Recognized for Immigration Law Achievement
On March 21, 2018, the Daily Journal awarded its 2018 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Awards to attorneys throughout the state, including Altshuler Berzon LLP.
Altshuler Berzon LLP was recognized for its work with attorneys from other firms, public interest organizations, and public agencies to obtain nationwide preliminary injunctive relief halting the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and forcing the government to resume processing DACA renewal applications. The relief, which the Daily Journal termed “a profound victory,” was issued by U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup in a case pending in the Northern District of California. The DACA program protects from deportation some 700,000 “Dreamers” — undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children — and permits them to work lawfully. Altshuler Berzon LLP attorneys Jonathan Weissglass, Stacey Leyton, and Eric Brown worked on the case.