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(NEW YORK) June 30, 2016 – Locke Lord this week was awarded the Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) 2016 Community Partnership Award for its commitment to the non-profit organization’s mission to help communities throughout the world achieve greater levels of education and health services, increased economic security and empowering children worldwide.
The award was presented Tuesday night at MCW’s 12th Annual Gala which honors individuals and companies that embody the group’s core values of integrity, compassion, accountability, responsibility and excellence; and display a high level of commitment to working with governments, corporations and more to have a positive impact on the young people within MCW’s network.
In her acceptance remarks on behalf of the Firm, Locke Lord Chair Jerry Clements said, “Some may think we live in a cynical time when the idea of selfless acts and noble deeds are old-fashioned, but all of us here tonight know better. I am honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of our Firm where we share your commitment to create opportunities for diverse youth and for making a difference in their communities.”
With a global footprint and history of services that spans 125 years, Locke Lord is committed to giving back to the communities in which its lawyers and staff live and work. This is reflected in the pro bono, charitable giving, community outreach and bar association activities undertaken by the Firm each year.
MCW was founded in 1999 with the vision that communities throughout the world achieve greater levels of education, improved health and increased economic security and a mission to address communities’ pressing needs by empowering current leaders and readying leaders of tomorrow. Based in New York, MCW has partner organizations in Africa (Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia). MCW offers the following three core programs: the Young Leaders Program, Community Development, and Oral Healthcare, as well as Partner Programs, including Human Rights and Pediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) projects.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.