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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

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.

April 22, 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.

April 1, 2020

Pro Bono Newsletter – Summer 2019

We are proud to showcase some of the pro bono awards and accolades the firm has received during summer 2019, 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.

August 28, 2019

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.

October 29, 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.  

October 19, 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

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

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