Cantor Featured in DC Bar’s Washington Lawyer Magazine’s Member Spotlight
Arnold & Porter partner Dan Cantor was profiled in a recent "Member Spotlight" feature in the DC Bar's Washington Lawyer magazine. Cantor, who serves as chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, was highlighted for his dedication to pro bono service throughout his career.
In the feature, Cantor discusses the tradition of pro bono service at Arnold & Porter and how he encourages young attorneys to embrace pro bono work at the firm. "We have a special privilege and responsibility as lawyers, where we can access a justice system that nonlawyers don't know how to access on their own," he said.
Cantor has acted as a leader for several life-changing initiatives on behalf of pro bono clients. He recently obtained an injunction restoring housing for a client who had been evicted while in the hospital battling COVID-19. Cantor also represents 150 elderly individuals who lost their homes and personal property following a fire in a public housing apartment building. In addition, at the beginning of the pandemic, Cantor conceived of a national program offering pro bono assistance to restaurant workers who lost jobs or had hours reduced following business closures in the wake of COVID-19 and subsequently expanded the program to assist workers in numerous additional industries in response to evolving pandemic-related needs. More than 800 individuals have received assistance through the program, composed of a team of more than 100 Arnold & Porter lawyers across eight offices.
Earlier this year, Cantor was named the "2021 Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year" by the District of Columbia Bar Association. The award is annually presented to a lawyer who has demonstrated "excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District of Columbia's low-income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals."