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Loeb In The Community

One of the most powerful ways we express our “we’re all connected” philosophy is through meaningful service in the communities where we live and work. Below are highlights of some of our recent pro bono and diversity activities.

Loeb and Morgan Stanley Cosponsor Series on History of Racism in US Immigration 

In partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Loeb and Morgan Stanley are cosponsoring a two-part series exploring the history of racism and discrimination in immigration in the United States. Spanning the Chinese exclusion laws of the 1800s to immigration quotas to the more recent Muslim and African country bans, this two-part series will take a closer look at how racism and discrimination have shaped U.S. immigration law. 

Register here for A Brief History of Racism & Discrimination in Immigration Part I: A Historical Overview, scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET, which will explore how racism and discrimination intersect with citizenship, politics and law.

Register here for A Brief History of Racism & Discrimination in Immigration Part II: Refugee & Asylum Law, scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET, which will take a deeper dive into the ways racism and discrimination have framed U.S. refugee and asylum law specifically.

You must register separately for each part. Recorded versions of these trainings will be available at a later date. CLE credit may be available for attendees of the live trainings.

Loeb Partners With ViacomCBS for Small Business Assistance Clinic

On May 13, 44 Loeb and ViacomCBS lawyers teamed up to support 12 low-income entrepreneurs through a virtual legal clinic with Start Small Think Big. With client issues ranging from trademark advice and privacy protection to contract review, the teams were able to provide legal advice and guidance that the small businesses would not have access to otherwise. 

Thank you to our Loeb volunteers. To learn more about Start Small Think Big, please click here.

The Alliance for Asian American Justice

Loeb is pleased to participate, alongside the nation’s leading law firms and corporate legal departments, in The Alliance for Asian American Justice, a national pro bono initiative to aid victims of and prevent acts of violence against Asian Americans. The Alliance for Asian American Justice will coordinate and deploy law firm pro bono resources to help victims obtain legal remedies such as filing a lawsuit for compensatory or other civil remedies.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, acts of violence against Asian Americans have increased. The newly formed alliance will provide victims with access to the legal system and aid to overcome potential barriers that have historically hindered their pursuit of legal assistance.

ACLU of Southern California Pro Bono Award

In May 2021, the ACLU of Southern California honored Loeb with the 2021 Community Service Award. The award recognizes Loeb’s “generous and unstinting work as a pro bono partner to the ACLU of Southern California.”

Loeb was considered a steadfast partner on multiple in-house projects, including the review of partnership agreements and contracts, renewal of an end-user agreement for the ACLU’s Mobile Justice app, and tax consultations for immigrant clients facing settlements.

The 2021 ACLU honorees include the following Loeb lawyers: Linda M. Sim, Allison Cohen, Melanie J. Howard, David V. Khanjyan, Idara Udofia, John R. Monterubio Jr., Alison Pollock Schwartz, Kristin E. Bacchus, Tilda Shin, Caroline W. Hudson and Alexandra Cavazos.

The FPF Loeb & Loeb Diversity Pipeline Internship

Loeb will sponsor a new summer internship at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) to promote diversity in the legal profession, especially within the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector. The FPF Loeb & Loeb Diversity Pipeline Internship is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Loeb, FCBA: The Tech Bar and FPF.

The FPF Loeb & Loeb Diversity Pipeline Internship summer intern will work on cutting-edge TMT law and policy issues in areas such as consumer privacy, youth privacy, algorithms and privacy-enhancing technologies. The FPF, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship—advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies—by bringing together industry representatives, academics, consumer advocates and other thought leaders to explore the various challenges posed by technological innovation.