposition party.                             tected status” regulations on the ground that the 13-year-old           Tovan McDaniel and Shinobu Garrigues, with advice from                                                                                      foreign students into its masters and doctoral degree programs.      associates Stefanie Berman, Nate McGovern, and Troy
                                                                  daughter would likely be subjected to genital mutilation if they        Paul Virtue, assisted an Episcopalian priest from Sierra Leone        Nichelle Johnson represented a Sudanese citizen at an                                                                                      Peterson, and legal assistant Will Parsons, represented
On referral from the Lawyers Committee for Human                  are forced to return to Nigeria.                                        to obtain permanent residency status and obtain visas and             asylum hearing before an immigration judge and prepared the           Through the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil                  an Ethiopian woman in asylum proceedings based on changed
Rights, Paul Sweeney and Tracey Tiska obtained asylum                                                                                     green cards for his wife and two sons.                                client for an individual calendar hearing.                            Rights and Urban Affairs, T. Weymouth, Karen Bates,                  country conditions, advised her on employment authorization
for a Nigerian national who fled his country after he was         Deborah Boardman, with assistance from legal assistants                                                                                                                                                             Jocelyn Campanaro, Latane Montague, and Victor Tabak                 and visa eligibility under the LIFE Act amendments, and moni-
arrested and warned that he might “disappear” if he did not       Sally Peterson and Katherine Ebert, secured political                   Karin Larson, Erika Moritsugu, Jen Feinberg, and Cindy                On referral from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights,              obtained a recommendation for approval of the application of an      tored the status of an independent family-based immigrant
abandon his involvement with his political party, the Odua        asylum for a native of Benin who was a member of the                    Yeh, with help from legal assistant Will Parsons, helped              Robin Konrad and Semira Asfaha filed a political asylum               asylum-seeker from the Republic of Congo.                            petition filed on the client’s behalf by her sister, a U.S. citizen.
Peoples Congress, which has since been declared illegal.          Renaissance du Benin, the main party in opposition to the gov-          Vietnamese trafficking victim-witnesses, who had been held in         petition for a Cameroonian woman who fled her country after
                                                                  ernment of the country’s current president and former dictator,         indentured servitude at a factory in American Samoa, obtain visas     being repeatedly beaten, detained, and raped because of               Paul Virtue, Lainie Perlman, and Jocelyn Campanaro                   Kate Bolger, with help from Sarah Hubbard and Diana
On referral from the Lawyers Committee for Human                  and was arrested, jailed, and tortured three times as a result of       for residency in the United States.                                   her affiliation with an organization that advocates increased         sought green card status for a refugee from Kenya.                   Hyman, helped a client from Jamaica apply for a green card
Rights, Kim Allen filed an asylum application and applied         his political activities; secured derivative asylum for his wife; and                                                                         autonomy for Cameroon’s English-speaking minority.                                                                                         and work authorization.
for and obtained extension of temporary protected status for      filed petitions for permanent residency status for the couple.          Brian Hook, Erika Moritsugu, and Dan Gilman, with assis-                                                                                    At the request of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for
a single woman from Sudan who was threatened with a forced                                                                                tance from legal assistant Aili Palmunen and research                 On referral from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights,              Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Lainie Perlman, Heather
marriage and female circumcision and who left her country for     Te-Mika Warner and Paul Virtue, with help from Jeff Nelson,             specialist Christina Tomas, obtained political asylum for a           T. Weymouth and Victor Tabak filed an affirmative petition for        Kukla, and Erika Moritsugu secured asylum for a woman from
fear of persecution because of her affiliation with the           Lynne Baum, Cindy Yeh, and legal assistant Eddie Melchior,              Cameroonian refugee who, as a result of his refusal to campaign for   a Tanzanian national who is seeking asylum based on domes-            Côte d’Ivoire and are pursuing derivative asylum for her son.
Sudanese National Party.                                          helped obtain a review of the immigration status of a                   and support the ruling party of Cameroon, was beaten, threatened,     tic violence and gender discrimination.
