Annual Review

Our 2022 Year in Review

Pro Bono

Last year, Hughes Hubbard led the hearing for a groundbreaking case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, worked on curbing gun violence and continued our dedication to our immigration clients.

U.S. Asylum for Pakistani Immigrant

Hughes Hubbard obtained asylum for a pro bono client and her children, who fled Pakistan to escape death threats from members of the Taliban.

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Groundbreaking Human Rights Victory Before the Inter‑American Court of Human Rights

HHR client Brisa De Angulo Losada obtained a sweeping victory before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The judgment is the culmination of over a decade of HHR and a broad legal team’s work before multiple legal bodies to hold Bolivia accountable for its actions.

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Green Cards for Longstanding Client

HHR wrapped up its representation of a woman who fled to the U.S. from gender-based violence and sexual assault in Honduras, obtaining permanent resident status for our client and two of her children after years of assisting with their immigration status.

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Rare Remand for Client

HHR recently obtained a rare Second Circuit remand to the Board of Immigration Appeals on behalf of a pro bono client who faces a serious risk of death if he is returned to El Salvador.

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Victory for Russian Activist

In a victory for HHR client Ilya Zaslavskiy, Russia’s largest commercial bank voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit seeking information related to a 2016 cyber-hack that allegedly created a false link between the bank and the Trump Organization ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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Working with DC Appleseed to Curb Gun Violence

As part of HHR’s longstanding partnership with the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, the firm assisted in submitting testimony to the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety of the District of Columbia Council regarding a bill regulating so-called “ghost guns.”  HHR has been involved for many years in D.C. Appleseed's efforts on gun safety issues through litigation, legislation, and policy advocacy.  The team is currently working with Appleseed to support the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention in designing programs to help curb the alarming increase in gun violence in the District.

Partnership with Cyrus R. Vance Center and ISLA

Hughes Hubbard partnered with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice to assist the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa in preparing for a two-week Litigation Institute focused on providing quality, in-depth and long-term capacity strengthening to lawyers who work on strategic litigation for women's rights.