G&E represents victims of injustice, fighting for people whose civil rights have been violated. The Firm litigates matters involving private prison abuse, wrongful incarceration, Section 1983 claims, sexual harassment or assault, discrimination, and other egregious civil rights violations. G&E’s civil rights practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been mistreated and providing a means to fight back against the responsible parties.
Attorneys in G&E’s civil rights practice group have vast experience in a wide range of civil rights cases. Kimberly Evans, director within the practice group, is a dynamic advocate for victims of discrimination, wrongful incarceration, sexual assault and abuse, and other forms of harassment. Additionally, Firm directors Elizabeth Graham and Diandra "Fu" Debrosse actively prosecute civil actions on behalf of firm clients. Ms. Graham represents survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment that occurred in the workplace or by a trusted professional. Ms. Debrosse similarly works with clients in discrimination and civil sexual assault cases, as well as students and their families impacted by bullying.
G&E’s commitment to protecting individuals’ civil rights expands across its many practice areas. The Firm’s ESG Institute, which provides thought leadership on legal issues related to environmental, social and governance considerations and socially responsible investment, has petitioned the U.S. government to block importation of Malaysian palm oil produced by FGV Holdings Berhad, due to widespread evidence of forced labor and illegal child labor practices on FGV’s oil-palm plantations. The petition calls on the U.S. government to take meaningful official action against this unconscionable human rights issue.
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