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Covington Receives Human Rights First’s 2020 Marvin E. Frankel Award for Pro Bono Service

October 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES—Covington has been honored by Human Rights First as a recipient of the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award, given to firms that exhibit outstanding dedication to pro bono service helping Human Rights First achieve justice for refugees, asylum-seekers, and clients in immigration detention across the country.

The Marvin E. Frankel Award honors the memory of Judge Marvin E. Frankel, one of the organization’s founders and former chairman of its board of directors, by recognizing its pro bono partners.

In its announcement of this year’s recipients, Human Rights First stated, “The hardworking lawyers at Covington & Burling LLP are truly invaluable resources in immigration law and have been a stalwart for Human Rights First this past year.”

Since its founding in 1919, Covington has maintained a strong commitment to public service. The firm encourages all of its lawyers to participate in pro bono work and devotes significant resources to finding pro bono projects that reflect the diverse interests of its lawyers. Covington’s pro bono work is anchored in meeting local needs and serving economically disadvantaged individuals and families in our surrounding communities, but the firm also has a long history of serving vulnerable clients and important causes throughout the U.S. and the world. In 2019 and 2020, Covington had more pro bono hours per lawyer than any law firm in the world, according to The American Lawyer.

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