Tuesday, July 13, 2010
White & Case Partner Lewis Named to Foundation Board
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Global law firm White & Case LLP said yesterday that Matthew P. Lewis, a partner in its Los Angeles office, has been chosen as a board member of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.
The foundation, which supports equal access to legal services for the poor, raises money and distributes it to legal services organizations in Los Angeles County it deems worthy.
“This is a great honor and a wonderful opportunity to serve the greater Los Angeles community,” Lewis said.
Lewis is a litigator who handles complex commercial litigation, and his practice includes the representation of individuals, corporations, accounting firms and other entities in jury and non-jury trials, binding arbitrations and mediations.
A graduate of Occidental College and Loyola Law School, he joined the State Bar in 1991.
Founded more than 40 years ago, the foundation through its 42 volunteer board members evaluates grant applications and distributes the funds it raises. The foundation says it enjoys an ongoing relationship its grant recipients and regularly monitors their operations and services.
Approximately 70-75 percent of funds available go to fund the Barristers AIDS Legal Services Project, the Barristers Domestic Violence Legal Services Project, Dispute Resolution Services Inc. and the Immigration Legal Assistance Project. Other funds are distributed to smaller, grass roots organizations which do not enjoy the benefits that name recognition lends to a solicitation effort, the foundation said.
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