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NEWARK, NJ (February 9, 2010)—McCarter & English LLP announced today that Emily Goldberg has joined the firm as the Pro Bono Director. Under her management of the firm’s pro bono program throughout all seven offices, McCarter will continue to provide pro bono representation to a large number of individuals and organizations. Ms. Goldberg will work closely with the firm’s attorneys and staff in each office to identify the pro bono needs of that community. Based in the firm’s Newark office, she will administer and monitor the firm’s pro bono program under the direction of the Pro Bono Committee.
“We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our firm,” said Geoffrey Rosamond, a partner at McCarter and the chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “Ever since our firm was founded, we have strived to develop meaningful ties to our local communities. We are eager to work with Emily and welcome her ideas and experience in these efforts that will help us to strengthen our relationships with the communities in which we work and live.”
“I am very happy to have received this opportunity,” said Ms. Goldberg. “McCarter’s connections to its communities run deep. The firm’s history and commitment to pro bono across all of its offices demonstrates its dedication to helping others. I look forward to working with the team here to continue this tradition.”
Prior to joining McCarter, Ms. Goldberg had been a Visiting Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law since 2007, where she was responsible for supervising law students handling civil rights, prisoners’ rights, and education cases in a clinical setting. While at Seton Hall, she also taught a pre-trial skills seminar each semester. In 2009, she received the inaugural ACLU of New Jersey Legal Leadership Award for her dedication and leadership in advancing civil rights in the state.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Goldberg was a NAPIL (now Equal Justice Works) Fellow, first with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington D.C. and then with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs. After completing her fellowship, she continued to work with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, practicing in the areas of employment and housing discrimination. Thereafter, Ms. Goldberg returned to New York to serve as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence M. McKenna, United States District Court, Southern District of New York. She subsequently joined Gibbons P.C. as a Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, where she practiced in the areas of civil rights, immigrants’ rights, prisoners’ rights, and death penalty.
Ms. Goldberg received her B.A., summa cum laude, in American Studies and a Certificate in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in 1996. In 2001, she received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she served as a Staff Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change.
In McCarter’s 2009 fiscal year, the firm received a rating of A+ for pro bono contributions from the New Jersey Law Journal and was ranked in the top 200 law firms nationwide by American Lawyer. McCarter is also a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge (through the Pro Bono Institute) whereby the firm agrees to contribute, on an annual basis, an amount of time equal to 3 percent of the firm’s total billable hours to pro bono work.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, LLP, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com