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 Helps Sexual Violence Survivor Get Her Day in Inter‑American Court of Human Rights

HHR’s D.C. pro bono team secured a long-awaited victory for a sexual violence survivor seeking to help fellow adolescent victims in Bolivia by bringing a potentially precedent-setting case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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Hughes Hubbard Paris Tackles Police Brutality in Pro Bono Cases

HHR Paris obtained a pro bono victory for 11 victims of police misconduct in a civil lawsuit holding the French government liable for a lengthy track record of abusive practices by the police.

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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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Firm Helps Community Groups Defend NYC's Waste Equity Law

In a pro bono victory, HHR helped New York City’s “waste equity law” prevail against another challenge from the waste industry in a state appeals court.

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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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