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Joshua C. Toll Named Pro Bono Counsel of King & Spalding
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 7, 2013 11:17 AM
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Joshua C. Toll has been appointed to the position of pro bono counsel of King & Spalding, the firm announced today. He replaces partner William E. Hoffmann, Jr., who retired from the firm in December 2012.
Toll, a counsel in the firm's special matters and government investigations practice, had been chair of the Washington, D.C. office's pro bono committee for the past six years. In his new role, Toll will be responsible for working with leaders across the firm to develop and execute King & Spalding's pro bono program.
"I am pleased that Josh has accepted this new role," said Robert D. Hays, Jr., chairman of the firm. "King & Spalding has a rich pro bono tradition, and we look forward to the leadership that Josh will bring to our pro bono efforts."
Under Toll's direction, King & Spalding's Washington office has had a number of notable pro bono victories, including overturning a death-sentence conviction on behalf of a Virginia death-row inmate, obtaining a major settlement to reform poor conditions at a D.C. public hospital and achieving 10 victories and settlements in the representation of indigent D.C. residents. The office also was recognized by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for outstanding public service in 2012.
Toll's practice focuses on government investigations, white collar criminal litigation, complex civil litigation, internal investigations and compliance counseling. Before joining King & Spalding in 2006, Toll was a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender of Maryland. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School.
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