Boies Schiller Flexner partner Albert Giang is the winner of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's 2018 Pro Bono Award. The award is given to an attorney “for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that involved impact litigation to advance or protect civil rights.”
Giang is being recognized for a long history of pro bono work on behalf of immigrants, LGBT persons, and Asian Pacific Americans. He successfully argued in the Ninth Circuit that a victim of brutal domestic violence by a local police officer in Mexico had been subject to torture by a public official, defeating an attempt to excuse the conduct because the official was a “romantic partner.” As co-leader of NAPABA’s Amicus Committee, he has been at the forefront of the association's recent work on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the immigration ban on majority-Muslim countries, and the family-separation policy at the border. He has also represented public interest and pro bono clients in state and federal court on high-profile impact litigation over affirmative action, marriage equality, criminal sentencing, and the First Amendment.
NAPABA, which represents thousands of Asian Pacific American in-house counsel, law firm practitioners, judges, and academics, will present its 2018 awards at its 30th Anniversary Gala on November 10.