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American Gateways Honors Maddy Dwertman with 2021 Pro Bono Award


AUSTIN, July 19, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that American Gateways, one of the largest immigration legal services providers in Texas, has honored Maddy Dwertman with its 2021 Pro Bono award.

“We are immensely grateful for the amazing support that Maddy has provided,” American Gateways said. “Not only have they donated hundreds of hours in commenting on proposed regulations that would have negatively impacted the lives of all asylum seekers, but they have also donated hundreds of hours in directly representing a number of our clients seeking asylum and seeking release from dangerous detention conditions. Maddy’s dedication to our mission and our clients is phenomenal.”

Maddy represents clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters, including securities litigation and general commercial litigation. They have experience in a variety of state and federal trial courts.

Committed to being involved with the legal community, Maddy has held several leadership roles with local and national bar associations and community organizations. Maddy was recognized as a “Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2020.

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