Judge Jonathan Lippman Honored for Justice Work

December 2, 2016
Citizens Crime Commission of New York City
The Citizens Crime Commission of New York City recognizes the judge’s leadership and commitment to reforming the criminal justice system.
Judge Jonathan Lippman, of counsel in our New York office, was honored recently by the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on public safety and criminal justice. Its Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award recognizes “pioneering leadership in the field of criminal justice. The award honors the history of the Crime Commission as it traces its roots back to the late 1800s, when the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime helped bring down Tammany Hall and install Theodore Roosevelt as president of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners.”  

A longtime advocate for pro bono, Judge Lippman has made increasing access to justice and reforming the criminal justice system hallmarks of his career, both on the judicial bench and in private practice at Latham & Watkins. Earlier this year, Judge Lippman was appointed head of a commission charged with determining the future of Rikers Island Prison Complex, the main jail facility in New York City. The 27-member commission will make recommendations about incarceration policies and procedures, including case processing, bail reduction, and alternatives to incarceration.