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Brad Karp Co-Authors Op-Ed on Immigration Crisis for The New York Times
June 25, 2018
Firm chairman Brad Karp, alongside Gary Wingens, chairman and managing partner of Lowenstein Sandler, co-authored an Op-Ed for The New York Times on the current immigration crisis at the border with Mexico. The Op-Ed was co-signed by 32 other major U.S. law firms, who have committed to mobilizing to protect children and families harmed by the unlawful policies and to safeguard the rule of law.
In “The Law Did Not Create This Crisis, But Lawyers Will Help End it,” the authors note that President Trump’s immigration policies, in particular the President’s recent moves to detain families and prosecute those seeking asylum at the border, violate U.S. laws and international treaties to which the United States is a signatory. “We speak for a group of lawyers who lead 34 major American law firms,” the two write. “As a group, we cannot stand by as our government, under the pretext of enforcing the law, violates it and traumatizes children and their parents in the process. We are professionally obligated to safeguard the rule of law and to protect the poor and the vulnerable against targeted governmental abuses. We call upon the administration to develop an immediate plan for reunifying children with their families, to release families who pose no threat to our country and to terminate the policy of criminally prosecuting asylum seekers.”
Events & Publications
- Jun 27, 2018
Firm chairman Brad Karp and litigation department co-chair Bob Atkins were quoted in The American Lawyer in an article highlighting legal industry-wide efforts to coordinate efforts since President Trump’s travel ban executive order…
- Jun 27, 2018
Paul, Weiss’s efforts on behalf of three undocumented immigrant parents separated from their children at the border were highlighted in a June 27 article in Law360.
- Jun 25, 2018
Firm chairman Brad Karp, alongside Gary Wingens, chairman and managing partner of Lowenstein Sandler, co-authored an Op-Ed for The New York Times on the current immigration crisis at the border with Mexico.
- Nov 02, 2017
Litigation partner Geoffrey Chepiga and pro bono counsel Emily Goldberg will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Human Services Council.
- Aug 27, 2017
Sunday’s New York Post featured a story on the “potentially precedent-setting case” that Paul, Weiss and The Legal Aid Society are litigating on behalf of dozens of formerly homeless individuals who obtained private apartments through …
- Oct 31, 2016
Firm chair Brad Karp was profiled as one of "New York City's Leaders" in the fall 2016 edition of Leaders magazine.
- Oct 03, 2016
An article posted to The Daily Beast on October 3, titled "Doctors Said They Shook Their Baby to Death. They Didn't," recounts the story of a young black couple in the Bronx wrongfully accused of murdering their infant…
- Dec 22, 2015
The Huffington Post published an account by 15-year-old Hudson Garner of the preliminary injunction hearing held in the Southern District of Mississippi on November 6th in which Paul, Weiss sought to enjoin Mississippi from enforcing…
- May 11, 2015
This video examines how Paul, Weiss and its client, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), provide comprehensive legal representation to individual refugees seeking resettlement.
- Feb 26, 2015
Litigation partners Martin Flumenbaum and Andrew Gordon and associate Geoffrey Chepiga are featured in a video produced by the New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI), titled "Stories of Justice: NYLPI's…
- Dec 12, 2014
This video examines how Paul, Weiss and its client, Disability Advocates Inc. (now known as Disability Rights New York), helped adults with mental disabilities build new lives by securing a landmark settlement with the state of…
- Jun 18, 2014
On July 1, 2014, certain substantial changes to New York nonprofit law will take effect, and will require compliance by all nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York, as well as certain nonprofit organizations doing…
- Jan 02, 2014
Litigation partner Aidan Synnott was quoted in an article titled "Rethinking the Law Firm/Law School Relationship," which discusses Paul, Weiss client Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and mentions the firm's involvement …
- Nov 21, 2013
Corporate associate Frank Steinherr and Rolando Gonzalez of The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice Program co-chaired a CLE pro bono program titled "Advising Micro-Entrepreneurs."
Awards & Recognition
- May 24, 2018
Paul, Weiss was one of three firms honored at the annual Safe Haven Awards hosted by Immigration Equality at Lincoln Center.
- Apr 20, 2018
Her Justice will honor bankruptcy partner Kelley Cornish at its 25th anniversary photography auction and benefit at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom on May 3.
- Oct 25, 2017
The Legal Aid Society recognized several Paul, Weiss attorneys and the firm as a whole at the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards for their pro bono contributions over the past year.
- Aug 02, 2017
The American Lawyer has ranked Paul, Weiss third in its annual “A-List,” which ranks firms based on their revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, associate satisfaction, racial and gender diversity, and the percentage of female…
- Jun 27, 2017
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence honored Paul, Weiss on June 27 with its Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award.
- Jun 08, 2017
Paul, Weiss pro bono client Providence House honored the firm with its “Corporate Good Neighbor” award at its annual People of Hope Celebration.
- Apr 12, 2017
Paul, Weiss pro bono client the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting on April 10 for the Panama Papers probe.
- Apr 04, 2017
The Legal Action Center Board of Directors unanimously elected Paul, Weiss chair Brad Karp as its third chairman in the organization's 45-year history.
- Nov 17, 2016
Litigation partner Daniel Kramer was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with its Human Relations Award.
- Nov 15, 2016
Paul, Weiss was honored with the inaugural Legal Advocate Award at the Brady Bear Awards gala in New York City.
- Oct 19, 2016
Paul, Weiss was recognized for its pro bono asylum work on behalf of refugees at Human Rights First's 2016 Award Dinner with the Marvin Frankel Award.
- Oct 05, 2016
The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is honoring Paul, Weiss with its 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to the organization and its clients.
- Sep 29, 2016
Real estate associate Julia Milne has been selected to receive the City Bar Justice Center's Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service.
- May 10, 2016
The National Institute for Reproductive Health recognized Paul, Weiss as a "Champion of Choice."
- Sep 16, 2015
Paul, Weiss was recognized atDC Appleseed's 2015 Awards Reception for its pro bono work on the "Ending AIDS in D.C." project.
- Aug 30, 2015
Paul, Weiss was recognized among Law360's 2015 Pro Bono All Stars. The award is presented to firms that have demonstrated a very strong commitment to pro bono work and dedicated substantial resources to high-impact cases crucial…
- Jun 10, 2015
Paul, Weiss was recognized at MFY Legal Services's annual gala dinner benefit for our long-term commitment to working with MFY to secure justice for adult home residents. Litigation partners Andrew Gordon and Jacqueline Rubin…
- May 08, 2015
Maria Vullo was given the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN). The INN operates a network of soup kitchens on Long Island and provides emergency housing and social services. Maria was honored…
- May 04, 2015
Litigation partner Maria Vullo was honored by A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center with its Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award. Maria was recognized for her career-long pro bono work in support of women and…
- Apr 24, 2015
Attorneys and paralegals from Paul, Weiss's Washington, D.C. office coached a team of students from Anacostia High School in the 43rd Annual D.C. Street Law Mock Trial Competition. The competition included 32 teams from 14 D.C.…
- Mar 30, 2015
The Paul, Weiss Washington, D.C. office was recognized at a breakfast organized by the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for having 40 percent or more of our lawyers dedicate at…