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Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

We are deeply committed to combating the gun violence epidemic.

Led by our chairman Brad Karp and partner Chris Boehning, in December 2016 we took the lead role in forming the Firearms Accountability Task Force (FACT), an unprecedented effort by leading gun violence prevention organizations and law firms to use affirmative litigation to confront this national issue. In 2017, we worked with FACT on developing broad-ranging, innovative litigation strategies while continuing to advocate nationally on the issue.

In a bid to rein in potential violence stemming from armed groups, we are also co-counsel with the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection in a lawsuit it filed on behalf of the city of Charlottesville and local businesses and neighborhood groups against the private militias that marched at the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally. The suit could serve as a template for future legal action as other local officials struggle to contain such groups rallying across the country.

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