As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, Charlotte Pro Bono Triage would like to recognize the following exceptional volunteers: Laura Sammon of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Brandon Remington of Remington & Dixon, Suhanthi Kamesh of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Lianne Foley of Moore & Van Allen (MVA). These Triage volunteers went above and beyond in 2020 to support trafficking survivors with important needs such as credit restoration, expunctions and names changes – all despite the limitations of a pandemic. Triage co-champions MVA and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. thank these volunteers for their extraordinary commitment to survivors of human trafficking.
Charlotte Pro Bono Triage is a partnership between corporate legal departments and law firms created to support Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. It has brought together dozens of local law firm, led by McGuireWoods and MVA, and corporate legal department leaders, led by Bank of America, Duke Energy, Husqvarna Group, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., to raise awareness of the unmet legal needs in the community and drive intentional pro bono volunteerism in those areas. Sarah Byrne of MVA and Sakeenah Thompson of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. co-champion the human trafficking area of focus.
Brandon double-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Throughout his career, Brandon has received numerous awards and recognition from his peers and agencies that rate attorneys. A few of these awards are from The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, Nation’s Top One Percent: National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015, Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in 2018 and 2019, and North Carolina Business Magazine: Legal Elite in 2019, among others.