The Law: The Hunger Lawyers

Ron Pollack's small New York City law firm consistently wins the biggest money judgments in the nation. Yet Pollack and the four other young lawyers (average age: 31) who work with him do not handle the traditionally lucrative kinds of cases—personal-injury litigation, treble-damage civil antitrust suits, defending giant corporate clients. Ron Pollack is into food for the poor. For the past six years, his Food Research and Action Center has successfully fought Administration efforts to cut back federal spending on food for those who would otherwise have to do without. In the process,...

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