William Gorin Recognized as One of New York’s New Abolitionists

December 12, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb Senior Counsel William Gorin has been recognized as one of New York’s New Abolitionists by Sanctuary for Families and the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. The New Abolitionists program, which launched on December 2nd, is a campaign to raise awareness and end human trafficking in New York State.

Mr. Gorin, who serves as Chair of the Board for Sanctuary for Families, is one of the 120 leaders from industry, arts and media, medicine, law enforcement, government, and social justice organizations that have declared themselves as New Abolitionists and joined the movement to end human slavery and trafficking. For a full list, click here. A focus of the campaign is to support the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act which would, among other things, establish stricter legal penalties for trafficking and clarify that prostitution should not be criminalized for victims of sex trafficking. The New Abolitionists initiative was conceived by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, a group of more than 140 anti-trafficking organizations, and Sanctuary for Families, New York State’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Sanctuary's Legal Center is the largest of its kind in the country, with 21 full-time staff attorneys supported by over 500 pro bono attorneys and 400 law student advocates.