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Karen Dunn Discusses Combatting Extremism and the Need for Holocaust Education at Chicago Next Generation Event
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May 16, 2024

Karen Dunn Discusses Combatting Extremism and the Need for Holocaust Education at Chicago Next Generation Event

Litigation partner Karen Dunn was a featured speaker at an event, Bold Voices Against Extremism, hosted by Chicago Next Generation

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Proud Boys Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million for Racially Motivated Attack on Historically Black Church
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Jun 30, 2023

Proud Boys Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million for Racially Motivated Attack on Historically Black Church

The D.C. Superior Court held that the Proud Boys and several of its leaders must pay more than $1 million for a racially motivated attack on the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in December 2020.

AABANY Releases Second Report on Increased Anti-Asian Violence at Paul, Weiss-Hosted Press Conference
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May 1, 2023

AABANY Releases Second Report on Increased Anti-Asian Violence at Paul, Weiss-Hosted Press Conference

Paul, Weiss hosted a press conference with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) to release the findings of AABANY’s second report on increased anti-Asian violence in New York City, updating its groundbreaking initial report in February 2021.

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Mar 1, 2022

Paul, Weiss Hosts Press Conference With Family of Asian Hate Crime Victim, New York Elected Officials, to Address Asian American Violence in New York

Paul, Weiss hosted a press conference to address the violence that led to the death of GuiYing Ma, a 62-year-old Queens resident who succumbed to her injuries on February 22 after an unprovoked attack while she was sweeping the sidewalk the day after Thanksgiving.

White Supremacists Are Using an Old Playbook but So Are the Lawyers Fighting Them
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Dec 28, 2021

White Supremacists Are Using an Old Playbook but So Are the Lawyers Fighting Them

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Paul, Weiss litigation partner Karen Dunn and Kaplan Hecker & Fink founding partner Roberta Kaplan discuss the recent renaissance of lawsuits brought under Section 1985 of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which regulates private conduct when private individuals or organizations, such as the KKK, engage in a conspiracy to interfere with the government, obstruct justice or deprive people of their civil rights.

Unite the Right Rally Trial
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Nov 23, 2021

Jury Finds “Unite the Right” Rally Organizers Responsible for Violence, Awards Over $20 Million in Damages

In “a clear rebuke” to the white supremacists, neo-Nazis and white nationalists who organized the 2017 rally in Charlottesville, writes The New York Times, a jury found every one of the defendants liable for a conspiracy to commit racially motivated violence under Virginia law.