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Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred
The National Trial Lawyers recently honored the outstanding lifetime achievement of a woman trial lawyer. Gloria Allred has fought for equal rights for women and minorities throughout her legal career. She was also honored with the IWF Women Who Make a Difference Award. As a woman trial attorney, Allred has earned acclaim from President Obama, who has referred to her as “one of the best attorneys in the country.”
During her career, Allred has been recognized with numerous awards, including the President’s Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers. Her work as a lawyer has earned her numerous honors, and she has been nominated for three Emmys. The American Bar Association has also recognized her with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include former FBI director Robert Mueller
The prestigious American Bar Association’s annual Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of lawyers and law enforcement professionals. Former FBI director Robert Mueller is one such individual. Mueller is a former Marine who was wounded in Vietnam. He later served as an Acting Deputy Attorney General and head of the National Domestic Preparedness Office. His many contributions to law enforcement and public safety have earned him a spot on the Lifetime Achievement Awards list.
As the longest serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover, Robert Mueller has made a substantial impact on keeping America safe. His support for the Memorial Fund mission has helped prevent a single successful terrorist attack since September 11, 2001. Mueller has participated in numerous Memorial Fund events and shown deep compassion for fallen law enforcement officers, including those whose lives were lost in the line of duty. During his tenure, eight FBI Special Agents have sacrificed their lives while working for the Bureau.
HSG founded by Judge Holwell in 2012
In addition to its pro bono work, HSG also holds monthly luncheons to discuss new pro bono cases. The culture of pro bono work at HSG stems from the firm’s founding partner Richard J. Holwell, a former judge for the Southern District of New York. Partners are encouraged to engage in pro bono work and care deeply about their client’s interests. Judge Holwell was an advocate for the pro bono work and his passion is reflected in the work done by his law firm.
In addition to the founding of HSG, Judge Holwell continues to be a mentor to trial lawyers Michael Shuster and Daniel Goldberg. Both of them have extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial and securities litigation, as well as in bankruptcy and intellectual property matters. They have also led innovative cost-of-insurance litigation in federal courts, which they are leading. HSG’s attorneys have successfully litigated over a trillion dollars in total value of assets for clients.
Judge Holwell’s career
Richard Holwell is a retired United States District Judge from the Southern District of New York. He was confirmed to his position by the U.S. Senate on February 7, 2012. In the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, published by the Federal Judicial Center, Holwell describes his background and career as an American lawyer. As an attorney, Judge Holwell specialized in complex commercial litigation and represented clients in numerous investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Judge Holwell’s diverse background in law and business allowed him to pursue a career in international arbitration and litigation. His work on the bench includes many major case outcomes and important precedents. His appellate arguments have established important precedents in the area of extraterritorial application of U.S. securities laws and the standing of firms in antitrust proceedings under the Clayton Act. Throughout his career, Judge Holwell has been a supporter of the legal profession and fulfills his duty to provide pro bono services. He was a recipient of the Legal Defense Fund’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. He especially is proud of the contributions of his HSG young lawyers.
Dealmakers of the Year for AT&T’s spin-off of WarnerMedia
The spin-off of WarnerMedia, owned by AT&T, is a massive deal that is expected to bring in $43 billion. This deal includes HBO, CNN, and the Warner Bros. studio, as well as the Discovery conglomerate of television channels. Many big-name bankers worked on the deal. But many of them were not involved in the deal itself.
AT&T is unwinding the $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The company is forming a new media company, which will be publicly traded under the symbol WBD. The new company will be called Warner Bros. Discovery, with David Zaslav as its CEO. The deal is expected to close by the middle of next year. However, it is unclear if the deal will close before the end of the year.