In May, as the one-year deadline to file asylum applications approached for 50 members of the Afghan Female Tactical Platoon who entered the U.S. last August after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, most of the women weren’t making enough progress on their resettlement paperwork.

But this week, Paul Hastings reported that it had wrangled a group of large law firms together for an eleventh-hour pro bono effort to finish the applications of more than 50 women, including several who were Paul Hastings clients all along. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, McGuireWoods, and Vedder Price each took five to six clients, Paul Hastings ESG counsel Renata Parras said in an interview.