Fish & Richardson Receives "Champions for Children" Award from Children's Law Center

Fish has received a "Champions for Children" award from Children's Law Center (CLC) in recognition of the firm's generosity and support of the organization. Fish provides financial assistance to CLC and was among four award recipients whose total annual giving to CLC exceeded that of their peers. Fish also provides pro bono services to CLC, which is the largest nonprofit legal services provider in D.C.

"At Fish, we're committed to making pro bono work and advocacy an integral part of our professional culture," said Lauren Degnan, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson's Washington, D.C. office. "Each of our offices, including D.C., has a principal-level attorney who focuses on finding and sharing pro bono opportunities in our firm. We're also passionate about supporting each community we work in through partnerships, competitions, and corporate gifts. We're grateful for this award from Champions for Children because it recognizes our team members for their amazing advocacy."

On average, Fish lawyers spend 72 hours a year on pro bono matters.

"We know Fish & Richardson as a firm full of innovation," said CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow. "The firm's team members have a long-standing commitment to critical legal representation, including family law."

Children's Law Center fights so every child in D.C. can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to CLC to advocate for children who are abused or neglected, who aren't learning in school, or who have health problems that can't be solved by medicine alone. With nearly 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, CLC reaches 1 out of every 9 children in D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods - more than 5,000 children and families each year. Learn more at