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March 17, 2020
The American Lawyer and Above the Law published articles on March 17 focusing on Paul, Weiss’s pro bono mobilization to help individuals and organizations economically impacted by the coronavirus. The stories describe the firm’s plan to mobilize its lawyers to assist those most vulnerable in navigating and accessing aid from a bewildering array of emergency federal, state and local assistance programs. The articles note that the firm has already organized over 400 Paul, Weiss attorney volunteers into five different teams—federal programs, New York state programs, New York City programs, state programs outside of New York, and private and charitable organization programs—as well as a team to draft templates, FAQs and forms concerning each program. The firm is also working with its clients to help get the word out to their hourly workers about how to access the economic assistance that is available to them.
Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad Karp hopes that the firm’s efforts will inspire others in the legal community to take action. As Brad emphasized, “we’re going to need thousands of lawyers to step up and work with us on this.”
» read the American Lawyer article
» read the Above the Law article