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Veteran Affairs

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Fulfilling a duty to our veterans.

After they have served our nation, many veterans must overcome new challenges as they resume their place in society as civilians. We are working to improve the employment and educational prospects for veterans and military families through professional guidance, mentoring, resume writing, life-skill training, and legal assistance.

Recent Highlights


Proskauer Hosts Conversation on the State of Veteran Affairs

We recently hosted a comprehensive discussion regarding the state of veteran affairs both locally and nationally. Leading the discussion were guests Ray Toenniessen, associate vice president of strategic initiatives at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and Eric Henry, general counsel for the Department of Veteran Services (DVS) in New York City.


Making Home-Cooked Meals for Veterans at the Holidays

Fifteen volunteers from our Los Angeles office cooked and served dinner on three separate occasions during the holidays to 95 veterans in the L.A. community through PATH Cooks.


Serving Military and Veterans’ Families at the Fisher House

Proskauer volunteers brought great food and friendly faces to a group of 35 military and veterans’ families at the DC Fisher House.


A Thanksgiving Tradition: Serving Meals to Veterans in Need

For the fourth consecutive year, Proskauer volunteers from our Boston office served Thanksgiving meals to veterans at the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center.

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Proskauer Receives Prestigious Award at City Bar Justice Center Gala

On April 5, international law firm Proskauer, alongside Bloomberg L.P., was honored at the City Bar Justice Center’s 12th Annual Gala for the 2017 City Bar Justice Awards. The award honors both Proskauer and Bloomberg L.P. for their leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service, as they joined forces in an effort to help veterans obtain disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Spreading Holiday Cheer at The Jericho Project’s First Annual Day of Action

Proskauer volunteers participated in the first annual Jericho Project Day of Action by decorating Kingsbridge Terrace, a residence for low-income veterans, with holiday décor, filling care packages, and enjoying a holiday meal with the residents.


Proskauer Los Angeles Serves Meals to Veterans in Need

A group of volunteers from Proskauer’s Los Angeles office commemorated Veterans Day by preparing and serving meals to 25 homeless veterans in the Los Angeles Westside Center PATH facility as part of the PATH Cooks program.


Proskauer Launches IVMF V-WISE Initiative in Boston Office

Members of Proskauer’s Boston office gathered for an event introducing the Institute for Veterans and Military Families' (IVMF) Initiative, V-WISE, which stands for "Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship." Through this initiative, which is also active in our New York and Los Angeles offices, Proskauer is the exclusive provider of pro bono legal services for women enrolled in the V-WISE program, a multi-phase business training and mentoring initiative. 


Bloomberg and Proskauer Work with the City Bar Justice Center to Provide Pro Bono Services to Veterans

On June 22, we joined Bloomberg L.P. at its New York headquarters to participate in a CLE training in which both the Proskauer team and Bloomberg’s in-house counsel team learned how to navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs claims process. The event was led by the City Bar Justice Center’s director of pro bono initiatives, Carol Bockner, and its Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) director, Kent Eiler. David Levine, Bloomberg general counsel, Valerie Borden Farkas, Bloomberg pro bono chair, and Bill Silverman, Proskauer pro bono partner, were also in attendance. 


Securing Disability Benefits for a Veteran in Need

In a hard-fought case that began in 2009, Proskauer associate David Mordkoff succeeded in obtaining more than $3,500 per month in disability benefits for a veteran who, when she first sought the Firm’s help, had only been receiving about $500 per month for the injuries she suffered as a result of her military service.