Cadwalader Attorney Honored by Sanctuary for Families for Outstanding Pro Bono Work

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alicia Clifford, an associate in the Corporate Department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, was named as a recipient of the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy. The award, which was presented on November 2 at a gala in New York, was established to honor attorneys who provide outstanding pro bono advocacy and representation for clients of Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services.

“At Cadwalader, we strongly urge our attorneys to give back to our communities, and Alicia’s efforts in this area have been exemplary.”

Ms. Clifford was recognized for representing domestic violence victims in a wide range of cases over the last six years, from custody and visitation to gender-based asylum and immigration, and for dedicating hundreds of hours to research, writing, advocacy, trial preparation, in-court representation, and supervision of other pro bono staff.

“We are exceptionally proud that Alicia has been recognized for the time, dedication, and skill she has devoted to her pro bono work,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman. “At Cadwalader, we strongly urge our attorneys to give back to our communities, and Alicia’s efforts in this area have been exemplary.”

Ms. Clifford concentrates her practice in private equity and complex corporate transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, and recapitalizations. In addition, Ms. Clifford also advises public and private clients and their boards of directors on corporate, securities, and governance issues. She has represented private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling, and corporate governance. Ms. Clifford received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and holds degrees in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She also has degrees in economics and accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and Monash University.

Sanctuary for Families is one of the largest nonprofit agencies in the nation dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children, including providing shelter, counseling, legal representation, and assistance in making the transition to independent living. The Sanctuary Associates Committee is a group of young professionals who support the work of Sanctuary and the Legal Center.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Beijing. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's top financial institutions, undertaking business in more than 50 countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, financial restructuring and reorganizations, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private client, private equity, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at


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