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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 11, 2019

FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO SPEAK AT GREATER HARTFORD LEGAL AID FOUNDATION EVENT
Honorees include The Hartford, Day Pitney LLP, and Attorney An-Ping Hsieh

Contact: Zack Osborne, zachary.osborne@utc.com  860-728-7821 or Jamey Bell, jbell@ghla.org 860-280-5296

Former Attorney General of the United States Eric H. Holder will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation’s annual event on July 18, 2019. The Foundation will honor leaders in the legal world who have dedicated their time, expertise, and financial resources to help Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA) end poverty and fight for justice in the Greater Hartford area. The event, “Celebrating Leaders for Justice,” will take place at 7 pm at the Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford. The evening’s honorees will be: The Hartford (Corporate Leader), Day Pitney LLP (Law Firm Leader); and attorney An-Ping Hsieh (Individual Leader).

“Eric Holder has advocated for justice and equity throughout his career and it’s especially meaningful to have him join us at this time when so many of our clients’ rights and protections are in peril.” said GHLA Executive Director Jamey Bell. “Who better to speak to the leaders being honored at this event, who show such extraordinary commitment and leadership supporting GHLA’s advocacy.” “For some, a lawyer’s representation can lead to a pathway out of poverty –ending homelessness, family violence, and going without basic necessities, and gaining the chance to earn a living and have health care,” said GHLA Foundation President Zachary Osborne. “Corporate and law firm support for Legal Aid strengthens our community and transforms lives. We all have roles to play in ending poverty.” Funds raised at the event will go to further the vital work of GHLA and continue its mission to achieve equal justice for poor people, work with clients to promote social justice, and address the effects and root causes of poverty. For more than 60 years GHLA has increased access to the courts, advocated for fairness in the application of law, and broken down barriers and improved systems while practicing preventative law. With GHLA’s help, members of our community are safer and more stable, with the opportunity to raise their families, work, learn and thrive.

Gold sponsors of the event will attend a 6:00 p.m. Gold Sponsor Reception with Attorney Holder; Jamey Bell, Executive Director of GHLA; Zachary Osborne, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, United Technologies Corporation and President of GHLAF; Ricardo Anzaldúa, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; and Charles Gill, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, United Technologies Corporation (and 2017 Individual Leader for Justice), along with other Connecticut business, political and law firm leaders. The event is being generously funded by numerous distinguished sponsors including: United Technologies Corporation; Shipman & Goodwin; Robinson + Cole; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Lewis Brisbois Bisgard & Smith; Sidley Austin; all supporting at the gold Level of $10,000. Other sponsors include: Day Pitney; Aetna; The Hartford; Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey; Wiggin & Dana; Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker; Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Ruth Stearns and David Mandel; Mayer Brown; Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt; Rogin Nassau; Pullman & Comley; Smith Ellison; Dechert; Kramon & Graham; Locke Lord; Maynard Cooper Gale; Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass; Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider; Hinckley Allen; the Connecticut Health Foundation; and Forward CT.

To purchase tickets, contact Kathy Tracy at (860) 541-5007 or KTracy@ghla.org.
To find out more about GHLA and GHLAF go to https://ghla.org

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event featuring former Attorney General Eric Holder!