Hughes Hubbard and several firm lawyers received 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards for providing exceptional legal services to the Legal Aid Society and its low-income clients.
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 paved the path to legal permanent residency for two teenage immigrants who faced deportation after entering the United States last year to escape an abusive home in Honduras and join their mother and younger brother in New York.
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