LOS ANGELES—Benjamin M. Reznik, Chair of the Government, Land Use, Energy, and Environment (GLUEE) Department at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) ) received the Global Soul award from the anti-genocide organization Jewish World Watch, for his years of involvement in the fight against genocide.
In a videotaped statement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulated Reznik for his tireless efforts to build a world without genocide.
“We’ve known each other in your daily work at City Hall where you are incredibly well respected and the consummate professional,” said Garcetti. “But it’s not just what you do in public, it’s what you do behind the scenes…pursuing justice, affecting the world, heeding the lessons of the holocaust by living your values.”
Reznik, who was named one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2017, is a land use lawyer whose practice emphasizes real estate development entitlements, zoning, and environmental issues, including frequent appearances before city planning commissions, city councils and other governmental boards and agencies on behalf of real estate development firms and various industries.
“Of all the recognition and awards I have been fortunate enough to receive throughout my career, this honor is the most meaningful,” said Reznik, whose father was a holocaust survivor. “I believe that success is measured in the difference you make in people’s lives, and that includes the lives of many thousands of people who are currently victims and survivors of genocide and mass atrocities.”
About JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department
JMBM’s government, land use, environment, and energy lawyers represent a wide range of industries, businesses, trade groups and individuals before every level of government, and in litigation. We routinely advocate for our clients’ interests before the myriad of regulatory authorities, administrative agencies and elected bodies that govern business and development activities. Our negotiation expertise and lobbying experience includes representing clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate, expand operations, and all related permitting and compliance.
About Jewish World Watch
Jewish World Watch (JWW) works to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by educating and mobilizing individuals, advocating for policy changes and funding projects to support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities.
Benjamin M. Reznik