Philadelphia, PA – November 1, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jo…

Philadelphia, PA – November 1, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Pepper Hamilton LLP has awarded associate DaQuana L. Carter the firm’s 2006 William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award in recognition of Ms. Carter’s outstanding pro bono work.

“Dee is a leader in many capacities, and she inspires others to get involved,” said Robert E. Heideck, Pepper’s executive partner. Mr. Heideck presented the Klaus Award to Ms. Carter at a reception on October 25, 2006 in Pepper’s Philadelphia office.

Mr. Heideck continued, “Dee’s perseverance, skill and dedication to pro bono work are a tribute to the firm’s continued efforts to help those in need of legal services. I am extremely pleased to present the Klaus Award to an associate, because Dee and the rest of our associates represent the future of our firm. Those who give pro bono time are the backbone of Pepper Hamilton – it’s the nature of who we are.”

Ms. Carter has been involved in pro bono work since she graduated from law school in 2003. This summer alone, she successfully concluded several pro bono matters, including an adoption proceeding that enabled a woman in Philadelphia to bring her nephew to the United States from Jamaica. Also, working with a team of students from Villanova University School of Law, Ms. Carter resolved a “tangled title” case for a Philadelphia man living in his home since 1968, who had been threatened with foreclosure. In addition, she worked on an emergency request from the University of Pennsylvania Law School on behalf of the mother of a terminally ill two-year-old, winning benefits for the mother to help improve the child’s quality of care.

Ms. Carter concentrates her practice in health effects litigation and is an active member of Pepper’s Diversity Committee.

The pro bono award is named for William R. Klaus, a chairman emeritus of Pepper who died in 2005. Mr. Klaus was one of the founders and early presidents of Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services and a former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

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