Executive Director of D.C. Access To Justice Commission To Speak At Minority Networking Attorney Event

April 10 at 6 pm, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

March 28, 2007

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2007 --  The Executive Director of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission, Sunil Mansukhani, will be the featured speaker for the DC Minority Attorney Networking Series.  The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  The ongoing series is co-organized by Arnold & Porter LLP and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, LLP.  The event is additionally sponsored by more than 35 law firms in the Washington, DC area.  

"Arnold & Porter is delighted to take part in organizing this series.  We continue to work with our colleagues in the legal profession to provide a forum for minority lawyers to participate in professional development and to foster networking opportunities," said Richard M. Alexander, managing partner of Arnold & Porter.

Mr. Mansukhani is the Executive Director of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission, which was created by the D.C. Court of Appeals in 2005 to improve legal services for low-income residents.  The Commissioners include D.C. Court of Appeals and Superior Court judges, past presidents of the D.C. Bar, executive directors of leading legal services providers and other community leaders.  Mr. Mansukhani was previously in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ); served as a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown; and was a clerk to Chief Judge Edward Cahn (E.D., Pa.).  At DOJ, he was the lead attorney on a ground-breaking case in which DOJ sued New York City for not addressing the harassment of Asian students at a public school.  Mr. Mansukhani received his J.D. from Yale Law School.  He was named one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40" by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2006.

The concept for the D.C. Minority Attorney Networking Series was generated by Fried Frank's Attorney of Color Affinity Group.  Arnold & Porter and Fried Frank teamed together to co-organize the series, which is intended to provide opportunities for minority attorneys in the D.C. metropolitan area to network and build alliances, while also encouraging professional development.  Since the launch of the series in March of 2005, over 1,000 attorneys have attended the series.

In addition to Arnold & Porter and Fried Frank, more than 35 leading law firms in Washington, DC also have agreed to sponsor the Minority Attorney Networking Series.  Those firms include: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Arent Fox LLP; Baker Botts LLP; Bingham McCutchen LLP; Blank Rome; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Covington & Burling LLP; Crowell & Moring LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Dow Lohnes PLLC; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Fulbright & Jaworski LLP; Goodwin Procter; Hogan & Hartson LLP; Howrey LLP; King & Spalding LLP; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP; McDermott Will & Emery; McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP; Miller & Chevalier Chartered; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo; Morgan Lewis; Morrison & Foerster LLP; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Powell Goldstein LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Wiley Rein LLP; Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Williams & Connolly LLP; WilmerHale LLP; and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC.

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