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

April 15, 2021

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. Gibson Dunn is joined by a group of Fortune 1000 General Counsel and over 40 law firms in this important effort. The Alliance will be co-chaired by Gibson Dunn partner Debra Wong Yang and White & Case partner Tai Park. Deb will also serve on The Alliance’s Board of Directors alongside Tai; Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer of Target Corporation.; Wilson Chu, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery and Brian A. Sun, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright.

The Alliance will coordinate and drive law firm pro bono resources on behalf of victims to assist and support them in obtaining legal remedies. This can include providing victims with counsel to bring lawsuits to seek compensatory and other civil remedies or working with law enforcement to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable, where appropriate. The Alliance will also identify additional resources, when relevant, that will help victims navigate this challenging time, including specialized legal services, social services, and other community support.

Initial case intake will be conducted by The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), and frontline legal and community organizations, before being referred to The Alliance. We are grateful to expand our partnerships with these organizations through our work with The Alliance and we welcome you to join in this important effort.