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Mayer Brown announced today that Washington DC-based Antitrust & Competition senior counsel Adrian Steel received the Thomas C. Nelson award from Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) for his instrumental support. Founded in 1975, LCE is a nonprofit organization providing free legal services for low-income Washington DC residents over 60.

Mr. Steel was honored for his work in establishing the LCE’s Reduced Fee Panel and launching its Systemic Reform Pro Bono Project, which explores improvements to the law and identifies case law to assist with litigation. Mr. Steel was a member of LCE’s Board of Directors from 1984 to 2008 and served as chair twice. He currently sits on its advisory committee.

A member of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office since 1981, Mr. Steel focuses his practice on helping clients secure approval of mergers, share acquisitions, asset sales and other control transactions from foreign competition authorities, and he assists several major international corporations in globally coordinating their merger control filings. He served as co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee from 2005 to 2011, and he is currently serving as first Chair of the Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel.

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