April 27, 2017
Gibson Dunn’s pro bono work on behalf of immigrants and refugees over the last few months has been unprecedented in its scale and scope. The projects have ranged from emergency work by attorneys in the early hours after the first “Travel Ban” Executive Order was signed, to high-profile individual representations of immigrants facing deportation, to amicus briefs for dozens of firm clients advocating on behalf of core values, including a commitment to diversity. While the topic of immigration can spark intense debate and passion, particularly in the current political climate, Gibson Dunn’s pro bono work does not seek to advocate any specific policy position or further any political agenda. Instead, the uniting force behind our work has been – and continues to be – a shared commitment to protecting the Constitution, upholding the rule of law, and providing access to justice for all. As lawyers, we have a special ability – and indeed – a duty to influence and impact society, in the courts and through pro bono work and leadership in institutions that promote constitutional rights. These principles have always been a bedrock of what it means to be a lawyer at Gibson Dunn, and in the last several months we have been proud to work with lawyers from across the world to ensure that these values are protected in our society.