Minahan receives 2012 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

Issue August 2012

Boston attorney Neal E. Minahan has been selected as a 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award recipient by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. The award is presented each year to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

Minahan is a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, where he focuses on complex business disputes, white-collar criminal defense and internal compliance investigations.

Minahan is president and chair of BAGLY Inc., a 30-year-old nonprofit that supports and advocates for LGBT youth in Massachusetts. He previously served on the board of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association and as a commissioner of the GLBT Commission for the city of Cambridge.

In addition, Minahan was recently honored by the National LGBT Association as one of the country's "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40." He has also been recognized as a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Up and Coming Lawyer" and a Super Lawyers Magazine "Rising Star."

Minahan graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2004.