DLA Piper is passionate about helping individuals, families, nonprofits and small businesses overcome the struggles created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawyers and other professionals across our global organization are teaming with our worldwide network of legal aid and client partners to deliver assistance where it is needed the most.

Our people are involved in hundreds of initiatives around the world, but our main focus areas of support include:

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the hungry

DLA Piper has been committed to fighting hunger and supporting food banks since 1988. We represent food banks across the United States, as well as Feeding America and the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN). Our lawyers have been working hand in hand with our food bank clients and with each other to address business challenges. In addition, the DLA Piper Foundation has provided grants to several of these food banks to help them sustain operations at a time of unprecedented, growing need. Read our Q&A series to learn more about how our lawyers have been working hand-in-hand with our food bank clients.

Supporting Nonprofits and Small BusinessesSupporting nonprofits and small businesses

DLA Piper is committed to assisting nonprofit organizations and small businesses that are the backbone of our communities by serving the vulnerable and stimulating local economic activity. We are providing guidance to these entities as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including advice on accessing capital to sustain operations during this difficult time.

Securing Compassionate Release for At-Risk
At risk detainees

DLA Piper is committed to making our criminal justice system more fair and just for everyone, including those who are incarcerated and the more than 65 million Americans who have a criminal record. We are providing emergency assistance to aid the elderly, juvenile and other at-risk individuals who are facing grave threats to their safety and security as a result of the spread of COVID-19 to our country’s jail and prison systems.                                  

Helping Individuals and FamiliesHelping individuals and families

The legal needs of many individuals and families will be greater than ever over the next several months and possibly years. DLA Piper is committed to helping individuals with landlord-tenant issues, certain family law matters and limited-scope opportunities to provide information and advice, alongside our legal service provider partners, in the communities where we work and live.             

Assisting Survivors of Domestic ViolenceAssisting survivors of domestic violence

Cities across the country have seen a spike in domestic violence during this time of social distancing and quarantine. For domestic violence survivors, having to stay home means being trapped in a confined space with their abuser. The firm is working closely with legal aid advocates in several cities to offer remote assistance to those in need.

Helping Vulnerable ImmigrantsHelping vulnerable immigrants

DLA Piper has long served the legal needs of vulnerable immigrants, and we remain committed to fighting for our clients during these difficult times. We continue to represent hundreds of children and survivors of violence in their claims for humanitarian immigration relief, while also addressing emerging needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This work includes requests for humanitarian parole for detained immigrants, as well as providing full representation and brief services through new remote models that serve clients who can no longer access legal services in person.

By teaming with our clients, we are able to increase our service to our communities. To learn how we can work together, please contact us at probono@dlapiper.com.