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The Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network


Our first nationwide initiative was an unprecedented, historic effort that links Jewish social service agencies in a select set of cities with prestigious law firms and corporations to provide free legal assistance to Holocaust survivors applying for reparations from the German Ghetto Work Payment Program.

Bet Tzedek (House of Justice) is one of the nation's premier poverty law centers, with a core mission to pursue equal justice for all. Together, we can protect the legal rights of the poor and create new pathways out of poverty. Founded in 1974, Bet Tzedek is an affiliated agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angelesand helps low-income people of every race and religion. Bet Tzedek is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for its relationship-based services and specialized capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. Manatt has been recognized for its progressive and entrepreneurial workplace that values diversity, public service, community involvement and overall excellence.

The German Ghetto Work Payment Pro Bono Clinic Project was conceived by Bet Tzedek and Manatt Pro Bono Directors in collaboration with the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Reparations Project and Manatt special counsel, attorney and rabbi Stan Levy.

This nationwide pro bono project involves Jewish social service agencies around the country working in partnership with over 100 prestigious law firms and corporations. Coordinating Firms have been trained by Bet Tzedek on the A-to-Z of planning and running a model clinic program. We are proud to acknowledge the many law firms and corporations who have dedicated their energy and resources to this effort.

COORDINATING FIRMS & CORPORATIONS (2008-2014)

Aetna, Inc.

Baker & McKenzie

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker

Blank Rome

Cooley 

Cohen & Wolf

Countrywide Financial Corporation

Cozen O'Connor

Davis WrightTremaine

DLA Piper

Faegre Baker Daniels

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Goodwin Procter

Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP

Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn

Howrey

Jones Day

Kilpatrick Stockton

Kutak Rock

Latham & Watkins

Loeb & Loeb

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

McDermott, Will & Emery

Nixon Peabody

O'Melveny & Myers

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Perkins Coie

Proskauer Rose

Shearman & Sterling

Shipman & Goodwin

Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom

Steptoe & Johnson

Stockton Kilpatrick

Vinson & Elkins

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Winston & Strawn

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATING FIRMS & CORPORATIONS (2008-2014)

Akin Gump

Baker Botts

Bank of America

Beck, Redden & Secrest

Best Buy

Bodman LLP

Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels

Buchalter Nemer

Crowell & Moring

Day Pitney

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

Dentons

Dewey LeBouf

Disney Studios

Dorsey & Whitney

Duane Morris

Dykema Gosset

Epstein Becker & Green

Exxon Mobile

Foley & Lardner

Fried Frank

Greenberg Glusker

Greenberg Traurig

Holland & Knight

Horvitz & Levy

Intel

Irell & Manella

Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Legal Division

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kaye Scholer

King & Spalding

Kramer Levin

MGM

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Morrison & Forrester

NBC/Universal

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Patton Boggs

Pierce & Mandell

Powers & Frost

Proskauer Rose

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

Sedgwick

Seyfarth Shaw

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Sidley & Austin

Southern California Edison

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Sullivan & Cromwell

Troutman Sanders

University of California, Berkeley

VanNess Feldman

Wachtell Lipton

White & Case

DISCLAIMER: DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES, BET TZEDEK WILL ONLY UPDATE THESE LISTS PERIODICALLY.