Alicia Clifford '01 Honored by Sanctuary for Families for Outstanding Pro Bono Work

Alicia Clifford, an associate in the Corporate Department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, was named as a recipient of the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy. The award, which was presented on November 2 at a gala in New York, was established to honor attorneys who provide outstanding pro bono advocacy and representation for clients of Sanctuary for Families' Center for Battered Women's Legal Services.

Ms. Clifford was recognized for representing domestic violence victims in a wide range of cases over the last six years, from custody and visitation to gender-based asylum and immigration, and for dedicating hundreds of hours to research, writing, advocacy, trial preparation, in-court representation, and supervision of other pro bono staff.

Ms. Clifford concentrates her practice in private equity and complex corporate transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, and recapitalizations. In addition, she advises public and private clients and their boards of directors on corporate, securities, and governance issues. She has represented private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling, and corporate governance. Ms. Clifford received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and holds degrees in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She also has degrees in economics and accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and Monash University.

Sanctuary for Families is one of the largest nonprofit agencies in the nation dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children, including providing shelter, counseling, legal representation, and assistance in making the transition to independent living. The Sanctuary Associates Committee is a group of young professionals who support the work of Sanctuary and the Legal Center.