                                                                  Peruvian national who had been ordered removed in 1991 for              and had his livelihood damaged and his family attacked; and pre-                                                                            Ute Foshag, Bob Duncan, Marcos Rios, Miyun Sung, Te-
At the request of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee               entry without inspection, even though he renounced his Peruvian         pared derivative applications for the client’s wife and son.          Paul Virtue, Sten Jensen, Phil Metcalf, Mary Stablein, and            Mika Warner, Siobhan Rausch, and then-summer associate
for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Arvind Khurana and            citizenship, and had later been taken into INS custody and                                                                                    Eric Tew obtained political asylum for a Gambian national who         Semira Asfaha assisted the Appleseed Foundation, a
Sandhya Kawatra are seeking asylum for a man from India           detained without review since September 2000.                           Paul Virtue, David Kassebaum, and Marshall Fitz assist-               feared persecution because her husband is a political opponent of     national, independent, and influential non-profit advocacy
who feared persecution in his country due to his sexual orien-                                                                            ed a national of Sudan seeking to gain entrance into the              the dictatorial government.
tation.                                                           Through the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Paul                    United States for his eldest son, who was denied a visa
                                                                                                                                          because he turned 21 years old as the family initially sought,

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                                                                  Virtue, Rob Geckle, Marshall Fitz, T. Weymouth, and                                                                                                                                                                                                         rika Moritsugu and Jonathan Stoel, with help from legal assistants Natalie
Andrew Trubin, Banafesh Amirzadeh, Sarah                          legal assistant Sally Peterson secured political asylum for a           and was granted, asylum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              McFarlin and Aili Palmunen, won an appeal before the Board of
Hubbard, Eva Dietz, and Bruce Hart handled political              mother and her son, both nationals of the Democratic Republic
                                                                  of Congo, on the grounds that the mother had been arrested              Paul Virtue, Ray Calamaro, Natalia Nuckols, Cindy Yeh,                                                                                                                              Immigration Appeals for a political activist from Cameroon who participated in
asylum proceedings on behalf of a Congolese journalist who
                                                                  twice, beaten, interrogated, and raped after her                        Olesya Spandau, Mikako Cho, and legal assistant Aili                                                                                                                          several demonstrations protesting government policies against students and was
was forced to flee her country after reporting on the human
rights atrocities occurring in a secret prison.                   husband, a prominent Pentecostal minister, urged the President          Palmunen helped a 32-year-old native of Finland, who was                                                                                                                      jailed and tortured by the Cameroonian government on several occasions before
                                                                  not to use child soldiers.                                              married to and had a child with an American citizen before he                                                                                                                 fleeing to the United States. As an indication of the significance of this victory, the
                                                                                                                                          committed suicide, obtain legal residency status from the INS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Board varied from its standard practice of issuing summary affirmances without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opinion for appeal denials, and took the extraordinary step of issuing a two-page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opinion in support of the grant of asylum.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                  he U.S. Army was unable to locate or identify any remains of two known victims of the 9/11 attack on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Pentagon. Under Virginia’s presumptive death statute, survivors usually must wait seven years before
                                                                                                                                                                                                  petitioning for a declaration of death under such circumstances. Declarations of death are prerequisites to
                                                                                                                                                                                            probate proceedings, insurance claims, and other benefits such as memorial services at Arlington National
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cemetery. However, at the request of the Navy League of the United States, René Browne, Mitch Zamoff,
                                                                                                                                                                                            and legal assistant Glenda Walden helped the spouses of the two victims of the 9/11 Pentagon tragedy obtain
                                                                                                                                                                                            declarations of death from the Arlington County Circuit Court pursuant to special authority from the Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                            legislature. Both husbands were then honored at a funeral and memorial service at Arlington National
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cemetery on September 12, 2002.




