Hughes Hubbard maintained one of the top spots in The American Lawyer’s annual pro bono special report, ranking second among Big Law firms for U.S. pro bono commitment in 2016.
Hughes Hubbard won an important victory for pro bono client Mr. A and his family through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, obtaining a grant of asylum into Canada after a long and arduous process.
Hughes Hubbard and the Legal Aid Society announced the favorable settlement of a class action lawsuit they brought challenging the adequacy of housing assistance for poor families. The settlement will help thousands of families avoid eviction and homelessness.
Representing New York City and two police officers in New York Supreme Court, Kings County, Hughes Hubbard obtained dismissal of a civil rights action seeking $10 million in alleged damages.
After 30 months of work that included managing a private cold-case investigation of events in East New York in the early '90s and the retention of a leading false-confession expert, Hughes Hubbard helped clear the name of a woman who spent 10 years in prison after being framed by a rogue detective.
“Without opportunity on the part of the poor to obtain expert legal advice, it is idle to talk of equality before the law.” Charles Evans Hughes