Litigation Partner Honored for Pro Bono Excellence by New York’s MFY Legal Services
Business & securities litigation partner Bob Fischler
received the Matthew J. Leonard Award for Pro Bono Excellence from MFY Legal Services at an awards breakfast held in New York on Dec. 6. MFY is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of New York City. The award recognized Mr. Fischler’s work with MFY over many years, including as a longtime board member, as well as Ropes & Gray’s sponsorship of an externship program that places Ropes & Gray associates full-time at MFY for six-month rotations. During their rotations, associates handle housing cases for low-income seniors, as well as help people with past criminal records re-enter the workforce.