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Recent Pro Bono Efforts in the New York Office

“Using our media know-how to aid New York’s most vulnerable”
The New York City Mayor's Office honors Davis Wright Tremaine for its anti-human trafficking efforts.

Promoting Tolerance Internationally
New York partners Ed Davis and Andy Owens have begun a new pro bono project working with a British nonprofit, the Human Dignity Trust, to support litigation to abolish sodomy laws in the countries where same-sex sexual activity is still criminalized. DWT will be working with ACLU attorney Steven Watt to develop strategies to approach the issue in particular Caribbean and Pacific Island nations.

Defending Press Freedom
Rob Balin, Sam Bayard, and Alison Schary represented a freelance cameraman who was arrested by the Suffolk County police for filming the police making an arrest on a public street.