Jenner & Block

Firm Team Wins “Excellence in Pro Bono Service” Award

Partner Matthew R. Devine and Associates Hillary E. August and Jordan C. Blumenthal won an “Excellence in Pro Bono Service” award from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Representing a pro bono client who alleged that police officers violated his constitutional rights, the team defeated a motion to dismiss and then settled the case on terms favorable to the client.  Judge Matthew F. Kennelly had appointed the firm to the case and nominated the team for the award. The award was presented on May 25, 2016, as part of the United States District Court’s 17th Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service.  The awards honor lawyers for their contributions in helping people most in need of assistance before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.