Atlanta, Georgia – Oct. 16, 2012 – The Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Randall L. Hughes Lifetime Commitment to Legal Services Award will be presented to William H. Kitchens, partner in the Food and Drug Practice at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Atlanta. The award will be given at the Atlanta Bar’s Celebrating Service luncheon on Oct. 19 at the Piedmont Driving Club.
As reported in the Fulton County Daily Report, Mr. Kitchens is a “constant source of inspiration and creativity for Atlanta Legal Aid executive and fundraising staff,” according to Steve Gottlieb, executive director of Atlanta Legal Aid. Mr. Kitchens investigated increasing funding for legal aid across the state and was chair of Legal Aid’s annual campaign in 2008.
“Then, when our current financial troubles made it clear that maintaining our support would be difficult in 2009, he offered to chair that campaign,” says Gottlieb in the Daily Report. “He is the first chair to have been willing to take the task twice.” Both campaigns exceeded goals.
Since 1924, Atlanta Legal Aid has represented the metro area’s poor in civil legal cases involving life’s most basic needs: a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety.
Mr. Kitchens’ practice focuses on food and drug law and government investigations. He advises companies in the food, medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech industries on a range of issues, including strategies for obtaining FDA approvals of new products, clinical trials, risk management, advertising and labeling, good manufacturing practices and post-approval safety requirements.
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