, Minneapolis Office, is receiving a Scales of Justice Award for his
ongoing work for the American Refugee Committee
recent leadership in nonprofit review projects.
A top priority for Michael
came to Dorsey
in 2005 was making sure he
could continue his
pro bono work for the American Refugee Committee
Michael serves as their General Counsel and is on their board of directors.
is a nonprofit that works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities.
ARC helps people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency.
is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people it serves.
Michaelâ€™s dedication to this organization has been a great addition to our pro bono program.
regularly receives interesting legal questions from ARC
is great about reaching out to others across the firm to involve them in this fascinating work.
is quick to take young associates under his
wing and to involve them in every aspect of a project.
Michaelâ€™s dedication to pro bono work is infectious and he is a great ambassador for our pro bono program.
Michaelâ€™s work is also a great testament to the fact that pro bono work is not just for litigators!
In addition to Michaelâ€™s long-standing and ongoing work for ARC
has played a key role in growing the firmâ€™s nonprofit review projects.
In 2010, Michael
led a team of lawyers that provided a nonprofit review for the Advocates for Human Rights.
The Advocates for Human Rights is a nonprofit that helps individuals fully realize their human rights in the United States and around the world.
For over 25 years, The Advocatesâ€™ innovative programming has touched the lives of refugees and immigrants, women, ethnic and religious minorities, children, and other marginalized communities whose rights are at risk.
The Advocates strengthens accountability mechanisms, raises awareness, and fosters tolerance.
Adapting traditional human rights methodologies to conduct cutting-edge research, The Advocates has produced 75 reports documenting human rights practices in 25 countries.
led a team of four associates and five partners, and across four departments, that helped the Advocates review their internal governance documents, structure, and other transactional legal issues.
Michael is currently leading a nonprofit review project that is being staffed primarily by lawyers from our client UnitedHealth Group.
and other Dorsey lawyers are serving as a resource to the UHG
team that is providing a nonprofit review for a different â€œARCâ€ organization.
Michael T. McCormick