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Food Frenzy sets record

The Richmond law firm of Schettine & Nguyen will receive the Attorney General’s Cup for the second year in a row for raising the most food per capita in the third annual Legal Food Frenzy.

The drive generated 1.6 million pounds of food for the state’s food banks. That tops last year’s effort by 300,000 pounds and exceeded the goal of 1.5 million pounds. The number of law firms participating increased from 181 to 216.

The 12 employees at Schettine & Nguyen raised 8,141 pounds of food per person.

Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks and the Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association developed the program three years ago as an expansion of the Legal Food Frenzy that had been conducted by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

McDonnell’s successor, Bill Mims, is an enthusiastic supporter of the program and plans to pitch it in June at the National Association of Attorneys General meeting.

Other winners for per capita amounts of food include McKenry, Dancigers, Dawson & Lake of Virginia Beach for law firms with 21-100 attorneys and staff and Cooley Godward Kronish LLP of Reston for firms with more than 100 attorneys and staff.

The University of Richmond law school was the winner among state law schools.The AG’s office has a news release with more winners, specific amounts raised and details about the program.

Alan Cooper

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