Big Law Firms Form Pro Bono Alliance to Support Victims of Anti-Asian Hate

Story source: The American Lawyer, April 15, 2021, Justin Henry

Photo source: Washington Post

More than 45 law firms and 17 general counsel from Fortune 1000 companies have dispatched their pro bono programs to provide Asian American communities with legal support in the wake of a surge in reported hate crimes against a population organizers say is frequently marginalized in the legal system.

The Alliance for Asian American Justice went public … launching a nationwide coalition to provide “culturally responsive” legal support and advocacy to victims of anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment. The founding board members include lawyers from McDermott Will & Emery, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, White & Case and Norton Rose Fulbright, while a number of other Am Law 200 firms are on the list of members. The full list is below.

Supporting Law FirmsSupporting General Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & FeldAlan Tse, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
Alston & BirdAmy Tu, Tyson Foods Inc.
BakerHostetlerAnshu Pasricha, Astec Industries Inc.
Bird MarellaArthur Chong, Altaba Inc.
Buchanan Ingersoll & RooneyCaroline Tsai, Western Union Co.
Cahill Gordon & ReindelCurtis Lu, FTI Consulting
Chung Law OfficeDavid Gan, AECOM
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonHannah Lim-Johnson, Meritor Inc.
Constangy Brooks, Smith & PropheteHyun Park, FirstEnergy Corp.
CooleyIvan Fong, 3M Corp.
Covington & BurlingMarie Huber, eBay Inc.
Cravath, Swaine & MooreMark Brazeal, Broadcom Inc.
Davis PolkMichael Tang, Agilent Technologies Inc.
Debevoise & PlimptonNathan Vitan, Public Storage Inc.
DechertRishi Varma, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
DLA PiperRohan Weerasinghe, Citi
Dorsey & WhitneyThomas Dare, Old Republic International
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Goodwin Procter
Jones Day
K&L Gates
Kirkland & Ellis
Krieger Kim & Lewin
Latham & Watkins
McDermott Will & Emery
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Norton Rose Fulbright
O’Melveny & Myers
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Pham Harrison
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Quarles & Brady
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Reed Smith
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winston & Strawn

Services they will offer include filing lawsuits in pursuit of compensatory and other civil remedies and coordinating with law enforcement to ensure hate crime perpetrators are held accountable, according to organizers.

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