WILMINGTON, Delaware (October 29, 2015) – C. Malcolm (Mike) Cochran, a director in Richards, Layton & Finger’s Litigation Department, has received the Delaware State Bar Association’s 2015 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Commitment Award. The Commitment Award is presented to a member of the Delaware bar who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to pro bono work throughout his or her career, dedicating significant time and energy to both supporting and providing legal services to the state’s underserved population.
“We congratulate Mike on this well-deserved honor,” says Robert Krapf, president of Richards, Layton & Finger. “He is a well-respected advocate in Delaware who gives his time generously to help abused and neglected children. We are proud to have Mike as a colleague and a friend.”
Mr. Cochran has long been committed to helping Delaware’s abused and neglected children at both an individual and policy level. In addition to representing children through Delaware’s Office of Child Advocate for more than 13 years, Mr. Cochran has served as chair of the Delaware Child Protection Accountability Commission for nearly a decade, and has been active on numerous state committees and panels that are charged with addressing the needs of children in Delaware’s child welfare system. In 2010 Mr. Cochran received the J. Thompson Brown Award for Outstanding Contributions to Family Life in Delaware from Children and Families First, and in 2012 he received the Delaware Service to Children Award from the Office of Child Advocate.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Cochran has focused his practice on complex business and other civil litigation, representing a wide variety of clients including public companies, local institutions, state and local governments, and prominent individuals. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.