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Eric Holder Honored by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Commitment to Civil Rights

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON—The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs honored Covington partner and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder with the 2017 Wiley A. Branton Award for his “unremitting commitment to civil rights and leadership on critical equal justice issues inside government and in the private bar.”

The Wiley A. Branton Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Committee and is given in the spirit of Dean Branton’s extraordinary life fighting segregation in Arkansas, leading federal anti-poverty agencies, and training the next generation of advocates. In presenting Mr. Holder with the award, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee noted his work “towards a society that ensures an equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, gender, disability, national origin, language, or LGBT status.”

Founded in 1968, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee provides pro bono legal services to address discrimination and entrenched poverty in the Washington, DC community.


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