On April 25, 2012, Mayer Brown received the Tahirih Justice Center’s Texas Law Firm of the Year Award. Tahirih is an organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence. The firm was honored for its deep commitment to Tahirih’s clients and for its support of Tahirih when the organization launched its Houston office. The award was accepted by Houston associate Jessica Crutcher, who is a member of Tahirih’s Houston Advisory Council.