NEW YORK – Nov. 24, 2020 – Good in Practice, Greenberg Traurig’s podcast focused on pro bono, has posted a third episode and the final installment of its “A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Injustice” interview series. Good in Practice is hosted by Shareholder Caroline J. Heller, chair of the law firm’s Global Pro Bono Program.
The three-part “Perfect Storm” tells the story of Theophalis Wilson who was wrongfully-convicted and incarcerated for 28 years before being fully exonerated in January 2020. Greenberg Traurig represented Wilson in his fight for innocence alongside the non-profit public interest law firm Phillips Black.
In this episode, the Greenberg Traurig shareholders who led the firm’s team representing Wilson, Kelly Dobbs Bunting and Brian T. Feeney, return as guests. Heller, Bunting, Feeney, and Wilson discuss the challenges they faced, what eventually led to a break in their case, and reflect on the day Wilson was eventually exonerated, Jan. 21, 2020.
Good in Practice is formatted to tell the powerful stories of the good pro bono can achieve, highlighting the work of Greenberg Traurig attorneys, staff, and clients. The goal is to encourage all practitioners to assist undeserved and vulnerable communities by providing much-needed legal counsel on a volunteer basis.
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About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com