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Steven Pflaum Honored with 2019 Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is proud to announce that partner Steven F. Pflaum has received the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA)’s 2019 Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes attorneys who “display a deep commitment to the fundamental principles of equal protection and equal justice in the community through outstanding pro bono service.”

Through its Pro Bono & Public Service Awards, the CBF and CBA honor lawyers who have used their talents and resources to improve access to justice for the less fortunate in our community. Since joining the firm in February 2010, Pflaum has dedicated more than 3600 hours of pro bono work to do just that—to improve access to justice for all. In addition to being co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Pflaum is a founding member and current chair of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee. He is also a former member and two-term chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility, a former General Counsel of the CBA, and an appointee of the Illinois Supreme Court to, and chair of, the legislatively created Illinois Supreme Court’s Statutory Court Fee Task Force.

Pflaum has chaired the firm’s Pro Bono Committee since 2010. In that capacity, he collaborates with the members of the Committee and lawyers throughout the firm to implement the firm’s innovative and ambitious pro bono policy. Under Pflaum’s leadership, the firm has maintained a gold-level membership in the CBF Law Firm Leadership Circle, which represents a commitment to support pro bono, legal aid and related access to justice initiatives.

“Steve’s dedication to furthering the public good is reflected in his passion for equal access to justice and pro bono service, which has remained a fundamental part of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s culture,” said Scott J. Fisher, Firm Managing Partner. “Steve continues to inspire our firm’s pro bono initiatives and we are incredibly proud of him and of this remarkable accomplishment.”

Pflaum will be honored at the CBA and CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a leading law firm dedicated to handling sophisticated matters for entrepreneurs, public companies, and private businesses and their owners. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types—including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individuals—in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. The firm has built over thirty years of trusted partnerships with clients that span the globe, and we meet each unique client need with the same personalized service and collaboration that provide the most practical solutions for every matter.