Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award

Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award honors an attorney who has provided pro bono legal services and who has influenced his/her firm to provide significant pro bono representation of under-represented groups.

About the Recipient

Popovic, Neil - webNeil A. F. Popović is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP San Francisco office and is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice. Mr. Popović’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations) and international litigation (including international arbitration) and counseling. Mr. Popović also practices international environmental law, including representing clients in international negotiations. He teaches courses in International Litigation and Arbitration and International Environmental Law at Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall).

About his Pro Bono Service To LCCR

Mr. Popović has maintained an active pro bono docket with LCCR since 1988, and has been instrumental in helping Sheppard Mullin establish its pro bono practice. As such, his expertise has been applied widely—in asylum cases, matters concerning voting rights, and other civil rights litigation. Mr. Popović is truly an unsung hero, one who consistently and constantly works to increase pro bono representation. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is honored to recognize Mr. Popović’s tireless efforts in helping those who need it most, and influencing  his colleagues to do more to render service to the underserved.

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