Attorney General Martha Coakley's Food Drive Competition Raises Over 377,000 Pounds of Food; Law Firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Wins Second Annual Award
Food and funds collected will provide over 290,000 meals to those struggling with hunger in the Commonwealth
"The dedication and generosity of the legal community in this friendly competition will provide over 290,000 meals to hungry residents who are struggling to put food on the table," said Attorney General Coakley. "Congratulations to Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. for winning the Legal Food Frenzy Cup again this year and thank you to all the other participants for joining us in this competition. We are delighted that we were able to expand this effort statewide and look forward to working with the Massachusetts food banks, bar associations and the legal community in the coming years to continue our mission of fighting hunger in the Commonwealth."
Over 60 legal organizations from eight counties across the state were recruited to participate in this competition. The participants collected food items and donations from Monday, March 28, 2011 to Friday, April 8, 2011-a traditionally slow time for donations. While the first annual Legal Food Frenzy was piloted in the Greater Boston area and benefitted only The Greater Boston Food Bank, the Legal Food Frenzy was expanded in 2011 to benefit all four Massachusetts Food Banks- The Greater Boston Food Bank, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank, and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. These four Food Banks serve more than 800 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that help feed hungry families across the Commonwealth.
Several other legal organizations were awarded in a number of other categories:
- McDermott Will & Emery LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a Large Firm'
- Ropes & Gray LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a Large Firm'
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a Medium Firm'
- Cooley LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a Medium Firm'
- Crowley & Cummings, LLC was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a Small Firm' and 'Most Raised Overall by a Small Firm'
- New England School of Law was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a Law School' and 'Most Raised Overall by a Law School'
- Bingham McCutchen was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected'
- Murtha Cullina LLP was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected by a Medium Firm'
- Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C. was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected by a Small Firm'
- Plymouth County Bar Association was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a Bar Association'
The Legal Food Frenzy was organized by the Attorney General's Office in partnership with numerous local bar associations including: Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Attleboro Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Bristol County Bar Association, Dukes County Bar Association, Fall River Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, New Bedford Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Taunton Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, and Worcester County Bar Association.
The following legal organizations participated in the 2011 Legal Food Frenzy:
Alekman DiTusa, LLC
Attleboro Bar Association
Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Badger Legal Group
Beveridge & Diamond PC
Boston College Law School
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
CampoBasso Law Office
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
Crowley & Cummings, LLC
Edward M. Moriarty, Jr. & Associates, P.C.
Essex County District Attorney's Office
Ferriter & Ferriter LLC
Fierst, Pucci & Kane LLP
Finbury, Sullivan & Benger, P.C.
Fletcher Tilton PC
Foley Hoag LLP
Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Harbor Law Group
Keches Law Group, P.C.
Keegan Werlin LLP
Lawson & Weitzen, LLP
Lian, Zarrow, Eynon & Shea
Massachusetts School of Law - Student Bar Association
Massachusetts Teachers Association - Division of Legal Services
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Milton, Laurence & Dixon
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Moses Smith & Markey, LLC
Murtha Cullina LLP
National Labor Relations Board
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
New England School of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
O'Connor, Carnathan and Mack LLC
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Pabian & Russell, LLC
Phi Alpha Delta at Northeastern University
Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP
Plymouth County Bar Association
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service - Suffolk University Law School
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Robinson & Cole LLP
Robinson Donovan, P.C.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Roth & Associates, LLC
Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Taylor, Duane, Barton & Gilman LLP
The Committee for Public Counsel Services
The Law Offices of Thomas M. Libbos, P.C.
Todd & Weld LLP
Western New England College School of Law
Worcester Law Library (Trial Court)