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April 22, 2020

Pro Bono Newsletter – Coronavirus Response Efforts (April 2020)

As we head into another week of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all struggling to cope with the rapidly changing landscape.  Some of us have loved ones who have gotten sick or even passed away, others have loved ones living far away, and still others have loved ones fighting on the front lines of this pandemic as healthcare workers or first responders.  And yet, amidst this uncertain and unprecedented time, we have been struck by how much this community has come together; how we have found new ways to be supportive of one another, to communicate with one another, and to form much deeper bonds than once existed.  Part of this coming together has been forged through a common goal and purpose: to help those in our communities – near and far – who need our services the most. Delivering this help has required digging deep, working through challenging conditions, and often coming up with creative and innovative means to provide results.  Together we have accomplished so much already, finding ways to help the small business and immigrant communities and the healthcare workers fighting every day for all of us, just to name a few. View Newsletter
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April 1, 2020

Pro Bono Newsletter – Coronavirus Response Efforts

During this uncertain time, we are all facing unpredictable and unprecedented challenges. Recent events have impacted every aspect of our daily life, and are already reverberating through the world economy, healthcare system, and much more. Each of us faces individual challenges, as we take care of our children, parents, and loved ones, all while working and trying to take care of ourselves too. During this time, the Gibson Dunn community has been stronger than ever and has been a source of support. Amidst all this, we have not only looked inward, but we have also looked out into our broader communities and tried to find ways to help those in need. Our pro bono clients are among the most at risk, as they face myriad issues, including the very scary potential health and economic problems applicable to all. As always and perhaps more than ever, Gibson Dunn is committed to providing top-notch legal services to those clients and to our broader communities. We are proud to be helping, among others, immigrants, the elderly, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve these clients. View Newsletter
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December 2, 2019

Pro Bono Newsletter – Fall 2019

We are proud to showcase some of the pro bono awards and accolades the firm has received over the last few months, which reflect our impressive efforts. As we enter this season, we are especially grateful for the tireless efforts of Gibson Dunn attorneys around the world on behalf of our pro bono clients. Thank you for all of your incredible work. View Newsletter
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August 28, 2019

Pro Bono Newsletter – Summer 2019

We are proud to showcase some of the pro bono awards and accolades the firm has received over the last few months, which reflect our impressive efforts. As reflected in our 2018 Pro Bono Annual Report, Gibson Dunn’s pro bono program is as diverse as the firm itself.  Over the last several months, the firm has continued to be engaged in many incredible pro bono efforts. We are proud to showcase some of our work here. View Newsletter
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October 29, 2018

Pro Bono Newsletter – Fall 2018

We are proud to showcase some of the pro bono awards and accolades the firm has received over the last few months, which reflect our impressive efforts. This year marks the 10th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono, which aims to shine a spotlight on important pro bono work already underway and to encourage other lawyers to get involved. At Gibson Dunn we have much to be proud of in this respect. Whether protecting constitutional rights, working on behalf of the LGBTQ community, spearheading anti-human trafficking efforts, battling slumlords, fighting on behalf of domestic violence victims, advocating on behalf of veterans, or engaging on behalf of the immigrant community, our lawyers have worked hard this year to provide access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it. View Newsletter
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October 19, 2018

Gibson Dunn Tackles Family Separation at the Border

On May 7, 2018, the administration implemented a “zero tolerance policy,” pursuant to which all adults found to be entering the United States illegally would be subject to criminal prosecution.  Furthermore, all adults who crossed the border accompanied by a minor child would be separated from that child.  Many of the individuals affected by this policy were asylum seekers who had been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution. By June, more than 2,300 children had been separated from their parents under this policy, leading to national and international outrage.  On June 20, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order meant to end the separation of families crossing the border by requiring preservation of the “family unit” wherever possible, while still maintaining enforcement of immigration laws.  However, the order did nothing to address reunification of the families already separated and the crisis caused by tearing apart these families and scattering them across the country, often without adequate methods to ensure reunification could be achieved. In this time of crisis, lawyers throughout the country stepped up and volunteered their services to protect the rights of these families.  Gibson Dunn is very proud to have been a big part of that effort. View the Newsletter
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