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17 July 2006

NAACP Honors Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw for Civil Rights Work

17 July 2006, Washington, D.C., -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today honored Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP with a 2006 Civil Rights Champion Award. The award was presented at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Memorial Lecture Luncheon at the Annual Convention of the NAACP being held in Washington.

"The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is greatly appreciative of the time and efforts you and the attorneys at your firm have dedicated to our fight for justice," said NAACP Deputy General Counsel Angela Ciccolo in a letter to Mayer Brown partner Marcia Goodman. "This recognition is deserving because your firms' efforts extend over many years and have made a substantial contribution to our important work."

The award was presented by Dennis Courtland Hayes, General Counsel of the NAACP, who thanked the firm for its work on such matters as challenging the death penalty, helping the NAACP develop its new constitution and bylaws, and authoring various amicus briefs. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw attorneys who have provided legal assistance to NAACP include: William Malpica, Lori Lightfoot, Lee Kovarsky, Jeffrey W. Sarles, Lee Rubin, Jerome Jauffret. Heather Lewis, Jay Tharp, Nicole Byrd, Gail Saracco, Matthew Ingber, and Dara Hartman.

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