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   ra Feinberg, Elliot Sagor, Deborah Wolfe,
   Maureen Hanlon, Michael King, Ann
   Robertson, Nick Corson, Neal Goldman,
                                                           RESPOND WHEN TRAGEDY HITS
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                                                                 quad Company Number One of the New York Fire
                                                                 Department lost eleven firefighters in the World
                                                                 Trade Center attacks. Jonathan Brooks, Siobhan
                                                                                                                     SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, AND OTHER TRAGEDIES
                                                                                                                     At the request of the Immigration Committee of the ABA’s
                                                                                                                     International Law Section, Beth Baltzan, Haley Boyette,
                                                                                                                     Deen Kaplan, Lainie Perlman, Liz Speck, and Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                                                            Henry Kahn, Te-Mika Warner, Jennifer Mason, then-
                                                                                                                                                                                            summer associates Olivia Farrar-Wellman, Tulasi Leonard,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Shubha Sastry, and research specialists Ildefonso Daguiso,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Andrew Lambert, Page Henty, and James Marcovitz helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the organization of a benefit concert for the victims of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2002 bombings in a Bali nightclub, by preparing releases for
Gabrielle Haskell, Stefania Geraci, Michelle                                                                                                                                                Ed Fishpaw, and Laurel Hein participated in an effort to help         the performers and a license agreement with an Australian news
                                                           Rausch, and Mark Landis, with help from legal assis-      Stoel are drafting a report documenting recent developments
Mattis, Jonathan Meyers, and Christian Palmieri,                                                                     on the U.S.-Canada border, which is increasingly becoming a            the American Red Cross analyze estate issues in the home              network, and obtaining performance fee waivers.
                                                           tant Troy Root and research specialist Constance See,                                                                            countries of foreign nationals who died in the September 11th
with help from legal assistants Catherine                                                                            point at which national security, trade, and immigration rights
McDermott and Jonathan Sternberg, assisted a               helped Squad One establish a relief fund to admin-        collide, and analyzing the effects of the September 11, 2001,          attacks, to determine how best to distribute funds to them.           On behalf of family members and personal representatives of
                                                           ister donations. The firm also provided general           tragedies on international relations at the border.                                                                                          the estate of a deceased victim of the 2002 Washington, D.C.
number of families of police officers and fire-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Frank Spano and Adam Heft, with help from summer associate            area sniper shootings, Jack Keeney, Ben Holt, Robert
fighters who were killed at the World Trade Center on      corporate and tax advice to the newly established fund.                                                                          J.M. Mattis and legal assistants Catherine McDermott and              Wolinsky, summer associate Nancy Parsons, and co-counsel
                                                                                                                     At the request of the National Legal Director of the American
September 11, 2001, with applications to the Victims                                                                 Civil Liberties Union, Sarah Berger, Nicholas Corson,                  Troy Root, provided legal advice to the only child of a corporate     from the Brady Center and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee
Compensation Fund. The team also provided the fami-                                                                  Shana Krupp, and Ira Feinberg are providing the ACLU with              nurse who was trapped on the 94th floor of 1 World Trade Center on    for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, filed a lawsuit under the
lies with assistance in connection with estate planning,                                                             assistance investigating the constitutionality under the Fourth        9/11 with respect to her legal options, and helped her file a claim   District’s Assault Weapons Manufacturing Strict Liability
                                                                                                                     Amendment of a recent proposal to expand the tools available to        with the September 11th Fund.                                         Act against Bushmaster Firearms, the manufacturer of the rifle
the establishment of trusts, and transfers of property.
                                                                                                                     federal law enforcement authorities in terrorism investigations by                                                                           used by the snipers.
                                                                                                                     giving the U.S. Department of Justice power to issue administrative    John Cook and Virginia Morgan represented the estates of
                                                                                                                     subpoenas.                                                             a flight attendant on the United Airlines Flight that hit             Jack Keeney, Andrew Rowell, Ted Desmarais, and Hania
                                                                                                                                                                                            the South Tower of the World Trade Center, and an employee            Iskandar-Guirgui, assisted the family of a deceased victim of the
                                                                                                                     Adam Heft, Frank Spano, and legal assistants Aili                      of Marsh & McLennan who worked on the 96th floor of                   2002 Washington, D.C. area sniper shootings with the
                                                                                                                     Palmunen and Cathy McDermott prepared an application                   Tower One of the World Trade Center.                                  appointment of a personal representative for the estate to
                                                                                                                     to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund on behalf of a                                                                                         handle legal matters related to probating the victim’s estate;
                                                                                                                     woman whose husband, a New York City firefighter, died as a            Dave Hensler helped the husband of a woman who died                   and Jack Keeney helped the surviving family members
                                                                                                                     result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.             in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center to fund a          prepare victim impact statements for the first two crim-
                                                                                                                                                                                            scholarship at Georgetown University in his wife’s                    inal prosecutions of the snipers.
