Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law

Biglaw Steps Up for Child Coming To America

Elie and Joe talk to Gordon Caplan, co-chair of Willkie Farr, about the firm’s representation of Alma Kashkooli, a 12-year-old Iranian girl coming to the U.S. for highly specialized eye surgery in the midst of the administration’s travel ban. From arguments in the Turkish airport, to seniors waiting on the courthouse steps to file emergency motions, the saga of aiding this little girl shows the importance of Biglaw pro bono work for people in need.