Hughes Hubbard maintained one of the top spots in The American Lawyer’s annual pro bono special report, ranking fifth among Big Law firms for U.S. pro bono commitment in 2017.
A pro bono team in the firm's D.C. office paved the way for a Honduran mother to reunite with her 6-year-old son after securing her release from immigration detention on bond.
Hughes Hubbard secured asylum for an HIV-positive female genital mutilation and domestic violence victim, who fled from Burkina Faso to the United States to escape a forced marriage.
After nearly six years of legal battles, Hughes Hubbard and the New York Legal Assistance Group achieved relief for more than 60,000 low-income New Yorkers who were the victims of an alleged fraudulent debt collection scheme.
Only days before trial was set to commence, Hughes Hubbard obtained an excellent outcome for a pro bono client by negotiating a $50,000 settlement to resolve civil rights claims related to a pattern of harassment by prison correctional officers that culminated in a brutal assault.
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