Law360 Ranks Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Number One in the Nation for Pro Bono
New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP is ranked first in the nation in Law360’s 2023 Pro Bono Rankings for firms with less than 100 attorneys.
The annual ranking is based on the percentage of attorneys spending 50 hours or more on pro bono cases in 2022, which is the American Bar Association’s yearly recommendation for all lawyers, along with their full participation rate in pro bono activity and the average pro bono hours per attorney. With over 85% of HSG attorneys participating in pro bono work, Law360 notes that the firm “posted prodigious numbers in all three scoring areas despite its small size.”
“Pro bono work is at the heart of HSG,” said Vincent Levy, a partner at HSG and head of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “We are deeply committed to causes that span the spectrum of political ideologies and social grounds and are extremely proud of the meaningful work our lawyers have done on behalf of our pro bono clients.”
HSG lawyers have represented pro bono clients in matters ranging from class-wide civil rights litigation to habeas corpus petitions on behalf of indigent plaintiffs, including high-stakes commercial, immigration, and domestic relations matters. In a recent matter that attracted widespread publicity, the firm filed an amicus brief in pop star Kesha’s defamation battle with producer Dr. Luke, working alongside Professor Eugene Volokh and his First Amendment Clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law on behalf of a 17-member media coalition. The firm also, in partnership with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab, litigated a civil rights case against police officers in Louisiana in connection with the use of excessive force against a cooperating Black man with pre-existing injuries. A favorable settlement was reached earlier this year.
Among many other matters, the firm currently represents pilots of Frontier Airlines in a cutting-edge workplace discrimination case over the airline’s policies toward pregnant and breast-feeding employees. Filed in 2019, the lawsuit challenges, among other things, Frontier’s practice of prohibiting employees from pumping breast milk while on duty. Just last year, a breakthrough settlement was reached in a similar lawsuit filed by the firm on behalf of flight attendants at the same airline, which has already resulted in positive ramifications for employees throughout the airline industry.
Learn more about HSG’s pro bono work here.