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

Hughes Hubbard Wins Asylum for Afghan Family that Fled ISIS and the Taliban

The firm won asylum for a family of eight who fled Afghanistan to escape death threats from members of ISIS and the Taliban.

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HHR Helps Pro Bono Client Force CIA’s Hand in Overhaul of Process for Handling Sexual Assault

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency announced that it would overhaul its process for handling sexual assault and harassment complaints in its workforce, responding to allegations by Kevin Carroll’s pro bono client, the first of over 60 women to come forward.

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Veteran’s 20‑Year Legal Battle Ends in Victory

Brendan Franzoni successfully represented a Marine Corps veteran in concluding her 20-year fight to upgrade her discharge from the military, for which he has been named the 2023 recipient of the University of Missouri (UM) Law School’s Robert G. Bailey Award.

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HHR Teams with Legal Aid Society for Rental Subsidy Class Action Against NYC

Hughes Hubbard and The Legal Aid Society filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) for its unlawful termination of rental vouchers for low-income New Yorkers.

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HHR Backs Human Rights Defenders in Minsk Court

The firm filed an expert declaration on international law in the Leninsky District Court of Minsk in support of three human rights defenders – including Belarusian human rights advocate and 2022 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski – who have been jailed in Belarus. The defenders were members of Viasna, a human rights organization that campaigned against arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses by Belarusian authorities.

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HHR Pro Bono Team Helps Client Achieve Groundbreaking Victory in Human Rights Case Against Bolivia

HHR client Brisa De Angulo Losada obtained a sweeping victory before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) today. 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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Firm Wins Asylum for Salvadoran Pro Bono Client

Hughes Hubbard recently obtained asylum for our pro bono client – a woman who fled to the U.S. from gender- and family-based gang violence in El Salvador – after years of assisting her in her asylum application.

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HHR Obtains Green Cards for Longstanding Pro Bono Client

HHR recently wrapped up its pro bono 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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