Goldfield '94 Wins Pro Bono Award

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Edward F. Greene, Board Chair, Lawyers Alliance for New York (left) with Cornerstone Honoree Herschel Goldfield, Proskauer Rose

February 12, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School alum Herschel Goldfield ’94, senior counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP, was recently given a Cornerstone Award by the Lawyers Alliance for New York for his pro bono work.
Since 1997, Goldfield has been a pro bono attorney for Lawyers Alliance, advising nonprofit organizations on healthcare regulation, corporate governance and tax issues and topics such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and healthcare benefits within mergers. His Cornerstone Award was given in particular to acknowledge his work with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, which tries to improve public education, and his involvement with Go to Health! Ambuslatory Care, which expands access to healthcare.
Citigroup Inc., Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and ten individual attorneys from law firms and corporations received 2007 Cornerstone Awards. The Cornerstone Awards recognize outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations by institutions and business lawyers.
“Lawyers Alliance’s programs are designed to have the maximum impact on our nonprofit clients and the neighborhoods that they serve,’’ said Edward F. Greene, Chair of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Alliance for New York. “The institutions and individuals honored with the Cornerstone Award stand out for their deep commitment to the ideals of pro bono legal work.” 
Goldfield was an editor on the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while at Columbia Law School.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.