Paul, Weiss is committed to providing impactful pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organizations in need. Our program is all-encompassing, spanning the core issues facing our society.
We provide legal assistance to a wide range of not-for-profit groups and low-income business owners on a full spectrum of transactional, tax, litigation and contract matters.
Below are some highlights:
- We have been helping the Parkland students secure the music rights to “Shine,” the song two high school students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School created in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17, and to incorporate a not-for-profit, Shine MSD, to raise relief funds for shooting victims and to provide healing through the arts.
- We were recently recognized by the Vance Center for International Justice for our extensive legal assistance to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Pulitzer prize-winning organization behind the Panama Papers, an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from an offshore law firm. ICIJ’s probe exposed a global network of offshore tax havens used by hundreds of politicians, military officials and banks. We helped ICIJ spin off its multi-national research and reporting operation into a tax-exempt nonprofit, enabling ICIJ to expand fundraising, strengthen staffing and continue its critical investigative journalism without interruption.
- We represent a number of micro-finance and social entrepreneurship entities, providing pro bono advice in connection with their formation, legal structure and operations, including the formation of private investment funds focused on social impact investments and outcomes-based financings.