Wolf Haldenstein’s Civil Rights Practice Group Profiled in Law360’s Access to Justice
The history of Wolf Haldenstein’s Civil Rights practice group – from assisting the Freedom Riders in the 1960s to its most recent civil rights settlement against a New York county – was profiled by Law360’s Emma Cueto in her article In Civil Rights Arena, Practice Groups A Rare But Potent Force.
The article also highlighted Wolf Haldenstein’s related firm culture: “…the firm’s commitment to civil rights comes down to the commitment of the individual attorneys who work there….the fact that we have a civil rights group and we continue having one is because of the people who are here.”
The article goes on to point out that while they can be resource intensive, civil rights practice groups have benefits that go beyond the potential payouts from the litigation. “They can have a real impact on the culture at the firm, since many attorneys from other groups enjoy pitching in on civil rights cases,” Of Counsel and former senior partner Jeffrey Smith said.