July 14, 2009

Covington & Burling Recognized for Two Decades of Service

Pro Bono Counsel Anne Proctor accepts award from
Executive Director George Jones

Executive Director George Jones recognized Covington & Burling LLP yesterday for their 20 years of service to Bread for the City. Here is a quick snippet of some of Covington's great work:

• Covington provides pro bono legal counsel on a number of BFC’s corporate legal issues; including helping establish the 1986 DC Free Clinic Act, which provided us with medical malpractice coverage.

• Covington Partner Tony Herman serves on our Board of Directors, providing wisdom, guidance and fundraising prowess.

• To date, the firm and its associates have donated over a quarter million dollars to our programs.

• And Covington continues to provide Bread for the City with a loaned associate who works part-time for a six month rotation as a member of our legal team. These associates work primarily in housing law matters, preventing evictions and battling housing code violations. Heck, just last Thursday our current Covington associate, Ashley Weed, prevented the eviction of a mentally ill client from his apartment.

Thank you Tony, Anne, Ashley, and all our Covington friends for all that you do for Bread for the City. Quite simply, you’re the best.

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