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Mintz Attorney Mathilda S. McGee-Tubb to Receive Pro Bono Award from Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Mathilda S. McGee-Tubb, attorney in the Litigation Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will receive a pro bono award from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) for her pro bono work on an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court Fisher v. University of Texas case.  

A team of Mintz attorneys worked with the LCCR to help leading scholars from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and other universities bring their analysis and empirical research to the Supreme Court’s attention. Their findings highlighted significant flaws in the statistical and social science-based hypothesis espoused by opponents of the University of Texas’s affirmative action policies. 

“We are very proud of Mathilda’s work on this amicus brief,” says Susan Finegan, Member of the Litigation Section and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “She played an instrumental role in the filing of the brief, which allowed leading scholars to present their important research to the Court.”

Ms. McGee-Tubb’s practice encompasses a wide range of litigation matters. She regularly advises clients, drafts dispositive motions, and manages discovery requests and responses in proceedings in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. For her education industry clients, Ms. McGee-Tubb draws on her experience as a legal intern at the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Boston and as an Education Pioneers Fellow. Prior to law school, Ms. McGee-Tubb worked in the central administration at Columbia University, where she developed university policies and communications and facilitated access to services and benefits for student military veterans.

The Lawyers’ Committee is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan legal organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race or national origin. The Committee’s mission is to provide a safeguard for the civil, social, and economic liberties of residents in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

The award will be presented at the 2016 LCCR Annual Reception on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Boston College Club.