Debevoise Hosts Naturalization Screening Clinic with D. E. Shaw and Legal Services NYC

18 February 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP hosted a naturalization screening clinic with our client the D. E. Shaw group. Working in teams at Debevoise’s New York office, the D. E. Shaw group and Debevoise lawyers screened low-income New Yorkers to determine whether they were eligible to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Twenty-one D. E. Shaw group employees, including members of the firm’s Legal & Compliance department as well as members of its Latinx Affinity Group, and 20 Debevoise lawyers and staff participated in the clinic, which was organized by Legal Services NYC.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm. Since its founding in 1988, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of its staff.

Founded in 1968, Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers.

Debevoise provides a wide array of pro bono legal services to marginalized communities and underserved populations on matters ranging from landmark international and national disputes to representations of low-income individuals. We also partner with clients on a range of corporate, litigation and tax pro bono matters in clinic settings and individual matters.