Alan R. Feigenbaum Named 2023 TVC Pro Bono Mission Partner Award Recipient
Blank Rome is pleased to share that of counsel Alan R. Feigenbaum has been recognized in The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program's ("TVC") 2023 TVC Pro Bono Mission Partner Awards. Alan will be honored with the inaugural TVC DAV Charitable Service Trust Award based on "his excellent work, compassion, and his ability to earn the trust of his clients."
TVC is a leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services to veterans in need. The TVC Pro Bono Mission Partner Award recipients are members of the TVC National Volunteer Corps recognized for their "outstanding record of service" who devote their time, experience, and resources to TVC's mission. According to TVC, the awardees "not only serve as advocates, but also as advisors and mentors to ensure that TVC provides the best legal services, free of charge, to our Nation's defenders."
The awardees will be honored at the TVC Pro Bono Mission Partner Awards Reception on November 15, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
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About Alan Feigenbaum's work with TVC, as published in TVC's September 2023 Newsletter
When Alan Feigenbaum joined Blank Rome in 2020, he quickly learned that pro bono work was not only encouraged at the firm, it is expected. Long-standing TVC mission partners and volunteers, Kathy Ochroch, Director of Pro Bono and Community Impact, and Pro Bono Attorney Krystal Kane, briefed him on pro bono opportunities at TVC and he decided to take our Discharge Upgrade (“DU”) training. Since then, Alan has taken six discharge upgrade cases.
TVC’s DU Program helps some of the most vulnerable veterans, who struggle with mental health issues and trauma. Alan feels compelled to help these veterans because of the deep and tragic losses he experienced in his own life. He takes on our toughest cases with compassion and a deep commitment. Veterans often have a difficult time recounting their experiences and reliving the trauma when submitting applications for an upgrade. Alan is a very empathetic communicator who reassures our clients, calmly walking them through the process and making sure they are comfortable with everything that’s being submitted on their behalf.
“Our Veterans want to know that their service mattered and their self-worth is not erased because of a mistake made while battling a mental health condition. I want to do whatever I can to make sure our Vets know how much they mean to us all. They know with exacting clarity what is important in life and what is not, and we as civilians can learn from them. I'm here to help them, as a lawyer, counselor, and friend.”
Alan was also recently selected to be the recipient of our inaugural TVC DAV Charitable Service Trust Award to be presented at our Pro Bono Mission Partner Awards Ceremony on November 15 in Washington, DC. He was the clear choice for this honor because of his excellent work, compassion, and his ability to earn the trust of his clients.
Alan is an experienced matrimonial and family law attorney at Blank Rome and assists a diverse range of clients with a focus on evaluating the optimal strategies to manage and resolve complex financial and custody disputes. He brings his experienced and forward-looking approach to his discharge upgrade cases with very successful outcomes.
“Alan is certainly a volunteer inspiring pro bono and an inspiration to me and my team. He is not afraid to take challenging cases and excels with client contact. I cannot say enough good things about him—we are so lucky to have him as a volunteer. He is the best of the best!” said Christie Bhageloe, Director of the TVC Discharge Upgrade Program.