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Steve Banks Featured in Law360 Profile on His Move to Paul, Weiss

February 6, 2022

Pro bono special counsel Steve Banks was featured in “Paul Weiss’ New Pro Bono Leader Looks To New Challenges,” published in Law360 on February 6. The article focuses on Steve’s accomplishments during his many years in public service, why he chose to join Paul, Weiss and his vision for the firm’s pro bono department.

“I saw the firm’s work firsthand when I was attorney in chief of the Legal Aid Society, directly co-counseling a case with Paul Weiss. It was part of a trilogy of cases striking down the unlawful practice of stop and frisk [in New York City]. Paul Weiss worked together with the Legal Aid Society to stop that practice,” Steve says. “So I knew firsthand the impact of Paul Weiss’ pro bono program, but even more importantly, pro bono and public service is in the DNA of the law firm. It’s a place that I wanted to be, in terms of continuing to provide access to justice. There’s an extraordinary pro bono staff and an unrivaled commitment by partners, associates and counsel to pro bono work.”

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