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December 22, 2020

Pro Bono Newsletter – Racial Justice Initiative (December 2020)

This last year has brought with it unprecedented challenges to our personal and professional lives as we sought to deal with the widespread ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst this backdrop, we all watched in horror as the brutal killing of George Floyd by the police was captured on camera, sparking activism, protests, and discussions about racism and inequality in the United States and around the world, including here at Gibson Dunn. Immediately the firm spoke out and, more importantly, acted to reaffirm its commitment to addressing and tackling racial justice and equity issues. As part of that, we refocused and recommitted our efforts to take on pro bono matters that directly impact systemic racism and racial justice, including police reform, criminal justice reform, equity in education and health care, and much more. We have also launched several racial justice-focused pro bono collaborations with many of the Firm’s corporate clients. In the past six months, nearly 400 lawyers have dedicated more than 16,000 hours to over 50 matters dedicated to achieving racial equity. As we all know, when this Firm puts its mind to a cause, we can achieve great things. And, just as we have with issues like LGBTQ rights and immigrant rights, Gibson Dunn is dedicated to playing a meaningful role in the fight against policies, practices, and actions that produce unequitable outcomes for people of color. Together we will achieve lasting, real change. View Newsletter
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July 30, 2020

Pro Bono Newsletter – Coronavirus Response Efforts (July 2020)

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it introduced unimaginable challenges into all our lives.  But for those living in poverty or within marginalized communities, the impact of the disease was especially devastating. Gibson Dunn has remained steadfast throughout, while also pivoting and adapting to meet the needs of the moment, reaching out to help those most dramatically impacted and doing what we could to help.  Since March 2020, over 300 Gibson Dunn lawyers have dedicated more than 8,000 pro bono hours to these Coronavirus-response efforts.  By coming together during this challenging time we hope that we have made a difference in the lives of our pro bono clients, as well as in the broader communities in which we all live. Over the course of the last few months we have also seen the uprising of a powerful racial justice movement that has captured the hearts of people around the world.  Gibson Dunn has met this moment by recommitting to working towards racial justice with an overwhelming collective energy.  In just a few short weeks we have taken on new projects and cases that address a variety of racial justice issues, and put in place teams and structure to do so much more.  We look forward to seeing what is still to come in this important fight.  As the Firm charges ahead to tackle racial justice and systemic oppression, we also want to reflect on all that we have already accomplished together in 2020. View Newsletter
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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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