                                                                                                                     Robert Tyler, Ben Hammond, Ted Desmarais, and                          name using pension proceeds, life insurance, and other death
                                                                                                                     Harriette Lopp, with help from legal assistants Carolyn Silva-         benefits, and counseled him in connection with an application         Beth Baltzan and Jason Chipman provided probate and
                                                                                                                     Quagliato and Michelle Burry, prepared a Victim                        for benefits from the Victims Compensation Fund.                      intestacy advice to the executor of the estate of a man aboard
                                                                                                                     Compensation Fund claim on behalf of the estate of a man                                                                                     American Airlines Flight #77 on September 11, 2001,
                                                                                                                     who was aboard the American Airlines flight that hit the Pentagon      George Salter, Tim Lyden, Siobhan Rausch, and Lynne                   and assisted the estate and the sole beneficiary thereof with the
                                                                                                                     on September 11, 2001.                                                 Baum, with help from trademark analyst Kindra Devlin and              filing of an application to the September 11th Victim
                                                                                                                                                                                            summer associate Toby Smith, provided trademark advice                Compensation Fund.
                                                                                                                     Through the Federal Bar Council, Michael King provided trust           and assistance with corporate filings to Tuesday’s Children, a
                                                                                                                     and estate advice to a couple whose son, a New York City fire-         non-profit corporation set up to provide comfort and support to
                                                                                                                     fighter, was killed on September 11, 2001.                             children of victims of the World Trade Center attack.




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                                                                                                                     Barbara Thomas, with assistance from Siobhan Rausch and                                                         nn Boeckman, Jonathan Stoel, and Katlin
                                                                                                                     legal assistant Suzy Sparozic, provided advice to the D.C.                                                      McKelvie, with help from legal assistant Will
                                                                                                                     Public Schools on the formation, tax-exempt status, and opera-                                                  Parsons, provided legal advice to victims of a tor-
                                                                                                                     tion of the September 11th Memorial Fund as a lasting memo-                                              nado that passed through the La Plata, Maryland, area on
                                                                                                                     rial for the families of three D.C. Public School teachers and three
                                                                                                                     D.C. Public School students who were killed on the plane that hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              April 28, 2002, regarding the loss of their homes, per-
                                                                                                                     the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and two parents of D.C.                                              sonal property, or worksites.
                                                                                                                     Public School students who were killed at the Pentagon that day.
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                                                                                                                                    n referral from the International Justice Mission, an organization seeking to
                                                                                                                                    combat abuses of power by authorities encountered by overseas missionaries
                                                                                                                                    and relief workers in the communities where they serve, Andrew Rowell,
                                                                                                                             Lynne Baum, Des Hogan, Adam Levin, Bob Duncan, and legal assistant Will
                                                                                                                             Parsons obtained a $477,000 judgment for a pastor who led a reconciliation
                                                                                                                             ministry in Bujumbura through which Hutu and Tutsi individuals worked together to
                                                                                                                             rebuild homes destroyed by years of ethnic fighting, against the Albert
                                                                                                                             Schweitzer Society USA, Inc., a U.S. organization that reneged on financial
                                                                                                                             obligations to the firm’s client causing him to serve multiple jail sentences in
                                                                                                                             Burundi as a debtor. Firm lawyers are handling the appeal of the case.




