Debevoise’s Efforts to Assist a Family Fleeing Afghanistan Highlighted on CBS News

21 October 2021

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was highlighted in a CBS News segment for its work assisting a vulnerable family that fled Afghanistan to another country in the Middle East in early October. The family members include the firm’s client “Angela” and her 12 year old son, who are both U.S. citizens, and Angela’s mother and two siblings.

The firm assisted by preparing humanitarian parole applications for Angela’s two siblings who were able to leave the country on the same outbound flight from Afghanistan as Angela, her son, and her mother. They are now safe in another country waiting for their applications to be reviewed by the U.S. State Department and Homeland Security as they seek refuge in the United States.

Floriane Lavaud, the Debevoise counsel who was interviewed by CBS News, said: “These events mark a significant victory for Angela and members of her family. There is still a long road ahead and Debevoise is committed to continuing to advocate for them and work to bring them all safely to the United States.”

The Debevoise team is led by counsel Floriane Lavaud and Jennifer Cowan, associates Sarah Lee and Kate Seifert, and law clerk Caroline Wallace.

Watch the full CBS News segment here.