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

January 14, 2022

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the ongoing and still unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The session covers 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.

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Katherine Marquart is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and is the Firm’s Pro Bono Chair. In this role, Ms. Marquart manages and coordinates the Firm’s pro bono efforts globally. She also maintains a substantive practice in many areas of public interest law. Ms. Marquart previously spent seven years as a litigation associate at the Firm, where her practice focused on complex business litigation, transnational litigation, and internal investigations and regulatory inquiries.

Sara Ghalandari is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. Ms. Ghalandari’s practice encompasses a wide-array of land use/development matters and real estate transactions, including zoning, planning, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), public private partnerships, and matters regarding construction access, underpinning and shoring. The primary focus of her practice is the processing of entitlements, supervising the preparation and approval of environmental documentation, and negotiating transactional documents associated with land use, project development, and construction, including agreements between private and public entities (including local governments and public agencies).

Lauren Traina is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She currently practices in the firm’s Real EstatePractice Group. Ms. Traina’s practice focuses on land use and real estate matters, with an emphasis on energy transactions, including project development, acquisitions, financings and restructurings. She has significant expertise in wind power, solar power and other renewable energy technology, and has represented both developers and tax equity investors in connection with these transactions. Ms. Traina also has notable experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and securities regulation.


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