Judge Jonathan Lippman recognized for contributions to New York legal community

March 18, 2020
City and State New York honored the former Chief Judge for criminal justice reform efforts.

Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, of counsel in Latham’s New York office was honored amongst City and State New York’s 2020 Law Power 100, celebrating the people at the “crucial inescapable junction of law and politics.” The Judge came in at number nine on the list, the first private lawyer listed.

In the profile of Judge Lippman, City and State New York recognized the Judge’s continued criminal justice reform efforts, specifically mentioning his “in-depth report that addresses the public safety and the prison system in New York” and “the report’s recommendation to close Rikers Island, a proposal that’s now on track.

This is not the first time Judge Lippman has been honored by City and State New York, having previously been recognized as a part of their 2019 Law Power 50 list.

Judge Lippman joined Latham as of counsel in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department in 2015, after retiring as Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. On the bench, he championed equal access to justice and helped make New York State the first US state to require pro bono work for admission to the bar.