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Gibson Dunn Secures Release of Pro Bono Client Convicted by Unconstitutional, Non-Unanimous Jury

A team of Gibson Dunn lawyers, working with The Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI) in New Orleans, has secured the release of pro bono client B.T., who in 1983 was convicted by an unconstitutional, non-unanimous jury in Louisiana.

February 9, 2024

Gibson Dunn Receives Animal Legal Defense Fund 2023 Advancement Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award

Gibson Dunn has received the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) 2023 Advancement Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, which “honors dedicated legal professionals and law firms who help the Animal Legal Defense Fund achieve its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.”

November 9, 2023

Domestic Abuse Response Alliance Receives Local Impact Award at PILnet Global Forum

Gibson Dunn and the nine other law firms that form the Domestic Abuse Response Alliance (DARA) have received the PILnet Local Impact Award for the best, innovative pro bono legal project with an impact felt at the local or national level.

October 24, 2023

Pro Bono Team Scores Clear Win for Abused Mother of Developmentally Delayed Child

The Los Angeles Superior Court has granted a two-year domestic violence restraining order in favor of Gibson Dunn’s pro bono client, a low-income mother of a developmentally delayed child, who suffered years of physical, psychological and financial abuse from her husband.

September 8, 2023

Gibson Dunn Secures Grant of Asylum for Pro Bono Client Following Seven Years of Proceedings

Following seven years of proceedings, Gibson Dunn has secured a grant of asylum for a pro bono client who fled to the U.S. from El Salvador to escape targeted gang violence.

September 7, 2023

Gibson Dunn Wins Settlement for American Immigration Lawyers Association

Gibson Dunn has secured a six-figure settlement awarding attorneys’ fees for its representation of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-NJ) against the federal Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in the District of New Jersey.

August 29, 2023

Pro Bono Team’s Work Leads to Important Precedent

Gibson Dunn lawyers recent won an important decision in the Fourth Circuit in a case of critical importance to asylum seekers.

August 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Achieves Justice, Wins Six-Figure Settlement for Civil Rights Pro Bono Client

Gibson Dunn has secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of Jose Ramirez, a wheelchair-bound former prison inmate who was beaten by prison guards and systematically denied access to accommodations for his physical disabilities.

August 16, 2023

Anti-AAPI Attacks and Moving Beyond: Update and Overview of Gibson Dunn’s Recent Efforts

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an update on the firm's efforts on behalf of victims of anti-AAPI hate.

May 8, 2023

Webcast: Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis: Legal Updates and Providing Access to Justice to Refugees

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers cover the latest updates on the legal landscape for Afghan refugees, the various mechanisms for providing immigration relief to Afghan refugees in the United States, and a look at how the legal profession has and can help close the justice gap for these deserving families.

January 14, 2022

The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: Update & Overview of Gibson Dunn’s Recent Efforts

Gibson Dunn's Pro Bono team provides an update on the firm's broad efforts to help Afghans at heightened risk of Taliban reprisals, after the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban's takeover of Kabul.

December 22, 2021

The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: Overview of Gibson Dunn’s Recent Efforts

Since the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, tens of thousands of Afghans, along with U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents, have desperately tried to flee the country and the Taliban’s oppressive rule. Members of Gibson Dunn's Pro Bono team outline how the firm sprang into action to help individuals at heightened risk of Taliban reprisals evacuate to safety. 

September 9, 2021

A Statement in Support of the Jewish Community

Gibson Dunn joins other law firms in publicly denouncing anti-Semitism and the demonization of Jews pervading the press, social media, and the streets of this country.

May 27, 2021

Gibson Dunn Receives Giffords Law Center’s 2021 Richard D. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award

On May 19, 2021, Gibson Dunn was awarded the 2021 Richard D. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the nation’s leading legal and policy organizations dedicated to finding sensible solutions that will prevent further gun violence.

May 21, 2021

Gibson Dunn Joins New Pro Bono Initiative to Combat Anti-Asian Violence in Partnership with Industry Peers and Advocacy Organizations

We are thrilled to announce Gibson Dunn’s participation as a member of The Alliance for Asian American Justice (“The Alliance”), a national pro bono initiative committed to standing up for victims, and preventing future acts, of anti-Asian hate.

April 15, 2021

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.

December 22, 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.

July 30, 2020

Cyber Dignity: Digital Age Law for Teens and Young Adults

Carrie LeRoy was featured on Pro Bono Net’s Connecting Justice Communities blog in connection with her work creating the Cyber Dignity program.

June 24, 2020

A Statement on Racial Justice and Equality from Gibson Dunn Chairman and Managing Partner, Ken Doran

Gibson Dunn Chairman and Managing Partner Ken Doran provides thoughts on racial justice and equity in light of the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and several other African Americans by police.

June 5, 2020

President Obama Highlights Toolkit on Best Practices in Policing Created By the Leadership Conference with Assistance By Gibson Dunn

On June 1, 2020, President Barack Obama published a blog post sharing the link to a milestone community-based policing report and toolkit created in 2019 by the Leadership Conference Education Fund—the education and research arm of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights worked on extensively by Gibson Dunn partners and associates.  

June 2, 2020