Jenner & Block

Pro Bono: Growing Up Fast — The Ramirez Story

Karen and Greta Ramirez lives’ were forever changed when their father murdered their mother in 2011. Greta, then 9, and Karen, then 19, were effectively orphans. Six years later, the young women are thriving, in part due to the pro bono legal aid provided by Jenner & Block lawyers. Former partner Jeff Koppy, along with current Partner Gail Morse, have spent the following years working to ensure the girls’ success. With legal issues ranging from title changes to taxes, immigration and child custody, the firm has maintained a close relationship with the sisters and helped them navigate their journey to adulthood.