Attorney Richard L. Wasserman Receives U.S. District Court for the District of Md. Pro Bono Service Award

Venable LLP law partner Richard L. Wasserman has been honored with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland's annual pro bono service award for his "dedication and commitment in providing pro bono services to the court."

Chief Judge Benson E. Legg presented Wasserman with the award at the U.S. District Court’s Bench Bar Conference. Wasserman was recognized for his years of service as the Chair of the Bankruptcy Bar Association U.S. District Court Liaison Committee and for his time and work as co-author and principal editor of the Maryland Bankruptcy Appeals Manuals, the second edition of which was published in April 2005.

Wasserman, who has been with Venable LLP for 25 years, is a senior partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. His practice focuses on matters involving bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, creditors’ rights, workouts, reorganizations and restructurings.

Venable LLP has contributed pro bono services in the community for more than 100 years, ranging from representing the disadvantaged in a wide range of poverty law issues to death penalty and civil rights cases.

In 2004, Venable partner Geoff Garinther received the same pro bono service award for serving as the bar’s liaison to the court in implementing the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system, and for his investigation of an attorney disciplinary matter for the court.

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This story was published on November 12, 2005.