William Silverman is a partner at Proskauer Rose, where he runs the firm’s global pro bono program. He also serves as counsel to the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition and hosts their monthly meetings. Mr. Silverman is formerly an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He has long been an advocate for victims of human trafficking and for increasing resources in Family Court.
“Attorneys in the private sector should not be content with individual pro bono cases but rather should advocate for changes in the law and public policy that better protect victims and better ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Only then will we start addressing the scourge of human trafficking.”