Jeffrey Trachtman ’84, a litigation partner at Kramer Levin, has been honored as a recipient of the of the 2013 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award. This award is presented annually by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to honor lawyers who have “enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer services to the poor.”

Trachtman focuses on complex bankruptcy and mass tort litigation, and also has experience in securities fraud, intellectual property, administrative law, and constitutional law. In his pro bono activities, Trachtman has litigated extensively in the areas of Social Security disabilities, civil rights, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on LGBT rights. Trachtman served as co-counsel with Lambda Legal in the New York State marriage equality litigation. Trachtman has previously received the 2005 New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and during his term as chair of Kramer Levin’s Pro Bono Committee, the firm received the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 2009 Equality@Work Award, given in recognition of the firm’s “historic pro bono litigation” on behalf of LGBT people.

Posted on August 21, 2013