Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 – 1:12 PM
(CNS) – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday that his office has received the 2017 Hodson Award from the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division.
The award recognizes sustained, outstanding performance or a specific and extraordinary service by a government or public sector law office.
“We are so pleased to honor the nation’s public sector heroes today. The Hodson Award goes to the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer based on the office’s extraordinary achievements in consumer protection, gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform,” said Pauline Weaver, chair of the ABA’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, at the ABA’s General E. E. Anderson Awards reception on Aug. 11 in New York City.
Feuer was sworn in for a second term in July. Since taking office in 2013, he won a high-profile $50 million settlement with Wells Fargo over the millions of fake accounts its employees created, started a Gun Violence Prevention Unit in his office and co-founded Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, a non-partisan coalition of prosecutors that develop policy solutions to gun violence.
“It’s extremely gratifying to be the first city attorney’s office in the nation to receive this distinguished award,” Feuer said. “Our team does transformative work on so many issues, from protecting consumers — as with our lawsuit against Wells Fargo over fake accounts — to criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, community-based efforts to make neighborhoods safer and advance environmental justice and much more. The ABA’s recognition inspires us to take our work to yet another level in the days ahead.”