Debevoise & Plimpton LLP associate Marisa Taney has been recognized with the Federal Bar Council’s Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in the Rising Star category.
The Thurgood Marshall Award recognizes and celebrates lawyers in private practice who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to pro bono legal service, and who have provided or facilitated the provision of pro bono service in federal courts or agencies within the Second Circuit.
Ms. Taney is a litigation associate and a member of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense group whose practice centers on internal and regulatory investigations as well as compliance and remediation advice, with a particular focus on matters in Latin America and those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Ms. Taney maintains a robust pro bono practice helping run The Holloway Project, one of the firm’s biggest criminal justice pro bono initiatives aimed at developing novel legal pathways to relief for prisoners serving excessively long sentences. For her work on this project, she and former federal judge John Gleeson have been featured in The Wall Street Journal and other publications.