Public service is deeply embedded in our firm, as evidenced by our outsized commitment to pro bono work. We provide significant legal services to those who would otherwise not have access to justice. Our pro bono work focuses on helping underserved communities and advocating for abused women, immigrants and the wrongfully convicted.

Our work covers a wide range of areas, including:

  •  immigration
  •  civil rights
  •  criminal defense
  •  housing
  •  art law
Pro Bono Matters Here are some of our most recent successes

HHR Secures Jamaican Client's Release From Immigration Detention

Hughes Hubbard obtained release from federal immigration detention for a client after two years of appeals. 

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Firm Wins Asylum for Bisexual Ghanaian Man

Hughes Hubbard successfully represented a 38-year-old bisexual Ghanaian man seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape persecution in his native country.

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Appeals Court Upholds Victory for New York City and Two Former Police Officers

Representing New York City and two former police officers in the New York Appellate Division's Second Department, Hughes Hubbard obtained affirmance of the Supreme Court's summary judgment decision dismissing the plaintiff's civil rights action seeking $10 million in alleged damages.

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Firm Helps Community Groups Defend NYC's Waste Equity Law

Hughes Hubbard played a key role in successfully defending New York City's "waste equity law" against a challenge from the waste industry in New York state court.

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Firm Dives Into Supreme Court Battle Over Blackbeard's Ship

The firm has dived deep into a dispute over the wreckage of legendary pirate Blackbeard's flagship that has reached the nation's highest court.

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Hughes Hubbard Pro Bono Client One Step Closer to Freedom

A federal inmate for whom the firm won clemency under an Obama-era initiative is one step closer to freedom.

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“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
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