Goodwin Partner Recognized By Boston University Law School

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter announced today that Kenneth J. Parsigian, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, received the Boston University Law 2008 Pro Bono Alumni Award.Parsigian was honored for his dedication to pro bono work and for his success in obtaining freedom for Kenneth Richey, a Scotsman who spent the past two decades on death row.

Mr. Richey was released from prison in December 2007 after a federal appeals court determined that there were flaws in the handling of his initial trial. Sentenced to time served, a plea to a charge of reckless endangerment allowed for his release and his return to his native Scotland.Prior to his release, Mr. Richey was the sole Briton on death row in the United States.

Mr. Parsigian, who represents clients in both civil and criminal matters, with a primary focus on complex mass tort and RICO litigation, has an impressive record of legal achievement, in which he has devoted thousands of hours to pro bono matters.