Cleary Gottlieb Recognized as Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year
September 9, 2016
Cleary has been selected as a 2016 Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Law360.
The honor recognizes firms that have demonstrated a commitment to pro bono clients and winning critical cases that promote the rule of law.
A few of the firm’s high-stakes pro bono cases in the last year include:
- Winning a $250,000 settlement for a U.S. citizen who was falsely arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and prosecuted by the U.S. government.
- Securing a $32,500 settlement for a young U.S. citizen who was sent back to Guatemala rather than being reunited with her U.S. citizen parents who were assumed to be illegal immigrants.
- Securing settlement of $125,000 in a Federal Tort Claims Act suit against the U.S. for an unaccompanied minor who was persuaded to participate in a high-risk sting operation and was injured and detained with no medical attention.
- Filing a federal lawsuit for victims of sexual abuse at the women's jail on Rikers Island. The conditions at Rikers Island have been the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation and have received extensive local and national press coverage.