Practice Areas

Civil Rights, Sexual Assault / Harassment & Discrimination

G&E represents victims of injustice, fighting for people whose civil rights have been violated. The Firm litigates matters involving sexual harassment or assault, discrimination, private prison abuse, wrongful incarceration, Section 1983 claims, and other egregious civil rights violations. G&E is dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been mistreated and providing a means to fight back against the responsible parties.

Attorneys in G&E’s civil rights, sexual assault/harassment and discrimination practice group have vast experience in a wide range of civil rights cases. G&E attorneys are dynamic advocates for survivors of sexual assault (including Title IX violations), victims of discriminationwrongful incarceration, and other forms of harassment. Additionally, Principal Elizabeth Graham represents survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment that occurred in the workplace, in places of higher learning, or by a trusted professional. Principal Barbara Hart actively prosecutes civil rights actions on behalf of Firm clients, including dozens of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Ms. Hart and Ms. Graham are currently representing survivors of sexual abuse by members of the Baltimore Archdiocese clergy, advocating for the public release of a report assembled by the Maryland Attorney General about the decades-long alleged abuse.  

G&E’s commitment to protecting individuals’ civil rights expands across its many practice areas. The Firm’s ESG Institute, which provides thought leadership on legal issues related to environmental, social and governance considerations and socially responsible investment, has petitioned the U.S. government to block importation of Malaysian palm oil produced by FGV Holdings Berhad, due to widespread evidence of forced labor and illegal child labor practices on FGV’s oil-palm plantations. The petition calls on the U.S. government to take meaningful official action against this unconscionable human rights issue.

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Representing victims of injustice and fighting for those whose civil rights have been egregiously violated

Barbara Hart
Elizabeth Graham
Dedicated Site
ESG Institute
Addressing forced labor practices
and human rights issues

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