Submitted by Deb on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:46

HBK was pleased to support the 20th Annual Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center Human Rights Awards on Tuesday, June 4 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The event honors human rights champions and provides critical funding to ensure access to justice. The 2019 awards raised a total of more than $1.2 million to defend immigrant rights and provide life-changing legal services to immigrants and asylum seekers. 

2019 Awardees: Margaret Balsley-Cross, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants
Featured Storyteller: Julissa Arce
Special Guest: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
2019 Rising Star Awardees: Benjamin Brunner, Sidley Austin LLP; Michael Educate, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP; Mike Galas, Gibson Dunn; Sara Ghadiri, Chapman & Cutler LLP; Yashas Honasoge, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Nancy Nemeth, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP; Margaret O’Connor, Dechert LLP; Mariska Richards, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Whitney Schmidt, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Benson Zak

HBK Attendees
Mayor Lori Lightfoot