National Law Journal Recognizes Weil’s Pro Bono Efforts for Sandy Victims
Friday, January 31, 2014
- Organization: The Legal Aid Society
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was recognized by the National Law Journal for its outstanding pro bono efforts on behalf of 1,000 children and adults left homeless after Hurricane Sandy. Steven Banks, the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, described Weil's work as "truly heroic."
Weil served as pro bono co-counsel with the Society in a class action against the City to prevent these Sandy evacuees from becoming homeless when the City decided to summarily terminate a program to house the families and individuals in hotels until they could return to their prior housing or relocate to alternative housing. Together with the Society, Weil also helped Sandy victims secure federal disaster relief rental assistance to obtain alternative permanent housing.