DC CEO Receives Appleseed Pillars of Justice Award, Honoring Contributions to Nationwide Civil Justice Network


WASHINGTON, DC – On October 24, Dr. John Johnson, CEO of Washington, DC-based Edgeworth Economics, will receive the Pro Bono Innovator Award at the annual Appleseed Network’s “Pillars of Justice” gala, hosted at the famous Newseum in downtown DC.  As this year’s corporate honoree, Dr. Johnson is being recognized for Edgeworth’s integrated pro bono practice that provides a wide range of economic analyses for its public interest clients.  (Watch a brief video about the event.)

“Edgeworth has partnered with Appleseed on projects studying and combating elder abuse, providing breakfast in school, and understanding the beneficial impact of transparency in remittances,” said Appleseed President Betsy Cavendish.  “This critical work is worthy of distinction, as Dr. Johnson and the Edgeworth Economics team truly integrate public service into the firm’s philosophy.  Appleseed is proud to recognize Edgeworth’s pro bono contributions and encourages all in the legal and economic consulting industries to make public service part of their business models as well.”

“I’m proud of our team at Edgeworth, which has helped advance Appleseed projects to ensure kids are ready to learn, perfect markets to make sure they’re fair to the vulnerable, and fix inadequate responses to elder abuse,” said Dr. Johnson.  “We named our boutique firm for Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, an economist who long ago established that a group could be made better off without any individual being made worse off.  We believe nonprofits like Appleseed help our society, and we call on all economists to lend their talents to build a better world and remove barriers to opportunity and justice.  After all, pro bono work is not just for lawyers anymore.”

Edgeworth Economics provides exceptional economic consulting by helping clients understand complex data.  In turn, understanding complex data can help make the case for sensible reforms that benefit society as a whole.  Edgeworth’s solutions help Appleseed work to ensure government acts in the public interest, all people have a genuine chance to succeed, and encourage more businesses to build pro bono into their offerings.

“Whether you are an economist, graphic designer, communications expert, accountant, videographer, or business consultant, there’s always need for pro bono services to help the less fortunate,” added Cavendish.  “As we say at Appleseed, each of you can help us ‘Cause an Effect.’  We thank Dr. Johnson for his service and look forward to many years of great work together.”

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Edgeworth Economics LLC provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, class certification, labor, data management, and intellectual property.  As a rapidly growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, programmers, and engineers.  Edgeworth Economics has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Visit www.edgewortheconomics.com to learn more.

Appleseed is a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers and professionals dedicated to building a just society through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform.  Appleseed’s advocacy addresses those who have the power to ensure government advances the public interest, corporations treat consumers fairly, and all can exercise rights and enjoy real opportunities.  Visit www.appleseednetwork.org to support Appleseed.


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