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Chambers Honors Ropes & Gray for Pro BonoProgram of the Year at Inaugural Diversity Awards

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Chambers recognized Ropes & Gray’s pro bono and diversity efforts at the inaugural Chambers Diversity Awards in New York on June 16, honoring the firm with the award for “Pro Bono Program of the Year.” Ropes & Gray was cited for its standout work on high-impact matters, including its role arguing for marriage equality at the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the historic resolution of Nunez v. City of New York, a multi-year class action litigation that sparked meaningful prison reform at New York City’s Rikers Island jails.

During the keynote address at the Chambers awards, Shannon Price Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) spoke of the critical role that lawyers have played in leading the United States to historic change in the areas of gay rights and gender equality. He specifically praised the leadership of appellate & Supreme Court partner Doug Hallward-Driemeier and Ropes & Gray’s work with NCLR and GLAD on Obergefell, explaining that this collective momentum led to significant societal change.