S&C Named to National Law Journal’s 2019 Pro Bono Hot List

May 6, 2019 Read More

Sullivan & Cromwell has for the second time been named to the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List, which celebrates lawyers and law firms that “have used their legal expertise to take on some of the biggest issues of our time.”
NLJ highlighted some of S&C’s major pro bono victories over the past year, including its representation of Success Academy Charter Schools in its battle to provide Pre-K classes free from intrusive oversight by the New York City Department of Education. S&C litigation partner Steve Holley, who was the lead lawyer on the Success Academy case, explained: “Pro bono work is a core value of S&C. Some of my most-gratifying work has been on pro bono cases where we provide Sullivan & Cromwell’s signature excellence to clients who otherwise could not afford that level of legal representation.”
NLJ also highlighted a recent pro bono victory in which S&C represented the Dvash-Banks family in their fight to gain citizenship for one of their sons. S&C litigation partner Ted Edelman along with special counsel Jessica Klein partnered with Immigration Equality to represent the Dvash-Banks family. In addition, NLJ noted work S&C has done on behalf of children separated from their parents at the U.S. border.