Hogan Lovells chosen for spot on National Law Journal’s 2018 Pro Bono Hot List

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2018 – Hogan Lovells has won a place on The National Law Journal 2018 Pro Bono Hot List, in recognition of the firm’s compelling body of pro bono work. In total, the firm’s lawyers dedicated more than 100,000 hours to pro bono work in 2017 and played significant roles in a number of notable and high-profile matters.

The National Law Journal highlighted the firm’s efforts, beginning in January 2017, in tackling the travel ban. Hogan Lovells lawyers provided ad hoc legal services at airports to stranded travelers, while partner Neal Katyal challenged the ban through the federal courts, culminating in an appearance at the Supreme Court.

The 2018 Pro Bono Hotlist specifically recognized work done in the United States, noting that the winning firms had taken on “some of the biggest issues of our time.” The National Law Journal praised several other Hogan Lovells pro bono wins, including:

  • A team led by senior associate Kathryn Ali that successfully challenged solitary confinement for death row inmates in Virginia, with similar challenges pending in Louisiana and South Carolina
  • Partner Ira Feinberg’s win to reinstate voting rights for thousands of disenfranchised individuals in Georgia
  • The firm’s work in Virginia, led by attorney April Wimberley, in successfully challenging the established interpretation of the state’s “Three Strikes” statutes.

Speaking on the award, T. Clark Weymouth, the  firm’s Pro Bono Partner, commented:

“2017 was a particularly challenging year, with many important legal issues requiring substantial time, effort, and commitment. Our colleagues rose to the occasion, and it is gratifying to see their hard work on many difficult cases recognized among our peers.”

A profile of our work on the travel ban and other notable matters can be found here. More information about the global work done by Hogan Lovells pro bono lawyers can be found in the firm’s 2017 Pro Bono Annual Report, available here.

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