Horvitz & Levy partner receives CLAY Award
March 16, 2016
The Daily Journal and California Lawyer have announced that Horvitz & Levy LLP partner Jeremy Rosen has received a CLAY Award (California Lawyer Attorney of the Year) in the category of Appellate Practice. The CLAY awards recognize California attorneys who have changed the law, substantially influenced public policy or the profession, or achieved a remarkable victory for a client or for the public.
Mr. Rosen was recognized for his handling of Escobedo v. Apple American Group, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the district court had erred in denying Ms. Escobedo’s application to proceed in forma pauperis. In doing so, the Ninth Circuit established the first appellate guidance in the nation for how district courts should evaluate in forma pauperis applications. Prior to this opinion, each district court applied its own standards, leading to inconsistent application of the law. Mr. Rosen handled this appeal through the Pepperdine Law School Ninth Circuit Clinic, which he directs.