June 24, 2022

For many years, Willkie has advocated for the protection of women’s reproductive rights and partnered with organizations that defend those rights, and we will continue to do so.

Our work in this area has included serving as counsel for amici on a brief submitted by organizations of women lawyers defending women’s constitutional abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the decision for which was announced today.

Earlier this month, we announced our joining of the Legal Alliance for Reproductive Rights, a coalition of more than 20 prominent law firms with San Francisco offices formed through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice and Diversity Center. Led by San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu, the alliance will provide pro bono legal services to pregnant individuals and medical providers facing civil suits and criminal charges related to seeking or providing abortions across the country. Willkie’s participation is being led by San Francisco partner Simona Agnolucci, who serves on the board of BASF and will be on the steering committee of the alliance.

We are proud to be part of this coalition and will continue to devote pro bono resources to support protection of reproductive rights.

Read more about the Legal Alliance for Reproductive Rights here.