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    n an effort to save public funds, the German parliament recently enacted legislation
                                                                                             Emily Vitan and Miriam Fisher helped an elderly housekeeper negotiate a compromise of an enormous interest and
    retroactively confirming the public use without compensation of private properties
                                                                                             penalty liability she incurred over time when she was unable to pay a small 1997 tax liability due to the death of a grand-
    by East German authorities until 1989, and acknowledged acts of the former social-       daughter and destruction of a family home by fire.
ist government in East Berlin, which neglected the rights of private owner-
ship of land. Wolfram Hertel and Christian Von Hammerstein represented a fam-                Dena Copulak, David Posner, and legal assistant Eve Lettvin assisted a seriously ill woman in filing for bankruptcy, prepar-
ily that has owned a certain parcel of real estate in the heart of Berlin since 1919, but    ing a Chapter 7 petition, and representing her in proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New
                                                                                             York and at the meeting of creditors.
is now of very limited means, in an action challenging the constitutionality of the
statute.The building was bombed in 1945, forcing the family to move to West Germany.         Miriam Fisher and Brad Whitehurst volunteered at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s monthly advice and referral clinic
From 1949 to 1989, the socialist East Berlin government made use of the property for         at Bread for the City to respond to questions on various aspects of tax law, coordinated and participated in a D.C. Bar Pro Bono
public purposes, but never formally expropriated the family. Under the recently enact-       Program clinic on tax planning for home-based child care providers, and assembled instructional materials for a similar group
ed statute, the City of Berlin has a right to purchase the property, which now has a         of home-based relative care providers.
market value of several million Euros, for less than 10,000 Euros. The Lower Civil
                                                                                             Ben Olson, Molly James, and Brian Hook assisted the Employment Justice Center, a non-profit devoted to securing the
Court of Berlin indicated at its first hearing that it had no doubt that there is no legal   rights of low-income workers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, by developing a loan repayment assistance program
basis for the State of Berlin to expropriate the client’s property, and that it deems the    for its employees and editing a guide for working people who would like to clean up their criminal record so that they can
statutory compensation to be far too low.                                                    secure meaningful employment in the District.

                                                                                             Lee Robinson helped resolve a quiet title dispute on behalf of a man whose former girlfriend had abandoned the property
                                                                                             in question after their relationship ended in 1978.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Over the years, individual lawyers and the firm have received many prestigious awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for their pro bono work. For example, the Community Services Department has received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the American Bar Association’s “Pro Bono Publico Award,” the District of Columbia Bar’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award,” and has been labeled in the press as “The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Power Program” in pro bono and the “paradigm” for pro bono service by law firms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In 2002 and 2003, firm lawyers and staff continued to be honored by a broad spectrum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of clients including through receipt of several Outstanding Achievement Awards from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Lawyers Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for New York’s Cornerstone Award, special recognition awards from the NAACP Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the National Federation of Paralegal Associations’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               National Pro Bono Paralegal Award, the Service Members’ Legal Defense Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Award, the Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Annual Award for Outstanding Community Service
On referral from Boulder County Legal Services, Dan               a default judgment for $13,000 and pursing enforcement of                                                                                                                                    to the Asian Pacific Islander Community, and the Parents, Families, and Friends of
Domenico helped a disabled woman on a limited, fixed              the judgment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lesbians and Gays’ Outstanding Community Service Award.
income seek to discharge her student loans and prevent
garnishment proceedings against her by the IRS.                   Through the firm’s volunteer work at the Kennedy Homeless




                                                                                                                                                                                          AWARDS AND
                                                                  Shelter, Mary Stablein helped a homeless man who had not
Harry Jones, Paul Skelly, Bob Kapp, and Greg Petouvis             filed tax returns for a number of years to obtain his tax record
provided the D.C. Better Business Bureau with a range of          and file an overdue tax return.



