Foley Hoag Litigator Eric Haskell Receives "Shining Star Award" from Victim Rights Law Center

October 1, 2013

Foley Hoag LLP litigator Eric A. Haskell was the recipient of Victim Rights Law Center’s Shining Star Award, presented at the organization's Shining Star Awards Gala on September 19 in Boston.

The Shining Star Award, given annually by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), recognizes a pro bono attorney for exceptional compassion, dedication and contributions to the VRLC and the sexual assault victims that it serves. The VRLC recognized Haskell not only for his direct representation of victims, but also for his recent work defending the VRLC itself against a series of subpoenas that sought attorney-client privileged information about the VRLC and its clients.

"It's a privilege to receive this award," Haskell said. "I am proud to support the VRLC’s work representing individual clients, performing system-wide advocacy on the critical victims' issues and setting the right tone in the Massachusetts legal community. I am also grateful for Foley Hoag’s commitment to representing crime survivors."

Haskell's practice at Foley Hoag focuses on commercial litigation, class action defense and products liability defense in both state and federal courts.

Founded as the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault victims, the VRLC is a leader in representing sexual assault victims’ legal rights in the civil context. The organization not only provides legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, but also promotes a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.

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