Listen to MassBar Beat Podcast: Pro Bono Pair Earns Wins for Immigrants, Housing Clients (2017 Access to Justice Awards)
Monday, May 08, 2017
- Massachusetts Bar Association
Part of our 2017 Access to Justice Award Series, this podcast features 2017 Pro Bono Publico winners Andrew Troop of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and his former colleague Christopher Mirick, who is now at Harvest Power Inc. While colleagues at Pillsbury Winthrop, Troop and Mirick worked together with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) to achieve successful outcomes in two notable pro bono cases. In one case, the pair helped 15 Chinese immigrant workers recoup earned wages from a Boston daycare facility that tried to discharge its obligations in a failed bankruptcy claim. On a different matter, the lawyers earned a groundbreaking victory in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which paved the way for a Chapter 11 sale of apartment buildings to a nonprofit organization, which will provide affordable housing for the next 50 years.