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New York Law Journal Names Hannah Sholl to 2016 “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” List 


New York—The New York Law Journal has named Hannah Sholl, counsel at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, to its 2016 “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” list in the pro bono category. Hannah is one of only nine lawyers honored in this category, which recognizes attorneys with an outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to underprivileged New Yorkers.

“In all of her pro bono work, Hannah demonstrates inspiring levels of dedication, initiative, and perseverance,” said Mike Shuster, co-founding partner of HSG. “We are proud to have her as part of our team and congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”

Hannah’s far-reaching pro bono successes include extensive work with the Innocence Project; the defense of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in First Amendment litigation; the representation of a domestic violence victim whose ex-husband filed a civil suit accusing her of defamation; and years of service as a volunteer arbitrator in small claims court.

Additionally, together with the Bronx Defenders and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Hannah successfully defended a parent in a case involving allegations of shaken-baby syndrome. Hannah’s defense efforts helped dismantle the agency’s case and led the judge to dismiss all charges against her client.

Hannah is currently representing four female airline pilots, pro bono, in a cutting-edge workplace discrimination case. Working jointly with co-counsel at the ACLU, Hannah and her team filed claims on behalf of female pilots at Frontier Airlines with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging that the policies of Frontier Airlines toward pregnant and breast-feeding pilots violate the Civil Rights Act and other laws. The action seeks no monetary damages, but if successful would require Frontier to allow breastfeeding pilots to pump breast milk at the workplace, among other accommodations.

Hannah will be honored by the New York Law Journal for her pro bono work at an awards dinner this evening. Her profile is available here.


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