November 02, 2020
Each year, Sanctuary for Families staff and Pro Bono Council members nominate a small number of pro bono teams that have gone “above and beyond” in their pro bono work on behalf of victims of gender-based violence. This year, a group of New York lawyers were recognized by Sanctuary for Families for their tireless and compassionate work on behalf of a survivor of gender-based violence.
Partner Loren Finegold and associates Sohom Datta, Omar Jooma, Danielle Sekerak, Irina Sivachenko, and Abhinaya Swaminathan were honored for their “culturally sensitive and compassionate pro bono representation” of a client, whom they helped to obtain unconditional permanent residency in the United States. The client later expressed “heartfelt gratitude to [the team] for all the care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly to ensure that the immigration law worked in our favor. . . . I feel lucky to work with Latham & Watkins.” Click here to read more about the team’s work.
Sanctuary for Families services clients who have been impacted by domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence, with a particular focus on helping clients with Violence Against Women Act petitions. Latham has a longstanding partnership with Sanctuary for Families, having donated thousands of hours in free legal services over the past several years.