Philadelphia partner Ed Posner was honored at the annual Bill of Rights dinner of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania in December 2010. Posner, a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, was recognized for his “decades of steadfast commitment to civil liberties.”

The event also featured a presentation, “The State Secrets Doctrine: Past and Present,” by Philadelphia partner Wilson Brown, chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and Ben Wizner, staff attorney for ACLU’s National Security Project.

The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting individual rights and personal freedoms. Through advocacy, education and litigation, lawyers (like Ed), advocates and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties, including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom and equal treatment under the law. The ACLU stands in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.