Foley Hoag Associates Kristyn Bunce DeFilipp and Caroline Donovan Honored by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

June 12, 2015

Foley Hoag LLP associates Kristyn Bunce DeFilipp and Caroline Donovan were honored by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR) at its 2015 annual reception. The organization presented its Civil Rights Pro Bono Award to Bunce DeFilipp and Donovan for their leadership and commitment to civil rights and public service.

The LCCR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan legal organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race or national origin. The committee’s mission is to provide a safeguard for the civil, social, and economic liberties of residents in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

Bunce DeFilipp is a member of Foley Hoag’s Litigation and Labor and Employment departments, where she represents clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters from pre-dispute counseling through appeal, including commercial contract disputes, intellectual property and other business disputes. She also focuses on labor and employment issues in litigation. Bunce DeFilipp is very active in the firm's pro bono program has represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders against abusers, assisted parents and students on special education matters, and represented veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Donovan, who is a member of the firm's Litigation Department, represents clients in complex civil litigation matters, including contract disputes and business torts. She also handles white collar criminal matters, representing and defending executives in government investigations. Donovan has worked extensively on behalf of incarcerated persons and criminal defendants, and was most recently part of a Foley Hoag team that, along with the ACLU, secured a victory for more than 30,000 individuals in a Massachusetts crime lab scandal after challenging the defendants' convictions based on tainted evidence.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR) annual reception was held at the Boston College Club in Boston on June 10.

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