New York, NY, May 23, 2007 — The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) last night honored Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP at its 50th Golden Anniversary Gala Banquet at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Fried Frank was honored for its community service and its support of the PRBA, including its regular hosting of the Three Kings Day Celebration honoring newly appointed Latino Judges for the past three years. Diana Sen, a Fried Frank associate, also serves as Vice President and is on its Board of Directors.
The PRBA was founded in 1957 by a group of Puerto Rican and Latino attorneys who began gathering socially to offer one another both personal and professional support in an era when it was difficult for attorneys of color to be accepted as members in established bar associations. The PRBA at that time focused its efforts on addressing the concerns of a rapidly growing Latino community and the legal services it required. Today, the PRBA has grown from a handful of attorneys to over 500 members representing the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and students of Latino descent who share a common interest in fostering professional development in the legal community and addressing issues that are important to other Latino communities as a whole.