Fried Frank Honored by The Innocence Project

Fried Frank Honored by The Innocence Project

On April 30, Fried Frank was honored for its long-standing support of the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Recognized at the Innocence Project’s gala, “A Celebration of Freedom & Justice,” the Firm was honored along with Tony Goldwyn, who directed the 2011 feature film Conviction and currently stars in the television hit Scandal, and Jack Taylor, a founding Innocence Project board member and head of the Global Real Estate Finance Group at Prudential.

Fried Frank regularly provides legal advice to Innocence Project staff and serves as co-counsel with the Innocence Project on a number of pro bono matters. The Firm has assisted the Innocence Project in representing individuals claiming actual innocence and seeking post-conviction relief through the submission of amicus curiae briefs on issues such as the flawed science of bite-mark identification and eyewitness misidentification.

Several Fried Frank attorneys individually support the Innocence Project by serving in a number of capacities, including as members of the Lawyers Committee, which is dedicated to supporting the Innocence Project’s national policy program to reform the criminal justice system and protect the public against wrongful prosecution and imprisonment and the Young Professionals Committee and, from 2006 to 2011, the Board of Directors.

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