Pro Bono Victory
Quarles & Brady took on a matter for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which involved the forced abduction of a child who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico, beyond the apparent reach of her father and lawful custodian. We put together a multifaceted argument for the return of the child and worked with members of the U.S. Senate, the Mexican Consulate, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Child Protective Services, and a variety of other key stakeholders to safely reunite the young girl with her aggrieved father. Even after successfully winning the case, it was still necessary to work through the details of legally transporting the child back to Mexico. The case was fraught with obstacles and setbacks, but we were tenacious and determined to see the child safely sent home rather than our simply scoring the court victory and leaving the ultimate goal to others. As one might imagine, the final reunion was a powerful experience to witness.