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Paul, Weiss Secures Compassionate Release of Pro Bono Client

Paul, Weiss secured a victory for our pro bono client when he was granted compassionate release and ordered to be immediately released from federal prison. Our client was originally scheduled to be released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons custody in June 2021. In an oral argument before Senior Judge Leo Glasser in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, litigation associate Daniel Negless successfully argued that compassionate release was warranted because our client’s asthmatic condition placed him at grave risk if he remained incarcerated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and that the relevant sentencing factors weighed in favor of his release, including his model behavior while incarcerated, his status as a nonviolent offender, and his carefully coordinated release plan.

The Paul, Weiss team was supervised by litigation partner Roberto Finzi, and included litigation counsel Justin Lerer, associates Daniel Sinnreich, Daniel Negless and Alexander Atkins. Litigation associate Eunice Hong also provided assistance.

September 15, 2020

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