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