Rodge Cohen Honored at Pro Bono Partnership GalaOctober 16, 2013
On October 16, Mr. Cohen was awarded the Pro Bono Partnership Champion Award in recognition of his service to the community and outstanding commitment to the provision of pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Partnership is a nonprofit, which provides free legal advice to nonprofits on employment, real estate, intellectual property and other corporate matters. Upon receiving the Pro Bono Partnership Champion Award, Mr. Cohen said, “I am truly honored to accept this award from the Pro Bono Partnership on behalf of not just myself, but the entire Sullivan & Cromwell pro bono program. In a world where the gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged is widening on a seemingly accelerated basis, we have a compelling moral obligation to support the less fortunate. For lawyers, our time is more valuable than our money. We have unique skills that are of greatest value for those who are least able to afford legal services.” The Pro Bono Partnership’s gala was attended by more than 700 guests and raised $1.75 million.