2018 Recipient

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY

Simpson Thacher has an abiding commitment to public service that dates back for decades. Their attorneys believe in using their skills and passions to serve low-income communities, fight against injustice, preserve access to the courts, and enforce the rule of law. Most the firm’s attorneys across the world participate in pro bono work, devoting tens of thousands of hours to pro bono projects each year. 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – New York, NY

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – New York, NY

 That work includes advocating on behalf of low-income clients and the nonprofits that serve them, representing individual clients in matters involving immigration proceedings, contract drafting, nonprofit formation, unemployment and benefits hearings, housing and family court cases, and special education meetings, just to name a few.  In addition, Simpson Thacher attorneys consult with hundreds of additional individuals each year at legal clinics, where volunteer attorneys advise artists, entrepreneurs, immigrants, victims of human trafficking, homeless youth, students and their families about the legal issues that concern and profoundly affect their lives.  The significance and breadth of these matters demonstrates the far-ranging areas in which attorneys at Simpson Thacher have made a difference, secured rights under the legal framework that binds us, and protected the rule of law.

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