May 1, 2019
Gibson Dunn was one of 16 law firms featured on National Law Journal’s 2019 Pro Bono Hot List, recognizing firms that “have used their legal expertise to take on some of the biggest issues of our time.” The Firm was recognized for its work protecting a free press and successfully defending journalist Aaron Cantu who was arrested while covering the demonstrations at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The Firm’s profile [PDF] ran on May 1, 2019.
Gibson Dunn actively encourages robust participation in pro bono matters. We believe that lawyers have a special ability and duty to help ensure meaningful access to the justice system for everyone. We are dedicated to the idea that the most vulnerable in our society receive a fair opportunity to receive legal representation in times of need. 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 in extensive efforts on behalf of the immigrant community, our lawyers have provided access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it. The uniting force behind our pro bono work has been – and continues to be – a shared commitment to protecting the Constitution, upholding the rule of law, and providing access to justice for all.