Selendy Gay Elsberg has been named Outstanding USA Firm for Pro Bono by Chambers and Partners. The award was announced Thursday, June 9 at the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: North America in Los Angeles.
The firm was chosen from a shortlist of twelve leading firms to win this top pro bono accolade. Chambers and Partners recognized the firm for the wide reach of its pro bono work.
Some notable examples of Selendy Gay Elsberg’s pro bono work have included representing the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in the Remington Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings; working with Campaign Legal Center and League of Women Voters to change New York’s absentee ballot verification requirements in time for the 2020 general election in the wake of COVID-19; the defense of the rights of hundreds of thousands of New York City tenants in the dismissal of three lawsuits attacking the constitutionality of rent stabilization; and the firm’s work helping to evacuate and resettle hundreds of school girls from Kabul, Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American troops and the Taliban takeover.
Selendy Gay Elsberg’s pro bono work spans even further to include cases dedicated to environmentalism, LGBTQ+ rights, healthcare access, and more.
The firm’s commitment to pro bono work is a central pillar of its mission. In 2021, Law360 named Selendy Gay Elsberg the leader in pro bono hours per attorney, with 100 percent of its attorneys participating in pro bono work. Moreover, nearly three-quarters of the firm’s attorneys exceed the American Bar Association’s benchmark recommendation of 50 pro bono hours annually. Selendy Gay Elsberg’s attorneys average more than 200 pro bono hours every year.
Selendy Gay Elsberg is honored to have been given this distinction by Chambers and Partners and looks forward to continuing to make a positive social impact through its pro bono work.