Team advocating for domestic abuse survivor receives AmLaw “Litigator of the Week” shout out
Davis Polk Head of Pro Bono Litigation Dara Sheinfeld, counsel Denis McInerney, associates Christine LiCalzi and Abigail Cooper and legal assistant Aoife Bennett received a shout out in Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” column for securing clemency for Jacqueline Smalls, a 60-year-old survivor of domestic abuse incarcerated for killing her abuser.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Jacqueline will be released from prison, where she has served 10 years of her 15-year sentence. The Davis Polk team assisted Jacqueline’s legal team at Latham & Watkins LLP, who advocated for clemency on Jacqueline’s behalf.
“A Veritable Blizzard of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs,” Litigation Daily (December 23, 2022) (subscription required)
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