Washington, D.C. – 13 February, 2020: NMAC announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. The firm will provide pro bono assistance alongside NMAC’s Government Relations and Public Policy department as well as help to support other government and policy-related issues for the association.
“We are so pleased to have this agreement with Kelley Drye,” said Paul Kawata, Executive Director for NMAC. “As we proceed with the federal plan to end the HIV epidemic, we will face numerous challenges in securing the necessary funding, ensuring that all communities are included in the plans, and fighting against any policy decisions that would hinder the plan’s success. Kelley Drye’s reputation and resources will be an invaluable asset to NMAC as we move forward. I look forward to working with them.”
This new partnership will help to strengthen NMAC’s presence on Capitol Hill and allow for sustained outreach to both sides of the aisle. Kelley Drye’s extensive network will provide NMAC with increased access to policy makers, regulators and government officials.
“Kelley Drye has a long history of providing quality pro bono legal services in our communities,” said David Frulla, partner Kelley Drye. “We look forward to working with NMAC and applying our experience to the fight against HIV.”
The partnership comes at an opportune time, as the President’s recently unveiled budget request for FY 2021 includes $761 million for the federal plan to end the HIV epidemic.
Founded in 1836, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has provided legal counsel carefully connected to our client’s business strategies and has measured success by the real value we create. As part of its commitment to advance the public good, Kelley Drye has a long history of providing quality pro bono legal services in each of the communities in which it practices. Our lawyers recognize that providing quality pro bono legal services improves our system of justice by ensuring that the client’s position is presented clearly, concisely and cogently within the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Find out more by visiting www.kelleydrye.com.
NMAC leads with race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced our mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and print materials, and a website: www.nmac.org. NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations, providing valuable information to community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the HIV epidemic.