Pro Bono News

Gibson Dunn Team Named Among California Lawyers of the Year

The Daily Journal named the Gibson Dunn team representing DACA recipients, cities, counties, the University of California, and states in Garcia v. USA among its 2018 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year.

March 21, 2018

Gibson Dunn Announces Annual Pro Bono Award Winners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce the winners of the firm’s annual team and individual Frank Wheat Memorial Awards. Every year, Gibson Dunn presents its Frank Wheat award to lawyers in the firm who obtain significant results for their pro bono clients and demonstrate leadership and initiative that serve as inspiration to others.

February 27, 2018

Pro Bono Newsletter – Fall 2017

Happy Pro Bono Week! At Gibson Dunn, we are dedicated to the idea that the most vulnerable in our society receive legal representation in times of need.

October 27, 2017

Pro Bono Newsletter – Summer 2017

This summer’s pro bono newsletter reflects the very diverse range of pro bono efforts going on around the firm. These efforts include appellate advocacy, work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, advocacy on behalf of veterans, immigration work, and corporate advice to a variety of nonprofits.

July 27, 2017

Gibson Dunn Scores Appellate Victory for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

​The UCI Law VA Benefits Project and Gibson Dunn successfully persuaded a federal appellate court to vacate and remand a Board of Veterans' Appeals decision that denied service-connected benefits to a U.S.

June 7, 2017

Gibson Dunn Scores Appellate Victory for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

​The UCI Law VA Benefits Project and Gibson Dunn successfully persuaded a federal appellate court to vacate and remand a Board of Veterans' Appeals decision that denied service-connected benefits to a U.S.

June 7, 2017

Pro Bono Newsletter – Spring 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.

April 27, 2017

Fourth Circuit Win Changes Legal Landscape for Immigrant Defendants

​On April 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the order of removal of Gibson Dunn pro bono client Daniel Castendet-Lewis, a native of Panama who was deported after pleading guilty to Virginia statutory burglary.

April 25, 2017

CAIR Coalition Awards Gibson Dunn 2015 Law Firm of the Year

​On October 14, 2015, the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition publicly recognized Gibson Dunn as the organization's 2015 Law Firm of the Year, because of the number of matters the firm has successfully handled for CAIR clients over the last year.

October 14, 2015

Gibson Dunn Honored as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year in the IFLR Middle East Awards

​Gibson Dunn's Dubai office continues to be heavily involved in the Holy Trinity Church's Pro Bono Advice Clinic in Oud Metha, Dubai. The first of its kind in the region, the clinic offers individuals experiencing a broad range of legal problems the opportunity to obtain free legal advice from the clinic's volunteers.

October 28, 2014

Gibson Dunn Named as Law 360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year for the Third Consecutive Year

​Earlier this month, Gibson Dunn was named by Law360 as one of the Pro Bono Firms of the Year for 2014. Law360's Pro Bono Firms of the Year profiles the firms that had the biggest wins for clients in pro bono matters over the course of the year.

October 8, 2014

Gibson Dunn Attorneys Honored with Legal Aid 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award

​In a ceremony on October 8, 2014, Gibson Dunn was honored with the Legal Aid 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award for providing excellent legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

October 8, 2014

Gibson Dunn Wins Immigration Equality 2014 Safe Haven Award

On May 28, 2014, Gibson Dunn was awarded Immigration Equality's annual Safe Haven Award, which recognizes the law firm that has excelled in its legal representation of pro bono clients over the past year.

May 28, 2014

Gibson Dunn Announces Annual Pro Bono Award Winners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce the winners of the firm’s annual team and individual Frank Wheat Memorial Awards.  The Frank Wheat Award is given every year to lawyers in the firm who obtain significant results for their pro bono clients and demonstrate leadership and initiative that serve as inspiration to others. This year, the team award is presented to lawyers in Gibson Dunn’s New York office for their work with the Urban Justice Center to reach a settlement with the Social Security Administration that will provide benefits to more than 4,000 indigent and disabled New Yorkers.  The individual award is presented to New York associate Kate Driscoll for her involvement in an ongoing case aimed at preventing the unlawful closure of the Long Island

February 6, 2014