10/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 04:19
Dechert's New York-based litigator and trial lawyer Linda Goldstein has been named "Attorney of the Year" by the New York Law Journal in the New York Legal Awards 2021, which were established to honor those attorneys and judges who have, in the publication's view, made "a remarkable difference in the legal profession in New York".
The "Attorney of the Year" title is bestowed on the individual lawyer who has had the most profound effect on the law or legal community in the past year or who has done the most to advance the cause of justice.
Acting pro bono, Ms. Goldstein, one of Law360's 2016 Most Influential Women in Securities Law, exhibited extraordinary fortitude in tackling an extreme infringement of women's reproductive rights in Oklahoma after abortion clinics in the state were forced to close their doors and deny essential healthcare to pregnant women. Working as co-counsel with the Center for Reproductive Rights, the advocates first won a preliminary injunction before Ms. Goldstein's team filed three different appellate briefs to the Tenth Circuit in just two months, winning on every issue.
Dechert's Product Liability and Mass Torts group was also honored by the New York Law Journal after being named "Litigation Department of the Year for Product Liability" for the third year running.
Winners in all categories of the New York Legal Awards were recognized at a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis, New York on October 13.
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