Award THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Best Casework Team Award 2019

The International Refugee Assistance Project honored Kirkland & Ellis with a Best Casework Team award for representing two refugee sisters from El Salvador fleeing violence in their home country. With Kirkland’s assistance, both sisters were granted asylum and reunited with their father in the U.S. The award recognizes collaborative volunteer teams who provided clients with the best representation possible.

Government, regulatory & internal investigations partner Abdus Samad Pardesi and litigation associate Taryn Lewis worked with students at the University of Chicago Law School to make significant contributions to the case.