Shook welcomes Partner Scot Fishman to the firm as our new director of pro bono. Fishman practiced as a litigator in New York City for several years before excelling as a pro bono leader at the national level for the last 15 years. He served as partner and pro bono director at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP in New York City and Los Angeles, and director of pro bono and manager of corporate responsibility for another firm in New York City.
Before law school, Fishman joined Teach For America and taught fourth and fifth graders for three years in Northeast Washington, D.C. When he explained to his students he would not return the following year so that he could pursue his own dream of being a lawyer, he made a promise to find some way of using his legal career to help underserved communities.
“We are in a transformational time right now for businesses and law firms,” said Fishman. “I’m a big believer in lawyers choosing their own pro bono paths and finding what excites them and gets them up in the morning. I’m here to help Shook lawyers find their voices and give back in a way that only lawyers can do. “I’m a big believer in lawyers choosing their own pro bono paths and finding what excites them and gets them up in the morning.”