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legal advice on issues such as corporate governance,                                                                                          t the request of the Director of Taxpayer
employment matters, threatened litigation, and general            Adam Levin and Ryan Shadrick filed a lawsuit and negoti-                    Education of the Internal Revenue
association law requirements.                                     ated a successful contract dispute settlement for City Year, an
                                                                  AmeriCorps program in Washington, D.C.                                      Service, Miriam Fisher coordinated
Te-Mika Warner, with help from Ed Dolan, Taylor Burke,                                                                                 volunteers who provided training in tax return




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HONORS
Adam Levin, Rob Mahini, Emily Miller, Anthony                     Dennis Robinson helped a client pursue a refund from the             preparation at Walter Reed Hospital, Andrews Air
Miranda, Mary Stablein, Ed Crooke, Scott Shail, summer            IRS arising from the client’s entitlement to Earned Income Tax
associate John Klempir, and legal assistant Will Parsons,         Credit for 2001 tax year.                                            Force Base, Bolling Air Force Base, and Bethesda
secured a trial victory in the amount of $69,808 in the U.S.                                                                           Naval Hospital.
Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland on behalf           Sten Jensen and Chris Handman successfully defended a
of a client who had been defrauded in connection with a           U.S. Bankruptcy Court holding that their client, the District
home repair contract.                                             of Columbia Real Property Administration, had properly termi-
                                                                  nated a lease with the owner and operator of a failed food
On referral from Judge Gerber, Miriam Fisher is handling lit-     court project, in an appeal before the U.S. District Court for the
                                                                                                                                                                                          COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFFING – 2002/2003
igation on behalf of a taxpayer of limited means before the       District of Columbia.
                                                                                                                                                                                          PARTNERS
United States Tax Court.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bob Duncan          June 2000 – April 2004
                                                                  On referral from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for
Chris Nowak, Caryn Boisen, David Michnal, Doug                    Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Michael Erickson and                                                                    SENIOR ASSOCIATES
Nazarian, Traci Eskildsen, Ian Ford, Andrew Graziani,             Molly James helped establish a special needs trust, worked                                                                       E. Desmond Hogan    September 2000–June 2002
Scott McIntosh, and then-summer associate Monica Scales           with the trustees to manage the trust, and terminated the                                                                        Adam LevinJune 2002–February 2004
obtained, through arbitration, the recovery of a franchise fee,   trust once it had fulfilled its useful purpose.
plus interest, paid by a duped potential franchisee to a fran-                                                                                                                            ASSOCIATE ROTATORS
chisor who had violated Maryland’s franchise disclosure           ESTATES                                                                                                                          Lynne Baum           January 2002–April 2002
law by failing to provide appropriate documentation.              Emese Ersek and Aurel Pinter helped to obtain legal title                                                                        Andrew Graziani      January 2002–April 2002
                                                                  to and possession of real properties for a man who was                                                                           Te-Mika Warner       January 2002–August 2002
Through the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent,             wrongfully disinherited in a probate proceeding held in                                                                          Katlin McKelvie      May 2002–August 2002
David Newmann represented a Philadelphia man in a                 his absence.                                                                                                                     Jonathan Stoel       May 2002–August 2002
quiet title action against Young’s Tax Consultants, obtaining                                                                                                                                      Deborah Boardman     September 2002–December 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jen Feinberg         September 2002–December 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jonathan Grossman September 2002–December 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tara Patterson-Hammons          September 2002–April 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jenn Klar September 2002–April 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ben Holt January 2003–April 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mary Stablein        January 2003–April 2003
                                                                                                          arin Kutcipal, Katherine Morgan, Keith                                                   Allison Stanton      January 2003–April 2003


                                                                                                    C     Olivia, Amy Savela, Kraig Washburn, and
                                                                                                          Christopher Ozeroff of the firm’s Boulder,
                                                                                                    Colorado office, supervised student staff members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Karen Bates
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maureen James
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lainie Perlman
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nichelle Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May 2003–August 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May 2003–August 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May 2003–August 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 2003–December 2003
                                                                                                    the University of Colorado, Entrepreneur Clinic,                                               Robin Konrad         September 2003–December 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ben Olson September 2003–December 2003
                                                                                                    which provides free legal services to local entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heather Kukla        May 2003–December 2003
                                                                                                    at the pre-funding stage.                                                                      Ryan Shadrick        May 2003–December 2003

								
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