October 24, 2019
Gibson Dunn was named winner of the Excellence in Pro Bono Award at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2019. The firm was recognised for Ryan Whelan‘s work leading the legal and political campaign in the UK against “upskirting,” the act of capturing images under a woman’s skirt without her permission. The Law Society said of the firm’s work: “Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher have achieved lasting and dramatic change in an area of significant public importance, by bringing the concerning trend of ‘upskirting,’ a practice of taking photos up someone’s skirt without their consent, into the courts. The judges were especially impressed with the breadth of legal skills used and the ambition of the project – this firm have shown how much can be achieved when solicitors get creative with pro bono.” The awards were presented on October 23, 2019.