Winston & Strawn labor and employment relations associate Aviva Grumet-Morris, who is based in the firm's Chicago office, was highlighted for her pro bono work in an article titled "Local Attorneys Recognized for Work with Holocaust Survivors" that was published in the January 2009 issue of the Jewish United Fund's JUF News.
The article discusses Ms. Grumet-Morris' work with the German Government Ghetto Labor Compensation Fund. In the article, Ms. Grumet-Morris was quoted as saying that she was drawn to the work because she "wanted something that would be so important to me that I would really want to do it just out of the passion that I held for the subject."
Along with 43 attorneys from two other Chicago firms, including McDermott Will & Emery, and DLA Piper, Ms. Grumet-Morris helped Holocaust survivors apply for reparations for performing non-forced work while living in the ghetto. "Having a sense of being Jewish means understanding the Holocaust and its tragic legacy," she said.
The team of attorneys were recently recognized with certificates of appreciation by community members and Holocaust Community Services for devoting their time in working one-on-one with Holocaust survivors, and conducting application clinics.
Other Winston & Strawn attorneys recognized for their work in this project include Delilah Flaum, Greg McConnell, and Erin Slitt.