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Pro Bono Firms Of 2014: Covington & Burling

October 2, 2014, Law360

Covington is profiled in this article on the firm being named a "Pro Bono Firm of the Year" by Law360.

"The firm's U.S. lawyers spent an average of 107 hours each on pro bono matters, firm public affairs chair Alan Pemberton told Law360, but some spent much more than that while the firm pursued wins in high-profile cases like Floyd v. New York City, the suit challenging the city's stop-and-frisk policing strategy, and Melendres v. Arpaio, which seeks to redress alleged systemic traffic-stop racial profiling instituted by Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff Joe Arpaio."

"The firm is also representing, in 16 separate cases, Yemeni citizens being imprisoned indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay despite having been charged with no crime."

"All of these cases and others, Pemberton said, require an effort that includes dozens and dozens of associates. The firm's attorneys devoted full time to pro bono matters — led by Kelly Voss with three others — are just the tip of the iceberg, Pemberton said."

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