Bradley Phillips, Stuart Senator and Benjamin Maro received Public Counsel’s Pro Bono Award for Impact Litigation for work on behalf of California farm workers.
Munger, Tolles & Olson is acting as co-counsel with Public Counsel in two matters on behalf of five individual farm workers and the United Farm Workers, which represents many thousands of California’s 650,000 farm workers. The suits seek to ensure access to life-saving water and shade when workers pick fruits and vegetables in extreme heat. The suits allege that Cal/OSHA inadequately enforces the state’s heat-illness prevention rules, which require agricultural employers to provide water, shade and rest breaks for farm workers. Through the suits, Munger Tolles and Public Counsel hope to improve the working conditions of thousands of farm workers.
Mr. Phillips’s practice consists principally of complex civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts. His principal areas of practice include antitrust, constitutional law, higher education and civil rights. Mr. Phillips devotes a substantial portion of his time to representing clients on a pro bono basis. He has represented, among others, classes of homeless individuals, immigrants, prisoners and voters, as well as numerous non-profit organizations.
Mr. Senator’s practice focuses primarily on complex business litigation in trial and appellate courts. He is both a partner in the firm and the firm’s General Counsel. His clients include a diverse group of national and international companies, and his major areas of practice include antitrust, unfair competition, legal malpractice/malicious prosecution and law firm ethics and conflicts of interest. Mr. Senator is active in community affairs and pro bono matters.
Mr. Maro’s practice focuses on complex business litigation, ranging from legal malpractice and securities fraud to more typical contract and tort-based disputes, for clients in a variety of industries.