On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the American Bar Association announced that Morrison & Foerster partner and Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice chair Arturo González is a recipient of a 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award. The ABA will present the award to Arturo at its Annual Meeting August 8-13 in San Francisco.
The ABA Pro Bono Publico Awards are the top honors given by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, which over the years has spotlighted pro bono efforts of individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession.
Arturo’s career is a unique combination of a leading business litigation practice with a personal commitment to social justice. Altogether, he has worked on more than 100 pro bono cases. His work has led law enforcement agencies and governmental entities to improve some of their protocols and procedures in terms of tactics and investigatory means. He has also devoted much of his pro bono work towards ensuring that children from low-income families have access to a meaningful public education.
Arturo’s nomination came from retired U.S. District Court Judge Oliver W. Wanger, who presided over two pro bono jury trials in which Arturo served as lead counsel and achieved “outstanding and exemplary results” for plaintiffs with civil rights claims against law enforcement.