Hogan Lovells Named Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. 4 September 2015 – Hogan Lovells is proud to announce that it has been named to this year's Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year list, which recognizes law firms that "showed the same passion for taking on hard cases and scoring victories in pro bono matters as they displayed for corporate clients over the past year."

The firm was recognized for securing a landmark victory before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a government whistleblower. Federal air marshal Robert J. MacLean was fired after alerting the media that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security planned to remove air marshals from long-distance flights, despite an imminent hijacking threat.

Hogan Lovells was also lauded for its collaboration with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless to prevent the District of Columbia's illegal and unsafe communal placement of homeless families in gymnasiums on freezing nights. The D.C. Superior Court decision marks a critical victory for Washington, D.C.'s homeless family population.

Other matters referenced in the article include:

  • Lawyers in our New York office helping a gay married couple who fled persecution in Macedonia to obtain derivative asylee status;
  • Encouraging democracy in the United Kingdom by working with Bite The Ballot to address the concern that only one in four young people votes; and
  • Publishing an independent legal opinion on the findings of the United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, which concluded that some of the activities of the North Korean authorities amounted to crimes against humanity, including genocide.

Globally, the firm's lawyers devoted a total of 108,240 hours to pro bono legal services in 2014. At Hogan Lovells, our lawyers devote tens of thousands of hours annually to matters that matter — from exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted and advocating for the abused and neglected to fighting discrimination and keeping vital nonprofit organizations in business.

The entire Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year profile can be found here.

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