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Mayer Brown continues campaign to “make the case for kids” with variety of dynamic summer initiatives

21 June 2016
For the third consecutive year, Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office is participating in a number of community service activities as part of its “Making the Case for Kids” campaign, which was launched in 2014 to support children and education.

• In collaboration with The Posse Foundation, throughout June and July, the office is hosting three college students who will work as summer interns within the firm’s docket and paralegal departments, where they will gain invaluable professional insight into the field of law. In August and September, the office will participate in Posse’s Dynamic Assessment Process and host sessions to help identify young leaders.

• On June 26, a team of lawyers and staff will once again compete for bragging rights in the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy’s second annual Legal Mushball Classic to benefit youth living in underserved communities in Washington DC.

• On July 8, the firm will host its sixth annual mock trials and career day for Higher Achievement scholars. Dozens of Mayer Brown lawyers and staff will participate and real-life judges will preside over the trials.

• In conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuaries, for the second consecutive year, the firm is hosting two hands-on environmentally focused events for Higher Achievement scholars, including an interactive ocean program at the firm on July 15 and a tour of the Sant Ocean Hall and the Q?rius Lab at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on July 22, where scholars will take on the role of scientists and expand their knowledge of the ocean and its creatures.

“Supporting children and their families in the community is a major component of our cultural DNA and we look forward to these collaborative events every summer,” said Dan Masur, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office.

With more than 220 lawyers, Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office has experienced substantial growth within the past two and a half years, adding more than 90 laterals in top-tier practice areas, including Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, White Collar Defense & Compliance, Securities Litigation & Enforcement, Employment & Benefits and Government Relations. Lawyers in the office are routinely recognized as leaders in the Washington legal scene by Washington Business Journal, The Washingtonian, National Law Journal, Chambers and Legal 500.

Read more about the Washington DC office’s multidimensional “Making the Case for Kids” community service and pro bono campaign here.

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