NEW YORK, May 15, 2015 - Baker Botts LLP, a leading international law firm, today announced that Eric Faragi, Special Counsel in the firm’s New York City office is the recipient of the 2015 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Twelfth Judicial District from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He accepted the award at the NYSBA’s Law Day luncheon at the State Bar Center in Albany, NY on May 5, 2015.
The NYSBA annually bestows the President’s Pro Bono Service Awards to individuals and firms throughout the State who have rendered extraordinary pro bono service.
Mr. Faragi received the award for his work with pro bono clients in various family law matters for Her Justice (f/k/a inMotion), an organization which provides assistance to women who are the victims of domestic violence or who are otherwise impoverished.
He was the first attorney from Baker Botts to volunteer with Her Justice, and he has been a consistent volunteer and champion for Her Justice ever since, personally representing Her Justice clients, supervising other pro bono attorneys and recruiting his colleagues to volunteer with Her Justice.
Mr. Faragi also received the John K. Geiger Award from Her Justice as part of its 2013 Commitment to Justice Awards.
His practice focuses on litigation and counseling clients in connection with intellectual property matters, particularly patent matters in high technology areas, as well as patent prosecution and portfolio management.
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