Day: April 5, 2011

Another Exciting Pro Bono Win

The PBEye is pleased to learn about another exciting pro bono victory!  The New York Law Journal reports that junior-level associates from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP* along with Yale University law students secured a $650,000 settlement for eight day-laborers who alleged they were the victims of racial profiling and anti-immigrant sentiment. The plaintiffs were among the “Danbury 11,” a group of day-laborers who were arrested in an illegal undercover sting operation in Danbury, Conn.  Michael Wishnie, Yale University Professor and part of Yale’s Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic approached Gibson Dunn to take on the case.  A team of junior-level associates at Gibson

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CPBO Spotlight On: Ford Motor Company

Good corporate citizenship is a top priority at Ford Motor Company.  It’s with that in mind that Ford encourages its employees to spend up to 16 hours of regularly scheduled work time each year participating in volunteer activities.  Within the legal department, the Ford Pro Bono Committee, with the support of Group Vice President and General Counsel David Leitch, ensures that Ford attorneys and other legal department staff have access to a variety of pro bono opportunities.  These engagements include time-limited clinics as well as longer term projects.  Ford volunteers participate in the following pro bono clinics:

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