Bloomberg Law
Sept. 29, 2020, 9:40 AM

Skadden Foundation Tackles Covid Legal Issues Impacting Poor

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom turned to its philanthropic arm when Covid started to spread this year, aiming to support public interest lawyers in helping to tackle legal issues stemming from the pandemic.

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation funds more than two dozen fellows annually. They each spend two years at nonprofits that provide legal services otherwise out of reach for low-income people.

To address new, pandemic-era legal dilemmas in areas like worker safety, domestic violence and housing, the foundation added a new round of funding.

The foundation routinely awards such grants, called Flom Incubator Grants, named after former ...

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