Cleary Gottlieb Receives Sanctuary for Families Above and Beyond Award

November 13, 2019

Cleary Gottlieb Director of Pro Bono Practice Jennifer Kroman and a team of former Cleary associates were honored at the Sanctuary for Families Above and Beyond Awards.

The pro bono team was recognized for its skilled legal representation and trauma-informed advocacy in representing “Alicia,” a transgender immigrant survivor of sex trafficking. Sanctuary for Families noted that Cleary provided compassionate and devoted pro bono assistance to obtain immigration relief on Alicia’s behalf despite numerous challenges. As a result of the team’s steadfast efforts over several years, Alicia was successfully granted a T nonimmigrant visa in 2019, and Cleary has filed an application for lawful permanent residency on her behalf.

For more information about Alicia, and the Above and Beyond awards, visit the website.