International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Peter Lancaster, a Partner in the Firm’s Minneapolis office, has been named recipient of the Earl Larson Award by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota. The award is presented annually to honor those attorneys who have pursued a lifelong commitment to justice and civil liberties work. The award was named for the founder of the ACLU of Minnesota, former United States District Judge Earl Larson. Past recipients of the award include former Vice President, Ambassador and Dorsey Senior Counsel Walter Mondale, the former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Wahl, Peter Dorsey, Leonard Lindquist, Thomas Kayser and, most recently, Dorsey Partner Tim Branson, who was honored in 2010.
“We are very pleased that Peter is being recognized for his many years of service in a pro bono capacity to a wide range of causes”, said Perry Wilson, Dorsey’s Pro Bono Partner. “I know I speak for all of Dorsey in saying we are proud that one of our partners received this award.”
Mr. Lancaster noted, ”This award is being given to me as a representative of the firm, in recognition of the massive amounts of time and effort that a large number of Dorsey professionals have devoted to work for causes championed by the ACLU. I am grateful to be added to the list of recipients of the honor bestowed by the ACLU."