April 04, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Gabriel A. Fuentes will receive a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Northwestern University School of Law’s Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship Program (SFPIF) on April 5, 2012.  

The award, which was established in 2004, celebrates Northwestern University Law School alumni who have made outstanding contributions to public service and the legal community.  According to the SFPIF, Mr. Fuentes was selected in recognition of his “exemplary commitment to public service,” as evidenced by his “extraordinary service as co-chair of the Jenner & Block Pro Bono Committee, participation on CARPLS [Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services] board and service on the Chicago Council of Lawyers.”  

Mr. Fuentes is a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Antitrust Litigation, and Media and First Amendment Practices.  He draws on a varied background including time as a federal prosecutor and professional journalist in both his private and his pro bono practices.

In addition to his public service endeavors, Mr. Fuentes is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Northwestern University School of Law’s Introduction to Trial Advocacy program and serves as an informal advisor to the Student Press Law Center.

The award will be presented to Mr. Fuentes at the Program’s Ninth Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner.  Proceeds from the event provide grants for Northwestern law students who work in unpaid public interest jobs during the summer.