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.
The firm secured asylum for a pro bono client who fled her native Mali to escape years of persecution after being forcibly subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM).
Hughes Hubbard is assisting two asylum seekers detained at the U.S.-Mexico border after they fled their native countries to escape political persecution.
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.
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.
“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