Pro Bono Achievements

     
       

Pro Bono Achievements

We are particularly proud of our attorneys’ ready commitment to improving their communities through pro bono service. Their achievements reassure our clients that they are served by a firm committed to giving back to the community by drawing on our rich base of legal talent.

Our accomplishments include:

  • Joseph Francoeur (Partner-New York) was awarded the New York City Mayoral Service Recognition Award for his efforts in providing pro bono legal representation to vulnerable immigrant children in New York who are seeking asylum. Joe spearheaded the firm’s partnership with Safe Passage Project, a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises attorneys to provide pro bono representation to unaccompanied minors. The Mayoral Service Recognition, awarded annually, recognizes New York City’s “most socially engaged individuals.” 

  • A six-member team from the Los Angeles office, led by Gary Pancer (Partner-Los Angeles), partnered with Public Counsel, the largest nonprofit pro bono law firm in the country, to win asylum for their 17-year-old client, a boy from El Salvador whose life was being threatened by members of two infamous gangs in his hometown.

  • David Goldhaber (Partner-Chicago) was appointed to the advisory board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. David sat on the organization’s governing board of directors for seven years, two of which he served as president.

  • James Tucker (Of Counsel-Las Vegas) advocates for equal voting rights on behalf of Alaskan Natives. In 2014, he prevailed in a historic case venued Federal Court in Anchorage that found the state of Alaska had violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations of voting materials to voters whose primary language is Gwich’in or Yup’ik in the Dillingham, Wade Hampton, and Yukon-Koyukuk census areas